The Stranger’s Obituary (An Obituary Society Novel)
Welcome to Auburn, where fresh baked cookies hold the key to your future, and a melody carries the secrets of your past.
Mina Fairchild keeps to herself, and that’s the way she likes it. Her secluded life protects the secrets she hides, as well as a certain peculiarity that even people in the colorful town of Auburn, Nebraska find strange.
But when her movie-star sister Bernadette shows up on her sofa, Mina’s cozy bungalow is overrun with paparazzi. One dark eyed reporter seems to see straight into Mina’s soul and her world begins to crumble. It’s bad enough when he noses around her secrets, but then he starts digging for information about her mother, and Mina can’t let that happen.
Bernadette fled her Hollywood life after her boyfriend’s affair caused her to do things that sent the tabloids flying off the racks. Now she’s facing the sister she hasn’t spoken to in eight years, and an ex-fiancé, to whom she owes more than an explanation.
California Man (Salt Spring Island Friends Book 1)
Relationships don’t come easy when you’re too shy to love…
Bookstore owner Emily Welland is timid and deeply insecure—and she has her reasons. She’s read about Quinn Ramsay, the brilliantly successful celebrity entrepreneur, and she’s seen pictures of him in the tabloids— always with a stunning model or actress on his arm.
Quinn’s glittering California life is the polar opposite to her quiet and reclusive days on Salt Spring Island in the Pacific Northwest. So when Quinn comes to her island and shows an interest in her, her initial reactions are disbelief, fear—and panic attacks. None of which she can control.
All of which makes Quinn more interested than ever.
Chess: The Complete Guide To Chess – Master: Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategies
Amaze Your Friends – Master the Ancient Game of Chess!
The Complete Guide to Chess – Master: Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy can improve your game overnight. You’ll go from newbie to aspiring grandmaster in just a few moves. Don’t wait – get the information you need to take your game to the next level – right away!
This inspiring book teaches you many chess openings, including:
- Ruy Lopez
- Italian Game
- Sicilian Defense
- French Defense
- Caro-Kann Defense
- Pirc Defense
- Queen’s Gambit
- English Opening
- Alekhine’s Defense
- Modern Defense
- King’s Indian Defense
- King’s Indian Attack
- The Dutch Defense
Too Cute To Kill (A Jake and Emma Mystery Book 1)
A November blizzard in Casper, Wyoming spells danger for anyone trapped in the whiteout. Shoveling out the next day, Jake and Emma Rand discover the frozen body of a woman steps from their front door, an apparent victim of the storm. It doesn’t take the police long to realize that someone other than Mother Nature is responsible for her death and the couple finds themselves in the middle of a murder.
When the murderer strikes again, Jake and Emma take matters into their own hands and travel to Gillette to unravel the mystery of who this woman was and how she met her lonely fate. What they uncover will rock this small western town to its core, but will they live to tell the tale?
Finding Pluck: First Prize – William Faulkner Literary Award
It is 1995 in North Carolina and Taylor Hanes is struggling to escape his small-minded dying textile town. He finds his ticket out by being awarded a full-ride gay and lesbian equality scholarship to a state university. Problem is, he isn’t gay. He lied on the application. Abruptly, he is shocked to be faced with hometown intolerance, but worse yet, he awakens the wrath of the long dead scholarship’s benefactor.
In his new life in college he must still contend with the hauntings, but his new girlfriend, a professed witch, and a group of friends ban together to help him unravel the reasons the spirit is restless.
Amazon Private Label: The Ultimate FBA Guide to Amazon Private Label Sales
In this book, we start by providing you with a quickstart guide about Amazon FBA and private label products. Then, we explore with the various strategies and steps about private labelling in order for you to familiarize yourself with it. We also included a checklist for you to easily launch your Amazon FBA private labelling business without any fuss.
If you are someone who has minimal or no experience with AMazon FBA and/or private label selling, then this book is definitely for you. We can help you get started swiftly. On the other hand, If you’re someone who has a little more experience, this book would still be able to give you some proven techniques to help you master the trade. We’ve got tons of resources presented in a quick, concise, and easy to read format to keep you learning for hours.
Poker: Everything You Need To Know About Poker From Beginner To Expert (Poker, Poker for Beginners)
Are you the one who plays poker for fun? Somebody who earns a living out of it? Either way, you need the right skill and basic strategies to fully wrap your head around this tricky game.
Poker: Everything You Need To Know About Poker From Beginner To Expert is guaranteed to get you to the top!
This book contains 12 helpful basic ideas that will allow you to be more dominant and own the match!
Here’s What You’ll Learn Further in this Book:
• Learn the Different Poker Hand Ratings
• Learn the Personalities of Players
• Learn the Secrets of Bluffing your opponents
• Learn how to Observe and Read Your Opponent
Stone’s Fall: A Novel
At his London home, John Stone falls out of a window to his death. A financier and arms dealer, Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents. Did he jump, was he pushed, or was it merely a tragic accident? His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate. The story moves backward in time—from London in 1909 to Paris in 1890 and finally to Venice in 1867—and the attempts to uncover the truth play out against the backdrop of the evolution of high-stakes international finance, Europe’s first great age of espionage, and the start of the twentieth century’s arms race.
Nikki Burgess has survived a terrible marriage and an even worse divorce. And she’s just about given up hope of ever finding love and happiness. But when her ex-husband suddenly dies, she gets custody of her kids again and a chance to start over and do it right.
