Michael Anderson never thought he would set foot on a world like Earth. Born and raised in a science colony on the farthest edge of the solar system, he only studied planets from afar. But when his parents build mankind’s first wormhole and discover a world emitting a mysterious artificial signal, Michael is the only qualified planetologist young enough to travel to the alien star.
He is not alone on this voyage of discovery. Terra, his sole mission partner, is no more an adult than he is. Soon after their arrival, however, she begins acting strangely—as if she’s keeping secrets from him. And her darkest secret is one that Michael already knows.
Twenty light-years from the nearest human being, they must learn to work together if they’re ever going to survive.
Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mysteries Short Stories (Books 1-4)
Loretta Sweet and her identical twin sister, Lacy, have recently inherited a home in Misery, Mississippi, from their distant relative, (Aunt) Tess McCoy.
Their aunt’s attorney insists that the girls meet him at the property to discuss the specifics of the will. When the sisters arrive for the meeting, they discover that there is more…much more to the will than just inheriting a home.
As the attorney prepares to go over the details of the will, one of the “stipulations” makes a dramatic appearance, along with a body that is found in the bathtub.
Will the Sweet sisters turn tail and run or will they stick around to help solve the murder?
Lives of Signers of the Declaration of Independence
“It was treason against the home government, yet perfect allegiance to the law of right.”
At a meeting of the Continental Congress in July 1776, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Declaration of Independence was signed. From across the Thirteen Colonies, fifty-six men — including two future presidents — put their names to a document formally explaining why they had voted to declare independence from Great Britain.
It was an act that would have an irreversible effect on America, and history.
Although this event has given rise to many stories and legends with the passage of time, there is little doubting the reverence with which the signers of the Declaration are held.
How to Say Goodbye: A New Adult Romance Novel
“Amber Lin knocked it out of the park with this book, and definitely secured a place on my auto-buy list…The characters were flawed and beautiful, both of them haunted and sometimes trapped by their past. They were able to find joy and even love with each other.” – Fictional Candy
She’s here for the summer…
Amy has a secret: no one’s ever held her hand. She doesn’t even know how to hug. Everyone thinks she’s smart, but straight A’s are way easier than making friends. Then she meets Dane, a golden-haired surfer whose easy charm and hot touch teach her what she longs to know.
He lives on the streets…
Dane lives for the salty breeze and a sweet wave, because that’s all he has. He’s been on the streets since he was fourteen. A drifter. Homeless. Then he meets Amy. Smart and accomplished, she’s everything he’s not. He wants to be the sort of man who deserves her.
Executive Decision: A Romance Novel
The bright lights of the big city called to Liz Rogers. Her best friend and almost roommate, Dale, helped her make the transition from small town girl to big time ad executive. They work together and nearly live together. For eight years he’s been her rock, her sounding board. As Liz starts breaking off one workplace relationship, another one–that has been brewing since the first day she arrived in New York, blossoms–leaving her confused and concerned. She’d been burned once by love and isn’t willing to risk her heart again, especially not to a man who was raised with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Dale Corbins has been in love with Liz from the moment he laid eyes on her. He knows time is running out, that one of these days she’s going to come home and tell him she’s fallen for someone else. When he finds out she’s been sleeping with their boss, he decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands.
How to Talk to Anyone with Power and Confidence:The Step by Step Guide to Learn How to Communicate Effectively and Efficiently
Have you ever wonder why some people seems to make friend instantly?
Everyone seems to like them and give them instant love and respect.
In business, you’ll see them rapidly move to the top of the corporate ladder.
What it is, that make these people so special? What is their secrets?
These people have simply learned and practiced the art of effectively deal with people. And you too can do the same.
it all starts by learning how to talk and carry a conversation with another human being.
- Do you know how to instantly start a good conversation with a stranger, business associate or coworker?
- What should you say?
- How should you keep the conversation going after it’s started ?
- What is your body telling the other person?
- Are you talking with the right tone of voice?
- Do you monopolize the conversation or let the other person participate?
- Do you talk about yourself or show interest about the other guy?
This book will answer all the question above and a lot more.
Mercenary Instinct (The Mandrake Company Series Book 1)
Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain might be handsome, but he’s intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can’t figure out a way to escape before she’s delivered to the lord’s home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude—or worse.
Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure
You probably saw the press conference. Nine months ago, Zeus’s murder catapulted the Greek gods back into our world. Now the whole pantheon revels in new temples, casinos, and media empires–except Apollo. A compulsive overachiever with a bursting portfolio of godly duties, the amount of email alone that he receives from rapacious mortals turns each day into a living hell.
Yet there may be hope, if only he can return Zeus to life! With the aid of Thalia, the muse of comedy and science fiction, Apollo will risk his very godhood to help sarcastic TV producer Tracy Wallace and a gamer-geek named Leif–two mortals who hold the key to Zeus’s resurrection. (Well, probably. Prophecies are tricky buggers.)
Soon an overflowing inbox will be the least of Apollo’s troubles. Whoever murdered Zeus will certainly kill again to prevent his return, and avoiding them would be far easier if Apollo could possibly figure out who they are.
Even worse, the muse is starting to get cranky.
Snowfall at Willow Lake: Lakeshore Chronicles Book 4
Can a single moment change your entire life?
International lawyer Sophie Bellamy has dedicated her life to helping people in war-torn countries. But when she survives a hostage situation, she remembers what matters most—the children she loves back home. Haunted by regrets, she returns to the idyllic Catskills village of Avalon on the shores of Willow Lake, determined to repair the bonds with her family.
There Sophie discovers the surprising rewards of small-town life—including an unexpected passion for Noah Shepherd, the local veterinarian. Noah has a healing touch for anything with four legs, but he’s never had any luck with women—until Sophie.
A Country Christmas: Return to Promise\Buffalo Valley
The town of Buffalo Valley, North Dakota—a community in farm country—is undergoing a revival. Vaughn Kyle, who’s just out of the army, is looking for a place to live, a life to live. While he’s waiting for his ambitious fiancée to make up her mind, he visits Buffalo Valley one snowy day and meets a young woman named Carrie Hendrickson. As they grow close, Vaughn has to question his feelings for the woman he thought he loved. He knows then that he wants to stay in Buffalo Valley, where life is about family and friends—not money and social standing. And not just at Christmas, but every day of the year…
The Haunted Fixer-Upper (A Haunted Renovation Mystery Book 2)
Alabama Hargrove is headed South to meet the family of her hunky handyman boyfriend, Reed O’Hara. On the way, she stumbles on a grand, old house and catches the renovating bug again. Reed and Alabama purchase the house, but when he discovers the lifeless body of the previous owner, Alabama must clear his name before their renovating days are over. This small town has secrets, and so does the house… it’s up to Alabama to solve the mystery or possibly be haunted for life.
The Heart of Christmas (A Whiskey Creek Novel Book 7)
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn’t have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that’s what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.
Eve’s worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There’s no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve’s definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve’s happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she’s counting on the best Christmas of her life!
Home in Time for Christmas
Melody Tarleton is driving home for Christmas when a man?clad in Revolutionary War–era costume?appears out of nowhere, right in the path of her car. Shaken, she takes the injured stranger in, listening with concern to Jake Mallory’s fantastic claim that he’s a Patriot soldier executed by British authorities.
Bringing Jake to her parents’ house, Melody concocts a story to explain the handsome holiday guest with the courtly manners and strange clothes. Mark, her close friend who wishes he were more, is skeptical, but her family is fascinated. So is Melody. Jake is passionate, charming and utterly unlike anyone she’s ever met. Can he really be who he claims? And can a man from the distant past be the future she truly longs for?
Grosse Pointe Pulp: John Rockne Mysteries #1, #2 and #3
DEAD WOOD (John Rockne Mystery #1) In the exclusive enclave of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a woman who builds custom guitars is murdered. A disgraced ex-cop turned private investigator is hired by the dead woman’s father and immediately becomes the target of a violent ex-convict. An enigmatic music star performs damage control on her links to the dead woman. And a professional killer who idolizes Keith Richards is brought into town by a mysterious employer. DEAD WOOD is what great mysteries are all about: love, hate, faith and vengeance, all wrapped up in an explosive story that simply refuses to let up.
Taking Chances: A Holiday Romance
When Jill Thompson meets the famous lesbian rock star Ashley Rowland she feels an immediate attraction. Unfortunately, Jill has hidden her sexuality in order to further her modeling and acting career and is not willing to risk anything for a fling.
Then the women are in New York together. Can the magic of the holidays in New York City change Jill’s feelings or is she destined to stay in the closet?
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