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Author: Proby, Kristen
Contemporary Romance

Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations.

Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux.

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Author: Farley, Ashley
Family Life Fiction
Birdie Fuller’s new year is off to a bad start. Her husband has mysteriously disappeared, leaving Birdie to cope with their unmarried daughter’s unplanned pregnancy. Birdie and Hannah disagree about the baby. Birdie urges her daughter to consider abortion, but Hannah is determined to see the pregnancy to term. When Hannah returns for her last semester in college, Birdie must face her demons, the problems in her marriage that drove her husband to clean out their bank accounts and run off with another woman.
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Author: Albertson, Alana
Military Romance

I no longer believe in fairy tales. But without her love, I’ll forever remain a BEAST.

Isabella—Grady Williams is a national treasure, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, America’s scarred superhero. With tattooed arms sculpted from carrying M-16s, this bad boy has girls begging from sea to shining sea to get a piece of his action.

When my father squanders away my college fund, I make a deal with this dirty-talking Devil Dog—I will pretend to be Grady’s girlfriend for the Marine Corps Ball, and my dad will write Grady’s war memoir.

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Author: Shay, Lisa
Cozy Animal Mystery

An animal communicator. Murder. Furry witnesses with a story to tell…

On call at the Emergency Animal Hospital, Doctor Kallie Collins receives a curious request from the sheriff’s department, to meet with a detective at a small ranch. There’s a dog with a bone he’s not willing to part with.
Kallie uses an animal-communication technique to coax the bone from the dog. What the dog shows her in return leads to the location of a body.

Who knew a simple farm visit would put Kallie in the middle of a murder investigation? But after what the four-legged witnesses show her, what else could she do?

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Author: Doherty, Paul
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Traditional Detective Mysteries
His great battles against the sea raiders in the Nile Delta have left Pharaoh Tuthmosis II frail, but he finds solace in victory and in the welcome he is sure to receive on his return to Thebes. Across the river from Thebes, however, there are those who do not relish his homecoming, and a group of assassins has taken a witch to pollute the Pharaoh”s unfinished tomb.
Reunited with his wife, Hatusu, and his people, Tuthmosis stands before the statue of Amun-Ra with the roar of the crowd and the fanfare of trumpets ringing in his ears. But within an hour he is dead and the people of Thebes cannot forget the omen of wounded doves flying overhead.
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Author: Angelo, Bonnie
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Political History
Bonnie Angelo, a veteran reporter and writer for Time, has captured the daily lives, thoughts, and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American presidents. From formidably aristocratic Sara Delano Roosevelt to diehard Democrat Martha Truman, champion athlete Dorothy Bush, and hard-living Virginia Clinton Kelley, Angelo blends these women’s stories with the texture of their lives and with colorful details of their times. First Mothers is an in-depth look at the special mother-son relationships that nurtured and helped propel the last twelve American presidents to the pinnacle of power.
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Author: David, Peter
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Space Opera Science Fiction
In all of his travels Captain Jean-Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful that Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship Enterprise™. In the years since, Q has returned again and again to harass Picard and his crew. Sometimes dangerous, sometimes merely obnoxious, Q has always been mysterious and seemingly all-powerful.
But this time, when Q appears, he comes to Picard for help. Apparently another member of the Q continuum has tapped into an awesome power source that makes this being more powerful than the combined might of the entire Q continuum.
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Author: Ryan, JC
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Terrorism Thrillers
Life is a chain of defining moments that determine our choices, change us, and shape us. Sometimes they fly by us in a blur or a series of blurs, barely marked or remembered. But every so often, a moment comes along that is so forceful, it becomes a fulcrum that sets us on a new course.
Such an event happened for Rex Dalton on March 11, 2004 at Atocha Station, Madrid, Spain.

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Author: Sontag, Susan
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Photography Criticism & Essays
One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.” It begins with the famous “In Plato’s Cave”essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching “Brief Anthology of Quotations.”
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Author: Tremblay, Paul
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Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads

What’s more frightening: Not knowing who you are? Or finding out? A Bram Stoker Award–winning author explores the answer in a chilling story about identity and human consciousness.

Imagine you’ve woken up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of who you are, how you got there, or where you were before. All you have is the disconnected voice of an attentive caretaker. Dr. Kuhn is there to help you—physically, emotionally, and psychologically. She’ll help you remember everything. She’ll make sure you reclaim your lost identity. Now answer one question: Are you sure you want to?

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Author: Elks, Carrie
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Family Life Fiction

Once upon a time Gray Hartson was her big sister’s boyfriend. The most popular guy at school who never noticed a fourteen-year-old dreamer.

Then he left town to become a superstar and never looked back.

Ten years later Maddie Clark is all grown up and waiting tables in a diner, when he walks through the door and sends her heart spinning.

And for the first time in their lives, he notices her too.

Gray’s only back for a few weeks to visit his sick father.

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Author: Maxwell, John C.
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Professional Growth
Leaders are always looking for an edge. That often sends many of them looking for the next big thing. But weird leadership approaches and trendy management fads come and go. What remains the same? The qualities of a leader.
Study the great leaders from history, and you see that they all shared certain qualities: competence, initiative, vision, commitment, passion … Embody these qualities, and you will become the kind of person others want to follow.

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