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Portrait of a Gossip (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

Cozy Mystery
Author: Melanie Jackson

Portrait of a Gossip (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

Juliet Henry, water-color artist and retired agent of the NSA, wouldn’t stack up her knowledge of the human heart against the great romantic poets, but she knows a thing or two about human avarice and stupidity. It comes as no great surprise when the small artists’ colony of Bartholomew’s Woods ends up with a dead resident. Harvey Allen was a professional gossip, hated the length and breadth of the state for his scandal-mongering in the press, and it seemed that one of Juliet’s talented but idiosyncratic neighbors had finally had enough of his pernicious tale-bearing and decided to paint him out of the picture. Juliet may sympathize, but she also knows that once a person resorts to murder to hide a secret, chances are good that they may choose to kill again. Can she find the murderer before the killer paints the town red?

Cupcakes and Cyanide (The Cupcake Capers Book 1)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
Author: Polly Holmes

Cupcakes and Cyanide (The Cupcake Capers Book 1)

Welcome to Ashton Point. One sweet taste could be her last.

Charlotte McCorrson has spent her entire life building her business, CC’s Simply Cupcakes. The town of Ashton Point is her home and she’s garnered a reputation of stellar service and delightful pastries, one nibble at a time. But everything isn’t as sweet in the sleepy, coastal town as Charlotte would like to think. She is in for a rude awakening and no amount of sugar will make this medicine go down any smoother.

After catering a large town-wide event, Ashton Point’s morning newspaper fills Charlotte McCorrson with an icy sense of dread. The headlines scream Cupcake Killer! and put the blame squarely on CC’s Simply Cupcakes.

Bad Mother’s Detox – Laugh out Loud Comedy Romance about motherhood

Author: Suzy K Quinn

Bad Mother's Detox - Laugh out Loud Comedy Romance about motherhood

Juliette Duffy has made a lot of mistakes, including:

Falling in love with the wrong man
Having a baby with aforementioned wrong man
Googling the word ‘haemorrhoids’ and looking at the image pages.

But this year, she is hoping for joyful post-baby romance in the form of Alex Dalton – a man who has loved her since childhood and owns half of London.

However, can Juliette really make it work with Alex? Living in country village and working in her parents’ genteel local pub is a world away from Alex’s high-powered life in London.

My Wicked Valentine (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery Book 18)

Paranormal Ghost Romance
Author: Lotta Smith, Kelly Hartigan of Xterraweb

My Wicked Valentine (Paranormal in Manhattan Mystery: A Cozy Mystery Book 18)

When Rick’s old friend, up-and-coming celeb psychic Brian Powers is accused of murdering an esthetician at a luxe gentlemen-only spa, Mandy’s cozy afternoon at home goes from cookie-baking to crime solving.

With baby Sophie and ghost-pal Jackie in tow, Mandy and Rick take to haunting the spa where the facials are fab and the intrigue is high-end.

Every suspect has a secret, but who’s willing to kill to keep theirs under wraps? [Seaweed wraps, that is.] Find out in this dangerously funny installment of the Manhattan Mystery series.

Dusk of Humanity (The Decay of Humanity Series: Book 1)

Dystopian Science Fiction
Author: M.K. Dawn

Dusk of Humanity (The Decay of Humanity Series: Book 1)

The world has ended…

…and the last of humanity must persevere.

Dr. Sloan Egan never thought life after the apocalypse would be so dull.

Trapped in an underground bunker. Forced to share a room with a man she can barely stand. The top surgeons in the country fighting to suture the most insignificant of wounds.

Until Major Lee Archer wheels a mangled and dying man into her OR.

The injuries she knows how to treat. The side effects are like nothing she’s ever seen.

Dear Mr. Right Now: (A Marriage of Convenience Romance) (The Matchmaker Series)

Romance Short Reads
Author: Kim Loraine

Dear Mr. Right Now: (A Marriage of Convenience Romance) (The Matchmaker Series)

Let’s get married …. right now!

I stand to inherit enough money to make me one of the richest men in St. Louis. 
There’s just one catch.
I have to get married by Valentine’s Day.
 With two weeks until my deadline, I turn to a matchmaker for help.

I don’t want a gold digger. I want a wife.

The moment I meet my match, I realize Rosie is everything I want. 
I know I should tell her why I need to get married stat, but I’m falling hard for this woman, and I can’t bear the idea of her marrying me for money.

Rosie and Ruby: a heartwarming story about family, love and friendship (Destiny Book 1)

Family Life Fiction
Author: Patricia Dixon

Rosie and Ruby: a heartwarming story about family, love and friendship (Destiny Book 1)

Ruby lives one-step away from poverty on a rundown, crime-infested estate in Manchester, with Stella, her feckless, self-centered mother.

