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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead (A Toad Witch Mystery Book 1)

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead (A Toad Witch Mystery Book 1)

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A little magic can go a long way -- to totally screwing up a girl's life!

Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her tarot cards tell her and they've never been wrong. Before she knows it, she's evicted from her apartment, fired from her job and banned from Beverly Hills.

So, when the cards start predicting her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right.

Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady--even post-mortem--and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her untimely death.

When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her. Literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself.

The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara.

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead is a quirky urban fantasy that mixes humor, suspense and witchcraft.

Caution: This story is not suitable for children.

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:

"What a fun book. I fell asleep reading it and in the morning, I stayed in bed to finish it."
-- Finals Judge, 2012 Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"This was so much fun to read I didn't want it to end! If you are looking for a paranormal story that has it all, this is it!"
-- Wickedly Bookish

"Get ready for a psychic roller coaster ride. This book is a tour de force novel of magic, spellcraft and over all chills."
-- Everything Magical and Middle Eastern
"Atremendous amount of fun to read. Christiana Miller's background in theTV industry shows in her confident, imaginative plotting andidiosyncratic characters that leap off the page with the power of theirintention within the story." -- Reading is My Super Power

WHAT OTHER AUTHORS ARE SAYING:

"This was such a fun read! It's not all witchiness, though, it's also witty,romantic, and heartfelt. You won't be able to put it down."
-- Sibel Hodge, Voodoo Deadly

"A spellbinding tale about the families we are born to -- and the ones wechoose. It captivates from the first page and holds on until the final,shocking conclusion. You won't want to miss it!"
-- Barbra Annino, Opal Fire: A Stacy Justice Mystery

"A fine romp through spookyland, with enough paranormal creepiness tochill your blood. Witches, demons, magic spells, oh my! There's justenough intrigue and magic spells to keep you on edge, and Miller'shilarious one-liners leave you begging for more. Highly recommended forfun but scary reading on dark, stormy nights."
-- Bonnie Turner, Down the Memory Hole

Prize of My Heart

Prize of My Heart

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Rich in Historical Detail, This Is a Romance that Delivers!

An unsolved mystery separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his lost son--his only living relation, his only family. Shortly before her tragic demise, his wife abandoned their infant to strangers, refusing to reveal the child's whereabouts. Now, three years later, Brogan has discovered the boy at the home of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.

Lorena guards a dark secret about her young charge. She finds herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to claim his newly built ship, unaware his motive for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own--until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading toward England.

As the perfect opportunity to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted by thoughts of Lorena in her dire circumstance, and he is forced to make a heartrending choice between his child and the woman who has begun to capture his heart. But only his unselfish sacrifice can win him the greatest prize of all--love.

Everything I Never Wanted to Be

Everything I Never Wanted to Be

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Everything I Never Wanted to Be by Dina Kucera is the true story of a family's battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Dina's grandparents were alcoholics, her father was an alcoholic, she is an alcoholic and pill addict, and all three of her daughters struggle with alcohol and drug addiction--including her youngest daughter, who started using heroin at age fourteen. Dina's household also includes her husband and his unemployed identical twin; a mother who has Parkinson's Disease; a grandson who has cerebral palsy; and other people who drift in and out of the household depending on their employment situation or rehab status. On top of all that, Dina is trying to make it as a stand-up comic and author so she can quit her crumby job as a grocery store clerk. Through it all, Dina does her best to hold her family together, keep her faith, and maintain her sense of humor. As you might imagine, a story filled with alcoholics and drug addicts includes a number of horrific events. But in the end, Everything I Never Wanted to Be is an uplifting story that contains valuable lessons for parents and teens alike, and a strong message about the need to address the epidemic of teen drug addiction in our nation. It's a book that can change behavior and save lives--and make you laugh along the way.

About the Author:
Dina Kucera was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After completing a project to collect and identify fifty insects, she graduated from the ninth grade and left school for good. Her first job was a paper route, and she has worked as a maid, bartender, waitress, and grocery store checker. When it comes to awards, she was once nominated for a Girl Scout sugar cookie award, but she never actually received the award because her father decided to stop at a bar instead of going to the award ceremony. Dina waited on the curb outside, repeatedly saying to panhandlers, "Sorry. I don't have any money. I'm seven." Dina is married with three daughters, a stepson, and a grandson. She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

SOLOMON vs. LORD (Solomon vs. Lord Legal Thrillers Book 1)

SOLOMON vs. LORD (Solomon vs. Lord Legal Thrillers Book 1)

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"LEGAL THRILLERS SHOULDN'T BE THIS MUCH FUN!"

