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Never Mind the Redcoats: A Butlins Novel
Ich bin ein Butliner!
Join Whisky, one star section leader at Butlins Skegness as he attempts to make it to the end of the 1997 season without being sacked. Not as easy as it sounds when you are busy plundering your venue’s safe, fraternising with villains and smuggling large amounts of class A narcotics onto camp; not to mention making enemies with psychotic security guard, Knuckles, and the very real risk of contracting a highly infectious skin disease. Will he make it to the holy grail of the Butlins season, the club 18-30’s reunion? Or will he fall victim to Knuckles, scabies, impetigo or the Skegness police?
A witness on the run. A marshal on the hunt. They’ll need to trust each other to avoid a hitman’s crosshairs…
Dani Gwynne is a lone witness with the power to put a killer behind bars. Making it to the trial alive is the romance author’s sole purpose after the haunting death of her son. But when her safehouse is compromised, she takes to the streets of Denver in a last-ditch effort to survive…
Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby is the only thing standing between an innocent woman and a ruthless killer. Tracking her down in the sprawling city was supposed to be the hard part, but winning the intriguing woman’s trust is a new level of complicated.
But Agatha has secrets that might get her in big trouble. Dark secrets.
When a woman goes missing, the suspicion falls on Agatha, turning her life upside down. The new detective in town, Remington Cumberbatch, has seen a lot of weird things as a detective in nearby Cannes, California, but he’s in for a surprise with Agatha, her family, and the quirky town of Sea Breeze.
It was just a doll, wasn’t it?
It didn’t have powers, did it?
Powers that could kill?
New Orleans is famous for its pralines, beignets, jazz, Bourbon Street, and the French Quarter. But there’s a darker side to the Big Easy, one that involves voodoo and gris-gris.
Nicole was from New Orleans. When she found voodoo dolls in her gym locker, work desk, and on her front porch, she was scared. She knew what they meant. She was right. A few days later, she was murdered. A voodoo doll was next to her body.
Can voodoo dolls kill? Liz, an amateur sleuth, is determined to find out and catch the killer. On a trip to New Orleans to attend a Cajun-Creole cooking school she meets with a gris-gris doctor who specializes in voodoo, hexes, spells, and superstitions.
After turning state’s evidence against her own father, Kara Eaton is starting over in the witness protection program. Meanwhile, professional quarterback Brody Mullen is at the top of his game thanks to his ‘no women, no problems’ rule.
But when their worlds collide, Kara and Brody will discover that their instant attraction means instant frustration for their individual priorities. Kara’s gorgeousness, competence, and quick wit will threaten to unwind Brody’s focus completely. And Brody’s good looks, charm, and loyalty will repeatedly test Kara’s resolve to keep her past a secret.
A king can’t defeat an army of lawless pirates. But a mercenary can.
Logan Conner is the son of a king, the heir to the largest of the five star-dominions, and the best mech pilot in the galaxy. His people are plagued by pirates and raiders, surrounded by enemies, and not even his father can fight them all.
Logan gives up his position, his rank, even his name, and becomes Jonathan Slaughter, leader of a rough-and-ready band of mercenary mech-jocks, bent on taking the battle to the enemy on their own terms.
They’re Wholesale Slaughter. Kicking ass is what they do.
He’s a hot, lone billionaire caught in a fever-pitch scandal. She’s the gutsy reporter out to clear his name…and claim his heart. But will she make it off of his private island alive?
After a raging media storm nearly destroys him, financial whiz Nick Cameron is laying low on a secluded island off the Florida coast, far away from reporters and scandals.
But when Ronnie shows up on the reclusive billionaire’s doorstep, all grown up and breathtakingly beautiful, he tries to deny his feelings for her. Fate intervenes and a hurricane strands them on the island together and keeping Ronnie at arm’s length becomes the biggest challenge of all.
But investigative reporter Ronnie has an agenda of her own that could get her killed. Ronnie knows there’s more to Nick than the hot and juicy scandal he’s embroiled in.
Attorney Dana Hill is used to managing a stressful life: she’s one of the most successful lawyers at Strong & Thurmond, mother to a young daughter, wife to a busy, self-involved man. But when she is diagnosed with breast cancer, and her twin brother turns up beaten to death in an apparent robbery-gone-wrong in the same week, the careful balance of Dana’s life is sent into flux. Agreeing with the police that this is more than just a simple botched burglary, she begins to sift through the pieces of her brother’s life, a life she thought she knew as well as her own, to find out who would want him dead and why.
But bad things happen in threes, her mother has told her. When Dana discovers her husband cheating, she throws herself headlong into the investigation.
When a young Texan named R.V. Burgin joined the Marines 1942, he never imagined what was waiting for him a world away in the Pacific. There, amid steamy jungles, he encountered a ferocious and desperate enemy in the Japanese, engaging them in some of the most grueling and deadly fights of the war.
In this remarkable memoir, Burgin reveals his life as a special breed of Marine. Schooled by veterans who had endured the cauldron of Guadalcanal, Burgin’s company soon confronted snipers, repulsed jungle ambushes, encountered abandoned corpses of hara-kiri victims, and warded off howling banzai attacks as they island-hopped from one bloody battle to the next.
Seamlessly blending science fiction and fantasy, New York Times–bestselling author Piers Anthony presents an epic adventure series in a completely original universe.
Cluster: In a battle to control the energy of the Milky Way galaxy, two adversaries of superior Kirlian auras—green-skinned Flint of Outworld and a female Andromedan agent—are irresistibly drawn to each other.
Chaining the Lady: Melody of Mintaka, a direct descendant of Flint and his Andromedan mate, must save the Milky Way from the enemy Andromedans, who have discovered the secret of involuntary hosting—possessing another individual via a stronger aura.
Kirlian Quest: With his hyper-intense Kirlian aura, Herald the Healer, an aural descendant of Flint and Melody, must unravel the secrets of the Ancients to defend against the Space Amoeba, a fleet of alien ships a million strong.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
From the beloved and acclaimed novelist, a collection of witty, moving essays.In her two decades of writing, Elinor Lipman has populated her fictional universe with characters so utterly real that we feel like they’re old friends. Now she shares an even more intimate world with us—her own—in essays that offer a candid, charming take on modern life. Looking back and forging ahead, she considers the subjects that matter most: childhood and condiments, long marriage and solo living, career and politics.
Here you’ll find the lighthearted: a celebration of four decades of All My Children, a reflection on being Jewish in heavily Irish-Catholic Lowell on St. Patrick’s Day, a hilariously unflinching account of her tiptoe into online dating.
Dr. Joseph Murphy’s classic book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind was first published in 1963 and became an immediate best seller; it was acclaimed as one of the best self-help guides ever written. Following the success of this work, Dr. Murphy lectured to thousands of people around the world, and millions tuned in to his daily radio program. In his lectures, he pointed out how real people have radically improved their lives by applying specific aspects of his concepts.
Now, these lectures have been combined, edited, and updated in six books that bring Dr. Murphy’s teachings into the 21st century and provide readers with his proven tools on how to program their subconscious minds so that they can radically improve their lives.
In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone, but if caught harboring a combatant, she’ll face imprisonment.
Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.
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