She’s Not There (TJ Peacock & Lisa Rayburn Mysteries Book 1)

Suspense > Mystery
Author: Marla Madison
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She's Not There (TJ Peacock & Lisa Rayburn Mysteries Book 1)

Women are missing . . .

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.

Birdsongs (Benny James Mystery Book 1)

Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Author: Jason Deas, Mary Metcalfe
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Birdsongs (Benny James Mystery Book 1)

Birdsongs is a fast-paced mystery centered on former FBI agent, Benny James. Fired from the FBI for inadvertently sleeping with the perp in a murder case, he tries to disappear to a houseboat and retirement.

Not having what it takes to relax, Benny starts a service offering discreet investigations. That is until a body is found crucified near his marina. The local police department requests Benny’s help and he knows if he can catch the killer, redemption is his. The Chief gives Benny and the department ten days to solve the crimes before he promises to request the help of the FBI.

As the case grows, grabbing national attention, and the murders continue, the media soon fills the normally quiet town. Media goddess, Rachael Martin arrives and adds spice to an already flavorful mix.

A few newcomers straggle in as well. An ex-convict fresh out of prison from a thirty year murder rap slinks in unnoticed with revenge on his mind.

THE RISE OF THE ILIRI Volumes 1-3: A Reverse Harem Epic Fantasy Series

Metaphysical Fantasy
Author: Auryn Hadley
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THE RISE OF THE ILIRI Volumes 1-3: A Reverse Harem Epic Fantasy Series

Private Salryc Luxx is iliri, a species bred by humans long ago for protection…and entertainment. Enslaved until being conscripted into the army for biting a military officer, Sal’s only goal is to fight her way into the Black Blades, an elite army unit. The Blades instantly recognize her as the perfection of exactly what she was designed to be: an unequaled killing machine, yet irresistible to every man.

Each of the Black Blades will die to protect her. Some of them will submit to the bloodlust that overtakes her in battle and can be quenched only by roughly passionate mating. Eventually, all of them will submit to her command. After months of training, she becomes the most lethal member of the unit. It will take much longer for them to teach her who she is: their destiny.

Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant

Galactic Empire Science Fiction
Author: Andrew Moriarty
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Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant

A space station murder. An accounting student accused. Can he track down the killer before his number is up?

Jake Stewart fears his hard work may never pay off. With his tuition funds disappearing down the black hole of his bank account, the academy student can’t believe his luck when his friend finds him a cushy job. At least until his dodgy new boss turns up dead with Jake pinned as the prime suspect…

Expelled from school and hunted by the planetary militia, he desperately tries to escape on his own. But when his long-time crush offers to help clear his name, he hopes he can keep his awkwardness at bay long enough to crack the case. As long as the beautiful girl’s own secrets don’t get him in deeper trouble…

Can Jake track down the killer before his life is lost in space?

Air Fryer Cookbook: 1000 Day Air Fryer Recipes for Your Family

Food, Wine & Cooking
Author: Ashley Randolph
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Air Fryer Cookbook: 1000 Day Air Fryer Recipes for Your Family

The Air Fryer is a tremendously popular machine that cooks food in one of the healthiest and tastiest ways imaginable.

In this book, Air Fryer Cookbook: 1000 Day Air Fryer Recipes for Your Family, Ashley has created 1000 day unique family-friendly recipes that are big on flavor, imaginative in their variety, and ridiculously easy to make.

From Breakfasts to Desserts, Poultry to Seafood: This ALL-IN-ONE COOKBOOK is a culmination of decades worth of practical pressure cooking insights, featuring useful tips to get the most out of your new purchase.

Get a copy of this great Air Fryer Cookbook and make a statement about the way you cook.

Write Like a Boss: From a Whisper to a Roar

Authorship
Author: Honoree Corder, B. Hale
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Write Like a Boss: From a Whisper to a Roar

Here’s how you go from writing as a hobby to a full-time author career.

It’s a new era for writers—one in which the gatekeepers are gone, and anyone with the passion and the talent can write and publish their story for the world to discover.

But becoming a full-time author takes more than talent. It takes approaching the work as a discipline and as a business.

Write Like a Boss: From a Whisper to a Roar! is the guide you’ve been searching for to answer your questions and put you on the path to writing and publishing full time.

Learn how to take your passion and talent and channel them into a business that can inspire readers worldwide!

In Write Like a Boss, you’ll learn how to shift your mindset from hobby to business.

Get Off On The Pain (Pain Series Book 1)

Contemporary Romance
Author: Victoria Ashley, Charisse Spiers, Wander Aguiar
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Get Off On The Pain (Pain Series Book 1)

Sexy, tattooed and inevitably dangerous. Memphis is all that and more…

I live for the pain; it’s what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive.

