Heiress Without A Cause (Muses of Mayfair Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Sara Ramsey

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Heiress Without A Cause (Muses of Mayfair Book 1)

One title to change his life…

A disgraced son with a dark reputation, William “Ferguson” Avenel is content to live in exile – until his father dies in the scandal of the Season. With rumors of insanity swirling around them, his sisters desperately need a chaperone. Ferguson thinks he’s found the most proper woman in England – and he won’t ruin her, even if he secretly desires the passionate woman trapped beneath a spinster’s cap.

Hot Enough to Kill (Jolene Jackson Mysteries Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Paula Boyd

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Hot Enough to Kill (Jolene Jackson Mysteries Book 1)

Kickapoo, Texas, is the last place Jolene Jackson wants to be, but with her 72-year-old mother’s boyfriend murdered and Mother Dearest locked up because of it, she’s got little choice but to head south and deal with it.

Bullets are flying, chicken’s frying and there’s a lunatic on the loose in the mesquites with a shotgun who’s Hot Enough to Kill.
An excerpt is included in The University of Texas Press’ title, Lone Star Sleuths–An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction

Dubliners

 Literature & Fiction > Classics
Author: James Joyce

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Dubliners

The debut of Ireland’s greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literature.

It took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant portrait of Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century. Now regarded as one of the finest story collections in the English language, it contains such masterpieces as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” and serves as a valuable and accessible introduction to the themes that define Joyce’s later work, including the monumental Ulysses.

Elegantly interweaving a moral history of Ireland with profiles of brave, flawed, and utterly realistic individuals—many of them clearly drawn from the author’s own life—experiencing moments of profound insight, Dubliners is an essential work of art.

Occultation

 Horror > Anthologies
Author: Laird Barron, Michael Shea

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Occultation

Laird Barron has emerged as one of the strongest voices in modern horror and dark fantasy fiction, building on the eldritch tradition pioneered by writers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti.  He returns with his second collection, Occultation. Pitting ordinary men and women against a carnivorous, chaotic cosmos, Occultation’s eight tales of terror (two never before published) include the Theodore Sturgeon and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated story “The Forest” and Shirley Jackson Award nominee “The Lagerstatte.”

A Clockwork Orange (50th Anniversary Edition)

 Science Fiction > Humor > Classics
Author: Anthony Burgess, Andrew Biswell

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A Clockwork Orange (50th Anniversary Edition)

A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions.

A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

The Handmaid’s Tale

 Science Fiction
Author: Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans.

The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population.The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions.

Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact

 Entrepreneurship > Startups
Author: Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U

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Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building a Business with Impact (The 99U Book Series 3)

Finally, a business book for makers, not managers.

Are you ready to “make a dent in the universe”? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart?

To find out, we asked the bright minds behind companies like Google X, Warby Parker, Facebook, O’Reilly Media, and more to share their startup wisdom. Featuring hard-won wisdom from twenty leading entrepreneurs and designers, 99U’s Make Your Mark will arm you with practical insights for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

 Politics & Social Sciences
Author: Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann

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The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge

In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge—the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people.
When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction,effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy.

The Mailbox: A Novel (A Sunset Beach Novel Book 1)

 Christian Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Divorce
Author: Marybeth Whalen

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The Mailbox: A Novel (A Sunset Beach Novel Book 1)

that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox—still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life.

Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell—and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain. The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances.

A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1)

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Debra Dunbar

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A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1)

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It’s a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won’t hesitate to execute her on sight.

But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.

Glamorous Illusions (Grand Tour Series Book 1)

 Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: Lisa T. Bergren

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Glamorous Illusions: A Novel (Grand Tour Series Book 1)

When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. Even as she explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.

Gray Justice (A Tom Gray Novel Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Alan McDermott

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Gray Justice (A Tom Gray Novel Book 1)

When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough?

His website attracts a worldwide audience and, although the authorities know where he is, they are powerless to stop him.

Make it Paleo: Over 200 Grain Free Recipes for Any Occasion

 Health, Fitness & Dieting
Author: Hayley Mason, Bill Staley

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Make it Paleo: Over 200 Grain Free Recipes for Any Occasion

Transitioning from conventional foods to a grain-free Paleo lifestyle can be a daunting proposition to most people. Hayley Mason and Bill Staley, authors of “The Food Lovers Primal Palate”, show you how easy it is to take any dish and Make it Paleo! Adapted from Chinese, French, Mexican and classic American meals, the over 200 mouth-watering recipes are each accompanied by vibrant photos and thoughtful notes to ensure you recreate each dish with ease.

Beyond its wealth of recipes, “Make it Paleo” describes fundamental cooking techniques, includes tips for selecting the best ingredients, and chronicles a variety of menus for holidays and special occasions.