Victoria Lord follows all the rules...
Steve Solomon makes up his own...
Defending a murder trial, they'll either end up in ruin, in jail...or in bed.

Steve Solomon is the sharpest lawyer to barely graduate from law school. Victoria Lord toils for an ambitious D.A., before Solomon gets her fired. Thrown together, they defend a sexy young widow charged with killing her kinky husband in Miami's steamiest trial of the century.

"Hiaasen meets Grisham in the court of last retort. A sexy, wacky, wonderful thriller with humor and heart." - Harlan Coben

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"LEGAL THRILLERS SHOULDN'T BE THIS MUCH FUN!"

Victoria Lord follows all the rules...
Steve Solomon makes up his own...
Defending a murder trial, they'll either end up in ruin, in jail...or in bed.

Steve Solomon is the sharpest lawyer to barely graduate from law school. Victoria Lord toils for an ambitious D.A., before Solomon gets her fired. Thrown together, they defend a sexy young widow charged with killing her kinky husband in Miami's steamiest trial of the century.

"Hiaasen meets Grisham in the court of last retort. A sexy, wacky, wonderful thriller with humor and heart." - Harlan Coben

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One

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The explosive paranormal mystery by USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Hunter. 

A young student librarian is thrown into the immortal world when she takes a job from a mysterious Italian scholar, Giovanni Vecchio. Beatrice is drawn to the mystery--and her new employer--but can she survive a vampire world ruled by power, politics, and blood-lust? How far will Giovanni go to find a library missing for five hundred years?

A HIDDEN FIRE is the first book by USA Today and international bestseller, Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and Love Stories on 7th and Main.

Wearing the Spider (A Suspense Novel) (Legal Thriller) (Thriller)

Wearing the Spider (A Suspense Novel) (Legal Thriller) (Thriller)

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A female lawyer's identity is hijacked and misused by a ruthless partner of her Manhattan law firm who engages in email impersonation, political gamesmanship and electronic forgery to set her up in a scheme that ultimately leads to murder. She embarks on a clandestine investigation while dodging the FBI, risking her life as well as her career.

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It starts with a simple unwanted kiss…and evolves into a labyrinthine trail of forgery and illusion…a hijacked identity, a corruption scandal involving a U.S. Senator accused of channeling illegal benefits to a shady South American firm…even kidnapping and murder. Wearing the Spider, the award-winning debut novel by Susan Schaab, may be the only novel to combine elements of sexual harassment, identity theft, and political scandal into one sophisticated plot set in the hard-driving corporate culture.

Evie Sullivan, a rising legal star on the fast track to partnership at her respected New York law firm, is being set up for a fall…a BIG fall. Besieged initially with seemingly innocuous recordkeeping errors, she overhears portions of a shocking telephone conversation. Then, she is blindsided by discoveries that are much more troubling: impersonation of her email username and unmistakable sabotage of one of her client projects causing a groundswell of doubt within the firm about her competence. Once her name is linked to a deal containing a questionable, and possibly illegal, arrangement, she has no choice but to conduct her own clandestine investigation to clear her name. An FBI agent confronts her with tough questions about murder and fraud for which she has no answers. As she searches for the truth, the electronic evidence shifts and transforms behind a dynamic veil of security””and certain pieces of the puzzle simply disappear. How will she gather tangible evidence to prove her innocence among the elusive clues and carefully woven traps? At stake: not only her professional reputation and her future with the firm, not only a commission worth $25 million””but several lives.

In this intricately plotted and memorable thriller, attorney and former computer consultant Susan Schaab draws on her expertise in intellectual property and technology law as well as computer systems design to create a fast-paced and thoroughly believable journey through corruption and intrigue…an exhilarating joyride that explores the complex relationships in a big-city law firm, where sexual harassment and manipulation may be more common than any statistics suggest.

