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Don’t Fight With the Garden Hose and Other Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way
With his debut memoir, “The Eighties: A Bitchen Time To Be a Teenager!” enjoying success, Tom now turns his attention on lessons he’s learned during his 45 crazy years as a member of the human race.
24 chapters of poignancy, humor, and poignant humor. Chapters include, “That the Paul David Hewson urinal?” – “Brushes with the spirit world aka WTF was that?” – “Don’t mess with a mother’s love, or Don’t be a d*ck to your little sister!” You’re sure to have a favorite!
Prepare to laugh and cry . . . sometimes at the same time!
The Domino Game
If you like Baldacci, Coben, Forsyth or Le Carre, you’ll love this riveting, prescient, intelligent international thriller with a plot that leaps out of today’s headlines.
When Russian FSB agent Nikolai Aven starts investigating the affairs of Moscow tycoon, Marat Ivankov, he trips into a deadly web of corruption involving Russian organised crime and the oligarch’s ruthless patrons and masters in the Kremlin.
With the lives of his wife and daughter at stake, Nikolai turns to the only person he believes he can trust, US Embassy attaché, Jack Hartman. But this is Russia. Trust is just another commodity that can be bought and sold. And nothing is what it seems.
Masterson (The Masterson Series Book 1)
After Elizabeth Hill is brutally attacked in her apartment by an intruder and then unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend, she moves in with family that she barely knows for protection. All she remembers about her aunt’s stepson, Roman, is that he was the moody, mean boy who played a cruel trick on her when she was just six years old; but soon learns that he is now a complex and multi-layered man who has the ability to protect her, ignite her, and challenge her like no one ever has before.
Wealthy Roman Masterson makes his fortune by fixing celebrity problems for big money and by any means necessary. He is a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, manwhore who doesn’t have the time or inclination to babysit a gullible little brat from the suburbs…until he unknowingly spots her in the middle of a crowded dance floor and decides right then and there to claim every one of her orgasms from that moment on.
An American In Duke’s Clothing (An Unlikely Match Series Book 1)
She loves him. He loves her. Too bad he is engaged to her sister.
When unexpected deaths leave Tad Wentworth as the heir to an English title, he leaves his American homeland to fulfill his duty. Upon arriving in the country, he discovers an arranged marriage is part of the plan. But when his affections guide him toward a different lady, he must decide if he will follow his heart or his head.
Violet Allen’s questionable past has left her with few friends. When she meets a dashing stranger who shows interest in her, she allows herself to dream of a future with him.
1996 (90s Flashback Series Book 1)
When food blogger Anna Matthews takes a vitamin supplement that thrusts her back in time to 1996—and into her sixteen year old body—she is naturally a little shocked. But after a hasty re-assimilation, she decides to take advantage of this amazing second chance to view her teenage years from a more mature perspective.
But with the effectiveness of each dose only lasting twelve hours, and any new actions initiated in the past having no effect on the future, Anna wonders whether taking it again would serve any purpose.
Of course, curiosity gets the better of her, and she soon becomes addicted to travelling back in time to relive what she originally believed to be some of her best memories.
Georgia Davis PI Boxed Set of Four: The Georgia Davis PI Series (Georgia Davis PI Series 1-4)
EASY INNOCENCE (2008):
Freshly-minted PI Georgia Davis investigates the murder of a high school girl and finds out how far teen girls will go for approval from their peers.
PI Georgia Davis and Ellie Foreman team up after the kidnapping of a young girl triggers a series of more deadly events.
Ten years before Easy Innocence, three bodies turn up in quick succession—all of them dumped in waste disposal dumpsters or landfills. Officer Georgia Davis, her boyfriend detective, and his partner team up and find much more than they bargained for.
By the Light of Embers: A Novel
It’s 1954, and 22-year-old Lucia Lafleur has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. While sock hops and poodle skirts occupy her classmates, she dreams of bacteria and broken bones—and the day she’ll finally fix them.
After graduation, a letter arrives, and Lucia reads the words she’s labored a lifetime to earn—”we are pleased to offer you a position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.” But in the midst of her triumph, her fiancé delivers a crushing ultimatum: forego medical school, or forego marriage.
A Bend in the Willow
Willowood, Kentucky 1965 – Robin Lee Carter sets a fire that kills her rapist, then disappears. She reinvents herself and is living a respectable life as Catherine Henry, married to a medical school dean in Tucson, Arizona. In 1985, when their 5-year-old son, Michael, is diagnosed with a chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, Catherine must return to Willowood, face her family and the 19-year-old son, a product of her rape, she gave up for adoption. She knows her return will lead to a murder charge, but Michael needs a bone marrow transplant.
Happy is the Bride
Love at first touch . . .
Air Force pilot Shane Freemont will do anything for his foster sister, including taking a role as Man of Honor in her wedding. He has his misgivings about the hasty marriage, and so does the groom’s “best woman,” Meg Stoddard. It’s about the only thing Shane and Meg, manager of a local dude ranch, do agree on. Until a tornado forces them to shelter in a cramped storm cellar together, and mutual attraction explodes.
Love takes time—lots of it. Meg has always believed that. But something happened between her and Shane over the space of a few intimate, incredible hours. Her head says it’s just spectacular chemistry. The rest of her is ready to take a chance on the deepest connection she’s ever known.
Aching God (Iconoclasts Book 1)
The days of adventure are passed for Auric Manteo. Retired to the countryside and isolated with his scars and riches, he no longer delves into forbidden ruins seeking dark wisdom and treasure. But just as old nightmares begin plaguing his sleep, he receives an urgent summons back to that old life.
To save his only daughter, he must return to the place of his greatest trauma: the haunted Barrowlands. Along with a group of inexperienced companions and an old soldier, he must confront the dangers of the ancient and wicked Djao civilization. He has survived fell beasts, insidious traps, and deadly hazards before.
Wolf Hall: A Novel
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.
Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous.
BEWARE THE PAST a gripping crime thriller with a huge twist
ONE TERRIBLE CASE ALWAYS HAUNTED DETECTIVE MATT BALLARD. NOW MANY YEARS LATER, THE KILLER SEEMS TO BE BACK. AND THIS TIME HE’S AFTER MATT.
When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught.
Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It’s of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place.
More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt’s very secret private life.
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