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Die Noon (Goodnight Mysteries Book 1) (paid link)
In Want of a Wife (Pemberley House Book 1) (paid link)
He calls her the Annoying One.
Liz overheard him say it to his friend, and that’s just fine. She doesn’t like him anyway. Vince Darcy is cold, arrogant, and detached from genuine feelings, and he’s become her closest rival in the local antiques market. He might be her new neighbor, and Liz’s sister might be falling for his best friend, but that doesn’t mean Liz cares what Vince thinks of her.
Yes, he’s hot. Very hot. Way too hot. It’s another one of his infuriating characteristics. She’s having trouble resisting his hotness, so she might consider a casual fling with him–as long as they keep it a secret and it doesn’t become complicated.
A Case Of Longing: A Romantic Suspense Novel (paid link)
The one person she wants is completely off-limits…
Chicago detective Rose Harper prides herself on her professionalism while on duty. Being secretly in love with her partner of ten years and best friend, Eithan Reed, is something she has entirely under control. After all, he’s been married since they met, and she’s married to her job. And cops don’t date their partners.
But her feelings won’t go away, and now Eithan is single.
To further test her resolve, they’ve landed their biggest case yet, and the addition of a beautiful FBI agent into the mix only makes things worse.
She thought hiding her sixth sense would solve everything. She was very, very wrong.
In a land divided by corruption and rebellion, Aini successfully manages her father’s altered candy lab alongside an apprentice—the mysterious, sexy Thane.
But life goes from sweet to sour when the most nefarious clan in Scotland abducts her father.
And the only way to rescue him is to risk using her sixth sense and stop fighting Fate.
D-Boys (paid link)
The world’s most elite counter-terrorist operators
A cyber-security guru suddenly getting shot at and blown up rather more than usual
And nuclear-armed terrorists rolling with impunity through a lawless and brutal virtual world
The year is now. Islamist terrorists hack into America’s most sensitive defense networks, launch chemical weapons attacks on Western cities, and stage a raid on the vulnerable nuclear weapons storage facilities in Pakistan. They are using a massively-multiplayer online video game (or “virtual world”) as a platform for planning and rehearsing their attacks – forcing a squad of supremely elite Delta Force operators (reinforced by an info-security expert from the Department of Homeland Security) to go inside the game to fight them.
When the human remains discovered outside of town are determined to be that of Layne Sullivan’s mother, her boss, police chief Ross Taylor, is the only one who can help her discover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. But turning to him means trusting him with her deepest fears and darkest truths.
And as she and Ross uncover the secrets and lies of the past, the attraction between them ignites, forcing Layne to make the choice between risking her professional reputation and job.
Yes Please (paid link)
Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade? Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live, and in movies like Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, and They Came Together? Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation? Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies, so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy’s one-liners?
If your answer to these questions is “Yes Please!” then you are in luck. In her first book, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read
The Mistress of Auschwitz: (Book 1 of 3) (paid link)
The Saturday Evening Girls Club: A Novel (paid link)
For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.
Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.
Soulkeeper (The Keepers Book 1) (paid link)
Devin Eveson is a Soulkeeper, traveling through remote villages as a preacher and healer. But when a mysterious black water washes over the world, the veil is torn, flooding the land with ancient magic and forgotten races: fire that dances as if alive, corpses that walk, and creatures that can manipulate time itself. And not all the creatures that have re-awakened remember humanity fondly.
As the land grows more dangerous and more chaotic, Soulkeepers are turning up dead, their bodies transformed into macabre works of art. Devin must set aside his words of peace and accept his new role: slayer of monsters and protector of the human race.
What It Seems (paid link)
Adopted by her controlling foster mother at the age of eight, twenty-year-old Tara has seen little of the outside world. Lonely, punished for the slightest offense, her only distraction comes from watching the Feely family’s online videos. They’re an affectionate vlogging quintet and an internet sensation. Most important, they are Tara’s mental refuge. Then the opportunity arises for them to be something more. When Tara accepts an internship with the close-knit clan, they’re her escape.
Daring to run away, and defying Mother’s rules, Tara is welcomed into the loving fold. But the more Tara gets to know them, the more she realizes that not everything is as it seems. As secrets slowly surface, the image of the perfect family begins to crack. For Tara, it’s another trap.
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America (paid link)
Jessica Compton’s family of four would have no income if she didn’t donate plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter, Brianna, in Chicago, often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends.
After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn’t seen before — households surviving on virtually no cash income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million households, including about three million children.
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