In the quiet suburbs of Cheshire Rosie, Ruby’s cousin leads a charmed, middle-class existence but feels suffocated by her domineering mother Doreen.

Although Stella and Doreen have little in common, they share the inability to show the love and loyalty that their daughters deserve.

Meanwhile, Olivia, a member of the elite Cheshire set, is aloof and distant, rattling around in her sprawling mansion, attending charity functions and hosting infamous bridge nights.

Whiteout (Survival Instincts Book 1)

Action & Adventure Romance
Author: Adriana Anders
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Whiteout (Survival Instincts Book 1)

Angel Smith is finally ready to leave Antarctica for a second chance at life. But on what was meant to be her last day, the remote research station she’s been calling home is attacked. Hunted and scared, she and irritatingly gorgeous glaciologist Ford Cooper barely make it out with their lives…only to realize that in a place this remote, there’s nowhere left to run.

Isolated with no power, no way to contact the outside world, and a madman on their heels, Angel and Ford must fight to survive in the most inhospitable—and beautiful—place on earth. But what starts as a partnership born of necessity quickly turns into an urgent connection that burns bright and hot. They both know there’s little chance of making it out alive, and yet they are determined to weather the coming storm—no matter the cost.

The Montauk Monster

Vampire Horror
Author: Hunter Shea
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The Montauk Monster

It Kills. . .

On a hot summer night in Montauk, the bodies of two local bar patrons are discovered in the dunes, torn to shreds, their identities unrecognizable. . .

It Breeds. . .

In another part of town, a woman’s backyard is invaded by four terrifying creatures that defy any kind of description. What’s clear is that they’re hostile–and they’re ravenous. . .

It Spreads. . .

With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a virus no one can cure. The CDC can’t help them; FEMA can’t save them. But each savage attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to the shocking source of these unholy creations. Hidden on nearby Plum Island, a U.S. research facility has been running top-secret experiments.

Navy Blues

Military Romance
Author: Debbie Macomber
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Navy Blues

She needed just one night with him…

Despite her ex-husband’s stubbornness, Carol Kyle knew he’d be the perfect man to father the child she so desperately wanted. Yet she also realized that this strong, honorable man would never allow his child to be raised without a father. So Carol needed to plot, to plan, to maneuver, to seduce Steve into her bed one last time…

And then once more.

Still, the passion when they were together had never been the problem; it was the absences that tore them apart. Had they grown enough to risk trying again—especially when Carol’s plan seemed about to work?

The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage

Christian Marriage
Author: Rob Bell, Kristen Bell
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The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage

As he revolutionized traditional teaching on hell in the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Love Wins, Rob Bell now transforms how we understand and practice marriage in The Zimzum of Love, co-written with his wife, Kristen.

Despite the divorce statistics, people are still committing to each other, instinctively believing and hoping that theirs is a sacred union that will last forever. Yet when these couples encounter problems, they often lack the resources that keep them connected to this greater mystery surrounding marriage.

Rob and Kristen Bell introduce a startling new way of looking at marriage, The Zimzum of Love. Zimzum is a Hebrew term where God, in order to have a relationship with the world, contracts, creating space for the creation to exist.

The Real Happy Pill: Power Up Your Brain by Moving Your Body

Cognitive Neuropsychology
Author: Anders Hansen
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The Real Happy Pill: Power Up Your Brain by Moving Your Body

Is there a foolproof way to reduce stress and anxiety while you boost your memory? Raise your IQ even as you slow down the aging process? Become more creative and train your ability to focus at the same time? The answer is simple: Move! Modern neuroscience and research has shown, more than ever, that physical exercise has extraordinary effects on our cognition.

Physical activity, more so than Sudoku or crossword puzzles, optimizes our mental abilities and health in a way unparalleled by any drug, medication, or food supplement. And exercise doesn’t just enhance your health, energy and mood levels, and cognitive abilities.

Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet

Author: William J. Bernstein
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Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History from the Alphabet to the Internet

Writing was born thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Spreading to Sumer, and then Egypt, this revolutionary tool allowed rulers to extend their control far and wide, giving rise to the world’s first empires. When Phoenician traders took their alphabet to Greece, literacy’s first boom led to the birth of drama and democracy. In Rome, it helped spell the downfall of the Republic. Later, medieval scriptoria and vernacular bibles gave rise to religious dissent, and with the combination of cheaper paper and Gutenberg’s printing press, the fuse of Reformation was lit.

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