Texas Roots: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs Book 1 (Texas Heroes 7)
The first book of a new series featuring New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s much-loved Gallagher family—TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs.
When scandal and an ambitious prosecutor wreck talented chef Scarlett Ross’s life and she learns of a grandmother she never knew she had, she flees the notoriety to pay an anonymous visit to Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, a town kept alive only by her grandmother’s determination and carried on the strong shoulders of sexy Texas cowboy Ian McLaren. There she is surprised to discover a yearning to sink roots deep in the Texas Hill Country—but she is terrified that the secrets she’s hiding will endanger everyone she’s come to love.
The Summer I Fell (The Six Series Book 1)
Riley Clifton can’t remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the Six, a group of rowdy boys who would do just about anything for her. Growing up alongside of six guys is never easy. Especially in high school. Falling in love with one of the Six? Even harder when Ace has a hold of her heart, and he doesn’t even know it.
Jake (Ace) Aceton has loved Riley for a long time, but has kept the secret oath of the Six. Riley was off limits. At least until after graduation. When he overhears Riley admitting to her best friend, Paige how she feels about him, Ace doesn’t let his chance slip by. Riley, in his mind, has always been his.
When her college plan falls through, and her future is left to the hands of fate, Riley finds herself scrambling to keep up with all the changes. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is saying good-bye, especially to Ace.
Four days until the Election.
Natasha Biron knows this is her last chance. Losing this Election means losing the war – and her life. Officer Aaren Jemmer diligently works to lockdown Haline and ensure Natasha’s failure, another special assignment he’ll use to keep his secret safe. Archives employee Joaquin Deva is wrapping-up at the office before a holiday with his girlfriend – until an unexpected discovery drives him to abandon everything in his near-perfect life to find the one person who can help him: Natasha Biron.
Over the next four days their paths collide, shattering their realities as they each discover the lies they’ve been living and the unthinkable truth they share.
The New Google SEO: What You Need To Be Successful with Google Panda and Penguin
Forget What You Know About Google SEO! In April, 2011 Google implemented the Google Panda filter which fundamentally changed Google SEO.
In the old world, google assessed the quality of the site – looking at tags, links, content and other site based metrics.
In the new world, google assesses the user experience – looking at what your users actually do when they come to your site.
This is a fundamental shift that, if you don’t make immediate and meaningful changes to your site, can take you from a well-ranked site to not showing up at all for your search terms, overnight. Pick up this book and learn about the changes and how you can make a few simple changes to your site and your SEO approach to survive and thrive in the New Google Search.
The Rewind Files: A Novel
WASHINGTON, D.C. 2112
United States Time Travel Bureau
Chronologist Regina Bellows is great at her job. As a junior agent at the U.S. Time Travel Bureau she finds dangerous time anomalies caused by reckless time-travelers (basically cleaning up other people’s messes) from the comfort and safety of her desk. She knows her lack of social graces and verbal filter would make her a liability in the field.
When she accidentally uncovers a massive “chronomaly” in 1972 about a far-reaching plot to start World War III, she embarks alone on her first field mission ever – as an undercover secretary at the Nixon White House – where the race is on to find the conspirators before they find her.
She’s undertrained, inexperienced, all alone, and World War III is hanging in the balance. What could possibly go wrong?
FOCUS – A Memoir
At the age of 37, Ingrid Ricks walked into an eye doctor’s office expecting to walk outt with a cute pair of red cat-eye frames–only to learn she suffered from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare, incurable eye disease that was stealing her eyesight and would eventually leave her completely blind.
Gripped with the terrifying fear that she wouldn’t be able to see her two young daughters grow up, would become a burden to her husband, and would lose the career and independence that defines her, Ingrid embarks on a quest to fix her eyes that ends up fixing her life.
Through an eight-year journey marked by a trip to South Africa to write about AIDS orphans, a four-day visit with a doctor who focuses on whole-body health, a relationship-changing confrontation with her husband and a life-changing lesson from her daughters, Ingrid learns to embrace the moment and see what counts in life–something no amount of vision loss can take from her.
Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel Book 1)
Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down–and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.
With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name,Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.
Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, No. 4)
Stephanie Plum, the trash-talking New Jersey bail bondswoman of this popular series, is tracking Maxine Nowicki, who’s wanted for skipping out on a car-theft charge lodged by her ex-boyfriend. Now the ex-boyfriend’s very interested in getting back the love letters he supposedly wrote to Maxine. But what he’s really looking for is the secret on which Evanovich hangs her screwball cast of colorful minor characters, including Sally Sweet, a cross-dressing drag queen; Lula, the 250-pound ex-hooker who works for Steph’s boss; Cousin Vinnie, the bail bondsman; Grandma Mazur, who packs a Glock and is always looking for a little action; and Joyce, a wannabe bounty hunter who’s been cramping Steph’s style since she played pass the salami with Steph’s ex-husband. The action doesn’t get much farther from Trenton than the Jersey Shore, but when Steph’s apartment and car are blown up by the others on Maxine’s trail and she moves in with Joe Morelli, the handsome, arrogant cop she’s been hung up on since high school, it gets hotter than the craps table in Atlantic City.
Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, No. 6): A Stephanie Plum Novel
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.
Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He’s at the scene, he’s with the victim, and he’s the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He’s Stephanie’s mentor–the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he’s more than her friend.
Now he’s the hunted and Stephanie’s the hunter, and it’s time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him…what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in?
High Five (Stephanie Plum, No. 5)
Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody’s perfect! Anyway, Stephanie has other things on her mind. Her mother wants her to find Uncle Fred who’s missing after arguing with his garbage company; homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez is back, quoting scripture and stalking Stephanie; vice cop Joe Morelli has a box of condoms with Stephanie’s name on it; and Stephanie’s afraid Ranger has his finger on her trigger. The whole gang’s here for mirth and mayhem in Janet Evanovich’s High Five. Read at your own risk in public places.
Christmas at Harrington’s
Sometimes the best gift is a second chance
Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret?
Reading Christmas at Harrington’s, a story full of redemption and true holiday spirit, will be your newest Christmas tradition.
It’s three thousand miles from the green fields of glory, where Henry “call me Hank” Thompson once played California baseball, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where the tenements are old, the rents are high, and the drunks are dirty. But now Hank is here, working as a bartender and taking care of a cat named Bud who is surely going to get him killed.
It begins when Hank’s neighbor, Russ, has to leave town in a rush and hands over Bud in a carrier. But it isn’t until two Russians in tracksuits drag Hank over the bar at the joint where he works and beat him to a pulp that he starts to get the idea: Someone wants something from him. He just doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to make them understand he doesn’t have it.
The Traveling Man (Traveling Series #1)
Aimee Anderson is ten when the traveling carnival first comes to her nice little town. She doesn’t expect her world to change so completely. But meeting Kestrel Donohue puts her life on a different path.
Even though she only sees him for the two weeks of the year when he passes through her home town, his friendship is the most important of her life. As a child’s friendship grows to adult love, the choices become harder, and both Kes and Aimee realize that two weeks a year will never be enough…
Christmas Brides (Three Regency Novellas)
To grant her dying father his last Christmas wish, Miss Annabelle Pemberton proposes marriage to her father’s former ward, the rakish viscount Lord William de Vere. How painful it will be, though, to be trapped in a marriage of convenience with the only man she has ever loved.
Marriage to the wealthy heiress will help restore de Vere’s decaying estates, but that is not why he accepts her bizarre proposal. He has grown to love her father as if he were his own, and if Mr. Pemberton selected him for his only child’s husband, then Lord de Vere must honor the man’s final wishes. Little does he suspect his father-in-law knows him better than he knows himself.
The Earl of Downe has come home to rusticate from this wild ways–spurred by his need to prove his father was right…that he is nothing but a worthless rake. But at a neighboring estate, Letty Hornsby believes dear Richard is her hero, her dream man, her heart’s desire! She’s been in love with him since childhood, since she was eleven and accidentally knocked him into a river, the first of several such disastrous encounters. Now that the earl’s friends have convinced him to leave Town and recuperate from overindulgence (women, alcohol and gambling), Letty is taking advantage of the opportunity and spinning her own plan to save Richard from himself.
Richard expects his life to be boring and restful once he’s home, but after a chance encounter with the meddlesome Letty and her obnoxious dog, Gus, he discovers there is no rest for the wicked.
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
Our great-grandmothers didn’t need nutrition lessons—then again, they weren’t forced to wade through aisle after aisle of packaged foods touting outlandish health claims and confusing marketing jargon. Over the last few decades, we’ve forgotten what “real food” is—and we’re left desperately seeking foods that will truly nourish our bodies. We’re disillusioned with the “conventional wisdom” for good reason—it’s gotten us nowhere.