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes

 Special Diet > Low Carb
Author: Danielle Walker

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Danielle Walker's Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime

Beloved food blogger and New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker is back with over 100 new Paleo recipes in her sophomore cookbook, Meals Made Simple–a collection of gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly recipes for easy weeknight meals.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at twenty-two, Danielle Walker spent many years in and out of the hospital and on high dosages of debilitating medications before taking her health into her own hands and drastically changing her diet. In a true lemons-to-lemonade story, Danielle transformed her adversities into opportunities and created her wildly successful blog, Against All Grain, in an effort to help those in need eat well and feel great, without feeling deprived.

Her Mother’s Hope (Marta’s Legacy Book 1)

 Christian Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Mothers & Children
Author: Francine Rivers

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Her Mother's Hope (Marta's Legacy Book 1)

The first in an epic two-book saga by beloved author Francine Rivers, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters over several generations. Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta leaves Switzerland determined to find life on her own terms. Her journey takes her through Europe and finally lands her with children and husband in tow in the central valley of California. Marta’s experiences convince her that only the strong survive. Hildie, Marta’s oldest daughter, has a heart to serve others, and her calling as a nurse gives her independence, if not the respect of her mother.

Organized For Murder (Organized Mysteries #1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Ritter Ames

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Organized For Murder (Organized Mysteries #1)

Organization expert Kate McKenzie is on track to make her new business, STACKED IN YOUR FAVOR, a hit in small-town Vermont. But when her first client, the wealthy Amelia Nethercutt, is found dead, the job takes a decidedly sinister turn.

Kate thought she and her family were making a fresh start in her husband’s hometown, but she quickly learns that small towns can hold big secrets. When her first client is poisoned just after Kate leaves her mansion, she knows she’s gotten off to a bad start. But things only get worse when the police find Kate’s fingerprints on the murder weapon, suddenly putting her in the position of suspect number one.

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

 Religion & Spirituality
Author: Donald Miller

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Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

In Donald Miller’s early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.

For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture.

For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real.

For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in  life.

Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.

Hot Property (The Molly DeWitt Mysteries Book 1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Sherryl Woods

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Hot Property (The Molly DeWitt Mysteries Book 1)

The first book in the Molly DeWitt Romantic Mystery Series, Hot Propertyintroduces Molly DeWitt, a recent divorcee and single mother who recently moved from Miami to the wealthier enclave of Key Biscayne in hopes of finding a safe home for herself and her son, and far from the violence of the Miami cartels.

Rather than the peace and quiet Molly had hoped for, trouble seems to have followed her. Right after Molly moves in, she finds the body of Allan Winecroft, the highly disliked condo president, in the card-room of her new apartment complex. But Molly’s luck turns from bad to worse when the knife in Allan’s back proves to be hers and soon finds herself as the prime suspect.

1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Desserts
Author: Sandra Salamony, Gina M. Brown
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1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes

A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art.

Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.

Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

 Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Kaori Tsutaya, Amy Hirschman
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Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends

Brotherhood Beyond the Yard (The Simon Trilogy)

Fiction > Political
Author: Sally Fernandez
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Brotherhood Beyond the Yard (The Simon Trilogy)

A parable for the times in which we live. Fernandez has written a classic fable for our Age of Doubt, just as Kerouac defined the Age of Hippies. Worth reading no matter what side of the political spectrum you inhabit. Aladar Gabriel In 1990, an extraordinarily talented young man was discovered on the streets of Florence, Italy. His gifts are readily apparent, his ability to lead unmatched, and the possibilities for his future endless. Several years later, a group of scholars at Harvard known as La Fratellanza devise a brilliant thesis in the form of an intellectual game.

The Miracle Thief

 Fiction > Historical
Author: Iris Anthony
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The Miracle Thief

Do you believe in miracles?

Sister Juliana does. She’s seen miracles happen as she tends Saint Catherine’s altar and guards her relic. Yet she doesn’t quite dare to believe that even Saint Catherine could help her atone for her wicked past.

Anna does. And she so desperately needs one. In a time when a deformity is interpreted as evidence of a grievous sin, in a place where community is vital to existence, Anna has no family, no home, and no master.

Princess Gisele wants to. A miracle is the only thing that can save her from being given to a brutal, pagan chieftain in marriage.

The Schoolmaster’s Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: John Smolens

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The Schoolmaster's Daughter: A Novel of the American Revolution

From the critically acclaimed author of   The Anarchist   and The Invisible World—an astonishing historical novel set during the American Revolution. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Abigail Lovell’s family is torn apart—while her schoolmaster father is an outspoken loyalist, she and her two brothers engage in acts of espionage to undermine the British in Boston. Her sickly older brother, James, operates the patriots’ spy ring.   Abigail acts as a courier, eluding increasingly aggressive British patrols and her younger brother, Benjamin, slips out of Boston to fight alongside Abigail’s love, Ezra, in the battles at Lexington and Concord.

God is an Astronaut

 Contemporary Fiction > Literary
Author: Alyson Foster

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God is an Astronaut

The day of the accident, Jess is in the backyard with a chainsaw, clearing space to build the greenhouse she’s always wanted. And, as always, she is thinking of Arthur. Arthur, her colleague in the botany department, who never believed she’d actually start the project. Arthur, who, after getting too close, has cut off contact, escaping to study the subarctic pines.

