You Only Die Twice
In her past, Cheryl Dunning died once. A violent act killed her, but heroics brought her back. Now, if she can’t save herself from two serial killers hunting her in the Maine woods, she’s about to die again, this time from two men armed with a Bible, guns, a deep belief in God, and their twisted interpretation of his word.
Fueled by their righteous fury, they are determined to find Cheryl and murder her for what they perceive as her “life’s worth of sins.” What they don’t know is what Cheryl knows. She’s a Maine girl, born and raised—and she knows how to use these woods in ways that might, if she’s lucky, turn them against each man.
Crocheting: Intermediate Crochet (Edging, Corner 2 Corner, and Ripple and Wave Technique)
In the second volume of her series, Intermediate Crochet, Dorothy Wilks shares her knowledge and love of crochet with her readers. How to make the perfect Granny Square is covered as well as the popular Corner 2 Corner and Ripple patterns. Dorothy shares tips and tricks to getting the perfect edging, popular edging stitches, three methods for joining motifs. Each chapter has clear and concise instructions along instructional images to help you learn and perfect your crochet skills. She also shares cute and challenging patterns for you to try practice your new skills. If you are a beginner or and advanced beginner this is the book you need to take your crochet skills to the next level.
DEATH POPE is the tale of Roberto Spaccio, a young man elected to be Pope in the year 1522. His ascendancy is clearly a political compromise between two factions of powerful Italian cardinals, one of which is headed by his father, but it also serves to mask his father’s true intentions for the Church and European politics. The setting is Renaissance Rome, a city on the rise after a thousand years of medieval slum life. Unlike his native Verona, Roberto finds too soon that Rome is a rough place full of bawdy houses and men who will kill you for nothing.
Tucked away across the Tiber, the Vatican stands as the capitol of Christendom, besieged by threat of foreign interference and the rise of northern reformers, all while struggling to avoid bankruptcy due to its largest building project in history, St. Peter’s Basilica.
One Pan, Two Plates: More Than 70 Complete Weeknight Meals for Two
One pan + fresh ingredients = dinner for two! With an emphasis on reducing prep time and the usual sinkful of dishes, cooking instructor Carla Snyder serves up the ideal couple’s guide to simple, complete, and truly delicious meals—imagine Balsamic Braised Chicken Thighs with Figs and Creamy Polenta or Thyme-Rubbed Salmon with Shallots and Caramelized Cauliflower “Risotto”—that can be made in one skillet, in less than 60 minutes.
With recipes for home-cooked pasta, grains, sandwiches, beef, pork, chicken, and seafood, plus wine or beer pairings for each dish, One Pan, Two Plates will nourish couples, from newlyweds to empty nesters, every night of the week.
The Kindling Heart (Highland Heather and Hearts Book 1)
(Scotland, 1478) – Ruan MacLeod was through with women. They were nothing but trouble.
Leaving the rash life of his youth behind, he returned to Skye, seeking peace. He never meant to split the clan or start a war with the MacDonald of Duntulm. He certainly never foresaw an arranged marriage to the most scandalous woman in Scotland. Even though she was twice his age, the size of a horse and mother to more than one illegitimate child, he agreed to secure his sister’s freedom.
However, even that plan goes drastically awry. On his wedding day, he finds himself faced instead with an enticing, green-eyed lass named Bree.
Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story
Based on the wildly popular Twitter feed Dear Girls Above Me, a roman à clef about how thinking like a couple of girls turned one single guy into a better man.
When Charlie McDowell began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors—two impossibly ditzy female roommates in their mid-twenties—on Twitter, his feed quickly went viral. His followers multiplied and he got the attention of everyone from celebrities to production studios to major media outlets such as Time and Glamour. Now Dear Girlsbreaks out of the 140-character limit as Charlie imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of the girls to the test.
WAKING HOURS (The East Salem Trilogy Book 1)
Welcome to East Salem. A deceptively sleepy town where ancient supernatural forces are being awakened.
A local high-school girl is found murdered in a park amid horse farms and the wealthy homes of northern Westchester County, New York. The shocking manner of her death intrigues forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris. All the suspects are teenagers who were at a party with the girl—yet none remembers what happened. Could one of them be a vicious killer? Or is something more sinister afoot—something tied to an ancient evil?
Across town, former NFL linebacker Tommy Gunderson finds his state-of-the-art security system has been breached by an elderly woman.
The Conviction: A David Sloane Novel
In this exhilarating legal thriller from Robert Dugoni, the #1 Kindle bestselling author of MY SISTER’S GRAVE, attorney David Sloane must take the law into his own hands to save his son from a corrupt juvenile detention center.
As David Sloane continues to piece his life back together in the wake of his wife’s vicious murder, he also struggles to handle his difficult teenage son, Jake. Reeling from the loss of his mother, Jake’s bad behavior escalates and his relationship with Sloane is pushed to the brink.
The Troublemaker Next Door (McCauley Brothers Book 1)
SHE’S SWORN OFF MEN
It’s been the day from hell for Maddie. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. As the fiery redhead has a foul-mouthed meltdown, her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley stands in her kitchen…completely captivated.