Achieving optimal health without calorie-counting, diet foods, or feelings of deprivation has never been easier. Practical Paleo explains why avoiding both processed foods and foods marketed as “healthy”—like grains, legumes, and pasteurized dairy—will improve how you look and feel and lead to lasting weight loss. Even better—you may reduce or completely eliminate symptoms associated with common health disorders!
Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor
Suzanne McMinn, a former romance writer and founder of the popular blogchickensintheroad.com, shares the story of her search to lead a life of ordinary splendor in Chickens in the Road, her inspiring and funny memoir.
Craving a life that would connect her to the earth and her family roots, McMinn packed up her three kids, left her husband and her sterile suburban existence behind, and moved to rural West Virginia. Amid the rough landscape and beauty of this rural mountain country, she pursues a natural lifestyle filled with chickens, goats, sheep—and no pizza delivery.
With her new life comes an unexpected new love—”52,” a man as beguiling and enigmatic as his nickname—a turbulent romance that reminds her that peace and fulfillment can be found in the wake of heartbreak. Coping with formidable challenges, including raising a trio of teenagers, milking stubborn cows, being snowed in with no heat, and making her own butter, McMinn realizes that she’s living a forty-something’s coming-of-age story.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans: 4-Week Meal Plans to Heal the Immune System and Restore Overall Health
So much in life is beyond our control. Your diet doesn’t have to be.
Authors Dorothy Calimeris and Sondi Bruner bring first-hand experience of coping with chronic inflammation. They learned that by focusing on the foods we eat, we can fan the flames of inflammation in our bodies.
Let them show you how to conquer chronic inflammation by developing a customized anti-inflammatory diet plan and arming you with the tools to support your health.
With The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans, you’ll choose from 4 flexible meal plans and discover over 130 delicious & easy-to-prepare recipes packed with flavorful options.
Crave carbs, shun meat, prefer Paleo? No problem. There’s an anti-inflammatory diet that’s right for you:
Trapped By Revenge: A Shelby Nichols Adventure
With summer over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder.
Desperate to prove her innocence and find the person who killed him, Shelby begins a frantic search. She enlists the aid of the local mob boss, Uncle Joey, his hit-man, Ramos, and her police detective friend, Dimples, but soon finds that nothing can save her from becoming entangled in a sinister plot.
With her life on the line and no way out, she finds herself trapped by revenge, and realizes it will take all her skills to escape.
True Love: The Trilogy: The Complete Boxed Set
They wanted forever… but sometimes forever’s not that easy.
Ellen has loved Jagger since she was five and he was seven when they kissed through the chain link fence at school. She’s had their wedding planned since she was twelve and is ready for a happily ever after with him, but life just isn’t that neat and tidy. Although they lost contact over the years, which broke her heart, during Jag’s senior year in high school, sophomore Ellen catches his eye once again and their friendship is back on. When things between them gradually develop into something more, Ellen wants to give herself completely to Jag, but he’s not so sure he wants to risk their relationship in taking things to the next level. When Jag is drafted to the Dodgers as the hot, new pitcher of the team, Ellen decides to go with him, transferring colleges and leaving her friends and family behind. But things get more and more complicated when busy schedules, a slimy agent and a supermodel disrupt their lives, which makes Ellen question whether they’ll ever get their perfect forever.
My Wicked Valentine (Club Wicked Book 1)
Lucia Roa needs a miracle to keep her fledgling event planning business from going under. When she gets word about the opportunity of a lifetime to do a Valentine’s Day party for an elite club in Washington D.C. she jumps at the chance. It’s not until afterward, that she learns the party isn’t for just any club, it’s for the premier private BDSM club, Wicked. Desperate to make the social and professional connections that this job would offer, she agrees to a most unconventional and risqué business arrangement with the handsomest man she’s ever met.
CEO Isaac O’Keefe swore off relationships years ago after having his heart broken and his bank account emptied by his gold-digging first wife. He thought he’d managed to keep his heart under lock and key, but when Lucia walks into his office he is instantly drawn to the fiery beauty. He convinces Lucia to take the position as event planner for Wicked’s Valentine’s Day party, but in order to make the event a success, he must give her a crash course at all the dark pleasures BDSM has to offer.
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