The Old-Fashioned Way
You know the rules for getting your own happily ever after? Be a good student, graduate summa cum laude, get the perfect job, meet Mr. Right, move in together in a beautiful house, adopt a dog, and start a family? These rules?
Everleigh Brooks has successfully followed the first three steps, but finding Mr. Right proves to be a lot more complicated than expected.
Or so she thinks…
The first time Christopher Grayson fell in love, he was seventeen. It wasn’t meant to be and, thirteen years later, his relationship with Everleigh is now purely platonic.
When Everleigh decides to skip directly to her last rule and is now looking for a biological father, it’s only in the name of their long-time friendship that he volunteers.
Red Gold (A Gabe McKenna Mystery Book 1)
Shaken by the death of his beloved wife and wrestling with powerful personal demons, Professor Gabriel McKenna leaves New York City for New Mexico to claim an inheritance from mysterious distant relatives. He finds something other than a Land of Enchantment.
Unseen enemies threaten his life. Old friends turn up and rally to his side. Together they plunge into a lethal struggle for a 19th Century treasure, the fabled Lost Adams gold. McKenna enters a world of violence, passion, sexual abuse, deceit, and death that cause him to question his core beliefs and values, and even his sense of self.
Desperate to find a way home, McKenna must first unearth the secret of an old family manuscript and risk his life against overpowering odds. He must rekindle his long-dead fighting spirit and discover new reasons to live and love.
Ruckus (SEAL Team Alpha Book 1)
For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body.
Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
Life isn’t easy–especially when you’re the reclusive daughter of a melodramatic attorney openly mocked for his commercials, and a free-spirited mother who gives art lessons in the nude. Their over the top personalities make it easy for the sheltered and introverted Magnolia Berrybush to swim in a sea of anonymity–until the day she finally snaps.
Desperate to break free from a clandestine world above her parents’ garage, she devises a plan to make her mark–serial killing! Unfortunately, she discovers that her heart and stomach aren’t ready to handle the life of a cold-blooded murderer, so she’s forced to move on to plan B.
During her ill-fated attempt at achieving infamy, Magnolia meets Honey LeReaux, a hooker who is well past her prime.
Cold As January (The Tough Ladies Book 1)
January Jenkowski’s life just became complicated. She’s pregnant and when she tells the baby’s father that he’s about to become a daddy again, he hangs up on her.
In that moment of dead air, January finally realizes that Dr. Giles Nixon never loved her. She was just a pleasant distraction and now she’s no longer amusing. If he doesn’t want to be a part of his child’s life, she doesn’t want him around. She blocks his number and tells her employees that he’s no longer allowed in her bar. Even the doorman at her condo knows not to let him in. She cuts the man she thought she loved completely out of her life.
Dr. Giles Nixon can’t get to January and it’s driving him crazy. When January told him she was pregnant, his phone dropped the call. Now, he can’t get close enough to her to tell her how he really feels about the baby and a possible life with her.
Flare: An End of the World Philosophical Horror
FEAR THE DAYLIGHT
Without warning or explanation, an extended solar flare bombards the earth and doesn’t stop, making each day a battle for survival.
The sunlight blinds and burns instantly, and then kills within minutes. The radiation has also destroyed all of the earth’s circuitry, leaving the nights dark and dangerous.
TWO FIND HOPE AMIDST THE CHAOS
Two survivors, a thousand miles apart, each hear a rumor of a distant safe haven that can withstand the sun. Zeke is a silent wanderer, Ash is a brilliant young man hiding a painful past, and neither know just what this place really is.
To get there they must each travel through ravaged towns and over hundreds of miles of charred earth, and must do so under a sky waiting to kill them with every sunrise.
Eye of the Needle: A Novel
His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . .
But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
When Emma Montague left the strict confines of upper-crust British life for New York, she felt sure it would make her happy. Away from her parents and expectations, she felt liberated, throwing herself into Manhattan life replete with a high-paying job, a gorgeous apartment, and a string of successful boyfriends. But the cutthroat world of finance and relentless pursuit of more began to take its toll. This wasn’t the life she wanted either.
On the move again, Emma settles in the picturesque waterfront town of Westport, Connecticut, a world apart from both England and Manhattan. It is here that she begins to confront what it is she really wants from her life. With no job, and knowing only one person in town, she channels her passion for creating beautiful spaces into remaking the dilapidated cottage she rents from Dominic, a local handyman who lives next door with his six-year-old son.
On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Lisa See, daughter of novelist Carolyn See, brings a novelist’s skill to this sprawling ancestral history. Books tracing the roots of overseas Chinese writers are not uncommon these days, but See uncovered in her family tree a capsule history of the Sino-American diaspora: her great-grandfather, Fong See, founded a California business, married a Caucasian woman and fathered many offspring, and returned periodically to China to redistribute some of his wealth and launch another family.
Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles’s Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)
These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.
To Believe (A Broken Roads Romance)
Roseanna Cahill didn’t believe in happily-ever-after anymore. Not after a marriage that should never have started and which ended after four years. Country hearts like hers didn t mix with city hearts like that of Colin Vance Fields III, better known as Trey. She thought she’d seen the last of Trey but then his sister showed up at her door begging for her help. Trey had been kidnapped and they needed Roseanna’s tracking skills to rescue him. Trey had been left chained to a tree in the Ouachita Mountains of eastern Oklahoma, and had doubts that Roseanna would even consider his sister’s plea for help. Not after the way he had treated her. So he was surprised when she slung back the flap and told him to get ready for a long hike. Neither of them was prepared for the emotions set loose during the trek across the mountain range. Roseanna sure wasn’t ready for what happened after they got home.
The Traitor’s Story
When fifteen-year-old American Hailey Portman goes missing in Switzerland, her desperate parents seek the help of their neighbor, Finn Harrington, a seemingly quiet historian rumored to be a former spy.
Sensing the story runs deeper than anyone yet knows, Finn reluctantly agrees to make some enquiries. He has little to go on other than his instincts, and his instincts have been wrong in the past—sometimes spectacularly wrong.
But he gets involved anyway, never imagining that Hailey’s disappearance might be linked to the tragic events that ended his career six years earlier, drawing him back into a deadly world that has neither forgiven nor forgotten.
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