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Pushing Brilliance: (Kyle Achilles, Book 1) (affiliate link)
Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins’ guns. Why? He has no idea. He’s fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention–known as Brillyanc.
Achilles’ only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles’ brother — before he died.
Chasing clues while dodging bullets, Achilles and Katya race around the globe, uncovering a conspiracy conceived in Moscow, born in Silicon Valley, and destined to demolish both the White House and the Kremlin. Along the way a lost soul finds purpose, a broken heart confronts forbidden love, and America gains a new hero.
Battle for Atlantis: A Novel of Time Travel and Alternate Worlds (affiliate link)
Washington DC is laid waste. In Paris, the swastika flies from the Eiffel Tower. More than two billion are dead from the polar caps melting. This is the future former Green Beret Eric Dane, with the help of Amelia Earhart, sees through the mysterious gates unless they can prevent it.
Battles across time and space. Massacres and noble sacrifices. Creatures and events mankind considered legends are coming to life. All in one terrifying climax with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
In 1863 Robert E. Lee leads the South’s last chance at victory over the North. The two armies meet at Gettysburg, neither side quite aware why they are drawn there. For the result of Pickett’s charge will not just determine the war, but the fate of the planet on a scale only a handful of priestesses from another time understand as they connect this battle with the Little Big Horn in 1876 and the Zulu territory in Africa in 1879 as British Forces prepare to face the Zulus at Isandlwana.
Carolina Rain (affiliate link)
Theodosia Elizabeth Sanders, “Lizzie” was born October 6, 1842. Her open heart is filled with hope and a desire for love, but her innocence makes her a target for the less than trustworthy. Yet underneath the layers of lace and petticoats, you will discover Lizzie to be a strong-willed and determined young woman.
Siberian Treasure (A Marina Alexander Adventure Book 1) (affiliate link)
Moscow, 1560: A lost Byzantine library…last seen in the possession of Russia’s Ivan the Terrible…
Siberia, 1942: A World War II female fighter pilot crashes in the mountains of Siberia and is taken away by a small, mysterious tribe…
United States, 2007: Four simultaneous earthquakes erupt across the United States in areas without fault lines….
Marina Alexander lives for adventure. She pilots small planes in order to participate in search and rescue missions with her dog, deep in the most dangerous caves on earth.
She also studies antiquities at the University of Michigan, and is just about to depart on the most important trip of her career when she is swept into an adventure of high-stakes, international intrigue–for little does she know, she has a connection to a dangerous group of eco-terrorists that will bring her face to face with them–and leave her with a terrible choice.
You’ve Got Aliens (Alienn, Arkansas Book 1) (affiliate link)
Librarian and aspiring journalist Juliana Masters has a mystery to solve: Who am I? Armed with the truth about her past, she can leave her humdrum present behind and get on with her future. She just needs to complete one lucrative investigative writing assignment and she’ll be on her way. All she has to do is prove aliens live and work out of a secret facility based under the Big Bang Truck Stop. No problem. Getting her socks knocked off by the Fearless Leader isn’t part of the plan.
Diesel Grey worked for years to achieve his goal of heading up the family business in Alienn, Arkansas. Mission accomplished, but being Fearless Leader of a galactic way station comes with a lot more headaches than anticipated.
Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community (affiliate link)
Francesca’s Kitchen (affiliate link)
For years, Francesca Campanile was the queen of her home. Standing in her Rhode Island kitchen, making sauce from sun-ripened tomatoes, dropping in basil from her garden, and adding fresh onion, Francesca dispensed advice as liberally as she did the garlic, arguing nonstop with her son and two daughters.
It was wonderful.
But now, her children and their children have moved away. And for the widowed Francesca, no longer having a family around to pester, annoy, guide, love, harangue and, of course, cook for, makes her feel useless. Who is she without them? What she needs is another family that needs her, and when she sees Loretta Simmons’s ad in the Providence paper for a part-time nanny, she’s sure she’s found it. All the single mom wants is someone to fill in for a few hours a day.
The federal professional services market is one of the world’s largest, and one of the most competitive. Companies struggle to compete and prosper. In Zero to a Billion, David Kriegman, former SRA International executive, presents techniques to help companies succeed where many have failed. His book goes beyond standard compliance books to provide answers to questions like these:
Why do some companies grow while others stagnate or go out of business?
How do you differentiate yourself and compete with much larger companies?
Why do you lose work when the customer says you are doing a good job?
How do you attract, retain, and motivate top talent?
Why do some acquisitions succeed while others are considered less than a success or even a failure?
Night After Night (affiliate link)
Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education (affiliate link)
Mark Edmundson’s essays reclaim college not as the province of high-priced tuition, career training, and interactive online courses, but as the place where serious people go to broaden their minds and learn to live the rest of their lives.
A renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, Edmundson has felt firsthand the pressure on colleges to churn out a productive, high-caliber workforce for the future. Yet in these essays, many of which have run in places such as Harper’s and the New York Times, he reminds us that there is more to education than greater productivity. With prose exacting yet expansive, tough-minded yet optimistic, Edmundson argues forcefully that the liberal arts are more important today than ever, and a necessary remedy for our troubled times. Why Teach? is brimming with the wisdom and inspiration that make learning possible.
Bedding Lord Ned (Duchess of Love Book 1) (affiliate link)
Determined to find a husband, Miss Eleanor “Nell” Bowman attends a ball put on by the Duchess of Greycliffe, fondly referred to as the Duchess of Love. But she roundly dismisses the suitors the matchmaking hostess has invited on her behalf. For it’s the duchess’s dashing son Ned, Lord Edward, who long ago captured Nell’s heart—and roused her desire. All it takes is a pair of conveniently misplaced silky red bloomers to set the handsome widower’s gaze on this unusual girl who is clearly more than meets the eye . . .
After more than a year of mourning, Ned longs to finally start anew. At first glance, the birthday ball his mother has thrown in his honor is decidedly lacking in suitable mistresses. But he senses something unexpectedly alluring beneath the veil of Nell’s plain exterior—something she’s anxious to reveal, and the lonely Lord is incapable of denying . . .