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Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
Emerald O’Brien, author of unpredictable mysteries packed with suspense, brings you the first thrilling novel in the Avery Hart trilogy that keeps readers guessing until the final installment.
Avery Hart narrowly escapes death after being attacked in the woods of Crown River. Ten years later…
The body of a young woman is discovered along the path of a park in the same town.
The next woman to be attacked survives and reveals a potential link between the current killer on the loose and the attack on Avery years ago.
We Are Alpha Dogs: How Seven Dogs Become Business Legends (affiliate link)
Finding themselves profoundly disappointed by their human family, being left home from the family vacation they have always been a part of, and having to take care of themselves, seven Dogs have to decide what to do next. Do they run off and find a new home, or wait for the family to return only to do just what they are told to do? Or do they decide to write their own story, dream big and seek to realize their full potential?
Regardless of what they decide, how do they organize themselves to deal with the unforeseen problems that come up? How can they find the resources they need when no one thinks they can?
Generation Dead: A Zombie Apocalypse Novel (affiliate link)
Jake Talon and his brother Aaron grew up in the zombie apocalypse. All they have ever known is a world constantly threatened with extinction from the undead hordes which roamed the land. Taught by their father to survive and live, the two men drift, unsure of their future. As Jake and Aaron try to figure out what they were meant to do with this world of theirs, someone has plans to bring the zombies back.
Generation Dead marks the beginning of an exciting new stand alone series from Joseph Talluto and takes place some 20 years after the conclusion of The White Flag of the Dead series.
Wake Up and Smell the Real Estate: This Book Could Be Worth a Million Dollars to You (affiliate link)
Tom began building his real estate fortune with the purchase of his first property at age 19. Despite having no credit or money of his own, a deal presented itself and Tom was able to see the incredible potential profits in real estate. This was his wake-up call.
He realized deals are born every day in nearly every city, big or small. The circumstances that create opportunities for buyers are not unique, but rather commonplace. Deals arise from divorce, disasters, death, bankruptcy, bad decisions, inheritances, and retirement. These are the roots of all deals and they happen everywhere in the world.
The Dream Keeper: A Supernatural Suspense Thriller Novel (affiliate link)
It isn’t just the memory that haunts him…
…something sinister lurks within the dream world
Will Daniel’s research bring it out?
The trauma of that summer so long ago stayed with him. It wasn’t Daniel’s fault, yet guilt remained. It’s why he pursued his doctorate in cognition, brain, and behavior. Could knowledge heal the wounds?
The internship would let him test his theory.
In a secluded town outside of Boston, 70-year old Dr. Cooper runs his research institute far away from society and prying eyes. He was close to a break-through. Time wasn’t on his side. Are the Ph.D. candidate’s ideas the missing piece?
When Alexis Blair, 29, is fired from her book publishing job and breaks up with her boyfriend on the same day, she wonders if life is urging her to make a fresh start. She decides it’s time to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a bookstore of her own—even if that means leaving Boston and accepting a job in a curious bookstore in a small seaside town an hour away.
When Alexis is dispatched to scout out some books in an estate sale in a gothic mansion, she finds something she does not expect: one book is incredibly rare, the only one of its kind in existence, worth millions of dollars.
The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks (affiliate link)
Buddhist Boot Camp (affiliate link)
Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation’s short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to find this book motivational. As the Dalai Lama says, “Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.”
Whether it’s Mother Teresa’s acts of charity, Gandhi’s perseverance, or your aunt Betty’s calm demeanor, it doesn’t matter who inspires you, so long as you’re motivated to be better today than you were yesterday.
Everything She Touched: Life of Ruth Asawa (affiliate link)
Everything She Touched recounts the incredible life of the American sculptor Ruth Asawa.
This is the story of a woman who wielded imagination and hope in the face of intolerance and who transformed everything she touched into art. In this compelling biography, author Marilyn Chase brings Asawa’s story to vivid life. She draws on Asawa’s extensive archives and weaves together many voices—family, friends, teachers, and critics—to offer a complex and fascinating portrait of the artist.
Born in California in 1926, Ruth Asawa grew from a farmer’s daughter to a celebrated sculptor. She survived adolescence in the World War II Japanese-American internment camps and attended the groundbreaking art school at Black Mountain College.
Ruby Holloway Reads After Dark: A Novel (affiliate link)
Ruby’s next-door neighbors are delighted to invite a real-life author into their circle. That’s where she’s introduced to 17th century author Verna Langley. With a huge portrait of the dead woman hung in their reading room, it’s obvious Ruby’s neighbors are more than mere fans, and after cracking open one of her books, Ruby soon learns the haunting reason why…
Something lies dormant within Verna’s pages. Something not of this world, waiting centuries to be awakened. Now it calls to Ruby. As her sanity steadily starts to crumble–with her own past demons biting at her heels–she must stop its spread before it consumes everything she holds dear…
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (affiliate link)
When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn’s world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told…until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress’ life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian.
He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn’s own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn’s father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy’s-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford.
The Star-Touched Queen (affiliate link)
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
Ride Out the Storm (affiliate link)
They escaped the cartel in Mexico.
Three months after a dangerous and chaotic flight to freedom, Dr. Anton Vasilov and his new wife Lucia have settled into the small-town life of Osprey’s Point. Courtesy of SSI, Anton now runs the town’s sole medical practice. Trained chef Lucia is cooking part-time at Earl’s Diner.
They believe they’ve finally found a safe haven from Lucia’s vicious uncle and his cartel henchmen.
Gaining the town’s trust might take longer.
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