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Finding Kate Huntley

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Theresa Ragan

Finding Kate Huntley

During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge.

While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the States. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the States where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. She looks fragile and innocent, but every time he turns around she’s putting another thug in his place. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 1)

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: J.L. Murray

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 1)

Niki Slobodian sees things – things that aren’t supposed to be there. Labeled an Abnormal by New Government, her name is tacked onto the Registry, which seems to be getting longer these days. Now she can’t work or she’ll end up the same place as her father: in prison. But with no money coming in, Niki’s getting desperate.

So when a mysterious client offers to get her off the Registry in exchange for taking his case, Niki jumps at the chance. All she has to do is round up a homicidal Dark that’s escaped from Hell and is cruising around the city in borrowed bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki’s notorious father somehow involved, and Niki’s running out of time. And it seems the Dark isn’t the only thing that escaped…

C I N: “Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in.” (The C I N Series)

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Christina Leigh Pritchard, Valentina Cano, Michelle Monique

C I N: "Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin. You never come out the way you went in." (The C I N Series)

Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.

If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”

And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?

Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning…

Cake Pop Splendor. 70+ Superb Recipes

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Cakes
Author: Anais Quinn

Cake Pop Splendor. 70+ Superb Recipes

Cake Pops are one of the trendiest new desserts. You can find them in any bakeshop or coffee shop and, I assure you, they are a perfect little treat – beautiful, decadent, and simply delightful. Their lovely, round shape makes them the perfect medium for all kinds of creative and exotic dessert creations.

In this book, you’ll find over 70 ideas to take and use for your own Cake Pop creations. Whether you want to celebrate a holiday or event, prepare a kid-friendly dessert perfect for small hands, or serve a little something sweet at a wine party, the recipe your looking for is in these pages. Making Cake Pops is way easier – and more fun – than you ever dreamed. Enjoy!

Relatively Famous

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jessica Park

Relatively Famous

Meet Dani McKinley: A typical teen whose world is rocked when she finds out that her father is a famous Hollywood action star. Now meet Mark Ocean: A self-serving actor with a floundering career who sees that a daughter is just what he needs to reinvent himself as a family man and get back on track. When the two decide to spend the summer together, they must not only wrangle their own love lives, but try to figure out who they really are to themselves and to each other.

Now armed with credit cards, club memberships, and a new wardrobe, Dani learns that what Mark has in wealth, he sorely lacks in parenting skills. Trying to show Mark that parenting is about more than loading her up with Prada bags and taking her to movie premieres is challenging enough, but she’s also got her hands full with her new friends. Oh, and the boys… Dani meets Jason, a gorgeous young personal trainer who is easy on the eyes and wildly flirtatious. But is this smug hottie the one for her? Or will she ignore her friends eye-rolling and go for the goofy but sweet surfer?

Wounded Earth

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Mary Anna Evans

Wounded Earth

Larabeth McLeod has beauty, money, several patents, a Ph.D., a successful environmental firm, and some very old secrets. When a man with the uncomfortable name of Babykiller begins stalking her, terrorizing her with stories of her darkest days in Vietnam, stories no one else knows, she feels compelled to fight back…until he exposes her most tender secret of all by threatening the daughter she has never met.

She turns to private detective J.D. Hatten for help, breaking five years of separation and silence between quarreling friends. And then Babykiller shows his true capabilities. He is the head of an illicit business offering but one service–moving cargo worldwide for criminals who need their drugs or cash or smuggled goods shipped safely and anonymously–so he is capable of putting anything anywhere. He quietly explains to Larabeth, a well-known environmental executive, that he can even put defective gauges in nuclear power plants, and he will, just to get her attention. If she goes to the police for protection, people will die. Lots and lots of people will die. And one of them will be her daughter.

Four Letter Words: Conversations on Faith’s Beauty and Logic

Christian Books & Bibles > Theology
Author: Bill Giovannetti

Four Letter Words: Conversations on Faith's Beauty and Logic

From seasoned professor and pastor, Bill Giovannetti, Four Letter Words shines a fresh light on the Bible’s most troubling topics. Whether you’re a pastor, layperson, student, parent or grandparent, this book is equips you to defend your faith in an increasingly intolerant culture. You’ll know WHAT you believe. You’ll know WHY you believe. And you’ll know what to say when you don’t know what to say. The book’s message is specially important for younger Christians in (or going into) college. A discussion/study guide (included) makes Four Letter Words especially helpful for small groups and personal reflection. A companion website offers even more resources.

