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Author: McIver, Susie

Poppy doesn’t want a bodyguard, but now she has one, and that’s a problem. He’s too handsome, too strong, and so in her way.
When a group of murderous thugs target her, she has no choice but to embrace his presence and hope he can keep trouble at bay.
The harder they fight to keep her safe, the closer they become, but their unexpected bond doesn’t get the thugs off her back and won’t make them forget about what she stole from them.
Soon, they find out where she’s hiding and move forward with their devious plans. She faces a serious dilemma: reveal the truth about her past and risk the consequences or keep her secret.

Heart-broken widow Lily Sumpter thought she would never find love again. The discovery of her late husband’s secret affair left her questioning what was wrong with her, four years later, she feels the betrayal as if it happened yesterday.

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Author: Randall, Gregory C.
International Mystery & Crime
Moscow watches as Iowa burns.
Once again Alex Polonia must travel to a region of the world where governments play dice with the lives of their citizens.
Everything is connected now. A disease in a remote village becomes widespread contagion. A trigger is pulled, and bombs drop half a world away. A computer program is activated and encrypted data kills hundreds. A war game becomes reality.
Alex Polonia, security specialist with Teton Security and Defense, is handed a new operation by her boss. Go to St. Petersburg, Russia, and find the man who claims he knows what happened in Iowa.
Once Alex steps off the Allegro express train at the Finlyandsky Railroad Station in St. Petersburg, a complicated and dangerous cascade of events force her to flee with the man and his twin autistic boys who hold the answer to the question: Who set fire to an American town that killed 150 people?
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Author: Larson, Daniel
Social Media

In Podcasting Marketing you will discover:

How to organically growing your subscribers in the thousands
How to use social media to grow your listeners on autopilot through positive ecosystems – Page 126
A pitching template a friend of mine used to increase their monthly listeners by over 300% – Bonus #2
How to scale your audience in the cheapest and easiest way using the PGL Strategy – Page 168
11 tricks to skyrocket engagement in your community – page 51
How to craft your compelling message to attract your tribe – Bonus #4
How to turn a chore to a breeze using the Content Creation Cheat Sheet – Bonus #3
How to optimise your podcast for growth with analytics – page 17
The magic posting formula for each social media platform – Chapter 5
Yes, this will work for you even if you’ve tried ‘proven strategies’ before to no avail. Even if you have zero marketing experience and little to no budget. Even if you’re no social media expert, or your podcast is extremely niche.

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Author: Ryan, P.B., Ryan, Patricia
Historical Mysteries

Boston, 1868: The dawn of the Gilded Age, an era of burgeoning commerce and invention, of unimaginable new fortunes and lavish excess—for some. Born into dismal poverty, young Nell Sweeney scratches by on her wits and little else until fortune blesses her with a position as nursery governess to the fabulously wealthy Hewitts. But she soon learns that ugly secrets lurk beneath the surface of their gold-plated world.

The Hewitts’ eldest son, William, a former Union Army battle surgeon and the black sheep of the family, was reported to have died three years before in a notorious Confederate prison camp. But one snowy February afternoon, his parents learn that he is, in fact, still alive—and in jail for having murdered a man while intoxicated on opium. Infuriated by his son’s deception and convinced of his guilt, August Hewitt forbids his wife from coming to Will’s aid, so she begs Nell to help exonerate him. Nell finds that she must delve into the kind of dark and treacherous underworld she thought she’d left far behind if she is to unearth the truth before the hangman’s noose tightens around William Hewitt’s throat.

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Author: Berkom, D.V.
Espionage Thrillers

A deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw coming…
They say the truth will set you free, but what if it kills you first?
Leine eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their boss is setting them up for a fall.

When Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.

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Author: Nania, Jeff
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A shattered career. A crooked lawyer. An unsolved murder. Seeking peace in the Northwoods is fraught with danger.
Every night John Cabrelli relives the tragic events that ended his career. While struggling to find himself again, John inherits his uncle’s cabin and returns to the lake where he spent much of his youth. Little does John know that danger waits for him when he uncovers suspicious circumstances of his uncle’s death. Few people will talk about it as John unravels a mystery that could forever change the landscape.
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Author: Andres, Jose, Goulding, Matt
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Cooking, Food & Wine Reference

Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy—and for his belief that vegetables are far sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle, Vegetables Unleashed showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style.

With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost, Vegetables Unleashed gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America’s most important chefs and that promise to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom.

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Author: Tutu, Desmond, Tutu, Mpho
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Spiritual Self-Help

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation.

Tutu’s role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Slash (affiliate link)

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Author: Slash, Bozza, Anthony
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Biographies of Composers & Musicians

From one of the greatest rock guitarists of our era comes a memoir that redefines sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll

He was born in England but reared in L.A., surrounded by the leading artists of the day amidst the vibrant hotbed of music and culture that was the early seventies. Slash spent his adolescence on the streets of Hollywood, discovering drugs, drinking, rock music, and girls, all while achieving notable status as a BMX rider. But everything changed in his world the day he first held the beat-up one-string guitar his grandmother had discarded in a closet.

The instrument became his voice and it triggered a lifelong passion that made everything else irrelevant. As soon as he could string chords and a solo together, Slash wanted to be in a band and sought out friends with similar interests. His closest friend, Steven Adler, proved to be a conspirator for the long haul. As hairmetal bands exploded onto the L.A. scene and topped the charts, Slash sought his niche and a band that suited his raw and gritty sensibility.

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Author: Sheffield, Rob
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Music History & Criticism

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them.

Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles, or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn’t another exposé about how they broke up. It isn’t a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles music on their parents’ stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? And why do they still matter so much to us, nearly fifty years after they broke up?

The Collected Poems (affiliate link)

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Author: Plath, Sylvia
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Contemporary Poetry

Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes.

By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote. — Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

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Author: Bronny, Sever
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Young Adult Coming of Age Fantasy

Warlocks before their time . . .

Fourteen-year-old Augum grew up with bullies instead of friends. In a kingdom where superstition stifled the written word, he fought loneliness by reading books and doing hard labor. It was a typical life for a gutter-born orphan.

Until a vicious tyrant burns it all to the ground.

After fleeing the inferno, Augum apprentices under a mysterious mentor and begins learning the forbidden art of magic. He even befriends Bridget and Leera, two passionate and quirky girls willing to give him a chance. Together they dare to train as warlocks.

But Augum’s mentor possesses a mythical artifact. When the tyrant suddenly turns up demanding it, the group is plunged into a harrowing ordeal, and Augum will have to use his newly learned spells to try to save the only thing he has left . . . a friendship forged in fire.

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