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Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Appliances
Author: Michelle Fagone
We all love gathering with family and friends for the holidays. But at a busy time of year, preparing a meal for guests can go quickly from a dreamy holiday scene to a kitchen nightmare! The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Free Holiday Menu takes the stress out of holiday entertaining with a full menu of easy-to-prepare holiday classics.
With these simple recipes, from appetizers to desserts, you easily can serve a delicious meal made with love, including sweet and savory dishes like Savory Acorn Squash Soup and Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears.
Gather round the table and enjoy The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Free Holiday Menu!
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Dennis Liggio
Mikkel and Szandor kill monsters. They’re not government funded, they’re not from a time-honored lineage of hunters, nor are they rich kids with lots of toys. They’re two twenty-something brothers from the poor side of town who have taken it on themselves to rid the streets and underground of creatures who would prey on the innocent. Donning gas masks and using makeshift weaponry, they delve into the labyrinthine sewer system of New Avalon to grapple with snarling zombies, flesh-eating ghouls, insectoid hive creatures, and more. It’s a dirty job and it rarely pays, but someone has to do it.
Fiction > African American > Women’s Fiction
Author: Lydia Michaels
Kat D’Angelo’s bittersweet life is about to get decadent. Four years after the scandal of her young pregnancy, Kat has finally managed to come to terms with her otherwise lackluster life. Budgeted to the penny and scheduled to the minute, Kat’s highest priority is her daughter, Mia. After being deserted by Mia’s father, abandoned by her conservative family, and broke to the point of near starvation, Kat has grown into a woman incapable of trusting others with her happiness. She is determined, for the sake of her daughter, to maintain a simple, organized life, free of unnecessary pleasures.
Action & Adventure
Author: Stephen T. Gerdel
The story opens in St. Louis with the assassination of the President of the United States. The assassin simply walked away, drove to the airport and escaped. Special Agent Mike Trapper, a Secret Service agent and team leader for presidential security, follow his trail and connections across the country and around the globe.
It is soon discovered the plot is broad and planned over many decades. Mike and a team of specialists in Washington discover a network of “sleepers” who hold many positions in the government, and the chase is on to find where they will strike next.
Mike is hounded by the reason and objective of the attack.
Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: Claire Farrell
The complete Cursed series.
Sixteen-year-old Perdita Rivers has spent her entire sheltered life being told what to do. Lately, she’s felt ready for a change, and the universe seems to agree. Her new best friend’s brother is the boy of Perdita’s dreams. Literally.Even though he plays hot and cold, she’s sure there’s more to it, but she’s kind of distracted by the sense she’s being followed – not to mention the rumours of wild animal sightings that seem to mean more to her new crush’s family than they should. Perdy’s on a mission to find the truth, but maybe the truth is the danger she should hide from, after all.
Suspense > Horror
Author: Bobby Adair
In 1989 the Ebola virus mutated to into an airborne strain that infected humans for the first time on American soil in Reston, Virginia. Through belated containment efforts and luck, nobody died.
Now, in the remote East African village of Kapchorwa, the Ebola virus has mutated into another airborne strain without losing any of its deadly potency.
In this thriller, terrorists stumble across this new, fully lethal strain and while the world fearfully watches the growing epidemic in West Africa as Sierra Leone goes into country-wide lockdown, only a few Americans are aware of Ebola K and the danger it poses—to be the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind.
Fiction > Historical > Jewish
Author: Charles Belfoure
Regularly $14.99, Today $3.74
In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money – and maybe get him killed. But if he’s clever enough, he’ll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won’t find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can’t resist.
But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what’s at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we’ll go to make things right.
Biographies & Memoirs > Actors & Entertainers
Author: Rain Pryor
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
In this intimate, harrowing, and often hilarious memoir, Rain talks about her divided heritage, and about the forces that shaped her wildly schizophrenic childhood. In her father’s house, she bonded with Richard’s grandmother, Mamma, a one-time whorehouse madam who never tired of reminding Rain that she was black. In her mother’s house, and in the home of her Jewish grandparents, Rain was a “mocha-colored Jewish princess,” learning how to cook everything from kugel to beef brisket.
It seemed as if Rain was blessed with the best of both worlds, but it didn’t quite work out that way. Life at Mom’s was unstable in the extreme, while at Richard’s place Rain was exposed to sex and drugs before she had even learned to read.
Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Merry Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her—whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Merry finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown—and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.
History > Military > World War II
Author: Andrei Cherny
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
The masterfully told story of the unlikely men who came together to make the Berlin Airlift one of the great military and humanitarian successes of American history.
On the sixtieth anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, Andrei Cherny tells a remarkable story with profound implications for the world today. In the tradition of the best narrative storytellers, he brings together newly unclassified documents, unpublished letters and diaries, and fresh primary interviews to tell the story of the ill-assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who not only saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat but changed how the world viewed the United States, and set in motion the chain of events that would ultimately lead to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and to America’s victory in the Cold War.
Action & Adventure
Author: Jinx Schwartz
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it! A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard her yacht in Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez?
But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue. After a run-in with a couple of sea serpents that threaten to rock the boat, she nevertheless decides to take on a project in the Mexican port city of Guaymas. After all, Jenks is headed back to Kuwait, so why not cash in on the best of both worlds by picking up a few pesos while living aboard her boat in Mexico?
Fantasy > Classics
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
On a beautiful world called Pern, an ancient way of life is about to come under attack from a myth that is all too real. Lessa is an outcast survivor—her parents murdered, her birthright stolen—a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge. But when an ancient threat to Pern reemerges, Lessa will rise—upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly . . . and Pern will be changed forever.
Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Donald Hamilton
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Matt Helm finds himself in Hawaii, trying to unhatch a plot of unrivalled viciousness. When an agent turns bad, nobody’s business is private anymore, and when that agent decides to start a war, someone has to finish him—fast.
Between the rogue agent and the stranger who insists she is his sister-in-law, this won’t be a relaxing Pacific holiday.
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