A Mother’s Day Murder (Mt. Abrams Mysteries Book 1)
Mt. Abrams was the kind of small, quiet town where, as any of its residents would tell you, nothing ever happened. That was why Ellie Rocca loved living there, even if her ex-husband did not.
But even small towns had secrets, as Ellie discovered when Lacey Mitchell suddenly disappeared. Ellie caught Lacey’s husband in a lie, and one small discovery led to another until it became apparent that nothing about the Mitchell’s was quite what it seemed.
Mother’s Day was just around the corner. With a sexy detective on the case, and Ellie and her friends getting closer to the truth, can Lacey Mitchell be found in time to enjoy the day with her sons? Or was something more deadly going on?
This novella is 35K words, the first in the Mt. Abrams Mystery Series
Brother Brother: A Memoir
Dan’s memoir; mostly truth, part fiction, is a tribute to his older brother Rich, whom he will always consider a casualty of the post-Vietnam era. Missing in America for the past 45 years, Rich mysteriously reappears along with his ’66 GTO convertible and coerces Dan to retrace the cross-country route he took back in ’70 to settle in a commune in Corrales, New Mexico.
With Dan taking control behind the wheel and the spirit of Rich in the passenger seat, Dan recreates some of Rich’s experiences as a flower child/Jesus freak.
They visit places like The Badlands, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Elko Nevada, the Haight/Ashbury District, Yosemite, The Grand Canyon and Zion National Park in an attempt to understand the life Rich chose, which was so drastically different from Dan’s.
WALDEN or Life in the Woods (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
WALDEN or, Life in the Woods, by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development.
In The Field Vietnam and My Letters Home
IN THE FIELD is a draftee’s view of the war, looking from the mud up, as told in 7 months of almost daily letters to his new bride.
These very personal letters provide us with a unique perspective. With candid observations and comment on Army life and combat, the land and its people, the issues of the day, his efforts to cope with a hostile environment, and as a new and absent husband establish a solid relationship with his wife. It is much like going to war, lots of new and exciting/terrifying moments mixed with boredom.
If you did not have the opportunity to serve in Vietnam but wondered “what was it like?” these letters will provide you with great insight.
Bootcamp of Misfit Wolves: Shifter Romance (Vanguard Elite Book 1)
Ian’s alpha tosses him out of his car at a training camp for worthless and weak wolf shifters run by a crazy vampire.
His only choice is to escape and go lone wolf.
Until he runs into Clare…
She actually volunteered for this gig.
Her wolf is all alpha but it’s crammed into a petite package, and she definitely has no mercy when it comes to him.
The work is hard.
The training dangerous.
Surviving is optional.
Mindfulness for Beginners: How to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Life
Author Tony Smith walks you through the basics of mindfulness practice and gives you simple, effective ways to incorporate these practices into your daily life.
This book is for anybody who goes through life feeling stressed out and overwhelmed by the demands of work, family and social obligations. It is also for anybody who finds that the constant, never-ending hustle and bustle of modern life often results in feeling disconnected and distant from the people and things that are most important in their lives.
You’ll learn about what mindfulness is and how it can help relieve stress, reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed, and put you back in touch with the things that matter the most to you.
Bound by Time: A Bound Novel
Isobel Moore is looking forward to spending her summer break alone while her parents are overseas. But when she returns home from college she discovers it’s no longer the welcoming place it used to be…and that something sinister now resides within.
As Isobel begins to question her sanity, a mysterious neighbor moves next door with plenty of his own secrets…and Damien DeLuca has the uncanny ability to always show up when the unexplainable happens.
Now Isobel must unravel a past that tests her limits and everything she thought she knew—before the darkness kills her.
The Memory of You: Prequel (Return to Redemption, Book 0)
The day Lieutenant Matthew Foster departed for his so-called ‘tour’ in Vietnam, he never expected a sudden change in his itinerary would include an extended stay in the horrific Hanoi Hilton. Six years later, he’s finally released with the other POWs during Operation Homecoming. Unfortunately, his memories before his capture were erased by the complimentary torture provided by the hotel’s concierge. Due to prior facial injuries and the beard concealing his gauntness, he looks nothing like the boyish photo in his military file.