Midnight Reflections

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Pamela M. Richter

Midnight Reflections

MIDNIGHT REFLECTIONS – What really happens at Midnight?

Julia’s midnight reflections actually happened at four in the morning.  Tragedy had struck her family.  She was far from home, lonely, watching a handsome man sleeping in her bed at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Robin, the handsome sleeping man had put himself in terrible danger so she could solve a mystery.  Now she was feeling guilty as well as heart broken.

Robin himself is obsessed by Julia, knowing something besides her attractiveness enchanted him; an illusive mixture of sweetness and intelligence that beckons.  He’s playing a role, hiding his true identity.

Julia is playing a dangerous role herself, working for a man she believes is a murderer.  She also suspects that Robin is much more than the simple man he proclaims himself to be.  Can she trust him?

Together they uncover inflammatory information and are forced on the run by a dangerous and angry politician.

Chainmail Made Easy: Beginner’s Guide in 7 Easy Steps!

Crafts & Hobbies > Jewelry
Author: Jeff Baker

Chainmail Made Easy: Beginner's Guide in 7 Easy Steps!

Have you been thinking about learning to chain mail but you’re afraid it’s too difficult to learn? “Chainmail Made Easy: Beginner’s Guide in 7 Easy Steps!” is the first in a series of books detailing how to chainmail for beginners with absolutely no experience.

Chain mail is neither difficult to learn or expensive. All it takes is a willingness to learn no matter your age, education, or income!

30 Delicious Poke Cake Recipes

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Cakes
Author: Lori Burke

30 Delicious Poke Cake Recipes

Poke Cakes are amazing and fantastic desserts. They exhibit the 4 key qualities of the perfect dessert: They are Simple, Quick, Incredibly Delicious and Fun!

These moist cakes are extremely simple to make. They are made with cake, pudding or Jell-O® gelatin, fruit spreads fresh fruit and a variety of toppings. You are only limited by your imagination in the ingredients you can use.

They are really quick cakes to prepare. You can make a simple but delicious Boston Cream Poke Cake in 1-1/2 hours and most of that time is baking time!

Poke Cakes are delicious cakes. One of my favorites is the Strawberry Poke cake which is a white cake with homemade strawberry syrup, homemade strawberry filling and sweetened whipped cream with fresh strawberries on top. The cake is a strawberry-whipped cream explosion that melts in your mouth!

Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia (The Prophecy of the Dragons, Book 1)

Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Diana Metz

Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia (The Prophecy of the Dragons, Book 1)

“I can always tell when the Magic is present in a human: a glowing about the head, rather like the glow of the embers in your fire. I ate someone with Magic once, and had gas for months.” The dragon chuckled, at least Talon hoped that was a chuckle.

Dragons, Wizards, and magical rings. This was not at all what Talon had in mind when he accepted an errand from a strange old man. Now an evil Wizard is after him, he’s living in a cave, and a Dragon Queen has mysterious plans for his future. Can Talon accept his fate and become a powerful Wizard? Would Dragons ever again think of humans as anything more than an easy meal?

Talon is a fantasy adventure story for readers of all ages. It was written for a younger audience, but it is enjoyable for adults as well. This is a fun romp through a world of magic and dragons who aren’t flying flamethrowers but intelligent and humorous creatures.

Searching For Captain Wentworth

Romance > Historical
Author: Jane Odiwe

Searching For Captain Wentworth

When aspiring writer Sophie Elliot receives the keys to the family townhouse in Bath, it’s an invitation she can’t turn down, especially when she learns that she will be living next door to the house where Jane Austen lived. On discovering that an ancient glove belonging to her mysterious neighbour, Josh Strafford, will transport her back in time to Regency Bath, she questions her sanity, but Sophie is soon caught up in two dimensions, each reality as certain as the other. Torn between her life in the modern world and that of her ancestor who befriends Jane Austen and her fascinating brother Charles, Sophie’s story travels two hundred years across time and back again, to unite this modern heroine with her own Captain Wentworth. Blending fact and fiction together, the tale of Jane Austen’s own quest for happiness weaves alongside, creating a believable world of new possibilities for the inspiration behind the beloved novel, Persuasion.

