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Author: Author: Ryan, JC
Political Thrillers & Suspense

Rex Dalton, the former black ops field agent, and his best friend, Digger, the former military dog, are exploring the remarkable history of Peru when they befriend a retired American couple. The couple invites them to join their expedition to a remote village high up in the Andes Mountains to inspect an archaeological site in which they want to invest.

But on arrival in the village, it doesn’t take long for Rex to discover that his new friends are victims of a cleverly designed con. This con is run by people who will do anything to make sure Rex and Digger don’t interfere.

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Author: Author: Carlson, Amanda

CIU Agent Mina Kane has her lamella gloves full in the year 2105.

Mina Kane has been on assignment undercover for eighteen insufferable months trying to box up a sticky-fingered hacker. She’s eager for this op to be finished—not only because the boredom of telework is literally draining the life out of her, but she’s desperate to be rid of the fresh-faced rookie. Agent Adams is driving her straight into the stratosphere with his wide-eyed enthusiasm and lack of sufficient training.

Luckily for Mina, her next case is a solo classified. Someone at Total Enhancement Pet Center, where pet owners pay for their furbabies to be pampered, is using their access to attach encrypted data onto animals. Mina’s job is to uncover who it is. But what she discovers at Total Enhancement goes much deeper than just encryptions. The plan changes from passive to action faster than a world currency coin can spin on its edge.

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Author: Author: Morse, Myrtle, Loren, Ruby
Cozy Animal Mystery

When making a fresh start, try to avoid finding bodies in the forest.

If the worst happens, and you stumble upon a crime scene, do not get personally involved with the subsequent police investigation.

Especially if you’re a fake psychic who already knows too much about the murder.

All Justine French wants to do is forget she ever used the word ‘psychic’ to describe her extraordinary powers of observation. Unfortunately, it’s the only word on the mind of the man who has been sent to expose her as a fraud.

And there’s no limit to how far he’ll go to get the job done.

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Author: Author: Shawn, Melanie
Romantic Comedy

Welcome to Valentine Bay!

Ella Fletcher spent all of high school in love with the boy next door–her best friend, Donovan. It was never more than that, but she fooled herself into believing friendship was enough.

Donovan Valentine knew he could never make a move on his best friend Ella. After all, she depended on him. He was the only stable man in her life. If denying his feelings was the price he had to pay for protecting hers, then he was more than willing to pay it.

Celebrating their high school graduation, they drunkenly took part in a marriage ceremony using fake IDs. But now, fifteen years later, it turns out that the IDs weren’t so fake, and neither is the marriage.

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Author: Author: Harper, Helen
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Hard Work Will Pay Off Later. Laziness Pays Off Now.

Let’s get one thing straight – Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact, she’s probably the last witch in the world who you’d call if you needed a magical helping hand. If it were down to Ivy, she’d spend all day every day on her sofa where she could watch TV, munch junk food and talk to her feline familiar to her heart’s content.

However, when a bureaucratic disaster ends up with Ivy as the victim of a case of mistaken identity, she’s yanked very unwillingly into Arcane Branch, the investigative department of the Hallowed Order of Magical Enlightenment. Her problems are quadrupled when a valuable object is stolen right from under the Order’s noses.

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Author: Author: Eisenberg, Jeffrey, Eisenberg, Bryan, Williams, Roy H

You’re on a road trip with an old man and a younger one.

Business stories are told. Wisdom is revealed. A new perspective emerges. Companies like Costco and Kodak, General Motors and Walmart provide color and texture as they appear on the horizon and in the rearview mirror. Real companies. Real decisions. Real outcomes. Jeff Bezos and Amazon give this road trip its rhythm as the four pillars of their success are made plain. It’s a wonderful success, easily repeated, even by a lemonade stand. But only if you understand the importance of the marshmallow.

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Author: Author: Dent Jr., Harry S.
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Leadership & Motivation

Entrepreneurs and the most innovative businesses create “the next great thing” only when the economy faces the greatest challenges. 2020+ will be such a period! Harry Dent, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and trend forecaster, sees the coming decade as the most opportunistic of a lifetime, but only if you see it coming.

Harry encourages you to start your own business in the best way suited for you and become more serious in your pursuit of entrepreneurship, as the next decade could be very threatening if you don’t. The good news is that new Internet and social media technologies make it easier to become an entrepreneur today.

The coming years might be the worst for the global economybut there are unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and for people who can generate cash and cash flow to prosper and survive and to buy financial assets during “the sale of a lifetime”.

