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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J. D. Robb
Echoes in Death, the chilling new suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb, is the perfect entry point into the compelling In Death police procedural series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
As NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke are driving home, a young woman—dazed, naked, and bloody—suddenly stumbles out in front of their car. Roarke slams on the brakes and Eve springs into action.
Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it’s too late for her husband Dr. Anthony Strazza.
Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Author: Malcolm Richards
Emily Swanson used to be a quiet, small town girl with a troubling home life. Now she’s a confident student teacher with a bright future – but that’s about to change.
When her troubled friend Becky vanishes just weeks before their finals, Emily is surprised to find most other students don’t care. Strangely, some even seem relieved.
But it’s not until an initial police inquiry fails to take Becky’s disappearance seriously that Emily abandons her studies to begin her own search.
It’s a decision she’ll live to regret.
Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Gillian Larkin
It’s always been a dream of Connie Butterworth’s to be a private investigator. Now that she’s retired, she makes that dream a reality and sets herself up as an investigator.
With reluctant help from her sister-in-law, Sable, Connie takes on her first client.
What starts out as a simple case of tracking down a missing person soon turns into an intriguing case of deception, phone hacking and murder.
Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Cambria Hebert
Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…
In more ways than one.
She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.
But that’s about to change.
It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.
Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.
Mystery > Cozy
Author: Diana Anderson
The quiet town of Cypress, Mississippi is turned upside down when a former citizen, Raven Sawyer, returns for a funeral. Raven’s fictional novel goes viral when the town folk realize that she’s the author, and soon they’re thinking that her book is not fiction but truth. Every little dirty detail is revealed in her book and has the people of Cypress wagging their tongues and shaking their heads at a few of the upper-class citizens and—the Sheriff.
All Raven wants is to get through the funeral and go back to New York, but Sheriff Cal Rayburn can’t allow her to leave after she discovers and turns over evidence that may be connected to a double homicide that he’s investigating. At least, that’s the excuse he’s giving her, and he’ll go to any length to keep her in Cypress until he can make her believe the affair, that she thinks he had six years ago, never happened.
Author: S.E. Hall
Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney’s got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out…just how many is a crowd?
The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content.
MATURE audiences recommended.
Fiction > Classics
Author: Edith Wharton
“Ethan Frome” is a novel published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton. It is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. The novel was adapted into a film, “Ethan Frome”, in 1993.
“Ethan Frome” tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character’s fraught relationships with his “sickly, cantankerous” wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver.
Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever.
Behavioral Sciences > Cognitive Psychology
Author: Benedict Carey
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.
But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?
In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information.
Contemporary Fiction > Urban
Author: Logan Chance
Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99
Ryan Wagner, is fresh out of the service, and trying his hardest to settle into his life in Miami.
Lizzy Packer hasn’t seen Ryan since he left for boot camp.
The boy who left is nothing compared to the strong man who has returned.
As a physical therapist, Lizzy gets to rub her hands all over his strong arms.
It’s just a friendship.
A friendship she’s cherished since she was a little girl.
But, when the lines blur and then become nonexistent, will she be able to keep her feelings at bay?
What happens when life throws you a curve ball, and nothing is as it seems?
Author: T. Torrest
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Zachary McAllister’s entire life revolves around hockey and sex, in that order. When a career-ending injury changes everything, he’s left mourning the life that could have been. Now the owner of a rundown local pub, the ex-NHL star finds himself grappling with his “ordinary” existence, trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future.
His former team is on track to win the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship without him, and preparations are being made for a victory party at the bar.
Enter Avery Brooks. She’s the straitlaced event planner hired to arrange the party, thanks to her father’s connections. Her father who just happens to be the General Manager for the NJ Devils… and the guy who handed Zac his walking papers four years ago.
Author: T. Torrest
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99
Livia Chadwick is a photographer by day and a self-proclaimed rock-n-roll junkie by night. Her dating life is a lackluster parade of evasive jerks and her boss is an unrelenting nightmare of a human being.
What else can a girl do but rent a beach house with her girlfriends and blow off a little steam every weekend? But hey, she’s from Jersey. Barhopping down the shore all season is sort of mandatory.
All is going according to plan… until she meets Jack.
Jack Tanner is a contractor-turned-musician in a small-town cover band suddenly thrust into the limelight. He’s already had enough of the rock-and-roll lifestyle, and groupies have never been his thing. Then again… there’s a gorgeous brunette in the audience tonight, checking him out with the most incredible green eyes he’s ever seen.
Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Author: Staff of Entrepreneur Media
Regularly $24.99, Today $2.99
More than 15 years ago, the staff at Entrepreneur Media introduced bestseller Start Your Own Business. Since its release, Start Your Own Business has sold more than 300,000 copies and has been called the best startup book of all time.” At it again, the staff at Entrepreneur delivers a new dose of fundamental startup how-to, backed by 33+ years at the forefront of small business. Write Your Business Plantakes aspiring entrepreneurs past one of the hardest steps of startup second to committing to their business goal defining how to achieve it. Each chapter is devoted to analyzing, explaining, and presenting practical instruction on developing a business plan relevant to today’s marketplace and lending landscapes. Appropriate for both existing companies and brand-new startups, this guide is divided into three sections: Before Writing Your Business Plan, Writing Your Business Plan, and Enhancing Your Business Plan.
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