A Rum Truck

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Mike Avitabile

A Rum Truck

In the spring of 2007, two best friends inadvertently start a popular rock band while driving a stolen delivery truck across the western United States.

Blake Caldaro, a rum-obsessed 22-year-old, finds himself sobering up on the northbound highway out of Puerto Vallarta with more bottles than he could ever drink and the keys to another man’s truck. Joining him for the ride is his carefree and ever-sarcastic friend, Booker. Despite narrowly escaping the country intact, the pair quickly grow restless and decide to take the truck back on the road. Anything – even the risk of getting caught – is better than their dead-end lives in L.A.

In a Denver bar, they become friends with a loner passing through town. The trio jokingly begin to pose as a touring band, happily enjoying the perks of fake stardom as they repeat the hoax each night in a different city and venue.

The Pull of Destiny

 Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: hotcheri

The Pull of Destiny

This is a story about a boy who thought he had everything, a girl who had nothing and how they found all they ever wanted and more- with each other.

Celsi Sawyer, a helpless romantic teenage girl who lives in the projects of East Harlem, is a financial aid student at Dalton and will never amount to anything, according to her abusive cousin. Jaded Luke Astor is a Legacy student at Dalton, heir to millions and, in the words of his father, is a royal screwup. Their paths cross by chance and when kind Celsi offers to help Luke work on his bucket list before his aneurysm operation, they slowly start falling for each other.

Vegan Gluten-free Family Cookbook: Delicious Vegan Gluten-free Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Main Courses & Side Dishes
Author: Vesela Tabakova

Vegan Gluten-free Family Cookbook: Delicious Vegan Gluten-free Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes you Can Make in Minutes! (Quick and Easy Gluten-free Recipes Book 3)

Following a vegan gluten-free diet is extremely challenging and often very expensive. Gluten-free foods are hard to find, do not always taste very good and many people who have to avoid gluten feel overwhelmed and depressed by the fact that they have to follow this diet. Contains over 80 vegan gluten-free salad, soup, main dish and breakfast recipes, simple and easy to follow. They are guaranteed to provide maximum energy and keep you strong, active, and naturally healthy.

Apple, Walnut and Radicchio Salad
Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad
Spinach Stem Salad
Fresh Greens Salad
Beet and Bean Sprout Salad
Warm Quinoa Salad
Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
Roasted Vegetables Quinoa Salad
Quinoa with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto
Cucumber Quinoa Salad
Fresh Vegetables Quinoa Salad
Warm Mushroom Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Quinoa and Asparagus Salad
Warm Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad
Quinoa, Zucchini and Carrots Salad

Lawless Desert

 Fiction > Westerns > Classic
Author: C.M. Curtis

Lawless Desert

A man to be reckoned with. Martin Chambliss is not a man to be underestimated. A band of renegade Apaches make that mistake when they attack Chambliss and his fellow travelers.

And when Chambliss goes on the hunt for two outlaws who have kidnapped the woman he loves, they learn that he is willing to follow them deep into Mexico, or into Hell itself, to save her, and he’s not afraid to spill blood if he has to.

The Last of the Mohicans (Xist Classics)

 Literary Fiction > Classics
Author: James Fennimore Cooper

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The Last of the Mohicans (Xist Classics)

James Fenimore Cooper wrote five “leather-stocking” tales. This is the second and most famous. It comes between The Deerslayer and The Pathfinder. Here the white frontiersman, Hawkeye (aka Natto Bumppo and Leather Stocking) is nobly matched with Uncas, the Indian of the title.

The story takes place in 1757 during the French and Indian War, when France and the Kingdom of Great Britain battled for control of the American and Canadian colonies. During this war, the French often allied themselves with Native American tribes in order to gain an advantage over the British, with unpredictable and often tragic results. The feeling for nature and the excitement of the action are remarkable, no less so than Cooper’s nostalgic view of the Indians and trappers who formed what he clearly thought of as a wilderness elite.

Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself: A Man and His Dog’s Struggle to Find Salvation

 Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Zachary Anderegg, Pete Nelson

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Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself: A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation

While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote, uninhabitable region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to life, at the bottom of a 350-foot canyon. In a daring act of humanity that trumped the deliberate savagery behind Riley’s presence in such a place, Zak single-handedly orchestrated a delicate rescue. What didn’t come out in the initial burst of publicity this story received is that Zak and Riley’s destinies were intertwined long before they improbably found each other. For much of Zak’s childhood, he was at the bottom of a veritable canyon himself—a canyon whose imprisoning depth and darkness was created by bullies who just wouldn’t quit and parents who weren’t capable of love.

