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Better When It Hurts: A Stripped Standalone
A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together…
Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.
And my foster brother.
Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.
Beyond Dead: An Afterlife Adventures Novel (A Paranormal Ghost Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)
Death is not what Bridget Sway expected. Not at all.
The afterlife is a mess of bureaucracy littered with nonsensical rules. It’s a fashion disaster for a uniform and a job that doesn’t pay. It’s a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. And it’s a handsome parole officer who is a stickler for those nonsensical rules that no one has bothered to explain.
As if all of that wasn’t bad enough, someone has stuffed a dead ghost in her locker … and the afterlife police are ready to pin the murder on her.
A Poisoning In Piccadilly (The Lady Eleanor Mysteries Book 1)
London, New Year’s Eve 1923, and Lady Eleanor Bakewell dances with American millionaire Henry T Eisenbach. When he dies at her feet she suspects poison, and the police suspect her.
But the vital documents Henry had brought with him for the British Government have gone missing, and Military Intelligence now suspect her, too.
With the threat of an arrest imminent, Eleanor must prove herself a Bright Young Thing in every sense in order to uncover the real killer.
A Poisoning In Piccadilly is a high-spirited romp through 1920s London, featuring fast cars, feisty women, and the men who love them both.
Peril at the Pink Lotus (Jane Carter Historical Cozy Mysteries 1)
There’s a new dancing act down at the Pink Lotus Theater, but all is not well with the star of the show.
In this first novel of the Jane Carter Mysteries, Jane contends with a vandalized shop, a kidnapping, a huckster who claims he can speak to the dead, a doll with seemingly supernatural powers, and a stolen diamond necklace. What do all these crimes have in common? It’s up to Jane to find out.
This charming historical cozy mystery series is set in the fictional American city of Greenville during the 1920s and features Jane Carter, a young widow who returns home to live with her father after the tragic death of her journalist husband.
Jane’s father owns a local newspaper and wants Jane to take it over someday, but Jane is adamant that she has no desire to be a reporter. Instead, she turns her talent for writing to concocting melodramatic romances for fly-by-night rags who almost never pay on time.
Starlet Strangler (A Silver Snow Hotel Murder Mystery Book 1)
The Silver Snow Hotel is no stranger to ghosts. Betty Snow, my mischievous grandmother, is in charge of handling any and all hauntings. When Grandma Betty is ghost hunting, she usually disappears for two or three days. When she returns, the hauntings stop. However, she has been missing for the last two weeks. With her gone, my mom is at her wit’s end. Mom has asked me to take care of the ghost problem before our busiest season is cut short. Patrons come to the Silver Snow Hotel to relax, not to be haunted by obnoxious ghosts who have far too much time on their hands.
There’s just one problem: I don’t know the first thing about ghost hunting. I may be a witch, but I swore off magic years ago.
SEAL It With A Kiss
HELL WEEK BEGINS THE MOMENT SHE WALKS THROUGH HIS DOOR…
Lieutenant Tabitha Chapel-Prince is determined to join the SEAL Teams. She’s not about to let a little thing like gender get in her way. But her determination is tested by the only Navy SEAL capable of commanding her heart. The last thing Commander Marc Miller needs is to be her commanding officer when the only thing he wants is her…
Will love conquer all or tear them apart?
The Gandy Dancer
His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. Then his estranged teenage daughter mysteriously disappears. Suddenly, his life has a purpose and he has a mission: rescue the child he’s neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.
Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he becomes locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.
Prime Minister (Frisky Beavers Book 1)
Ellie Montague is smart, sensitive, and so gorgeous it hurts to look at her. She’s also an intern in my office. The office of the Prime Minister of Canada.*
That’s me. The PM.
She calls me that because when she calls me Sir, I get hard and she gets flustered, and as long as she’s my intern, I can’t twist my hands in her strawberry-blonde hair and show her what else I’d like her to do with that pretty pink mouth.**
This Is Why I Came: A Novel
A woman sits in prayerful meditation, waiting to offer her first confession in more than thirty years. She holds a small book on her lap, one that she’s made, and tells herself again the Bible stories it contains, the ones she has written anew, for herself, each story told aslant, from Jonah to Jesus, Moses to Mary Magdalen. Woven together and stitched by hand, they provide a new version, virtually a new translation, of the heart of this ancient and sacred text. Rakow’s Bernadette traces, through each brief and familiar story, a line where belief and disbelief touch, the line that has been her home, ragged and neglected, that hidden seam.
Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can’t be taken back. Five tally marks isn’t so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called out in class, no secrets accidentally spilled, no conversations to agonize over at night when sleep is far away.
But now months have passed, and Elise isn’t sure she could speak even if she wanted to—not to keep her only friend, Mel, from drifting further away—or to ask if anyone else has seen her English teacher’s stuffed raven come to life. Then, the discovery of a shocking family secret helps Elise realize that her silence might just be the key to unlocking everything she’s ever hoped for…
The Lavender Lover’s Handbook: The 100 Most Beautiful and Fragrant Varieties for Growing, Crafting, and Cooking
Lavender is beloved for its and culinary and medicinal uses. In The Lavender Lover’s Handbook, Sarah Berringer Bader provides a complete overview of the 100 most colorful, fragrant, and stunning varieties. You will discover expert tips on spacing, planting, pruning, and care and maintenance. Additional information includes tips on how to harvest, cook with, and preserve the plant, along with step-by-step crafts and project that use lavender in beautiful and soothing ways.
The Third Son: A Novel
In the middle of a terrifying air raid in 1940s Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a forest for cover. It’s there he stumbles on Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival.
In Saburo, author Julie Wu has created an extraordinary character, determined to fight for everything he needs and wants, from food to education to his first love. The Third Son is a sparkling and moving story about a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America’s space program.
The Bones of Paradise: A Novel
The award-winning author of The River Wife returns with a multigenerational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee—an ambitious tale of history, vengeance, race, guilt, betrayal, family, and belonging, filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence, love, and a desperate loyalty to the land.
Ten years after the Seventh Cavalry massacred more than two hundred Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee, J.B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J.B.’s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family: J.B.’s cunning and hard father, Drum; his estranged wife, Dulcinea; and his teenage sons, Cullen and Hayward. As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennetts and their damning secrets is revealed, exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future.
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