The Terran Gambit (Episode #1: The Pax Humana Saga)
Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin’ space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can.
A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a devastating show of force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast – killing millions – and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds in the Pax Humana.
Croissants and Jam
Annabel Lewis (Bels) has two days to get to her wedding in Rome but her journey is beset with one disaster after another as fate takes its turn. Will the stranger she meets on the way get her to her wedding on time or will he change her life forever? Come with Bels on her humorous romantic journey to see if she marries Mr Right or if destiny takes her in different direction.
Homemade Frosting Recipes: Delicious Easy Homemade Frosting in Under 20 Minutes
Light, fluffy, whipped, decadent, rich, delicious. Whatever type of frosting you’re looking for this book has it. From ultra luxurious flavors to whipped delights with subtle sweet notes you can find a simple to follow recipe that will have your family and friends wondering how you had the time to create such amazing treats. It will be your secret that you were done in less than 20 minutes.
There are also some daring flavors that you can try as well. You will become a frosting master and still have time for your life too.
A Man Called Ove: A Novel
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Burn For Me (Phoenix Fire Book 1)
Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. . .
Cain O’Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she’s a threat–in a way no one has been for him in years. She’s safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there’s no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts–and their hearts. . .
Earth: An Alien Enterprise: The Shocking Truth Behind the Greatest Cover-Up in Human History
The Mud Sisters
Once upon a hot, lazy summer at Indian Lake, Pennsylvania, two giggling twelve-year-old girls swore to stay best friends forever. But some promises are hard to keep…
When hospital social worker Teagan Hansen is called to the bedside of a Jane Doe who has been beaten and left for dead with no ID and no memory, she expects to be dealing with a victim of domestic violence. The last thing she expects is to look into the eyes of the childhood friend who disappeared abruptly from her life fourteen years before.
Concussed, broken, and hypothermic, Jamie can’t remember her own name, much less what personal circumstances brought her to such tragedy.
Ever been forced to do something despicable? Would you betray your family to save your child? Undermine your employer? Commit treason?
Bin Laden gave terrorism a Middle-Eastern face. Now another misguided mastermind is giving it yours. But don’t feel bad, you’re not alone….
On the eve of perestroika, Alex Ferris stumbles onto KGB General Karpov’s scheme to regain Russia’s superpower status while investigating his brother’s death.
The First 3 Books in the Maggie Newberry Mystery Series
Murder travels nicely in this popular mystery series featuring ex-pat Maggie Newberry who lives in France with her vintner French husband. Enjoy the sights and smells of Provence, the Côte d’Azur and Paris as Maggie uses her amateur (and very American) sleuthing skills to detect and confront the vilest murderers on the continent.
Contessa (Choisie Book 1)
When she was four, a generous couple welcomed orphan Olivia Sophia into their lives. As she grew up, her parents made good decisions for her, raising “Livvy” to be an intelligent and creative young girl. Now sixteen, three people influence many of her choices: her first love, her second father, and a third man who speaks to her through his artwork.
Livvy’s father is practical and steadfast; even-tempered and quietly observant. She’s an artist who acts on her emotions and thrives on attention. Unhappy with their differences– and misunderstanding her father’s methods– Livvy chooses to focus on the similarities she shares with an enigmatic painter from her mother’s past.
Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We is set in an urban glass city called OneState, regulated by spies and secret police. Citizens of the tyrannical OneState wear identical clothing and are distinguished only by the number assigned to them at birth. The story follows a man called D-503, who dangerously begins to veer from the ‘norms’ of society after meeting I-330, a woman who defies the rules. D-503 soon finds himself caught up in a secret plan to destroy OneState and liberate the city.
The failed utopia of We has been compared to the works of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley. It was the first novel banned by the Soviets in 1921, and was finally published in its home country over a half-century later.
The Five Stages of Falling in Love
Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell- also known as grief.
Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady’s prognosis was grim, even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was everything to her?
Six months later, she is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and get the kids to school on time. Both seem impossible. Everything seems impossible these days.
When Ben Tyler moves in next door, she is drowning in sorrow and pain, her children are acting out, and the house is falling apart.
