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A cheating husband. A missing nanny. A suspicious organization. Moneta Watkins and Stacie Howe are on the case.
What begins as a wealthy woman wanting to spy on her cheating husband turns into a suspense-filled mystery as psychic detective Monetta Watkins and her partner Stacie Howe uncover a string of missing nannies. Leaving no stone unturned, Moe and Stacie dive deep into the world of Baltimore’s rich and famous as they seek to find the missing women and bring a human trafficking ring to its knees.
Private Detective Moneta Watkins has a special gift – she can relive people’s memories. Like her brothers, Moe was born with her abilities. While her brothers have applied their gifts to advance their careers in the FBI or have tried to avoid using them altogether, Moneta has devoted her life to solving the Baltimore crimes no one else can solve.
The Scotch Series Boxset (affiliate link)
Joseph Ingram made the mistake of stealing from me—four million dollars. He took my intelligence without paying for it. And thought he could get away with it.
Now I’ll take something from him—something irreplaceable.
But even when Joseph doubles the amount of money he owes me, I don’t give her up.
Nope. I have an image to maintain.
So I keep her.
And I’m not giving her up.
Killer Bait: A Clarity Bloom Humorous Mystery Novel (affiliate link)
Social media expert Clarity Bloom is loving her job at a high-tech gadget corporation in Seattle—that is, until her BFF Janice turns up dead.
Much to the chagrin of her brother, Zen, a homicide detective, Clarity throws caution to the wind and jumps into the investigation with both feet.
Zen’s ultra-handsome detective partner, Hunter, encourages Clarity to learn self-defense—especially since she’s getting closer to discovering who the killer is. Using her social media sleuthing skills, she sets out to bait the murderer.
Is she clever enough to entrap the killer? Or will she end up as the catch of the day?
The Lake House Secret (A Jenessa Jones Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Home is the last place reporter Jenessa Jones wants to be. It’s been 12 years since her father sent her away to hide a pregnancy, and the only thing that could bring her back was the man’s funeral.Assigned to cover a local discovery of human remains near a frighteningly familiar lake house, she’s shocked when Logan, the ex-boyfriend who fathered her child, is named the prime suspect…Despite her better judgment, Jenessa digs deeper to clear Logan’s name. But when she discovers an old friend named Michael has matured into an arrestingly gorgeous police officer, she’s torn between the attractive lawman and her feelings of the past.
The Steel Brothers Saga (Books 1-4) (affiliate link)
Meet the Steel men…
Talon, abused in the worst way as a child, was left a tormented and broken man. Jonah failed to protect his brother and now lives with unbearable guilt. Ryan is handsome and creative on the outside but the victim of a decades-old secret he doesn’t even know he’s hiding.
And their women…
Jade seeks refuge at her best friend’s ranch to escape the humiliation of being left at the altar. Melanie is a beautiful and brilliant psychiatrist but is shattered over a patient’s suicide. Ruby is a strong police detective determined to bring the most heinous criminal she knows—her own father—to justice.
The Reunion at Halfpoint: A sweet with heat, second-chance romance (Halfpoint, Colorado) (affiliate link)
It’s been 20-years since she last saw him.
Annie Dubois agreed to host her class reunion at her Aunt Elbie’s Inn for one reason: her high school sweetheart wasn’t attending. Even after so many years, Annie wasn’t sure she could face the man she once loved. Especially not when her heart already belonged to her two kids. Then Hank Orin Jr. showed up unexpectedly, and Annie couldn’t help but be annoyed and compelled by her old flame.
He’s on a mission to make her, and her kids, his.
Uproarious advice and never-before-seen color photos from drag queen extraordinaire Bianca Del Rio
The cheeky, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic—”The Joan Rivers of the Drag World,” (New York Times)—who isn’t afraid to shock or offend brings her trademark acerbic wit and sharp commentary to the page in an illustrated collection of advice.
When it comes to insult comics, Bianca Del Rio is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and fabulous—a would-be love child sired by John Waters and birthed by Joan Rivers—Bianca sandblasted her name in the annals of pop culture on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Thanks to her snarky frankness, impeccable comedic timing, and politically incorrect humor, she became the show’s breakout star, winning its sixth season.
The Sheriff’s Little Matchmaker (Rose Creek, Texas Book 1) (affiliate link)
When teacher Sasha Honeycutt kisses a handsome cowboy in a bar on a dare, she never expects to see him again. To her surprise, though, he walks through the door of her classroom for a parent-teacher conference. Sheriff Remy Fontenot might be sexy as sin, but Sasha has no interest in falling for another police officer. Rose Creek, Texas is her fresh start after being “that poor widow.” Only, Remy’s precocious daughter has big plans for the two of them…
After their stolen kiss, Remy knows there’s a sexy woman hiding under that school marm charm. When fate—aka his seven-year-old—keeps putting her in his path, he decides to take it as a sign. His daughter needs a mom, and the intriguing, beautiful Sasha is perfect for the role.
Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame (affiliate link)
Vicky Beeching, called “arguably the most influential Christian of her generation” in The Guardian, began writing songs for the church in her teens. By the time she reached her early thirties, Vicky was a household name in churches on both sides of the pond. Recording multiple albums and singing in America’s largest megachurches, her music was used weekly around the globe and translated into numerous languages.
But this poster girl for evangelical Christianity lived with a debilitating inner battle: she was gay. The tens of thousands of traditional Christians she sang in front of were unanimous in their view – they staunchly opposed same-sex relationships and saw homosexuality as a grievous sin. Vicky knew if she ever spoke up about her identity it would cost her everything.
Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities.
Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation.
Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to “virtual horseplay” via video games?
But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen are here to shake things up—literally! With The Art of Roughhousing, they show how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing inspiration from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present dozens of illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together—everything from the “Sumo Dead Lift” to the “Rogue Dumbo.”
The One Who Stays (Summer Island Book 1) (affiliate link)
Lose your heart to Summer Island, where summers are easy, winters are cozy and friends welcome you with open arms
Summer Island has always been home to Meg Sloan. She runs the Summerbrook Inn, like her grandmother did, and she loves the laid-back pace of life and the close-knit community the island offers. Meg also loves Zack Sheppard, but what she doesn’t love is Zack’s refusal to commit to an exclusive relationship.
Seth Darden arrives on Summer Island in search of summer work, but also in search of something else—his past. There are secrets buried at the Summerbrook Inn, secrets that forged the path of Seth’s life. But he wasn’t counting on falling for the lovely innkeeper, Meg.
Fair Play: A Novel (affiliate link)
A historical love story about a lady doctor and a Texas Ranger who meet at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for taking on a man’s profession. As a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice—until Hunter Scott asks her to give it all up to become his wife.
Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who think they belong anywhere but home…
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