But now there has been a disaster, connected to her husband’s space tourism company: the explosion of a space shuttle filled with commercial passengers, igniting a media frenzy on her family’s doorstep. Jess’s engineer husband is implicated, and she knows there is information he’s withholding, even as she becomes an unwitting player in the efforts to salvage the company’s reputation.

The World of Kurt Vonnegut: As Much Protein as an Egg (Kindle Worlds Novella)

 Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Seth Harwood

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The World of Kurt Vonnegut: As Much Protein as an Egg (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Artemis Kellog struggles to write his first screenplay, find love in San Francisco, and maintain his coffee consumption. Bainbridge McGee aspires to play golf, write his fourth Great American Novel, and dabble in the online dating scene. Each man is indebted to and inspired by Vonnegut, a passion that plays out as McGee works on his masterpiece and Kellog finds writing is his true religion. When they both land on a select committee tasked with choosing the winner of a prestigious sci-fi and fantasy writers award, the choice is clear—to them—and both become determined to ensure Vonnegut is honored with the award.

All My Belongings

 Christian Fiction
Author: Cynthia Ruchti

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All My Belongings

Jayne Dennagee has spent her life running from the “doctor death” legacy of her father. His Kervorkian-copycat methods of euthanasia ruined her childhood, covering it in shame. She won’t let him steal her future, too. After changing her name to Becka, she assumes a new life and new job caring for the ailing mother of a handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes.

Becka struggles to sort out her feelings for her new boss just as her patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage make Becka look like a murder suspect. Worse, all sense of home and all hope for love vanish.

Fallen Out: Jesse McDermitt Series, The Beginning

 Action & Adventure > War & Military
Author: Wayne Stinnett, Tim Ebaugh

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Fallen Out: Jesse McDermitt Series, The Beginning

When Jesse McDermitt retires from the Marine Corps, he has no idea what he will do for the rest of his life. At 37, his greatest skill is killing people from up to a mile away. He knows there aren’t many job opportunities in the civilian world for that. However, he knows the south Florida waters, is an experienced diver, loves to fish, and knows his way around a boat.

A waitress in a waterfront restaurant in north Key Largo gives him an idea and he runs with it. An old friend helps get him set up as a charter fishing and dive boat Captain and a new friend helps him buy just the right boat.

TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

 Reference > Communication
Author: Akash Karia

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TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

Essentially, the best speakers on the TED stage were the ones who had mastered the art of storytelling. They had mastered how to craft and present their stories in a way that allowed them to share their message with the world without seeming like they were lecturing their audience.

In this short but powerful guide, you’re going to learn how to use stories to make your presentations engaging and entertaining. Using case studies drawn from TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Susan Cain, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mike Rowe and Malcolm Gladwell, you’ll learn how to craft stories that keep your audience mesmerized.

Learn R in a Day

 Programming > Languages & Tools
Author: Steven Murray

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Learn R in a Day

‘Learn R in a Day’ provides the reader with key programming skills through an examples-oriented approach and is ideally suited for academics, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The book assumes no prior knowledge of computer programming and progressively covers all the essential steps needed to become confident and proficient in using R within a day. Topics include how to input, manipulate, format, iterate (loop), query, perform basic statistics on, and plot data, via a step-by-step technique and demonstrations using in-built datasets which the reader is encouraged to replicate on their computer.

Life On Foot: A Walk Across America

Biographies & Memoirs > Hiking & Camping
Author: Nate Damm

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Life On Foot: A Walk Across America

On February 26, 2011, Nate Damm stood barefoot in the Atlantic Ocean on the Delaware coast, then put his shoes on and started walking west. Over 3,200 miles passed under his feet over the following seven-and-a-half months, and he found himself in San Francisco, having walked across America. This is the story of what drove Nate to hit the road and what he found once he got there. Featuring a cast of quirky, wild, and endearing characters, this is a story of heartbreak, redemption, random acts of kindness, blisters, idiotic drivers, no less than one bear attack, small towns, sanity lost somewhere in the desert, love, and what it takes to find peace and happiness at three miles per hour.

A Warrior’s Path (The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1)

 Fantasy > Coming of Age
Author: Davis Ashura

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A Warrior's Path (The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1)

Two thousand years ago, a demon thundered into the skies of Arisa and cast down the First World. She is Suwraith, the Sorrow Bringer. For millennia, She has labored to fulfill Her only vow: Humanity’s extinction.

Into this world of city-states – where a person’s Caste determines his Talents and his future – is born Rukh Shektan, a peerless young warrior who has trained since birth in the way of the sword. He becomes lost in the Wildness, the large swaths of land under the Sorrow Bringer’s sway. There, he unwittingly comes to possess Talents not of his Caste. It is a terrible misfortune. According to dogma, such individuals are Tainted – cursed abominations who the holy texts say must be executed without mercy. Such should have been Rukh’s fate, but life is never so simple.

A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1)

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Debra Dunbar

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A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1)

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It’s a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won’t hesitate to execute her on sight.

But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels. And with angels, there is no second chance.

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