The Other Alexander, Book I of The Bow of Heaven

Mystery & Thrillers
Author: Andrew Levkoff

The Other Alexander, Book I of The Bow of Heaven

Alexandros is astute, well-educated and brimming with caustic wit, but he can’t seem to remember the golden rule of slavery:  keep your head down and your mouth shut. No wonder more than one person in the house of Marcus Crassus wants to see this former Greek philosophy student dead.

Through accident and intervention, Alexandros manages to survive, but is he willing to take the proffered hand of the one ally he wants desperately to despise – his owner? Every boon and advancement accepted from Crassus is an acknowledgment that his former life is gone. Yet how can he resist? Crassus is a good man, for a Roman.

At last, Alexandros realizes that accepting his condition is the only way to recoup the little freedom left him. He willingly opens his eyes to his new life … and immediately falls in love with Livia, a fellow servant he’s never allowed himself to see. But romance for a slave is a fragile thing, especially when tragedy befalls the Crassus household in the person of Gaius Julius Caesar and his insatiable ambition.

Crimson Ice

Mystery & Thrillers
Author: Joanne Weck, Margaret Carson

Crimson Ice

Rocky, a beautiful young actress disappears on her way to the theater. Frankie, her sister, suspects Gordon, Rocky’s wealthy, handsome, but sometimes violent husband. When the police discount her claims, she becomes determined to prove her theory. in her efforts to trace the events leading up to Rocky’s disappearance she uncovers Gordon’s secret life–with dangerous friends and more dangerous enemies. She discovers that her sister had her own secrets. As the story becomes more complicated, Frankie turns to Sarvonsky, a cynical New York undercover cop turned detective for help. Together they search for answers against the harsh winter background of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Caring for her sister’s toddlers and her own young son makes everything more complicated as they try to find her sister and uncover the truth.

Samantha Loses the Box Turtle (Samantha Series of Chapter Books)

Children’s Books > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians
Author: Daisy Griffin, Matthew Gauvin

Samantha Loses the Box Turtle (Samantha Series of Chapter Books)

When Samantha’s grandfather finds a box turtle on a busy street the only thing to do is bring him home. Sam’s mom says that he has to be let go, but not before zany drama ensues. You’ll have to read to find out how Samantha Loses the Box Turtle!

Samantha Loses the Box Turtle is a children’s chapter book filled with fun and adventure while teaching about the lovable critter, the Eastern Box Turtle. It is broken up into 11 chapters, which contain 15 wonderful illustrations by Matthew Gauvin.

Also included at the end of the book are Box Turtle Fun Facts and a Quiz to help further your child’s reading enjoyment.

Online Dating Tips for Women – Helping You Find Mr. Right

Relationships > Love & Romance

Author: Maurice D. Chuka

Online Dating Tips for Women - Helping You Find Mr. Right

If you have had limited success with online dating or wonder if it will work for you, then this online dating guide will reveal the secrets to a successful online dating experience and help you find and attract the right man.

No stone is left unturned as the good, bad and ugly side of online dating is exposed here. Stories, advice and tips are shared in this book that will equip you with the necessary information you need to increase your success with online dating and help you find the right man.

12 Days of Christmas for the Hurting

Christian Books & Bibles > Holidays > Christmas
Author: Rachel Wojnarowski

12 Days of Christmas for the Hurting

12 Days of Christmas for the hurting is a daily devotional, inspirational book designed to encourage hurting hearts during the holiday season. The author speaks from her own experience of loss and heartache. Each day unfolds a gift given to us by God- the True Love who sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. Whether you have lost a loved one, experienced failure, or for whatever reason you are hurting, the reason to celebrate the season is the gift of life Jesus gave to us and the gifts He daily provides.