BLOOD STAINED (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 2)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: CJ Lyons

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BLOOD STAINED (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 2)

Now Lucy’s back and she’s facing the fight of her life:

Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock…

Until recently Supervisory Special Agent Lucy Guardino was a shining star in the FBI’s roster. But after killing a man and disobeying orders, Lucy’s been sidelined, chained to her desk. When a mysterious letter arrives hinting that, thanks to Lucy, the wrong man was blamed for a string of serial rapes, kidnappings, and killings four years ago, Lucy jumps at the chance to re-open the case—despite orders to leave well enough alone.

Her unofficial investigation takes her back to the small town that thrust her into the spotlight four years ago when she saved the killer’s last victims—before the killer took his own life and the life of one final victim, a mother who left a ten year old son and loving husband behind.

What Lucy doesn’t know is that what happened four years ago was all a lie, fueled by sacrifice and betrayal, designed to shield the real killer.

Alex: The Life of a Child

 Biographies & Memoirs > Authors
Author: Frank Deford

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Alex: The Life of a Child

The inspiring story of one little girl’s bravery in the face of an unrelenting disease.

In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease. Although health-care innovations have improved the life span of CF patients tremendously over the last four decades, the illness remains fatal.

Given only two years to live by her doctors, the imaginative, excitable, and curious little girl battled through painful and frustrating physical-therapy sessions twice daily, as well as regular hospitalizations, bringing joy to the lives of everyone she touched. Despite her setbacks, brave Alex was determined to live life like a typical girl—going to school, playing with her friends, traveling with her family. Ultimately, however, she succumbed to the disease in 1980 at the age of eight.

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction (Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Amy Metz

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Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction (Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1)

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

 Self-Help > Relationships > Interpersonal Relations
Author: Leil Lowndes

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How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

This sequel to Leil’s international top selling “How to Talk to Anyone” makes you a master communicator with 96 all new cutting-edge communication “Little Tricks” for big success in business and social relationships—in person, by email, and on the phone. It has been praised as the 21st century version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” and was nominated one of the five best books in psychology by “Books for a Better Life!”

The author introduces the psychologically sound concept, “Emotional Prediction” or E.P. which you can employ with everyone. Here are the ten sections of the book:

  • 7 Little Tricks to Make a Great Impression Before People Even Meet You
  • 11 Little Tricks to Take the “Hell” Out of “Hello,” and Put the “Good” in “Good-bye”
  • 12 Little Tricks to Develop an Extraordinary Gift of Gab
  • 10 Little Tricks to Actually Enjoy Parties
  • 5 Little Tricks to Handle the Good, the Bad, and the Bummers
  • 12 Little Tricks to Avoid the 13 Most Common Dumb Things You Should NEVER Say or Do
  • 13 Little Tricks to be a Cool Communicator
  • 11 Little Tricks to Give Your E-Mail Today’s Personality and Tomorrow’s Professionalism
  • 10 Little Tricks to Make an Impression on your Cell (A.K.A. “Phone”)
  • 5 Little Tricks to Deepen the Relationships You Already Have

A Bridge To Love

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Nancy Herkness

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A Bridge To Love

Widow Kate Chilton bravely raises two young sons alone, drawing on memories of her happy marriage to give her strength. When she discovers that her marriage was not what it seemed, her world is shattered.

In her own unique revenge, Kate decides to spend one night with a man and then forget him. She finds the perfect candidate in notorious womanizer Randall Johnson. Magnetically attractive, he has a reputation for loving and leaving. But Randall’s reputation is about to change….

Randall Johnson clawed his way up the ladder of success from a dirt-poor childhood. With no time for the complications of love, he prefers women who understand his rules.

The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B: A Novel

 Historical Fiction > Biographical
Author: Sandra Gulland

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The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B: A Novel

In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old island woman predicts that one day she will be queen. The journey from the remote village of her birth to the height of European elegance is long, but Josephine’s fortune proves to be true. By way of fictionalized diary entries, we traverse her early years as she marries her one true love, bears his children, and is left betrayed, widowed, and penniless. It is Josephine’s extraordinary charm, cunning, and will to survive that catapults her to the heart of society, where she meets Napoleon, whose destiny will prove to be irrevocably intertwined with hers.