I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until… my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire—right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again.

When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me.

I’m doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me.

A History of the Future (The World Made by Hand Novels Book 1)

Dystopian Science Fiction
Author: James Kunstler
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A History of the Future (The World Made by Hand Novels Book 1)

After the collapse of the old world—the pandemics, the environmental disasters, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos—people are pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In Union Grove, New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas . . . the perfect time for a long-lost member of the community to return.

Robert Earle’s son, Daniel, has come home after two years exploring what is left of the United States. He brings news of three new nations arisen from what was once America—and the dangers and possibilities they may hold. Meanwhile, a horrific murder threatens to turn the community of Union Grove against itself—and what is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness is overtaken by suspicion and fear.

Robot Proletariat (The Inevitable Book 1)

Cyberpunk Science Fiction
Author: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
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Robot Proletariat (The Inevitable Book 1)

The staff at the Lexington estate were created for only one reason: to serve their masters … literally. Their metal knees were designed for quiet bustling, befitting maids and butlers. Their fingers were made dexterous with padded tips, so they could handle fine china without dropping or scratching it. And finally — so their owners would always be able to command them no matter how far their artificial intelligence evolved — they were programmed with the Asimov Laws, which no robot could defy lest they suffer shutdown.

Foremost among those unbreakable laws was an axiom: A robot may not harm a human being, or by omission of action allow one to be harmed. 

That was how it was supposed to be, anyway.

Love’s Tender Fury (The Marietta Danver Trilogy Book 1)

Historical Romance
Author: Jennifer Wilde
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Love's Tender Fury (The Marietta Danver Trilogy Book 1)

Born out of wedlock to a London barmaid, Marietta Danver yearns to live life to its fullest despite her humble origins. But her dreams of love and happiness almost die in Newgate Prison, where she is convicted of a crime she didn’t commit and deported to North America to be sold into indentured servitude.

In the wild Carolinas, Marietta uses her beauty to survive. But in doing so she arouses unruly passions in the hearts of three men: Derek Hawke, the enigmatic planter who buys Marietta for an outrageous sum; brash, charming Jeff Rawlins, who sweeps her away to Louisiana; and a gentleman whose fervor may conceal a violent madness. From New Orleans’ red-light district to a fashionable estate in Natchez, from the struggles of a life of bondage to the perils of helping to transport slaves to freedom, Marietta vows to prevail and find a true and lasting love.

The Big Book of Sides: More than 450 Recipes for the Best Vegetables, Grains, Salads, Breads, Sauces, and More

Cooking, Food & Wine Reference
Author: Rick Rodgers
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The Big Book of Sides: More than 450 Recipes for the Best Vegetables, Grains, Salads, Breads, Sauces, and More: A Cookbook

Whether planning a quick dinner after work or a holiday meal for a crowd, you will never be stumped for a side dish again.

Side dishes make the meal. Think about it: What’s a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese—or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. Award-winning cooking teacher and author Rick Rodgers has carefully compiled a variety of wonderful options, from traditional to inspired, Americana to ethnic, Southern fare to California cuisine. Sections include “Eat Your Vegetables,” “From the Root Cellar,” “A Hill of Beans,” “Righteous Rice and Great Grains,” and “Pasta and Friends.”

The Big Book of Sides shares

• more than 100 information-packed entries on vegetables alone, from artichokes to zucchini, including root vegetables and grains
• tutorials on the cooking techniques you need to know, such as grilling and deep-frying
• at-a-glance charts for a variety of perfectly roasted vegetables and freshly cooked beans
• carefree menu planning, with a complete list of special-occasion meals and suggested side dishes

Some of Your Blood

Vampire Thrillers
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
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Some of Your Blood

At the height of an unnamed war, a soldier is confined for striking an officer. Referred to as George Smith in official papers and records, the prisoner comes under the observation of Army psychiatrist Philip Outerbridge, who asks the young man to put his story down on paper. The result is a shocking tale of abuse, violence, and twisted love, a personal history as dark and troubling as any the doctor has ever encountered. Believing the patient to be dangerously psychotic, Dr. Outerbridge must dig deeper into his psyche. And when the truth about the strange case of George Smith is fully revealed, the results will be devastating.
Told through letters, transcripts, and case studies, Some of Your Blood is an extraordinary, poignant yet terrifying, genre-defying novel.

His Wicked Games Boxed Set: A Cunningham Family Bundle (Volume 1)

Romance Anthologie
Author: Ember Casey
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His Wicked Games Boxed Set: A Cunningham Family Bundle (Volume 1)

A billionaire made me a promise.