Wanted: Undead or Alive (Love at Stake)
He’s a vampire from the big city . . .
Phineas McKinney thought New York City was tough, until he was attacked by Malcontents—evil vampires who consider mortals to be snacks. Saved by the good vampires, Phin swore to devote his now undead life to stopping the Malcontents. He’s got his job cut out for him when word comes that their enemy may be hiding in Wyoming. What does a city boy like him know about horses and campfires? Good thing he’s got Brynley Jones with him . . . if only she didn’t hate every vampire on earth.
The Running Man
Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman) crafted The Running Man early in his career, though after such mega-hits as Carrie and The Shining. A bit of a departure from the supernatural horror that is most frequently associated with his work, the novel describes a science fiction dystopia where market capitalism and television game shows have spiraled out of control, and the separation between the haves and the have-nots has been formalized with separate currencies.
In the year 2025, the best men don’t run for President, they run for their lives….
Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, there’s only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network’s Games, shows where you can win more money than you’ve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Ben’s going prime-time on the Network’s highest-rated viewer participation show. And he’s about to become prey for the masses….
Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters Book 2)
Alex Thompson’s life is following the script. A pre-law student at Columbia University, she’s focused on her grades, her life and her future. The last thing she needs is to reconnect with the boy who broke her heart.
Dylan Paris comes home from Afghanistan severely injured and knows that the one thing he cannot do is drag Alex into the mess he’s made of his life.
When Dylan and Alex are assigned to the same work study program and are forced to work side by side, they have to make new ground rules to keep from killing each other.
The only problem is, they keep breaking the rules.
Immune (A Rylee Adamson Novel, Book 2)
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
Underestimating demons is a bad idea, and it’s a mistake that may cost not only my life, but the life of a missing child.
If I can swallow my pride, and allow Agent O’Shea to help me find a way to deal with the demon, we might be able to save the child.
With this salvage, it’s a race against time, a test of trust, and a temptation that I’m doing my
damndest to ignore.
On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the US, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her.
So begins the first part of a spellbinding saga that spans three generations of the same family. Decades later, the family is lured back to Cuba by the promise of untold riches. But pursuing those riches brings danger as well as opportunity, and ultimately, Francesca’s family must confront the lethal consequences of their choices.
The Bone Orchard (The Gin Palace Trilogy Book 2)
Caught up in a blood feud with Southampton’s chief of police, one-time PI Declan “Mac” MacManus must these days tread lightly. Working for minimum wage as a dishwasher, Mac is too busy making ends meet to find trouble—that is until a power-player named Frank Gannon approaches him with a job his conscience won’t let him refuse. And when that job sets him up to witness a back-road car crash—a crash that was clearly no accident—Mac must once again choose between taking action or letting the innocent suffer. As he follows a trail of clues, dodging enemies, old and new, Mac struggles to uncover a truth that could very well bring an end to all his troubles—and may also hold the shocking answer to a haunting question about his own tragic past.
Murder at the Painted Lady
Allie McGregor is thrilled when she inherits a Victorian Mansion from her estranged aunt, Eliza Ramsdale. The mansion is one of Stony Point, Missouri’s famous Painted Ladies, but the inheritance comes with strings attached. Eliza wants Allie to find the truth and clear the name of her husband, Otis Ramsdale, who died in prison. Allie accepts the challenge, but first she has to discover who is trying to drive her out of her new home.
Clay Carver just wants the job of restoring the Ramsdale house. He never planned on falling in love with the attractive new owner, but as the threats grow in intensity, Allie and Clay join forces to find the person behind the attacks. Can they stop the attacker before he or she goes too far?
Macbeth: A Novel
This is not your parents’ Macbeth or the one you read in high-school English class. A dark and bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his beloved wife, Macbeth: A Novelhurtles toward readers in gripping contemporary prose, thanks to novelists David Hewson and A. J. Hartley.
Set in eleventh-century Scotland, Macbeth: A Novel is rich with ancient clans battling fiercely against one another and against the foreign marauders raiding their borders. Macbeth, Lord of Moray, and his wife, Skena, are loyal patriots, willing to kill or be killed to protect the Scottish kingdom.
