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Author: Lindy Dale
Sophie’s a survivor. After becoming unexpectedly pregnant at age twenty-one, she’s made a life for herself running a small hat shop. She has wonderful friends, a stable relationship and the most gorgeous son in the world, Rory. Sure, it’s not how she dreamed her life would be, but Sophie’s content… until the day she’s diagnosed with cancer. It’s then Sophie’s world begins to collapse. Faster than you can say ‘prosthesis’ she finds her friends are not really her friends and the man she thought loved her? Well, he’s got a teeny issue with her altered appearance.
Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: Lela Davidson
Lela Davidson doesn’t like to brag, but her children are clean and fed, her husband likes to cook, and she is rarely referred to as Troll Toes at the yoga studio. In other words, she’s got it all. Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? peels back the curtain on family life to show that happiness is really a matter of perspective. Between watching adorably annoying toddlers transform into text-obsessed teens, and facing inevitable moments of marital “for worse,” a girl’s got to carve out time for inner peace. As she did in Blacklisted from the PTA, Davidson shows us once again that laughing at yourself and your family is the surest path to tranquility–or at least the most fun.
Romance > Paranormal > Psychics
Author: Rebecca E. Neely
Nick Geary, jaded clan leader of human guardians, the Keepers, is doomed to love a human woman who’s forgotten him, time after time, for thirteen years: Libby Klink, a skittish accountant who’s as terrified of her recent and strange intuitions as she is of her mundane existence.
When Nick is ordered by the clan’s guiding force to seek Libby’s help in defending the clan against enemy Betrayers, romance sizzles as the pair forms an unlikely alliance in their desperate search to discover the key to the clan’s salvation—which Libby alone holds.
But a haunting secret could cost Nick everything, and in a race against time, both will be forced to choose between their hearts and duty.
Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Joe King
Gathered in this six-book collection are some of the funniest, wittiest, dumbest, most groan-inducing jokes and stories that you and your soon-to-be-audience have ever heard. Be prepared to chuckle, snort, laugh out loud, and even roll your eyes at the jokes, stories, anecdotes, and riddles in this book.
Warning: There are some… how should I put it? Less than work-appropriate jokes in here. Some may even be downright offensive to some people. Know your audience before telling some of these jokes or, at least, be open to the thought that not everyone has the same sense of humor as you do. (They’re just wet blankets, though. They don’t deserve to laugh at your jokes, anyways!)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Mia Thompson
While the young and obscenely wealthy of Beverly Hills spend their nights with trendy celebs and drugs at the hottest clubs, 22-year-old Sapphire Dubois has a different hobby: she hunts serial killers. Luring, trapping, and anonymously handing over So-Cal’s most wanted to the police is a better high than any drug.
But Sapphire’s secret may not be so safe, as one of the very people she hunts is watching her every move. Aware of her true identity and her unconventional activities, he’s determined to put an end to Sapphire once and for all. Paired up with her involuntary crush Detective Aston Ridder for her own protection, Sapphire now has to rethink her strategy not only to keep Aston in the dark, but to figure out how to capture a killer who already knows she’s coming.
Erotica > Gay
Author: Livia Ellis
Oliver Adair enjoys a life of women (sometimes men), travel, and sex. Unfortunately these things cost money – something he doesn’t have a lot of. When he’s offered an opportunity to get paid for doing what he loves, he happily signs on to become a male escort. Oliver quickly discovers that in this world, not only is being a mans man a la James Bond still desirable, but expected. By embracing his masculine sexuality, he makes a name for himself in the world of escorts.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Donald E. Westlake
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99
John Dortmunder leaves jail with ten dollars, a train ticket, and nothing to make money on but his good name. Thankfully, his reputation goes far. No one plans a caper better than Dortmunder. His friend Kelp picks him up in a stolen Cadillac and drives him away from Sing-Sing, telling a story of a $500,000 emerald that they just have to steal. Dortmunder doesn’t hesitate to agree.
The emerald is the crown jewel of a former British colony, lately granted independence and split into two nations: one for the Talabwo people, one for the Akinzi. The Akinzi have the stone, the Talabwo want it back, and their UN representative offers a fine payday to the men who can get it. It’s not a simple heist, but after a few years in stir, Dortmunder could use the challenge.
Literature & Fiction > Art & Music
Author: Erin Watt
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Wealth, fame, and a real-life romance she never expected – 17-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star’s fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Erin Watt.
Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.
There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls, and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down – and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by?
Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: H. Terrell Griffin
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt’s best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill? Matt’s friend, Longboat Key detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan investigates the murders but also seems to be a target of the killer. Why? And where has the killer been for the past twelve years? And why has he come to Longboat Key when his earlier kills were all in Miami?
International Mystery & Crime
Author: Dan Smith
Regularly $17.99, Today $1.99
Luka is a war veteran who now wants only to have a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality. But everything changes the day the stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. When the villagers’ fear turns deadly, they think they have saved themselves. But their anger has cursed them: in the chaos, a little girl has vanished. Luka is the only man with the skills to find out who could have stolen a child in these frozen lands—and besides, the missing girl is best friend to Luka’s daughter. He swears he will find her. Together with his sons, Luka sets out in pursuit across lands ravaged by war and gripped by treachery.
Outdoors & Nature > Hiking & Camping
Author: Richard Jamison, Linda Jamison
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
Anyone eager to master survival skills for outdoor vacations, or simply to find a fun new family activity for a Saturday afternoon, will be educated and inspired by the practical advice presented here by archaeologists, anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen, and artisans. These experts help modern readers rediscover the skills that have served humanity for millennia: fire-making, camp cooking, basket weaving, pottery making, animal tracking, and much more. You can even learn how to turn seashells into arrowheads or make glue from yucca plants. Plus, there’s intriguing information on the benefits of a hunter-gatherer diet. More than just a how-to, this handbook provides inspiration to live life to the fullest.
Fantasy > Epic
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Regularly $11.99, Today $4.99
The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.
Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.
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