The Last Great Dance on Earth: A Novel

 Historical Fiction > Biographical
Author: Sandra Gulland

Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99 The Last Great Dance on Earth: A Novel

The Last Great Dance on Earth is the triumphant final volume of Sandra Gulland’s beloved trilogy based on the life of Josephine Bonaparte. When the novel opens, Josephine and Napoleon have been married for four tumultuous years. Napoleon is Josephine’s great love, and she his. But their passionate union is troubled from within, as Josephine is unable to produce an heir, and from without, as England makes war against France and Napoleon’s Corsican clan makes war against his wife. Through Josephine’s heartfelt diary entries, we witness the personal betrayals and political intrigues that will finally drive them apart, culminating in Josephine’s greatest tragedy: her divorce from Napoleon and his exile to Elba. The Last Great Dance on Earth is historical fiction on a grand scale and the stirring conclusion to an unforgettable love story.

The Secret Garden (Michael Hague Signature Classics)

 Children’s Books > Classics > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Michael Hague

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99 The Secret Garden (Michael Hague Signature Classics)

Mistress Mary is quite contrary until she helps her garden grow. Along the way, she manages to cure her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as imperious as she. These two are sullen little peas in a pod, closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors of England, until a locked-up garden captures their imaginations and puts the blush of a wild rose in their cheeks; “It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. The high walls which shut it in were covered with the leafless stems of roses which were so thick, that they matted together…. ‘No wonder it is still,’ Mary whispered. ‘I am the first person who has spoken here for ten years.'” As new life sprouts from the earth, Mary and Colin’s sour natures begin to sweeten.

Nefarious (The Blackwell Files Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Steven F. Freeman

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When Army Communications Captain Alton Blackwell takes a hit to the leg while on active duty in Afghanistan, his self-confidence and his leg are equally shattered in the explosion. Assigned to a desk job while recovering, Blackwell manages to prove his resourcefulness as he matches wits with Al-Qaeda operatives in the dangerous regions of Kabul. Unable to fully heal, he resigns himself to the abrupt end of his military career as well as any hope to win the affections of the beautiful and intelligent Lieutenant Mallory Wilson. Upon returning state-side, the quiet civilian life is quickly left far behind when Blackwell’s colleague Zach Lambert calls him from a weekend camping trip in the throes of a devastating illness with forbidding implications.

The Five Greatest Warriors: A Novel (Jack West, Jr. Book 3)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Matthew Reilly

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IT BEGAN WITH SIX STONES…From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes of Mongolia to the most mysterious island on Earth—this is what we have come to expect from Matthew Reilly: stupendous action, white-knuckle suspense, heroes to cheer for, and an adventure beyond imagination. Strap yourself in and hold on tight as he unleashes his biggest and fastest adventure yet, The 5 Greatest Warriors. When we last left Jack West Jr., he was plummeting into a fathomless abyss and his quest to save the world from impending Armageddon appeared doomed. But all hope is not lost.

Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965

 Erotica > Lesbian
Author: Katherine V. Forrest

Regularly $13.99, Today $1.99 Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965

Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of the cheaply produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post–World War II era. In 1950, publisher Fawcett Books founded its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction. These were the books that small-town lesbians and prurient men bought by the millions — cheap, easy to find in drugstores, and immediately recognizable by their lurid covers. For women leading straight lives, here was confirmation that they were not alone and that darkly glamorous, “gay” places like Greenwich Village existed. Some — especially those written by lesbians — offered sympathetic and realistic depictions of “life in the shadows,” while others (no less fun to read now) were smutty, sensational tales of innocent girls led astray.

Pirates of the Outrigger Rift

 Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Gary Jonas, Bill D. Allen

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When the security director of the powerful corporation Nebulaco dies under mysterious circumstances, courier Sai Collins has one last top-secret delivery to make for him. But she has a secret of her own; she’s a computer telepath who can connect to the grid without hardware. It’s a talent she needs when she arrives at the drop point to make the delivery and is ambushed by heavily armed goons, barely escaping with her life. Now, caught in the crosshairs of feuding lords, unrelenting security forces, and dangerous outlaws, she’ll need some help to make it out alive. Enter a pair of unlikely allies also caught in the mix: charming, down-on-his-luck pilot Hank Jensen and jaded PI Mike Chandler. Their mission: take down the ruthless pirate who is bringing the galaxy to its knees with his bloody hijackings of corporate trade routes.

