Every Day Is a Holiday
George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer.
He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird and wonderful events. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.
Boxed Set – the first three books of the TJ Peacock and Lisa Rayburn suspense series: Contains She’s Not There, Trespass, and Girl Undone
Is the rising number of abused women who’ve gone missing a statistical anomaly? Or is a serial killer targeting this vulnerable group of women?
When the Milwaukee Police Department refuses to investigate because no bodies have been discovered, Lisa Rayburn, the clinical psychologist who discovers the anomaly, is drawn into an investigation to discover the cause after one of her own clients goes missing. She finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security consultant, TJ Peacock, and the husbands of two of the missing women who may themselves be murderers.
When TJ is attacked, and a woman looking remarkably like Lisa is found murdered, they know . . . someone is willing to kill to protect his secret.
Can they reveal the killer before he gets to them?
The Death Wish Game
It’s the game you never asked to play.
A one-way bus ticket to Florida offers Rodney Corso the chance at a fresh start from his dead-end life in South Carolina.
Unfortunately, he’d never reach his final destination.
During the ten-hour trek to Miami, Rodney and the rest of the passengers awaken to find themselves duct-taped to their seats; stranded in the middle of nowhere. Their captor reveals himself, informing them that they are participants in a game of survival.
“The rules are simple,” he tells them. “Follow the flares to reach the safe zone. Make it there, and you live. Stay, and they will come tear you apart.”
Carbon-14: The Shroud of Turin (An Amari Johnston Novel Book 1)
A serial killer with a fetish for fire targets the faithful of Tucson, Arizona. Homicide detective, Pete Johnston, works to catch the killer before more clergy are killed, before more churches are burned.
His daughter, Amari, is a criminal justice major at the University of Arizona. When the Shroud is carbon dated at her university, the results reveal that the relic is a medieval forgery. Amari investigates this ancient cold case file for a class project and makes a shocking discovery that could alter the fate of Christianity.
She teams up with Dr. Kevin Brenner, a brilliant young experimental physicist, and together they gather evidence so they can plead their case to the Vatican—unless the killer can stop them first. Her father desperately tries to protect her and catch the killer before she becomes his next victim.
Dark Mafia Prince (a mafia romance): Dangerous Royals #1
He’s a beautiful devil in Armani with a twisted sense of justice…and he’s one hot heartbeat away from killing me.
Aleksio grew up orphaned, hunted, separated from his brothers – because of my father.
Now the sweet boy is back, a dark prince, gorgeous and brutal in his Armani suit, wrapping my hair in his fist. He’s my captor, my tormenter. He’ll do anything to rescue his brothers…and I’m my father’s only weakness.
“I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have,” he tells me, “Because every time you look at me, you see somebody good.”
But I remember when Aleksio was my only friend. I remember when they lowered his tiny casket into the ground, and how I cried when they lied to us and told us the prince was dead.
Mass Murders: A Brief History of Mass Murder in America
Mass murders seem to happen every week now – from school shootings to
bombings to people driving their cars into busy crowds. Why do they happen? Are violent video games to blame? Gun laws? The lack of affordable and accessible mental health care?
In this book, we will examine each of the most well-known and most interesting mass murders in American history – including:
- The Las Vegas shooting
- The Aurora movie theater shooting
- The Columbine High School shooting
- The 9/11 Hijackings
- The Barnum & Bailey Circus Tent Fire
- The Bisbee Cowboy Hangings
- The Starkweather Homicides
- The Manson Family Murders
- And more!
We will also examine what can be done to stop mass murders in the future – from changing guns laws to improving mental healthcare.
America for Beginners: A Novel
Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkata to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi devastated his very traditional parents when he told them he was gay. Then, Pival’s husband, Ram, told her that their son had died suddenly—heartbreaking news she still refuses to accept. Now, with Ram gone, she is going to America to find Rahi, alive and whole or dead and gone, and come to terms with her own life.
Arriving in New York, the tour proves to be more complicated than anticipated. Planned by the company’s indefatigable owner, Ronnie Munshi—a hard-working immigrant and entrepreneur hungry for his own taste of the American dream—it is a work of haphazard improvisation.
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
The story of the men and women who drove NASA’s Voyager spacecraft mission—the farthest-flung emissaries of planet Earth—told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.
Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, did so in 2015. The fantastic journey began in 1977, before the first episode of Cosmos aired. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond the moon; beyond Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity’s greatest space mission.
In The Interstellar Age, award-winning planetary scientist Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the members of this extraordinary team, including Ed Stone, Voyager’s chief scientist and the one-time head of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Charley Kohlhase, an orbital dynamics engineer who helped to design many of the critical slingshot maneuvers around planets that enabled the Voyagers to travel so far; and the geologist whose Earth-bound experience would prove of little help in interpreting the strange new landscapes revealed in the Voyagers’ astoundingly clear images of moons and planets.
Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide (The Positive Parent Series)
Tired of yelling and nagging? True family connection is possible–and this essential guide shows us how.
Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights with readers online. Her following has grown into a thriving community–hundreds of thousands strong.
In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an “expert,” but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame–and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds.
An Amish Homecoming: Four Stories
Four brand new Amish stories of coming home.
Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. Eva knows she should put the past behind her, but is she ready to move into the future?
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