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Author: Mack , M.O.
Crime Thrillers

What could possibly be worse than being beaten, broke, and on the run from a dangerous criminal? What if that criminal is your ex and works for the FBI?

Oh, and then there’s the tiny matter of landing a job. Not so easy for a woman on the run.

Which is why when Emily Rockford gets a gig, answering the phone for a “pest control” company, she thinks her luck is turning.

Until…she discovers the business is a cover.

For hit men. A big, dangerous, deadly group of them.

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Author: Children, DK
Science for Children

Children can go on a visual visit through the 118 compound components of the intermittent table, from argon to zinc, in this one great volume stuffed with mind boggling pictures and entrancing realities.

Inventoried by type, every component’s properties and nuclear structure is clarified. In excess of 1,000 full-shading photos feature the common types of every component, just as a wide scope of surprising ordinary articles in which it is found, to make them pertinent to a youngster’s reality. How does a cruiser use nitrogen? Which component can retain unsafe synthetic compounds in water? Which well known milestone is made of copper? From hydrogen to sodium to nickel, children will learn fun realities and be flabbergasted.

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Author: Bolton, Karice, Bolton, Poppy
Cozy Mystery

With a checkered employment history, an ex-boyfriend who thinks she is an ATM machine, and a crazy family that she misses dearly, Katie Chance can’t wait to start over in her hometown of Apple Grove.

What Katie doesn’t expect is to be thrown into the middle of the town’s first murder investigation or to nearly be run over by the murder suspect as he’s trying to flee town.

Katie never imagined that the quiet little town of Apple Grove would be the center of a scintillating murder mystery. But when rich spinster, Rudy Valentine winds up murdered in her bathtub the finger-pointing begins.

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Author: O’Keeffe, Kate
Romantic Comedy

Forget Cinderella, this New Yorker doesn’t need a fairy godmother — or a prince.

22-year-old Gabriella Davis aspires to be pop music’s next big thing. And she’s going to make it. She’s got to – she’s got her kid sister to save. But first, she needs to get away from her gold-digging stepmother who has her working her butt off as assistant to her band.

Super-hot singer Cole Grant is a country boy at heart, so when he leaves his native Tennessee for New York City, he’s about as comfortable as a deer on ice.

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Author: Malone, Nana

You can call me a playboy if you want. After all, I love fast cars and faster women.
I’m only home to dig my wayward step-brother out of another mess. I have zero plans on staying. Until I meet little miss uptight, list-maker who’s never had any fun.

She needs a date to her ex-fiancé’s wedding…to her sister…and I’m just the kind of fake date she needs.

I know just how to make her loosen up and forget all her rules.

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Author: Weldon, Sarah Jane
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

A mysterious outbreak. Tourism under threat. Can Rynelle solve the case before it becomes a tropical hot zone?

Public Health Officer Rynelle MacLeod loves keeping her Caribbean island pristine for visitors. But when a visiting billionaire is struck down with food poisoning, she has to cut her own vacation short to stop a nasty crisis. And she’s sure the skin-and-bones stalker who keeps hitting on her is actually a reporter sniffing out a dirty scoop.


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Author: O’Connor, Flannery
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Literary Short Stories

Winner of the National Book Award

The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O’Connor’s monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O’Connor put together in her short lifetime–Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.

O’Connor published her first story, “The Geranium,” in 1946, while she was working on her master’s degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, “Judgement Day”–sent to her publisher shortly before her death—is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of “The Geranium.”

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Author: Beah, Ishmael
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Military & War Biographies

This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them.

What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.

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Author: Munier, Paula
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Cozy Animal Mystery

Grief and guilt are the ghosts that haunt you when you survive what others do not….

After their last deployment, when she got shot, her fiancé Martinez got killed and his bomb-sniffing dog Elvis got depressed, soldier Mercy Carr and Elvis were both sent home, her late lover’s last words ringing in her ears: “Take care of my partner.”

Together the two former military police—one twenty-nine-year-old two-legged female with wounds deeper than skin and one handsome five-year-old four-legged Malinois with canine PTSD—march off their grief mile after mile in the beautiful remote Vermont wilderness.

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Author: Lane, Soraya M.
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Military Historical Fiction

A harrowing tale of four brave young nurses whose lives change forever in the wake of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

When Grace, April, and Poppy join the US Army Nurse Corps, they see it as little more than an adventure, one made all the better by their first station: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Joined at the hip, idealistic Grace, exuberant Poppy, and brave but haunted April frolic in the sun, attending parties, flirting with the handsome soldiers, and becoming fast friends with seasoned nurse Eva. Like the Hawaiian sun, their future seems warm and bright—until the infamous morning of December 7.

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Author: Mah, Ann
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World War II Historical Fiction
To become one of only a few hundred certified wine experts in the world, Kate must pass the notoriously difficult Master of Wine examination. She’s failed twice before; her third attempt will be her last chance. Suddenly finding herself without a job and with the test a few months away, she travels to Burgundy to spend the fall at the vineyard estate that has belonged to her family for generations. There she can bolster her shaky knowledge of Burgundian vintages and reconnect with her cousin Nico and his wife, Heather, who now oversee day-to-day management of the grapes. The one person Kate hopes to avoid is Jean-Luc, a talented young winemaker and her first love.
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Author: Showalter, Gena
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Paranormal Romance

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she’ll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own.

Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments…and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love…

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Author: Carr, Martha, Anderle, Michael
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Epic Fantasy

Girl meets dragon. Girl works to befriend dragon. A large, red, dangerous dragon.

Raven Alby will have to train her new ride and save the dragon’s life or die trying.

Mix in starting at Fowler Academy as a first year, becoming a stronger mage and oh… people disappearing.

It’s all adding up to typical teenager stuff for a young mage.

First lesson Raven will learn? Don’t ever let anything come between a girl and her dragon.

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Author: Karsak, Melanie
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Historical Norse & Icelandic Fiction

In my dreams, Odin whispers to me.
He tells me I’m destined to wield a legendary sword.
He tells me my road will bring me to Valhalla.

But when I wake, I’m only Hervor. Fatherless. Unloved. Unwanted. Jarl Bjartmar, my grandfather, calls me cursed. My mother, her memories stolen by the gods, has forgotten me. Everyone tells me I should have been left to the wolves, but no one will tell me why.

None but Eydis, a thrall with völva magic, believes I’m meant for a greater destiny. Yet who can believe a devotee of Loki?

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