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The Phoenix Mission (The Phoenix Series Book 1)

Intelligence & Espionage
Author: L. Sydney Fisher

The Phoenix Mission (The Phoenix Series Book 1)

For two decades, the Army trained special agents in remote viewing, a form of clairvoyance.  With Russia at the forefront of paranormal research, the United States government wasn’t about to be left behind and funneled more than twenty million dollars into the top secret program.

Hidden among the landscape of Fort Meade and inside the walls of a wooden structure, the remote viewing labs trained soldiers to be psychic spies under a cloak of secrecy and a signed oath.  If the oath was broken, the soldier could face up to $10,000 in fines and a possible prison sentence. But in 1995 during the Clinton Administration, Stargate was shut down. Now twenty years later, a new story emerges.

Meet Sergeant Major Seth Phoenix. He’s spent his entire life guarding a secret, but when a terrorist attack at Fort Bragg threatens the lives of himself and two of his closest friends, he risks it all and uses his supernatural powers of telekinesis.

‘Tis the Season: A seasons Pass novella

International Mystery & Crime
Author: Susan C. Muller

'Tis the Season: A seasons Pass novella

Detective Noah Daugherty didn’t join the force to dress up like a mall Santa. But when the chief’s grandmother is robbed at the local shopping center, Noah begrudgingly dons the beard and red hat. He assumes stopping the purse snatchers will be a cinch…until his partner is shot.

As Noah vows to bring the shooter to justice, his search for clues uncovers a surprise and a more sinister plot…

To catch his partner’s attacker he’ll have to get creative. Solving the case in time for the holidays may take a Christmas miracle…

’Tis the Season is a Christmas-themed mystery novella in the Seasons Pass series of police procedurals. If you like action-packed suspense, intriguing mysteries, a Christmas romance, and holiday humor, then you’ll love this festive tale.

A Case of Murder by Monte Carlo (Texas General Cozy Cases of Mystery Book 1)

Women’s Detective Fiction
Author: Becki Willis

A Case of Murder by Monte Carlo: Texas General Cozy Cases (Texas General Cozy Cases of Mystery Book 1)

Laurel Benson is a loyal and dedicated nurse. She may be petite, but she’ll take on anyone who threatens her patients’ safety and well-being. That feisty protectiveness creates problems when a hit and run victim lands in the ER and Police Detective Cade Resnick arrives to investigate.

There’s no denying the sparks between these two, but their professions put them at odds. As Cade zeroes in on his suspect, Laurel won’t make it easy for him, not while the suspect is under her care. More than once, these two clash when Cade’s quest for justice collides with Laurel’s concern for her patients.

Come along on the start of a new series and meet the staff and professionals who give Texas General Hospital its heart. There’s never a dull moment in the ER, or in the lively college town of College Station, Texas!

Favorite Christmas Cookies

Holiday Cooking
Author: Ruth Cardello, Nina Bruhns, Donna Fasano, Rebecca York, Helen Scott Taylor, Patrice Wilton, Mona Risk, Annie Jones, Alicia Street, Mimi Barbour

Favorite Christmas Cookies

A book full of delicious cookie recipes to share with the family this Christmas!

In this book you’ll find favorite cookies of the heroes and heroines in the Ten Christmas Brides romance-novel boxed set. Some are the treats our characters remember fondly from their childhoods. Others are the ones they enjoy today—or make to give as gifts. Here you’ll find everything from Almond Crescents, Coffee Pecan Delights, and Swedish Teacake Cookies to Rocks, Butterscotch Brownies and Scottish Shortbread. And each recipe comes with a note explaining how it fits into the author’s story, so you’ll have a little more insight into her characters and plot.

The recipes are the authors’ gifts to you this holiday season. Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!

The Red Cobra (James Ryker Book 1)

Espionage Thrillers
Author: Rob Sinclair

The Red Cobra (James Ryker Book 1)

Carl Logan dedicated nearly twenty years of his life to the Joint Intelligence Agency. Now living in a secret location, under the new identify of James Ryker, he wants nothing more than to be left alone, the chance to start a new life away from chaos, violence, destruction and deceit.

It’s not long, however, before Ryker’s short-lived idyll is destroyed when he is tracked down by Peter Winter, his ex-boss at the JIA. Winter brings with him news of the murder of a woman in Spain, Kim Walker, whose fingerprints match those of one of Ryker’s former adversaries who’s been missing presumed dead for years – an infamous female assassin known as the Red Cobra.