Beautiful Monster 2
Liam knows his plan is so preposterous that it will either be wildly successful… or fatal.But it’s a risk he has no choice but to take – for his sake and for Amy’s.If Amy thought her first year at Leopard Academy was a whirlwind, she’d better brace herself for a typhoon.
The Monkey Wrench Gang (Edward Abbey Series Book 2)
Vietnam veteran George Washington Hayduke III returns home to the desert only to find his beloved canyons and rivers now threatened by industrial development. Joining forces with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and social outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D., Hayduke is ready to fight the power and take on the strip miners, clear cutters, as well as the highway, dam, and bridge builders who are threatening to destroy the natural habitat.
With the Monkey Wrench Gang newly formed, the team sets out to destroy eyesores and protect their environment’s natural beauty. This wildly funny and infinitely wise novel is among Abbey’s most famous works of fiction. It was, in fact, so influential that the term “monkey wrench” became a blanket term for any activity performed in the name of environmental preservation.
Linda Goodman’s Love Signs
The 1968 publication of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs popularized astrology worldwide. Magazines and newspapers began running regular astrology columns and Goodman contributed insert articles into the mass circulation women’s magazines. An ever increasing percentage of people knew their sign (as well as yours) and studied astrological tendencies.
Linda Goodman’s Love Signs addresses and answered the question asked by everyone familiar with astrology–how do I relate to someone of another sign? Each sign is “related” to the twelve signs of the zodiac in a different and unique way. Each section addresses the differences for a male and a female with the same sign matches.
This edition of Linda Goodman’s Love Signs has been fully updated with current references and Goodman’s magical first-person prose has been preserved so that the reading experience is as enjoyable as when this work was first published.
Suspiciously Obedient (Obedient Series #2)
Capturing Peace: A Novella (A Sharing You Novella)
Coen Steele has spent the last five years serving his country. Now that he’s back, he’s finally ready to leave behind the chaos of the battlefield and pursue his lifelong dream. What he wasn’t expecting was the feisty sister of one of his battle buddies—who has made it obvious that she wants nothing to do with him—to intrigue him in a way no woman has before.
Reagan Hudson’s life changed in the blink of an eye six years ago when she found out she was pregnant and on her own. Since then, Reagan has vowed never to let another man into her life so that no one can walk out on her, or her son, again. But the more she runs into her brother’s hot and mysterious friend, the more he sparks something in her that she promised herself she wouldn’t feel again.
Murder at Castle Rock (Amelia Grace Rock ‘n’ Roll Mysteries Book 1)
As the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue, Amelia “Ame” Grace is ready for the most exciting week of her career: she’s booked three shows and a live DVD-filming for the comeback tour of none other than the Pop Rock Prince himself, Bobby Glitter! Before the rock star can take a bow on the first night, however, trouble steals the show as Castle Rock’s owner takes a deadly tumble from atop the venue’s tower. To make matters worse, the police suspect foul play—and all signs point to two of Castle Rock’s own employees.
Blueburied Muffins (Black Cat Cafe Book 1)
Annie Fisher is scared. She’s scared of the mess her boyfriend, Max Parker, is in the middle of and she has to get out of his house. She puts a whole state between them and drives like a madwoman from Cooper, NY to her hometown of Catfish Cove, NH where she hopes she’ll be safe.
She decides to start a new life, a life she ran away from two years ago but is finding herself missing as soon as she gets home. Annie immediately has a place to live, a job at her Aunt Leona’s new café—Black Cat Café—and plenty of boyfriend prospects. Unfortunately, she also has plenty of bad things follow her.
Papyrus: A Thriller
Rika Teferi, a young woman who formerly led midnight raids in Eritrea’s war for independence from Ethiopia, is working on her doctorate in the Cairo museum when catastrophe strikes. An accidental tea spill damages the royal papyrus she has been struggling to interpret, the papyrus purported to be Queen Tiye’s last message to her son, Tutankhamun. But the spill also exposes hidden writing below the surface hieroglyphs.
Horrified at the damage but aching to read the entire secret text, Rika agrees to let visiting remote-sensing expert David Chamberlain smuggle the priceless document out of the museum and scan it with instruments on his aircraft.
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