Nagarjuna’s Tree of Wisdom A Translation

Religion & Spirituality > Buddhism > Tibetan
Author: Dennis Waller

Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom A Translation

The Tree of Wisdom is about the love you find and how you share it with others. It’s about how you’re going to spend your time, about the give and take, and how we treat each other. It’s all about the friends you make. It’s all about the choices you make. It’s on the importance of forgiving and being forgiven. To live a life that is pure in faith and heart. To strive to stay on the path. To find the way of the masters that have gone before us. To recognize the path that they forge for us and the wisdom to see it.
All of our lives we have pretended and hidden our feelings from others. We have tried hard to believe that there is this distance between us. In this misperception, we thought we could find comfort in isolation. But this comfort is fleeting when the soul speaks up in a longing for something more meaningful. It’s about how to stop pretending and start being true to yourself. It’s about stop making excuses and taking responsibility for your actions.

Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do

Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders
Author: Virginia Wright

Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do

HONEYBEES ARE AMAZING CREATURES, for they are insects that provide us with golden sweet food known as honey. Learn the basics about honeybees, where and how they live. This is an educational, non-fiction book, for children. Teachers can use Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do as a honeybee primer in the classroom– it is easy to understand and answers the questions: Do all honeybees sting? What do they do with pollen? How do they make honey? What is pollination? Does all honey look and taste alike? What can we do to benefit the bees? What kind of flowers do honeybees prefer? With over 2,000 words packed in this small 26 page book Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do can be used in conjunction with other school curriculum in the classroom to teach children about honeybees. With real photographs of the honeybees, comb, hives, flowers, and even one of a bee’s tongue!

God’s Favorite Prayers

Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > Theology
Author: Tzvee Zahavy

God's Favorite Prayers

Come along with Rabbi Zahavy on his amazing journeys into the many dimensions of Jewish devotion. Read about the author’s quest to discover the six ideal people that he meets in the Jewish prayer services.

1. Meet the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, an ideal performer of Jewish prayer and explore the essential role of the Bible in the prayer services.

2. Meet Hannah, an ideal mystic of prayer, and understand the leaps of faith in the Kaddish and the Kedushah recitations.

3. Meet Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, a quintessential scribe of Jewish prayer, and decode the values in the Shema.

4. Meet the model priests of the prayer book and discover the inspiring Temple values in the Amidah and other liturgies.

5. Meet Deborah, an archetypal meditator, and find new spiritual practices in the mindfulness of the Jewish blessings.

6. Finally, meet Rabbi Meir Kahane, an exemplary celebrity of Jewish worship, and be stirred by the emotions of the Aleinu prayer that proclaims a universal monotheistic creed.

Bingo : One woman´s journey through life

Short Stories > Single Author
Author: Sarwah Osei-Tutu

Bingo : One woman´s journey through life

Bingo is an autobiography passionately composed over decades. It contains my fantasies, and desires within historical events, which have resulted in a range of emotions. A powerful journey with setbacks and disappointments along the road from abuse, depression, love, struggles ‘Still I Rise’, as my heroin Maya Angelou has claimed throughout her life.

This book has short stories, which are inspirational to all women; it is encouraging to know that you are not alone. I feel the number one reason for depression, is the feeling that you are alone, and no one is going through your problems. I have had feedback from reader’s saying;” I thought it was only me”. This book bridges those frustrations and highlights that you are not alone! We may be on different sides of the globe, but sitting and reading this book poses as self-help, with the knowledge that other women can relate to your problems.

How To Conquer Cancer – a 4-time survivor stands in wellness

Disorders & Diseases > Cancer
Author: Christine Grininger

How To Conquer Cancer - a 4-time survivor stands in wellness

In How To Conquer Cancer, Christine Grininger explains how she was able to survive the 4 different bouts she had with the disease.

Embracing accountability for how own disease, Christine Grininger got in touch with the real cause of her cancer, and she did something about it. Beyond doctors, beyond medicine, beyond conventional treatment, Christine took charge of her recovery, and now she stands in wellness.

Christine’s path can be replicated. Her unique approach to this monster in her life shows how she was able to emerge victorious. She knows now that she not only beat the beast 4 times, but she also discovered her authentic self throughout this process.