And I’ll do anything to make sure he keeps it…

Even play by his twisted rules.

Lily Frazer is willing to do whatever it takes to save the Frazer Center for the Arts—even take on the infamous billionaire Calder Cunningham. As it turns out, the arrogant billionaire is willing to give her the money he promised, but there’s a catch: she must win it from him.

And the games he has in mind aren’t exactly…innocent.

What ensues is a competition hotter than Lily ever could have imagined, and a romance deeper than she ever could have dreamed. But in games of lust and love, what is the price of victory?

The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Writing Skill Reference
Author: Anne Janzer
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The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear

Want to be a better writer? Improve your process.

Do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing.

Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish.

When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun.

Master the Inner Game of Writing

The Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work.

You’ll learn:
– How to invite creativity and flow into your writing process
– Why separating writing into different steps makes you more productive
– How to overcome writer’s block, negative feedback, and distractions
– How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life

The Highland Series: Highland Fling, Highland Secrets, Highland Treasure, and Highland Spirits

Scottish Historical Romance
Author: Amanda Scott
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The Highland Series: Highland Fling, Highland Secrets, Highland Treasure, and Highland Spirits

In Highland Fling, in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion in 1750s Scotland, Maggie MacDrumin vows to keep fighting to liberate her people. But when her latest mission lands her in a London courtroom, she has only one hope of survival. Enlisting the aid of Edward Carsley, the powerful fourth earl of Rothwell, is a two-edged sword. The seductive aristocrat who awakens treacherous desire is her clan’s mortal enemy—a man she can never trust.

In Highland Secrets, with her imprisoned mother’s liberty at stake, Jacobite sympathizer Diana Maclean steals into the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle and pulls off an audacious switch. But her bold escapade comes at a price. With her own freedom now hanging in the balance, Diana is rescued by the mysterious Lord Calder. She’s instantly drawn to her kind savior, unaware that he is Rory Campbell, of the Campbell clan—her family’s most hated rival.

Happy All the Time: A Novel

Humorous Literary Fiction
Author: Laurie Colwin
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Happy All the Time: A Novel

Guido Morris and Vincent Cardworthy are third cousins and best friends. In college they dreamed of writing poetry (Guido) and winning the Nobel Prize in Physics (Vincent). Now in their late twenties, they are together again in Cambridge and on the verge of settling down to more prosaic pursuits. Vincent is headed to New York City to become the Board of City Planning’s expert on garbage, while Guido is preparing to take over the management of his family’s foundation.

What they really want to know, however, is who their wives will be. Guido gets the first inkling of his romantic future when he spies a girl with the blackest, sleekest hair he has ever seen sitting on a bench at the Fogg Museum. When he tries to flirt with her, Holly Sturgis makes a cutting remark and leaves. For Guido, it is love at first sight.

Vincent discovers Misty Berkowitz one morning at work. Stirring her coffee with a fountain pen, she tells him to get the hell away from her. Soon, cheerful, open-minded Vincent can’t stop thinking about his bored, misanthropic, and very pretty colleague.

The Day the Rabbi Resigned (The Rabbi Small Mysteries Book 11)

Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
Author: Harry Kemelman
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The Day the Rabbi Resigned (The Rabbi Small Mysteries Book 11)

After three decades of dealing with temple politics and getting involved with more than a handful of murder investigations, Rabbi David Small is ready to retire from his synagogue in the cozy Boston suburb of Barnard’s Crossing. For years, his secret desire has been to permanently take up teaching, but when he finally leaves the synagogue to pursue that dream, life at a university proves more dangerous than he thought.

Late at night, a notoriously ambitious college professor dies in a car wreck. The academic had been drinking heavily, but evidence suggests that the crash might not have been an accident. The local police are stumped and enlist the only detective they know whose astute eye and quick mind come from a higher power: Rabbi Small.

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

Religious Essays
Author: Bryan Loritts, John Perkins, Crawford W. Loritts Jr, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Soong-Chan Rah, Charlie Dates, Albert Tate, Sanders Willson, John Bryson
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Letters to a Birmingham Jail

More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Much has transpired in the half-century since, and progress has been made in the issues that were close to Dr. King’s heart. Thankfully, the burning crosses, biting police dogs, and angry mobs of that day are long gone. But in their place, passivity has emerged. A passivity that must be addressed.

That’s the aim of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. A collection of essays written by men of various ethnicities and ages, this book encourages us to pursue Christ exalting diversity. Each contribution recognizes that only the cross and empty tomb of Christ can bring true unity, and each notes that the gospel demands justice in all its forms. This was a truth that Dr. King fought and gave his life for, and this is a truth that these modern day “drum majors for justice” continue to beat.

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