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Elvish: A Fantasy Novel (The Elvish Trilogy, Book 1) (affiliate link)
It’s against the law for elves and humans to fall in love. But laws can be broken.
When Venick is caught wandering the elflands, he knows the penalty is death. Desperate, he lies about his identity in hopes the elves will spare his life.
Ellina doesn’t trust the human, and not merely because he speaks the language of men. Men lie. In elvish, however, lying is impossible. In a moment of intuition, Ellina decides to give Venick a chance: learn elvish, reveal his truths, and she will set him free.
That is not, of course, what happens.
NO PLACE TO HIDE (Jake Ord Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Jake Ord lives in peaceful seclusion with his companion, Magda, in a small town in Portugal.
They each have something to hide, but their life together is just how they want it: tranquil, safe and agreeably boring.
THEN JAKE RECEIVES A PHONE CALL THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Crime boss Ed Fogarty has escaped from prison. He wants revenge on those who put him there.
He also wants the missing £20 million from his last heist.
San Diego, California. Jill Jacobs is broken. Devastated after her failure to catch a serial killer resulted in the death of a cop, the former Seattle detective drinks away the pain. But when the elusive murderer goes to work in her new city, she renews her passion to bring him to justice after he leaves a sinister calling card at her door…
Teaming with Detectives Daniels and Remalla to solve the grisly crimes, Jill despises the psychic connection that allows her to experience the horror through the depraved psychopath’s eyes. And as the killer stays one step ahead of their investigation, she fears losing her last shreds of sanity when she realizes he craves having her in his head.
Cupcakes and Conjures (Witches of Willow Hollow Book 1) (affiliate link)
Harper Dade never expected to come back. Then again, she hadn’t anticipated her now ex-husband absconding with her inheritance. But the discovery of a casualty in the middle of the cupcake creation class? Not on her list of things to happen in her hometown. Neither is the murder threatening to ruin the reputation of her aunt’s bakery and destroying the town’s entire tourist season.
As the mystery heats up, Harper’s fresh start crumbles. Add kitchen disasters and a severe onset of wishcraft, and her plans to solve the crime might remain half-baked.
Among failed baking attempts, spells gone wrong and a renewed curse, the list of suspects grows, danger ramps and her homecoming ends up a recipe for disaster.
Meant for Each Other (Tybee Island Book 1) (affiliate link)
She’s in love with him. He thinks she’s a liar. And a thief.
Helping her sister run a bed and breakfast inn gives Kirsten the perfect reason to return to the island where she spent so many summers as a child. She never expects to run into the one person who knows all about her most embarrassing moment. He also happens to be the only man she’s ever loved.
After six months of nonstop traveling, Trey is ready to trade living on the road for the peace and quiet of Tybee Island. In such surroundings, he should be able to finish his next bestseller. Running into a former student isn’t part of the plan. She’s a reminder of an encounter he hasn’t been able to forget, and yet he can’t seem to elude this woman who’s always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Esther and Noah Lysander are the twin children of General Ryck Lysander, Commandant of the Marine Corps, leader of the Evolution, and Chairman of the Federation. When they are told that their father and mother have been assassinated, they are both devastated. Cut adrift, they each decide to enlist in the Corps—but for different reasons. Esther feels it is her duty to carry on the family legacy, confident that she can excel and reach the top. Noah simply wants to earn his father’s pride, even if it is too late.
As children of General Lysander, they are not “normal” recruits. Seniors and peers are well aware of their background, and the twins can’t escape the public eye. From under their father’s heavy shadow, the two have to discover his or her personal path in the Corps, even when that seems to pull them apart from each other.
Edinburgh (affiliate link)
The Peacock Summer: A Novel (affiliate link)
GuRu (affiliate link)
A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.
“You’re born naked and the rest is drag.”
As someone who has deconstructed life’s hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken “the fourth wall” to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you’re willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors.
Along the Broken Bay (affiliate link)
December 1941. War has erupted in the Pacific, spelling danger for Gina Capelli Thorpe, an American expat living in Manila. When the Japanese invade and her husband goes missing, Gina flees with her daughter to the Zambales Mountains to avoid capture—or worse.
Desperate for money, medicine, and guns, the resistance recruits Gina to join their underground army and smuggles her back to Manila. There, she forges a new identity and opens a nightclub, where seductive beauties sing, dance, and tease secrets out of high-ranking Japanese officers while the wildly successful club and its enemy patrons help fund the resistance.
Girl Made of Stars (affiliate link)
A moving, heartfelt true story that celebrates the way animals and humans rescue one another . . .
Baby seagulls, mischievous ferrets, strutting peacocks…in the decades that Barby Keel has run her animal sanctuary in the English countryside, she has seen all manner of creatures. Thousands of cats and dogs have come through her doors and, with the aid of Barby and her dedicated staff, found loving forever homes. But Gabby, a small terrier with solemn, terrified eyes, is like no case Barby has ever encountered before.
Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me (affiliate link)
Bernard Sumner pioneered the post-punk movement when he broke onto the scene as a founding member of Joy Division, and later as the front man of New Order. Heavily influencing U2 and The Cure while paving the way for post-punk revivalists like Interpol, Sumner’s has left an indelible mark on punk and rock music that endures to this day.
Famously reluctant to speak out, for the first time Sumner tell his story, a vivid and illuminating account of his childhood in Manchester, the early days of Joy Division, and the bands subsequent critical and popular successes. Sumner recounts Ian Curtis’ tragic death on the eve of the band’s first American tour, the formation of breakout band New Order, and his own first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the 1970s Manchester music scene.