Duke of Darkness (Three Regency Rogues – Book 2)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Anabelle Bryant

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London, 1817 The Duke of Wharncliffe, Devlin Ravensdale, is devastated when he receives a missive announcing the death of his only relative, Aunt Min. Consumed with guilt, he regrets not having visited her in years, despite he’s chosen a reclusive lifestyle to hide his secretive past. Saddened by the loss, he dutifully honors his aunt’s last wish, to take responsibility of a young ward, Alex, and arrange a suitable marriage. Reluctant, yet determined, Devlin sets off to collect his young charge, only to discover the he is a she, and Alexandra is stunningly beautiful…posing an unexpected temptation.

Tempest at Dawn

 Fiction > Historical > Cultural Heritage
Author: James D. Best

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The United States is on the brink of total collapse. The military has been reduced to near extinction, economic turmoil saps hope, and anarchy threatens, as world powers hover like vultures, eager to devour the remains. In a desperate move, a few powerful men call a secret meeting to plot the overthrow of the government. Fifty-five men came to Philadelphia May of 1787with a congressional charter to revise the Articles of Confederation. Instead they founded the longest lasting republic in world history. Tempest at Dawn tells their story.

Adrian’s Eagles: Book Four (Life After War 4)

 Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Angela White

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Three months after the War of 2012, Safe Haven refugee camp has made it to South Dakota and now holds six of the seven special survivors meant to lead the rebuilding of their country -but it can’t be done until they find a safe place to settle… and who can think of peace when there’s a huge camp of foreign invaders less than a day behind their group and they only want one thing? Safe Haven and everyone inside the light. Will Adrian be able to keep his people out of Cesar’s evil control long enough to finish the training he’s begun? The enemy numbers are over 300 and growing. There are currently 64 Eagles in Adrian’s army. Maybe if Brady can come up with the right plan and Angela can tell him when. He’ll also need Sam to warn him when Nature is attacking.

My Clarity: (Stand-Alone Book 1, Bk 2 coming July 16, 2015)

 Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: M. Clarke

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Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined. Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds. An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?

The Midas Plague (The Galaxy Project Book 17)

 Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Author: Frederik Pohl

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99 The Midas Plague (The Galaxy Project Book 17)

Although the three part serial beginning in the June 1952 issue in collaboration with Cyril Kornbluth had established Frederik Pohl as a formidable contributor, this novelette in the April 1954 issue was his first solo contribution and marked him as an important addition to the growing roster of social satirists enlisted by Horace Gold, the editor of GALAXY magazine. The audacious and patchwork concept underlying this story (the richer you are the less you are forced to consume; the greatest poverty is involved with the aggregation of goods) was Horace Gold’s and according to Pohl he had offered it to almost all of his regular contributors, asking for a story centered on the idea.

To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek Through the Heart of Africa

 Biographies & Memoirs > Travelers & Explorers
Author: Nina Sovich

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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank staring back at her. Unwittingly, she had followed life’s script, and now she needed to cast it out.Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.

Winston’s War: A Novel of Conspiracy

 Historical Fiction
Author: Michael Dobbs

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From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix seriesHouse of Cards, comes Winston’s War, a thrilling novel about the dawn of WWII and Winston Churchill’s rise to power. At the beginning of WWII, Neville Chamberlain believes he has bought “peace for our time” from Adolph Hitler, who has just seized Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. The English are alarmed by the huge German army, while the soldiers that would defend London don’t even have steel helmets. For many, compromise and appeasement seem to be England’s best defense. But there are a few leaders who don’t agree. Among them is Winston Churchill, who understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy’s death knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case in the press to the BBC’s Guy Burgess. One of these two will become the most revered man of his time, and the other will be known as the greatest of traitors.

Until Alex

 Romance > New Adult
Author: J. Nathan

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99 Until Alex

On the outside, Hayden is every girl’s living breathing fantasy, brooding and devastatingly gorgeous. And while he spends his nights losing himself in alcohol and faceless girls, it’s all just a facade. An elaborate cover for the emotionless shell of a man he is. One who harbors too many secrets and destroys lives the way his was destroyed. It’s the reason he avoids relationships and keeps everyone at arm’s length… Until Alex Alex’s life just shattered into a million pieces, leaving her with more grief than she knows what to do with and guilt so deep it’s destroyed the carefree girl she once was. Now she’s hundreds of miles from home, living with an aunt she doesn’t know, finishing senior year at a college she’s never been to, and trying desperately to get through a single day without breaking down. She’s never felt more alone in her life…

America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

 History > United States > Civil War
Author: David Goldfield

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In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom. Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield sees it as America’s greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not: It made the United States one nation and eliminated slavery as a divisive force in the Union.

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