“The Devil Wears Prada in legal technicolor. A smart, thoroughly enjoyable tale.”� ”“Liz Smith, New York Post

“Wow…a high-tech thriller that cracks open the inner workings of a large law firm and leaves one wondering just how often sexual harassment and hostile work environments are tolerated in the corporate world…I highly recommend Wearing the Spider.”� ”¨”“Heather Froeschl, Book Review Journal

“Imaginative, suspenseful and well thought out, Wearing the Spider is a mystery thriller that readers will find hard to put down.”� ”“Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review

“…confronts us with some of the horrifying truths of our computer age world.”�”¨”“Ross Malde, TCM Reviews

“...The characters are memorable and the vicarious technological insights are very interesting…Thrilling read…”�”“Jill Stovall, Armchair Interviews

“It is one of those novels that one finds impossible to put down…If I could have given it a higher score than five stars, I would have…It will keep you on edge until you find out the truth of what is going on…”� ”“Paige Lovitt, Reader Views



Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars Book 1)

Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars Book 1)

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Myth blends with modern day action in this mind-bending adventure from USA Today and Amazon #1 best seller, Luke Romyn.



TOP 100 AMAZON BEST SELLER!



#1 BEST SELLING ACTION & ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!



#1 BEST SELLING URBAN FANTASY ON AMAZON!



#1 BEST SELLING MILITARY ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!




"You will get so sucked in that won't realize sitting down to read a chapter ends up being 'just one more' over and over again." -- 4.5 atoms out of 5 - ScienceFiction.com


""Luke Romyn's no holds barred, extraordinarily imaginative, mythic sci-fi fantasy series, The Prometheus Wars, blows the mind."" -- Toplist - Best Fiction Books


"This book is nonstop, relentless action... Just when you think a break is coming where you can breathe, it jumps right back into high gear." -- BookAddict

"Adrenaline is better than caffeine... Buckle up and hang on, because this is the best yet from Luke Romyn." -- Adina






Book 1 of The Prometheus Wars saga.



What if mythology isn't myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures - monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else?

Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn't take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist, something drawn to destroy the one man who can stop the beasts from a land beyond Hades....






"Couldn't put it down!... I was on a wild ride and am excited to read more from this truely talented author." -- Xsvblonde

"Move Over Stephen King!!... I am happy to put Luke Romyn at the top of my favorite author list. I can't wait for his next novel." -- Avid Reader

"What a ride!... Highly recommend this book to anyone that likes to escape into another world, or to anyone that simply loves a great read!" -- Ness05





Yellow Green Beret : Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling Around U.S. Army Special Forces

Yellow Green Beret : Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling Around U.S. Army Special Forces

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For Special Forces officer-turned-writer Chester Wong, being a Green Beret was tough business. Okay, there were a few laughs—in fact, there were countless random acts of hilarity, but maybe it’s how Wong looks at life that makes the difference. In Yellow Green Beret: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling around U.S. Army Special Forces, one thing is certain: becoming an Asian American Green Beret is a calling only the wild should answer.

Whether or not you’re in the Army, there’s a whole lot of adventure and a whole lot of “who’d have thoughts” and “imagine thats” in this military memoir. With short stories like “Johnnie Walker Brown,” “Wily Filipino Cell Phone Thieves,” and “Sniper School: Extending the Range of Personality Lethality,” Wong pokes fun at the ironies of special operations combat, the idiosyncrasies of military life, and the absurdities of life on the frontline; more often than not he heckles his own harebrained ways. Each vignette is a standalone anecdote; sometimes there’s a lesson, sometimes it’s just for a laugh. He reminisces his West Point and Special Forces training, working with various militaries in Southeast Asia, and serving in Iraq and the Philippines, as well as general tidbits of military life. With a self-deprecating humor style, he leaves readers rolling with laughter and reflection on his unique observations and lessons learned from a path not often taken, which is good since this memoir is the first in a three-part collection.

Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters

Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters

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World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

 

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation:  Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

 

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!


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World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives, and he’s learned the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that in Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters. He teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

 

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation:  Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

 

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!



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Taming Clay

Taming Clay

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Surly didn't begin to describe Clay Cardell. A lifetime of experience taught him not to love and never to trust, but he desperately needed a business manager. What he got was a spunky, high-tempered woman who tilted his world more than a little off-center. But, if he had learned anything in his life, it was to not expect her to stick around. You don't trust a woman, any woman, to not just disappear.

Hailey Lambert just needed a shot. Montana was a long way from New Mexico and she just needed one chance to prove she could do the job. She was warned that Clay Cardell would not be the easiest man to work for. After their initial meeting she thought they might have understated that just a tad. The fact that her heart did some kind of somersault when she first saw him didn't really concern her. If she could deal with the man's attitude, she could certainly deal with some little physical reaction. Right?

Well... maybe not.


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