Bad Sons (a Booker & Cash Story Book 1)
David Booker returns to Romney Marsh on the south coast of England for a holiday. He is expecting to spend time helping his aunt and uncle pack up the stock of their second-hand bookshop in preparation for a happy retirement.
He arrives in Dymchurch on a miserable April night to find his relatives missing without word or clue regarding their whereabouts.
As events unravel, the outlook of the local police pushes Booker to search for his own answers to the questions surrounding his family’s disappearance. To unravel the mystery he will have to put himself in danger.
Love Restored (Gallagher Brothers Book 1)
In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman…
Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He’s been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it’s like to have it all and watch it crumble. He’s done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn’t learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.
What if it happened to your daughter?
At first Detective Jack Bailey wonders who would kill a nice guy like Todd Kaplan. But it doesn’t take long for Jack to realize Todd should’ve thought twice about what he did to several girls he dated. Was his murder justified?
Jack Bailey, small town hard-boiled detective, must solve the crime, but his own unrelenting demons rising from his struggle with PTSD and buried family secrets complicate his task. Daily work at the station affords Jack distraction from the inner turmoil that penetrates his nights. Darkness brings unwanted memories, nightmares, and the realization he needs to face what happened ten years ago.
Chaos Rises: A Veil World Urban Fantasy
When the veil fell, any half-demons not strong enough to withstand Chaos were torn apart. Some, like me and my brother, survived the Fall. Most did not.
That’s the good news. The bad news saw a whole other world try and devour ours. Demons came in countless waves. Destroying. Killing. Many people thought it was the end…
The Fall lasted a week.
Tens of thousands died.
Hell almost claimed our world as its own.
The Aspen Experiments
When Dara’s application to an elite boarding school is unexpectedly accepted, she jumps at the chance for independence. Her parents are going to Mexico as missionaries, and she dreaded going along.
But Rosemary Choate, her new school, has its own set of horrors. Illness, vision problems, and nausea begin to plague her. The school doctor is a little too friendly, her classes a little too easy. Soon Dara discovers that her school is more ‘experimental’ than she thought, and she might be the catalyst they’ve been waiting for.
Close To Falling
Maddie B. Callaway saw tragedy first hand when she was only nine years old. She was tossed around foster care for years, until finally being placed somewhere she could call home. She finds family and love when she never thought she would again, but bad teenage choices take her life down a road full of dependency and a daily struggle of addiction.
River Dawson will do anything for his girl. His intentions may be good, but sometimes plans don’t work out the way you want them to. River lives life on the edge, with a reckless attitude and a carefree way of thinking, but it’s his way of thinking that cost him the one thing that is most valued in this life–-time.
She’s an addict who’s addicted to more than her drug of choice.
The Sorcerer’s Ascension: Book 1 of The Sorcerer’s Path
Torn from a life of comfort and luxury, his family destroyed by political intrigues and aspirations, a young boy must quickly grow into a man before the deadly streets of Southport devour him. Follow Azerick through a page-turning adventure that pits him against thieves, thugs, murderers, and men of power that will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
Azerick must fight just to survive, but for him survival is not enough. A hunger to avenge the wrongs committed against him burns deep within. But that is not all that lies within the young man. There is a power waiting to be unleashed that may be the key to achieving the justice and security he seeks…if it does not destroy him first.
Hardened, awkward, and self-deprecating, Chelle Whitney wouldn’t know a fairytale if it swooped down and saved her from a burning tower. She has spent her life hurting from the choices she’s made, the scars she’s created, and the bruises that identify her.
She’s one of the unlucky ones whose life is made up of demons that haunt her adolescence and threaten her adulthood.
Chelle grasps desperately at whoever can rescue her from herself and her pain. Reaching for comfort from her best friend, who’s outgrown her, and gripping naively to a teacher who takes entirely too much interest in her, she longs for someone who understands her. So when Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle believes he could be the white knight who will finally save her.
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.
Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.
One Good Dog: A Novel
Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam’s sister has been missing for decades. That she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind. And that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose.
Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he’s worked so hard to achieve. He doesn’t believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service.
Southern Heirloom Cooking: 200 Treasured Feel-Good Recipes
Everyone who knew Norma Jean McQueen Haydel knew that she’s a supreme cook and that she was the steward of the McQueen family recipes. But she didn’t measure when she cooked. Or write things down.
Norma Jean’s brother Horace got to worrying about this. He cooked, too, but his repertoire wasn’t as vast as Norma Jean’s. So he began bothering her about writing down how she made her many dishes.
?I didn’t want Norma Jean’s recipes, or our Mama’s recipes, to be lost. We have kids coming. And other folks love to eat at my sister’s table, too.”
Runner (Sam Dryden series Book 1)
Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.
Deadly Embrace: A Novel
Family secrets and hidden lives come to haunt Madison Castelli, the sexy, vivacious, and talented writer last seen in Jackie Collins’s Lethal Seduction. As she digs into her father’s past, trying to resolve the mystery that surrounds her mother’s death many years before, Madison finds herself falling into a vortex of lust, greed, and deception, as eventually her quest of discovery turns into a race for her life. Fast-paced, sexy, and full of the glamour that pervades Jackie Collins’s novels, Deadly Embrace is sure to please her fans and earn her many more.
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