Dixie McPherson, on the other hand, has had way too much love. She has eleven tennis bracelets, dozens of trinkets, piles of sexy lingerie and a tarnished reputation when all she ever wanted was true love, a partner and a family.
Carlisle Bartlett is loyal, generous, kindhearted and the funniest guy slinging drinks in the back of an airplane. But he has an ugly little secret. The only kind of love he’s used to comes with bruises.
They are three people who could seriously use a break. A fresh start. A shot at success and a chance to shine. Maybe a little romance—the kind that sticks.
Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
A rollicking story of greed, financial corruption, dirty politics, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, illicit sex, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man who kept a Ponzi scheme alive perhaps for longer than anyone else in history.
It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone’s rise to underworld domination, Chicago’s corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters, and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people (who should have known better) to invest as much as $30 million–upwards of $400 million today–in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. When Leo’s scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state’s attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo’s own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year.
The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed “The Angel of Death” by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
Cullen’s murderous career in the world’s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time.
Duty: First Novel of Rhynan (Novels of Rhynan Book 1)
Duty to King
Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman.
Duty to Others
Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier?
The Diabolical Miss Hyde: An Electric Empire Novel
Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.
In an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled technological gadgets. She will need every advantage available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret. Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is unleashed.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Sleek. Chic. Notoriously guarded. Welcome to the secret world of Gabrielle Chanel.
The story of Chanel begins with an abandoned child, as lost as a girl in a dark fairy tale. Unveiling remarkable new details about Gabrielle Chanel’s early years in a convent orphanage and her flight into unconventional adulthood, Justine Picardie explores what lies beneath the glossy surface of a mythic fashion icon.
Throwing new light on her passionate and turbulent relationships, this beautifully constructed portrait gives a fresh and penetrating look at how Coco Chanel made herself into her own most powerful creation. An authoritative account, based on personal observations and interviews with Chanel’s last surviving friends, employees and relatives, it also unravels her coded language and symbols, and traces the influence of her formative years on her legendary style.
The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to build a successful life
Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and the man who inspired Paul McKenna to greatness, collaborates with Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick to reveal how to unleash your true potential and transform your life.
Richard Bandler – the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better – has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help readers understand the remarkable principles of NLP.
Inspiring and easy-to-read, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler. Rather than explaining the theories, An Introduction to NLP illustrates the principles and simple techniques that Bandler has developed over the past 35 years in action.
This inspirational book gives you the tools to change your life, overcoming the things that are holding you back: your phobias, depression, habits, psychosomatic illnesses or learning disorders.
Chase Family Boxed Set One: The Jewels: Amethyst, Emerald, and Amber
Daughter of the White River: Depression-Era Treachery and Vengeance in the Arkansas Delta
The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas’ White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father’s murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten–despite her unmarked grave.
Arucard (Brethren Origins Book 1)
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE.
It is the year of Our Lord 1307, and by papal decree, Templar Knight Arucard of Villiers is a hunted man. One of a handful of mariners to escape the Inquisition and Philip the Fair’s treachery, Arucard sets sail for England, where good King Edward II has outlawed torture. While the Crown is more than happy to offer exile and create a new Order to accommodate the famed warriors of the Crusades, such assistance comes with a price. But is the cost one Arucard is willing to pay?
The world in which Isolde de Tyreswelle exists defines her as chattel. Nothing more than a means to an end, she is a puppet in her unscrupulous father’s dastardly play and is thrown into the courtly arena. To further her family’s political aspirations, she is betrothed to a man she has never met and, with her husband, must fight to survive the intrigues and betrayals of her new life.
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family’s polygamous lifestyle from the “dangerous” outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people’s prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren’s father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family.
The church, however, had a way of pulling her back in-and by 2007, Rebecca had no choice but to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages. The following year, Rebecca and the rest of the world watched as a team of Texas Rangers raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS.
Defection Games (Dan Gordon Intelligence Thrillers)
Covert CIA agent Dan Gordon is used to sleeping with one eye open, but when his new assignment lands him in the dangerous crosshairs of international clandestine warfare, subterfuge reaches a whole new level.Gordon’s latest task is to rendezvous with a high-ranking Iranian General integral to the country’s nuclear weapons’ program who plans to defect with a trove of state secrets, but when the general doesn’t show, the night ends in a maelstrom of confusion and gunfire, leaving Dan bruised, bloodied, and with more questions than answers. As a former Mossad-agent-turned-lawyer, Dan knows he can never fully trust those around him, but it quickly becomes clear that this mission is not what it seems and he finds himself questioning his own superiors. With fears about Iran’s nuclear armament growing by the day and Dan embroiled in a treachery that may extend all the way from Tehran to Washington, this defection looks to be the most dangerous game of all.
Persuasion: The Wild and Wanton Edition
Persuasion, Jane Austen’s final published work, is a story of second chances. A very young Frederick Wentworth and Anne Elliot are broken-hearted when their hasty engagement is dissolved due to Frederick’s lack of prestige and lack of money. Eight years later, they are still healing when they are thrust into the same social circle once more – however, in a brilliant turn, now Frederick is Captain Wentworth, a prosperous naval officer, and the Elliot family finds themselves on the brink of financial ruin.
Austen, who suffered her own broken engagement, pens a beautiful tale of the redeeming power of love, and the passion between Frederick and Anne sizzles on the page, even by the standards of 1816. In this wild and wanton edition of Persuasion, read the entire classic and discover the steamy untold portions of Austen’s story that have been lying dormant in the subtext. Who knows, Austen may have included these bits herself 200 years ago – if only she dared.
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