A cyber attack at the JIA led to the Red Cobra’s profile being compromised, and Winter believes JIA agents may now be at risk too, Ryker included. But Ryker knew the elusive Red Cobra better than anyone, and when he sees the grisly pictures of Kim Walker’s corpse, he has news for Winter – she isn’t the assassin at all …

A Christmas Miracle for Veronica (Christmas Surprises Book 1)

Holiday Romance
Author: Vikki McCombie, Tammy Souch

A Christmas Miracle for Veronica (Christmas Surprises Book 1)

Two weeks before Christmas, Jefferson Ramsey receives a call that changes his life forever. His ex-fiancée tells him she’s dying and he has a five-year-old daughter. He must come to Florida right away, so the state can’t take Sarah away. Shortly after Jefferson arrives, his ex-fiancée dies, leaving a devastated and scared little girl. Can he raise Sarah and do it alone?

Veronica Harrison is definitely not in the holiday mood…until she gets a call from the man in her life. Jefferson has returned from his mysterious trip and wants to discuss something important with her. The last thing she expects is a marriage proposal…and a child to go along with it.

Would a sudden alliance be enough to create a family not only for Sarah, but for them as well? Dare she hope their friendship will blossom into a love that’s worth the risk?

Sargasso of Space (The Solar Queen Series Book 1)

Space Opera Science Fiction
Author: Andre Norton
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Sargasso of Space (The Solar Queen Series Book 1)

In the future, venturing out into the stars is more than a way for humanity to chart the cosmos—it’s big business. Every time a new planet is discovered, the highest bidder gets first dibs with exclusive property rights for a year. Anything they can find, they can keep.

The planet Limbo was considered a waste of rock to most, which is the only reason apprentice cargo master Dane Thorson and the rest of the crew of the Solar Queen could afford to bid on it. But they soon discover that Limbo is far from uninhabited, the Solar Queen is far from the first ship to explore it—and they can never leave

Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop: A Novel

Humorous Fiction
Author: Jenny Colgan
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Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop: A Novel

It’s a white Christmas in England, and Rosie Hopkins is feeling festive: Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, luscious chocolate boxes, and happy, sticky children, and she and her boyfriend are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their families.

But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their charming town, all of Rosie’s plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she and her loved ones see their way through the difficult times?

Hitler’s Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery

Intelligence & Espionage History
Author: Richard Bassett
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Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery

A remarkable tale of espionage and intrigue—the true story of Hitler’s intelligence chief and his role in the conspiracy to assassinate the Führer.
Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Adolf Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fu¨hrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war. For years he played a dangerous double game, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of Canaris and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself.

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One

Children’s Mystery & Detective Adventure
Author: Ellis Weiner, Jeremy Holmes
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One

Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins—adults—named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn’t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn’t?!).

Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mystery Book 17)

Author: Shirley Rousseau Murphy
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Cat Telling Tales (Joe Grey Mystery Book 17)

Mystery fans and cat lovers alike rejoice. The infallible feline sleuthing team of Joe Grey, Dulcie, and Kit return in Cat Telling Tales—author Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s seventeenth ingenious whodunit that once again gives readers a cat’s eye view of crime, murder, and mayhem. Already honored with nine Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallions for her series, Murphy takes us back to Molina Point, California in Cat Telling Tales, as a suspicious fire, a tragic death, and a rash of unanticipated houseguests, both human and feline, inflame the investigative curiosity of our furry detective trio. If you’re already a fan of Lilian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown, and Carole Nelson Douglas, you’ll find Shirley Rousseau Murphy’s Tales purr-fectly wonderful!

The Baltimore Rowhouse

Vernacular Architecture
Author: Charles Belfoure, Mary Ellen Hayward
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The Baltimore Rowhouse

Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Baltimore’s rowhouses?

The Baltimore Rowhouse tells the fascinating 200-year story of this building type. It chronicles the evolution of the rowhouse from its origins as speculative housing for immigrants, through its reclamation and renovation by young urban pioneers thanks to local government sponsorship, to its current occupation by a new cadre of wealthy professionals.

A House Unlocked

Biographies & Memoirs of Authors
Author: Penelope Lively
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A House Unlocked

The only child of divorced parents, Penelope Lively was often sent to stay at her grandparents’ country house, Golsoncott. Long after the house was sold out of the family, she begins to piece together the lives of those she knew fifty years before.

As her narrative shifts from room to room, object to object, Lively paints a moving portrait of an era of rapid change—and of a family that transformed with the times. Charting the course of the domestic tensions of class and community among her relatives, she brings to light the evidence of the horrors endured during the Russian Revolution and the Holocaust through accounts of the refugees who came to live with them.

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