Motherland: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Author: Hummel, Maria
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Biographical Fiction

Inspired by the stories told by her father about his German childhood and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years, Motherland is a novel that attempts to reckon with the paradox of the author’s father—a product of her grandparents’ fiercely protective love—and their status as passive Nazi–sympathizers known as Mitläufer.

At the center of Motherland lies the Kappus family: Frank is a reconstructive surgeon who lost his beloved wife in childbirth. Two months later, just before being drafted into medical military service, Frank marries a young woman charged with looking after the surviving baby and his two grieving sons. Alone in the house, Liesl attempts to keep the children fed with dwindling food supplies, safe from the constant Allied air attacks and the tides of desperate refugees flooding their town. When one child begins to mentally unravel, Liesl must discover the source of the boy’s infirmity or lose him forever to Hadamar, the infamous hospital for “unfit” children.

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Author: Author: Belsinger, Susan, Tucker, Arthur O.
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Gardening & Horticulture Herbs
Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You’ll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs—including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more—feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips. Additional information includes instructions for preserving and storing, along with techniques for making delicious pastes, syrups, vinegar, and butters. If you are new to gardening, have a limited space, or are looking to add fresh herbs to their daily meals, Grow Your Own Herbs is a must-have.
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Author: Author: Flood, Charles Bracelen
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World War I History

In First to Fly, lauded historian Charles Bracelen Flood draws on rarely seen primary sources to tell the story of the daredevil Americans of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew in French planes, wore French uniforms, and showed the world an American brand of heroism before the United States entered the Great War.

As citizens of a neutral nation from 1914 to early 1917, Americans were prohibited from serving in a foreign army, but many brave young souls soon made their way into European battle zones. It was partly from the ranks of the French Foreign Legion, and with the sponsorship of an expat American surgeon and a Vanderbilt, that the Lafayette Escadrille was formed in 1916 as the first and only all-American squadron in the French Air Service.

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Author: Author: Dawson, Jim
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Travel Photography
When postwar movie directors went looking for a gritty location to shoot their psychological crime thrillers, they found Bunker Hill, a neighborhood of fading Victorians, flophouses, tough bars, stairways and dark alleys in downtown Los Angeles. Novelist Raymond Chandler had already been there exploring the real-life �mean streets� that his hardboiled detective, Philip Marlowe, prowled in the writer�s exacting prose. But the biggest crime was going on behind the scenes, run by the city�s power elite. And Hollywood just happened to capture it on film. Using nearly eighty photos, writer Jim Dawson enlarges the record of L.A. history with this grassroots investigation of a vanished place.

Dead Inside: A True Story (affiliate link)

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Author: Author: Etler, Cyndy
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Young Adult Women Biography

I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi’s jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the staff at Straight.

I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids–the best month of my childhood–my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan’s visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens. Straight Inc., it was called.

Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a “direction for youth.” Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it “A concentration camp for throwaway teens.” Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to “treat” us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted.

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Author: Author: Healey, Tony
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Psychic Thrillers

An insidious evil has taken root in the small town of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina…

In the midst of an internal investigation, the police department is thrown into chaos when Captain Frank Morelli is gunned down on his own front lawn. Detective Jane Harper suspects that someone is tying up loose ends—a conviction that only grows stronger when she witnesses the execution of another officer in broad daylight. With no one else to turn to, Jane seeks the help of psychic Ida Lane.

Ida thought she’d finally find peace after the death of the man who murdered her mother. But as the town emerges from the shadow cast by that serial killer, they discover that there is more than one monster hiding in the darkness. Desperate to lay her ghosts to rest, Ida puts her extraordinary skills to the test. Together, she and Jane must uncover the truth…or be permanently silenced like the rest.

Pomegranate (affiliate link)

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Author: Author: Scarano, Nicole
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Greek & Roman Myth & Legend

Their love inspired a legend, but first, it will ignite a war in this gender-swapped Hades and Persephone retelling.

History tells of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, the three ruling brothers of Mount Olympus, but history is mistaken. In the beginning, Hades was not a god but merely an immortal woman loved and then betrayed by Zeus. Her fall from grace exiles her to the Underworld, a realm absent a god since the dawn of creation and rampant with chaos and decay. But Hades is destined for a dark and terrible greatness, and the Underworld welcomes her with open arms. Hell has finally found its god.

Zeus’ betrayal will not go unpunished. Hades’ disgrace will have its vengeance, but destiny intervenes, and Hades is faced with choosing between revenge and an unexpected love.

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