Buzz Off (Queen Bee Mysteries Book 1)
It’s September – National Honey Month – in Moraine, Wisconsin. After her mentor in the honey business is found dead in his apiary, beekeeper Story Fischer must sort through a swarm of suspects, including her ex-husband.
With a little help (and sometimes hindrance) from family and friends, Story must find her way out of a very sticky situation.
Make Him Wild (Intoxicating Book 1)
In Make Him Wild, youngest Baci sister Alessandra plans to renovate an old cottage at the Tanti Baci winery into the perfect wedding destination. But when her contractor bugs out and she can’t find other reliable help, she’s forced to turn to Penn Bennett, the star of a popular renovation TV show. But the man makes her crazy and makes her feel in ways that someone known as the “Nun of Napa” has no business feeling…
Penn Bennett has good reason to steer clear of women, but when he’s roped into Alessandra’s project he finds the dark-haired Baci girl irresistible. It’s all fun and games in his mind—after all, he’s just a temporary visitor to the Napa Valley—but as the sawdust settles, he sees clearly into his own heart and finds himself very serious indeed about the enticing beauty.
Sundays Child: A Richard Nelson Detective Novel
Young mother, Genevieve Knowles worst nightmare comes true when the police turn up at her door to tell her, her boy, Sammy been abducted. There are no witnesses and Genevieve and her husband receive no ransom note.
Dreadful thoughts run through Genevieve’s mind. Human trafficking? Illegal adoption? Forced labor? Maybe even organ trading?
Genevieve hires private detective Richard Nelson to help find Sammy. Richard is led down a maze of blind alleys in his attempt to find the boy.
But who took Sammy? Is he still alive? And will Richard find him in time?
Rapture at Midnight (Cynn Cruors Book 1)
Finn Qualtrough is an alluring Cynn Cruor sniper — a member of an order of immortal human/werewolf/vampire warriors bred by an ancient alchemist who used old age magick to guard the human race from evil supernatural beings.
Eirene Spence is a insomniac hacker with a reckless penchant for midnight walks in a moonlit Manchester park.
And together… they’re a bonfire of passion!
In the midst of a long night of programming impenetrable firewalls for Dac Valerian, one of her more treacherous anonymous criminal clients, Eirene decides to take a stroll in the park under the full moon … and is assaulted by a gang of supernatural villains known as the Scatha Crurors, the nemesis of the Cynn Cruors, who find pleasure in rape, pillage, plunder, and murder.
The Feathers (Southern Spectral Series Book 1)
Thomas Carpenter – dead for 100 years – returns in 1978 to avenge his murder. He proves a challenge for a New Orleans novice detective Brenda Shapira and her senior partner, Roy Agnew. When 35-year old Shapira discovers the first victim in the historic Garden District, the beginning of 1978 will be anything but ordinary. As she unravels this long ago mystery steeped in New Orleans history and the Yellow Fever epidemic, Brenda realizes that she may be Carpenter’s next victim.
“Lott’s The Feathers is equal parts addictive and dark. It’s an outstanding thriller from a new author I plan to read now on a regular basis. This story doesn’t just get into your head, it tickles the back of your mind and sends your anxious heart into your throat.
Me Talk Pretty One Day
“It’s a pretty grim world when I can’t even feel superior to a toddler.” Welcome to the curious mind of David Sedaris, where dogs outrank children, guitars have breasts, and French toddlers unmask the inadequacies of the American male. Sedaris inhabits this world as a misanthrope chronicling all things petty and small. In Me Talk Pretty One Day Sedaris is as determined as ever to be nobody’s hero–he never triumphs, he never conquers–and somehow, with each failure, he inadvertently becomes everybody’s favorite underdog. The world’s most eloquent malcontent, Sedaris has turned self-deprecation into a celebrated art form–one that is perhaps best experienced in audio. “Go Carolina,” his account of “the first battle of my war against the letter s” is particularly poignant.
In Naked, David Sedaris’s message alternately rendered in Fakespeare, Italian, Spanish, and pidgin Greek is the same: pay attention to me.
Whether he’s taking to the road with a thieving quadriplegic, sorting out the fancy from the extra-fancy in a bleak fruit-packing factory, or celebrating Christmas in the company of a recently paroled prostitute, this collection of memoirs creates a wickedly incisive portrait of an all-too-familiar world. It takes Sedaris from his humiliating bout with obsessive behavior in A Plague of Tics to the title story, where he is finally forced to face his naked self in the mirrored sunglasses of a lunatic. At this soulful and moving moment, he picks potato chip crumbs from his pubic hair and wonders what it all means.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
“David Sedaris’s ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,” (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book.
Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths.
It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney Book 5)
SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO”
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…
The past is never over. It just gets dusty.
Lisa Shewmaker was a rising star in a prestigious law firm in Lexington, Kentucky; that is, until the firm went bankrupt and she lost her job. With an ailing mother to care for, Lisa takes the first position she can find: research assistant to District Attorney Scott Buchanan. Scott is as disagreeable as he is sexy, and Lisa suspects the only reason she got the job is because of her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy federal judge.
While reviewing cold cases in the Fayette County courthouse, a particularly thick manila envelope draws Lisa’s attention. The details of the case are engrossing: An entire family—father, mother, and two children—disappeared more than twenty-eight years ago. Except that’s not all: The mother in the photo could have been Lisa’s twin, and the toddler in the picture bears an uncanny resemblance to Lisa herself.
Unauthorized Series the Complete Collection
Twenty-six year old Jen Mansko finds out the hard way that she’s too trusting. Her apartment ransacked, her bank account emptied, and her heart broken, Jen has had enough and high-tails it to the only place she can think of where she will be welcomed – her brother’s house.Anxious for a fresh start, Jen does something completely out of character and decides to become a cop. Soon, the athletic beauty with the striking-pink locks captures the attention of ex-navy seal Police Sergeant Hunter Foley. When she is vetted for an undercover assignment, Jen dares another feat and quickly wins the approval of the powers that be.
Once embedded in the covert operation, yet another unlikely suitor is drawn to her. With two men on opposite sides of the law vying for her attention, Jen is forced to make a choice or risk having all she’s worked so hard for ripped away from her.
Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain
Following the success of the bestselling Clean Gut and Wheat Belly comes this essential guide to improving digestive health from an expert in functional medicine—who reveals why everything that ails us, from fatigue to weight gain to bloating and bad skin, can be traced back to the gut, and shares his cleansing plan to help us reclaim our health.
Dr. Vincent Pedre understands gut problems firsthand. He suffered from IBS for years before becoming an expert in functional medicine and learning how to heal his body from the inside. Dr. Pedre used his own experience to develop The Gut C.A.R.E. Program—an approach that draws from both Western and Eastern methodologies, combining integrative and functional medicine—that has a proven success record in his private practice in New York. Now, for the first time, Dr. Pedre makes his revolutionary plan for health and wellness available to everyone.
Shame On Me (Fool Me Once Book 2)
Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband’s gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed.
The job: act as bait for a cheating husband. The target: Matt Russo. The case should be as easy as getting a man’s attention—and Paige has never had trouble with that. The problem is Matt—in all his nerdy-hot glory—turns out to be not such a scumbag after all.
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