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BlowOut: A Shear Disaster Mystery (Book One) (affiliate link)
A card file – Like any good stylist, Jeannette Carter kept all of the important information about her customers on index cards, filed in an old, metal card file. But Jeannette didn’t just keep the latest hairstyles and coloring information, she also kept bits of gossip and information her customers told her. It was innocent enough – she just wanted to be sure she remembered what they told her when they were together. But after a customer is murdered, the innocent card file could be the motive for another death.
Typo Squad: Book II: Return of the Wordmonger (affiliate link)
The quest to find Anton Nym and his errorist army are put on hold as Typo Squad is called away to London to help one of their own confront a villain from his past — a mysterious foe known only as the Wordmonger.
Joining forces with Her Majesty’s Royal Typo Brigade, Typo Squad takes up residence in Buckingham Palace to try and draw out this dangerous madman.
With the lives of the royal family in their hands, will Typo Squad be up to the challenge of finding and capturing the Wordmonger? Or will history repeat itself?
Junkie Love (affiliate link)
Tempted by a Vampire (Immortal Hearts of San Francisco Book 1) (affiliate link)
Love lurks right around the corner…but it might be too dangerous to pursue.
Everything is just the way Maggie has always imagined it would be with a new job and a new apartment in San Francisco and the best roommate anyone could ever want, her BFF. Everything is perfect…until her gaze catches the sexy as sin lead singer of the rock band that performs weekly at an elite nightclub and suddenly her whole world is turned upside down.
Cian is a heartthrob rock star—and a vampire. He’s every woman’s dream, except he enjoys his single life in San Francisco, and has no desire to change…. until he meets a human woman he can’t resist. The scent of Magdalena’s blood has him completely undone, and he begins to question his felicitous existence when his desire for her grows out of control.
SHADOWS OF THE MOUNTAIN (Mustang River Ranch Book 1) (affiliate link)
Kate Miller has worked hard to carve out a secure job at the Mustang River Ranch. The horrors she faced leading a failed rescue attempt have been firmly buried and she’s content guiding sedate trail rides. There’s no room in her life for anything that could threaten her newly found peace.
Former SEAL Jack Becker is hot enough to melt any woman’s cool exterior, including Kate’s. But his arrival coincides with the presence of a horse-loving teenager and her suspiciously well-armed bodyguards. And when a simple trail ride to see the wild mustangs takes a deadly twist, Kate and Jack must team up in order to save innocent lives.
Can they survive long enough to have a chance at love or will either of them leave the mountain alive?
The Deadly Kiss (The DI Hogarth Deadly Kiss Book 1) (affiliate link)
Helen Brimelow was a lovely girl. A staunch Christian who loved to help those in need. The food bank where she volunteered mourns her passing and the town is in shock. But as Hogarth scrapes beneath the surface, he discovers another kind of Helen Brimelow… And another type of predator.
DI Hogarth and DS Palmer must work through the clues and the lies… but the harder they toil, the less they find. As they discover more about Helen, are they getting any closer? Or are they simply pushing Drawton to strike again?
Mr. Bridge: A Novel (affiliate link)
Walter Bridge is an ambitious Kansas City lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he senses that his family needs something—even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of respectability that cloaks the void within—not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household.
Together with its companion, Mrs. Bridge, this novel is a classic portrait of a man, a marriage, and the manners and mores of a particular social class in the first half of twentieth–century America.
Do you feel like you should be getting better grades? Are you spending more time studying than the A students in your class but not getting the same results? Are you heading back to school after a long break and need a refresher to get more done in less time?
With schools becoming more competitive and technology becoming increasingly distracting, today’s students face a minefield of obstacles to academic success. Doing well in school isn’t just a matter of smarts or more studying: It takes good habits, practical tools—and a healthy brain.
Brain health pioneer Dr. Daniel Amen knows what it takes to get the brain ready to succeed. Change Your Brain, Change Your Grades draws on Dr. Amen’s experience as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist as well as the latest brain science to help you study more effectively, learn faster, and stay focused so you can achieve your academic goals.
Somewhere Only We Know (affiliate link)
10:00 p.m.: Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene, and she’s just performed her hit song “Heartbeat” in Hong Kong to thousands of adoring fans. She’s about to debut on The Tonight Show in America, hopefully a breakout performance for her career. But right now? She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
11:00 p.m.: Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job that he keeps secret from his parents. On his way out of the hotel, he runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger. She looks kind of familiar. She’s very cute. He’s maybe curious.
12:00 a.m.: Nothing will ever be the same.
Machiavelli: His Life and Times (affiliate link)
Thanks to the invidious reputation of his most famous work, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli exerts a unique hold over the popular imagination. But was Machiavelli as sinister as he is often thought to be? Might he not have been an infinitely more sympathetic figure, prone to political missteps, professional failures and personal dramas?
Alexander Lee reveals the man behind the myth, following him from cradle to grave, from his father’s penury and the abuse he suffered at a teacher’s hands, to his marriage and his many affairs (with both men and women), to his political triumphs and, ultimately, his fall from grace and exile. In doing so, Lee uncovers hitherto unobserved connections between Machiavelli’s life and thought. He also reveals the world through which Machiavelli moved: from the great halls of Renaissance Florence to the court of the Borgia pope, Alexander VI, from the dungeons of the Stinche prison to the Rucellai gardens, where he would begin work on some of his last great works.
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit (affiliate link)
With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews profiled of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews provides “insight into [Bobby’s] spirit and what drove him to greatness” (New York Journal of Books) in his gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.
Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was a perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like his older brother, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life-changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young and old, black and white, rich and poor.
Forbidden Wife: The Life and Trials of Lady Augusta Murray (affiliate link)
Great British Bake Off: Celebrations (The Great British Bake Off) (affiliate link)
Don’t just celebrate – bake!
With judges’ recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and bakers’ recipes from the Class of 2015, this is a beautiful book for homebakers everywhere inspired to celebrate with their own signature bakes.
From three-tiered cheesecakes to black forest gateau, vol au vents to crème brulee, ice cream roll to Spanish windtorte, this year’s record-breaking series of Bake Off was a celebration of everything that’s great about British Baking, and these easy to follow recipes will help you recreate that magic in your own kitchen.
Discover new flavours and techniques with the helpful tips in the ‘baker’s guide’, ‘meet the bakers’ with inspiring insights into what got them baking, and try cake, bread and dessert ideas from around the world.
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