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Happily Evan After: Fall for You #1 (paid link)
All’s fair in love and … love?
As a cupid, Evan knows all about emotions. The good and the bad. He basks in the afterglow of new love, but his end goal is the promise of paradise and a reunion with his soulmate in return for his service.
At least until he receives an impossible assignment. His love has been reincarnated, and his next job is to find her a match. Bound by duty, he must resist her charm and suppress his own desires. His task is clear and he cannot fail, even if it means his own paradise is now lost.
After all, falling in love is against the rules. Isn’t it?
Lark Underground: A Freddie Lark Mystery #1 (paid link)
When a woman is hiding from a predator, who can she turn to for help?
Without planning to, artist turned private investigator Freddie Lark has developed a reputation for helping underdogs. When her neighbour Ellie comes to her with the story of a friend whose child is missing, Freddie is moved. When she discovers that the child’s mother is part of the underground network that helps women and children escape abusive family members, Freddie is determined to help.
From award-winning, Amazon bestselling author Alexandra Amor comes a new contemporary mystery series featuring a sleuth who makes up for her lack of experience (not to mention credentials) with grit, an obsessive need to know the answers, and a sassy mouth.
ARE YOU RUNNING OR LAUNCHING A BUSINESS?
IS YOUR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CRYSTAL CLEAR?
IF NOT, WHY NOT?
Perhaps you need a book to grab you by the hand, make you look at things from entirely fresh angles, teach you to trust your instincts, and signpost expensive pitfalls before you trip over them.
Getting it Write is built on a feet firmly on the floor philosophy, as well as on years of experience in launching and writing for successful businesses – scars, t-shirts and cynicism as proof. Showing you there are no absolute rights, wrongs or rules, it shares options, opinions, suggestions and most important of all, demonstrates how and why common-sense is the common denominator for success – once you learn to trust yourself.
Watcher (The Watcher Series Book 1) (paid link)
Hunt the bots. Avoid the carbons. Stay alive.
Sawyer’s life is simple, if not easy. Her home might be in ruins, but she can protect what’s left of it.
A city destroyed by the bots—that’s home. Humans have been hunted, but Sawyer is one of a few who have turned the tables. She’s a Watcher. Taking out the bots one by one. Protecting what’s left. It’s the carbons she needs to be wary of. Faster and stronger than humans, they’re dangerous. But Sawyer’s smarter. That will keep her alive.
At least, that’s what she believed. But the carbons are evolving, and their plans are ever more cunning. Suddenly her friends are dying. Safety can no longer be taken for granted—not even for the Watchers. At least she has Kenzie. Love is a strong word, but whatever they have, it’s what keeps her going.
Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bussed to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother’s cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.
Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don’t let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.
The Innkeeper’s House: A Hickory Grove Novel (paid link)
A sweet-as-pie teacher. A hometown hero. And the local B&B, complete with innkeeper’s quarters…
Fresh on the heels of a broken engagement and a dead-end subbing gig, would-be English teacher Greta Houston goes home for the summer. She needs to recharge, and the farm town is just the place. Friday night fish frys and dusty back roads bring her down to earth, but Hickory Grove is only a pit stop on Greta’s way back to the big city. Then she gets an interview… with the last place she’d ever thought to apply.
Football coach Luke Hart has too much on his plate. After moving to Hickory Grove to be closer to his ailing grandmother, he spends his days teaching, coaching, and volunteering at church. Life is good, until Mamaw Hart passes away, leaving him with a daunting heirloom: The Hickory Grove Inn. Luke needs help to run the place, or else he’ll have to sell the one thing that connects him to his past.
The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn (paid link)
Sara (paid link)
A wild journey across country later, Mina finds herself thrown at the feet of the brutish William Nye, prize-fighter and owner of a disreputable inn, The Merry Harlot. Respectable Mina is appalled to find herself obliged to wed this surly stranger!
Forced to draw on reserves of inner strength she never knew she possessed, Mina uncovers perilous secrets and bravely carves herself a new life at the side of this man, as she proves herself a more than worthy partner for the prize-fighter.
It Will Just Be Us: A Novel (paid link)
Sam Wakefield’s ancestral home, a decaying mansion built on the edge of a swamp, isn’t a place for children. Its labyrinthine halls, built by her mad ancestors, are filled with echoes of the past: ghosts and memories knotted together as one. In the presence of phantoms, it’s all Sam can do to disentangle past from present in her daily life.
But when her pregnant sister Elizabeth moves in after a fight with her husband, something in the house shifts. Already navigating her tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth, Sam is even more unsettled by the appearance of a new ghost: a faceless boy who commits disturbing acts–threatening animals, terrorizing other children, and following Sam into the depths of the house wielding a knife. When it becomes clear the boy is connected to a locked, forgotten room, one which is never entered, Sam realizes this ghost is not like the others. This boy brings doom…
Redfork (paid link)
Returning to Redfork, West Virginia with a laundry list of sins to make up for, ex-con Noah McGlade finds his coal mining hometown blighted by opioid abuse, economic decline, and a family that wants nothing more to do with him.
Tragedy seems to follow on Noah’s heels, as no sooner does he step foot home that his younger brother is trapped in a mining collapse. But when a mysterious wildcat miner named Gallowglass not only saves his brother, but sets off to restore the town to its former glory, he puts the revitalized townspeople on a collision course with Amcore, the energy giant whose relationship with Redfork runs far deeper than commerce.
French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris (paid link)
When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps—not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure.
In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).
A Life Worth Living (paid link)
Eve and Leah are identical twins—but beyond that, they’re polar opposites. Struggling journalist Leah envies Eve’s seemingly perfect life—the loyal husband, the beautiful twin daughters, the stellar career—little knowing that what Eve longs for most is Leah’s independence.
When a shocking event upends their world, one woman seizes a split-second chance to change everything and follow her sister down a different life path. It’s a spontaneous choice, but there’s no going back. How will she deal with the fallout when covering up one untruth means lying to everyone—about everything?
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