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Border Crossings (affiliate link)

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Author: Weems, Michael
International Mystery & Crime

Two worlds collide when the corruption and crimes of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels spreads over the border. An American college student has been kidnapped in Cancun while on spring break. Private investigator Catherine James has been asked by the family to help find her, but when the evidence begins pointing to a violent gang and someone makes an attempt on Catherine’s life, she turns to the only man she knows she can trust . . . her former flame Matt, a war veteran with whom Catherine shares a complicated past.

Meanwhile, a young woman from Mexico seeks a better life across the border. But she soon discovers the job and better life she was promised was all a lie as she becomes a victim of human trafficking. Escaping the cartel’s clutches but a witness to a murder, she is on the run for her life.

Broken: Broken #1 (affiliate link)

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Author: Murphy, A. E.
Contemporary Romance
Caleb is perfect in every way, almost too perfect and Gwen has never felt so happy. He is hers and she is his. Life can’t get much better and their love can’t get any stronger. That is until mistakes are made and their world comes crumbling down.
She’s left alone with no money, no home and a growing person invading her stomach. How will she survive?
Forced to leave culinary school, the job she needs and the home they made together.
Gwen finds a knight in the most unlikely source. Caleb’s brother Nathan. A complex man with a phobia she doesn’t understand and mannerisms that aren’t of this day and age, will she be able to melt his seemingly frozen heart and become his friend? Or will he forever push her away and wallow in his loneliness and self loathing?
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Author: Birch, Stephen
Action & Adventure Fiction
A global flu pandemic has wiped out ninety nine percent of the worlds population. The UK is now lawless and the power is off. The survivors are left to fight over the remaining supplies of food and water. Nick Smith is a man with a tough past. He was a fugitive when the virus hit. He survived by living off the land and by staying constantly on the move. Following the pandemic he reluctantly saves a young boy from a vicious gang and his life is turned upside down. Nick is then drawn further into a situation that he has been avoiding for years.
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Author: Wallace, Matt
Home-Based Small Businesses

A step-by-step guide to getting a gold-flipping business started right away. Inside you’ll discover why buying scrap gold is a great business, the minimal equipment you’ll need, promoting your business, how to flip the gold & get paid, and more!

The author, Matt Wallace, has personally run a very successful gold business of his own and knows all the “dos” and “don’ts” of gold buying. He’s worked with many others who have also made small fortunes buying and selling scrap gold and has become an expert in this field.

The first week Matt decided to start buying and selling gold, he placed two ads on Craigslist, spent six hours meeting with people, and made $1100 profit.

This guide will explain in detail how to go about buying scrap gold for a fair price and cash in on this gold, just like he did that first week, and continues to do today.

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Author: Bohart, Lynn
Cozy Mystery

A strange, hidden room set up as a nursery in the attic of the old horse barn. A powerful personality from the past that haunts the attic, and a mad woman trapped in an old mansion on Camano Island are the ingredients that make up this horrifying journey into the past for Julia and the members of her book club.

When Julia finds the hidden room during a restoration, she and the girls decide to use it as the catalyst to write a book about the history of the Inn, which dates back to the 1950s. Bad idea. Their journey will take them down a dark path, revealing a sordid history that includes the sex trafficking of underage girls when the property was used as a brothel, multiple murders, and the tragic death of a baby.

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Author: Williams, Paula
British Humor & Satire Literature

A quiet English village where nothing ever happens. Until…

After her boyfriend runs out on her with the contents of their joint bank account, Kat Latcham has no choice but to return to the tiny Somerset village of Much Winchmoor, where she grew up. A place, she reckons, that is not so much sleepy as comatose, and she longs for something exciting to happen to lessen the boredom of living with her parents.

But when she and her childhood friend, Will Manning, discover a body, and Will’s father, John, is arrested for the murder, Kat suddenly realises she should have heeded the saying “be careful what you wish for”.

Creature Comforts (affiliate link)

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Author: Ashley, Trisha
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Small Town & Rural Fiction

This will be the summer to remember…

Izzy has broken off her engagement to her no-good fiancée Kieran and is seeking refuge in her childhood home – the sleepy village of Halfhidden.

She soon realizes that life in the village is going to be anything but peaceful – for one thing she’s living with her eccentric aunt Debo who runs a rescue centre for her pack of dogs, and for another thing everyone seems to be hiding something.

As Izzy endeavours to get to the bottom of the secrecy, she realizes that digging around in the past is standing in the way of her future happiness. So, when a handsome stranger comes to Halfhidden will she let love back into her life?

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Author: Bloom, Paul
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Social Psychology & Interactions

We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it.

Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion.

Four Days of You and Me (affiliate link)

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Author: Kenneally, Miranda
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Romantic Comedy

Every May 7th, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since.

Through break-ups, make-ups, and dating other people, each year’s class trip brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to Six Flags, New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.

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Author: willett M. D., walter
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Healthy Living

There’s an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the relatively simple principles behind healthy eating. Yet the public seems to be more confused than ever about what to eat. The never-ending promotion of celebrity and other fad diets gets in the way of choosing a diet that is healthy for both you and the planet that we all share.

So forget popular diets and food trends. Based on information gleaned from the acclaimed Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Study, which have tracked the health and eating habits of thousands of women and men for more than thirty years, as well as other groundbreaking nutrition research, this revised and updated edition of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy provides solid recommendations for eating healthfully and living better and longer.

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Author: Turkle, Sherry
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Adolescent Psychology

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Author: Holmes, Hazel
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Haunted House Mystery

In a small town, rests a hallowed estate shrouded in secrecy…

Mystery and horror surround a long-abandoned estate, seemingly forgotten by the town. What was thought to be a new beginning for Julia soon devolves into an endless nightmare of hidden secrets and a troubled past best left unturned.

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