UNTIL HE THROWS A WRENCH INTO HER PLANS
He was just there to fix the sink as a favor. He’s not into relationships. She’s done with idiots. But where there are friends…sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day.
Caged Wolf (Tarot Witches Book 1)
The biker gangs passing through Lobo Norte don’t scare Ofelia anymore. All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. They’ve become a blur of forgettable faces watching her strip. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly.
But Trouble is different. A biker with a wolf tattoo and tortured eyes, he sees beyond Ofelia’s tough disguise to a more fragile woman within. She’s drawn to him like she’s never been drawn to a man before—at least, not since she survived hideous torture at the hands of her ex-boyfriend that left her scarred physically and emotionally.
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young
Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation.
As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their “long-delayed puberty ceremony”—marking the passage from student to full-time adult.
The Bedeviled Heart (The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series Book 2)
Scotland, 1479 – Cameron Malcolm Stewart, Earl of Lennox, had made his peace with destiny. It was not his fate to love as other men.
Wed and widowed seven times, he had come to believe that sharing his name alone would consign a woman to an early grave. So, on the sunny spring day Cameron encounters a delightfully devious, bright-eyed lass selling charmed stones in one of Stirling’s alehouses, he tosses her a shilling, thinking only to steal a kiss. But it is a kiss that will change his life forever.
To care for her ailing father, the precocious Kate Ferguson has resorted to swindling the drunkards of Stirling. But a chance meeting with a handsome and seductively mysterious outlaw named Cameron ends with a kiss that changes the course of her destiny.
Clean Slate (Jim Knighthorse Book 4)
Written in the tradition of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser and Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, the Jim Knighthorse series introduces a new hard-hitting, wise-cracking hero with a modern twist.
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse returns in book 4 of the series when he’s hired to find out if Freddie Calgary, a popular movie and TV star, really overdosed and died two years ago, or if he is still alive. The investigation turns into a big road trip as Jim follows the clues to L.A., Sedona, and San Antonio. There is plenty of action and danger as the dark side of Hollywood spills its blood, secrets and scandal over three cities.
Darkness Rising (The East Salem Trilogy Book 2)
Dani Harristhought there wasn’t much left that could surprise her after serving as aforensic psychiatrist in East Salem. And Tommy Gunderson has faced few challengesin his life that he couldn’t overcome by either physical strength or his celebritystatus.
But as theyrace to uncover what’s really happening behind the high walls of St. Adrian’sAcademy, it becomes clear that supernatural forces have been at work here forgenerations. And now their focus is on making sure Dani and Tommy don’t interfere.When theunseen becomes seen, faith is the only weapon strong enough to fight in a battleinvolving not just murder and betrayal—but angels and demons.
Highlander’s Ransom: The Sinclair Brothers Trilogy, Book 1
He was out for revenge.
Laird Robert Sinclair would stop at nothing to exact revenge on Lord Raef Warren, the English scoundrel who had brought war to his doorstep and razed his lands and people. Leaving his clan in the Highlands to conduct covert attacks in the Borderlands, Robert lives to be a thorn in Warren’s side. So when he finds a beautiful English lass on her way to marry Warren, he whisks her away to the Highlands with a plan to ransom her back to her dastardly fiance.
Fatal Tide (The East Salem Trilogy Book 3)
In East Salem, theelite St. Adrian’s Academy is at the nexus of a satanic apocalypse—and thefatal tide is rising.
When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights isreunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfoldin East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder by hellish creaturesstraight out of the painting itself. The lone survivor of the attack, aseventeen-year-old Brit, finds sanctuary at Tommy Gunderson’s home—and theplace is soon surrounded by demons who seem to be biding their time . . . butfor how long?
They met at a wedding and his children stole her heart. What started as a polite dance at the reception initiated a whirlwind romance. He admires her heart–not to mention her beauty. She feels more comfortable with him than anyone she’s ever met.
Their chemistry–so intense that they can’t risk affection. Their temptation threshold is simply too narrow to risk.
Cara has a unique talent for making anyone feel at ease. Jonathan prefers to listen rather than speak.
But some things must be spoken–never assumed.
Doubleback (Georgia Davis Series Book 2)
Little Molly Messenger is kidnapped on a sunny June morning. Three days later she’s returned, apparently unharmed. Molly’s mother, Chris, is so grateful to have her daughter back that she’s willing to overlook the odd circumstances.
A few days later, the brakes go out on Chris’s car.
An accident? Maybe. Except that it turns out that Chris, the IT manager at a large Chicago bank, may have misappropriated three million dollars. Not convinced that his daughter is safe, Molly’s father hires Private Investigator Georgia Davis to follow the money and investigate Chris’s death.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter Lucy
This eleventh memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass can either be read as a full eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. Will You Love Me tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy.
Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood. Right from the beginning Lucy’s mother couldn’t cope, but it wasn’t until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care.
Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan
It’s the height of the Gilded Age, but Elena Bissette’s family has lost most of its fortune. The Bissettes still own a home on fashionable Mackinac Island, and they spend summers there in hopes of introducing Elena to a wealthy suitor. Quickly tiring of the extravagant balls at the Grand Hotel, she spends her days walking along the island’s rugged coastline. There she meets Chase, a handsome laborer who shares her love for the night sky. The two begin to meet in secret at an abandoned lighthouse, where they work together to solve a mystery buried in the pages of a tattered diary.
Lineages and Lies: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery
Nick Herald doesn’t go looking for trouble. Really. He’s just a struggling, not-so-humble professional genealogist trying to make a decent, mostly honest, living in New Orleans, a city where masquerade is second nature, where for centuries secrets have grown on family trees like rotten fruit. Genealogy should celebrate life, allow us to pay homage to our forebears and their sacrifices.
But that’s not how things work in Fox’s fascinating fiction: Nick invariably finds himself mired in murderous perversions of normally quite healthy curiosity about Louisiana family origins. Nick always expects to discover interesting and sometimes disturbing genealogical facts in the complex tapestry of the area’s rich history. Clients usually take the good and the bad in their family trees with good grace. But Nick understands immediately that something more sinister is at work when an old friend and colleague is brutally murdered at a posh French Quarter hotel, and other gruesome murders follow.
The Wicked Wager
The infamous rake, Lord Richard Hamilton, has finally chosen his bride—the very appropriate Miss Emma Grey. The ton approves, Lord Grey is pleased, Lady Grey delighted, and Emma is over the moon, but her uncle, (the blasted) Duke of Arden opposes the match, and Emma is ordered to move to the duke’s estate to think things over.
Richard Hamilton refuses to take things lying down and concocts a plan. A plan that should have brought the lovers together and had them married within a month. It was a simple matter of masquerading as the duke’s gardener, compromising the lady, and then having the duke rush them off to Gretna Green. Alas, he underestimates the duke’s intelligence and the tangled situation on the estate—never had he imagined that compromising a lady could be so difficult.
Overlay: A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas
Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.
Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.
The Bold Heart (Highland Heather and Hearts Book 4)
(Scotland, 1488) Ewan was a battle-weary warrior with haunted dreams. He no longer believed in love.
As Scotland’s greatest warrior and heir to the earldom of Mull, few dared to cross swords with Ewan MacLean. But the price he paid for his fearsome reputation was a heavy one. To survive, he buried his emotions and became only the warrior, riding from battle to battle with his men to protect Scotland from threats within and without her borders and letting himself feel nothing else.
But when his right-hand man, Alec Montgomery, is caught dallying with a powerful Lord’s daughter, a trap is set. And both Ewan and Alec find themselves in an English prison, their necks headed for the noose.
Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin Book 1)
Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he’s ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man.
So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn’t believe are real.
The Suicide Princess
Stephanie Bradford is a young, attractive, and successful District Attorney on her way to the top. She has the near-perfect life, with an amazing husband, and she has it all in the palm of her hand. When her marriage falls into a romantic rut, Stephanie is skillfully swooned by a charming, mysterious and intriguing stranger who looks to be the answer to all of her fantasies. A whirlwind and intense affair quickly spirals out of control, and before long, she learns that things aren’t always as they appear and people are rarely who they seem.
The Daring Heart (The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series Book 3)
Scotland, 1482 – To the scandalous Lord Julian Gray, marriage is a malady and nothing more.
How can a man even court a lass longer than a fortnight when there are so many pouting lips to kiss? Roaming the courts of Europe, Julian appears to spend his time drinking wine, wagering gold, and dandling willing lasses upon his knee. But no one knows the man behind the mask. No one knows that he is Le Marin—Europe’s most daring and brazen spy.
But everything changes the night he finds a dagger pressed against his ribs and an alluring hazel-eyed minx in his bed.
Once Loved (Shattered Past Book 2)
He’s the campus golden boy. She’s picking up the pieces of her broken past. But in Cecy Robson’s scorching novel of second chances—perfect for readers of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—their differences only make their connection more explosive.
Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too.
Have You Seen Her?
Marcia Hadley, Santa Barbara, California socialite has been married for seven years to the heir of a family fortune. He sees to it that she has the finest home, cars and clothes. Yet that isn’t enough to keep Marcia from running.
Dani Reynolds, Atlantic City nightclub cocktail waitress works on her feet seven hours a night, five days a week for less than minimum wage in a crowded, smoky nightclub. She lives in an aging, run-down apartment, rides the city bus, and she’s happier than she’s ever been.
Marcia and Dani have more in common than anyone could imagine. They are the same woman.
The Mists of Time (The Oracles Book 4)
It began with a love more powerful than death. Alex Morgan’s love for his soul mate, Valeria was both legend and tragic. But finally, after 3000 years, they are living the life of their dreams in modern day Manhattan. Until a decisive flash of lightning opens a Kairos, a window in time, and changes their destiny forever…
In search of answers to their missing friends, Paolo Carrara leads them into the Underworld. And with one fateful step, Alex disappears into the past, igniting hidden passions, betrayals, and a possible end to the people that Valeria loves most—including Alex.
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