When the Army informs Matt he has a wife and he was mistakenly declared dead, he’s sure Abby must have made a new life for herself. He doubts the bitter man he’s become can salvage the boy she once cared for, so to be fair to her, he decides to simply write a note to wish her well and leave. But before he does, he can’t resist going to Redemption, PA, to catch a glimpse of the woman he’d loved enough to marry.
The Promise of Stardust
Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust is a haunting and unforgettable debut novel about life and death and love, set against a moral dilemma that may leave you questioning your own beliefs.
Matt Beaulieu has loved Elle McClure since he was two years old. Now married and expecting their first child, Elle suffers a fatal accident. To keep the baby alive, Matt goes against his wife’s wishes and keeps his wife on life support. But Matt’s mother thinks that Elle should be euthanized, and she’s ready to fight for what she believes is the right thing.
Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Mission Flats: A Novel
By a shimmering lake in western Maine, a body lies sprawled in a deserted cabin. The dead man was an elite D.A. from Boston whose beat was the city’s toughest neighborhood: Mission Flats. For local police chief Ben Truman, investigating the murder will mean leaving his quiet home and joining a vengeful manhunt in a world of hard streets and harder bargains. The cops have zeroed in on a suspect, a ruthless predator targeted for prosecution by the murdered D.A. But Ben distrusts the Boston police—especially when he uncovers a secret history of murder and retribution stretching back twenty years. As past and present collide, as tribal loyalties threaten to lynch an innocent man—or let a guilty one go free—one thing remains certain: The most powerful revelations are yet to come.
Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets
For Anne Burrell, a classically trained chef and host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (where she shares impressive recipes and smart techniques that anyone can master), and Worst Cooks in America (the show that transforms hopeless home cooks), being a rock star in the kitchen means having the confidence and ability to get a great meal on the table without a sweat. In her debut cookbook, she presents 125 rustic yet elegant recipes, all based on accessible ingredients, along with encouraging notes and handy professional tricks that will help you cook more efficiently at home.
With Anne’s guidance, even the novice cook can turn out showstoppers like Whole Roasted Fish or Rack of Lamb Crusted with Black Olives, which are special enough for guests but easy enough for a weekday evening.
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
America was flying high in the Roaring Twenties. Then, almost overnight, the Great Depression brought it crashing down. When the dust settled, people were primed for a star who could distract them from reality. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed. With her superb narrative skills and eye for detail, Karen Abbott brings to life an era of ambition, glamour, struggle, and survival. Using exclusive interviews and never-before-published material, she vividly delves into Gypsy’s world, including her intense triangle relationship with her sister, actress June Havoc, and their formidable mother, Rose, a petite but ferocious woman who literally killed to get her daughters on the stage.
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger.
But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah’s life is posted to India, she quits her dream job to move to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. For Sarah this seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love, and it almost kills her, literally. Just settled, she falls dangerously ill with double pneumonia, an experience that compels her to face some serious questions about her own fragile mortality and inner spiritual void. “I must find peace in the only place possible in India,” she concludes. “Within.”
Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre: The Best of H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft is “the American writer of the twentieth century most frequently compared with Poe, in the quality of his art … [and] its thematic preoccupations (the obsessive depiction of psychic disintegration in the face of cosmic horror),” writes Joyce Carol Oates in the New York Review of Books. Del Rey has reprinted Lovecraft’s stories in three handsome paperbacks. This first volume collects 16 classic tales, including “The Rats in the Walls,” “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Dunwich Horror,” and “The Colour Out of Space.” Introduction by Robert Bloch. Wraparound cover art by Michael Whelan.
This is the collection that true fans of horror fiction have been waiting for: sixteen of H.P. Lovecraft’s most horrifying visions, including Lovecraft’s masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME–the shocking revelation of the mysterious forces that hold all mankind in their fearsome grip.
Assumption: Underground Kings (Underground Kings Series Book 1)
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
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