I’m Done with Cancer is intended to help you learn how to face not just cancer, but any lingering, destructive condition you might be experiencing.You too can become empowered to examine the underlying belief systems and behaviors that are the real source of dis-ease.

Unnatural Disasters

Short Stories > Single Author
Author: Daniel Pyle, Scott Nicholson, William Meikle, Robert J. Duperre, Danielle Bourdon, Keith Gouveia, Ruth Francisco, J. A. Titus, Robin M. Reed, Daniel Pyle

Unnatural Disasters

Floods. Earthquakes. Tornados. Asteroids. Nature can be vicious. But when you combine natural disasters with the very unnatural imaginations of the authors in this collection, you get terrors worse than anything Mother Nature has ever thrown at us, forays into nightmarish worlds that make a hurricane look like a light summer breeze.

Join Scott Nicholson, William Meikle, Daniel Pyle, Robert J. Duperre, Danielle Bourdon, Keith Gouveia, Ruth Francisco, J.A. Titus, and Robin Morris for nine horrific tales that will leave you cringing, gasping, and so scared of the outdoors you’ll never want to leave your house again.

Divine’s Justice

Fiction > African American > Urban
Author: Shameeka Williams

Divine's Justice

Divine’s Justice takes you deep into the lives of three close friends. Divine, Jb and Quan, they start out with a dream to get money the fast way. but greed and envy takes them down the road to betrayal,secrets,lies and murder. Their lives are turned upside down, when Quan does the unthinkable and leaves a bloody trail behind for Divine to take the fall. Who will survive the game, who will learn from their mistakes, who will be the last one standing……………

30 Great Kabob Recipes

Cooking, Food & Wine
Author: Bonnie Scott

30 Great Kabob Recipes

One of the most popular grilled dishes is the kabob. The kabob is a complete meal where food is cooked side by side on a skewer. Not only is the kabob an easy and convenient way to grill a great meal, the different foods placed on a skewer will compliment each other by absorbing the other’s flavors.

From chicken, beef and pork kabobs to veggie kabobs and others, this collection of kabob recipes will make a wonderful meal that will satisfy any appetite. Take time to browse through these kabob recipes and you are sure to find one or more for a great cookout coming soon to your backyard.

Alphabet Family Wedding (Adventures of the Alphabet Family)

Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations
Author: Karen Muldoon

Alphabet Family Wedding (Adventures of the Alphabet Family)

For some magical purpose, the Alphabet Family chose Karen Muldoon to be the first human being ever entrusted to peek into their lives. Once inside, Karen discovered an entire secret world where imagination rules! She developed an elite club for anyone who wishes to come inside this secret world of imagination and entertainment.

So far the only other person to join Karen in this secret world of imagination is Omar Castaneda, the illustrator. Omar stepped into this world and got to know every one of the Alphabet Family so that he could paint them. Omar loves to paint the wild adventures of this unusual family. His pictures are magical. Sometimes you can see yourself in them!


Genre Fiction > Political
Author: Nicole Grotepas


Privacy is a thing of the past in Ramone’s world where every blush, every whisper, every salacious thought is seen by the Editors and broadcast to an eager audience over the feed networks. It’s too late to stem the tide of greed and power of the corporations, but now Ramone is ready to move forward with a way to disappear. The only problem–the attractive young lawyer he’s hired to help might just derail the project. Soon Ramone is on the run, but will he escape when every square inch of the “free” world is being watched?

The Seventh Messenger

Author: Carol Costa

The Seventh Messenger

Tucked away on the outskirts of Benton Harbor, Michigan are the remnants of a forgotten kingdom. The Diamond House, a stone fortress named for the sparkling crystals imbedded in its walls, still stands as a monument to the king entombed inside of it.
Benjamin Franklin Purnell along with his wife, Mary, founded the House of David in 1903. Benjamin claimed to be the Seventh Messenger prophesied by the Book of Revelations Under his guidance the colony built a world-famous amusement
park that continued to operate and prosper until the mid-seventies. The colony also established a minor league baseball team that broke down the racial barriers of the game.




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