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North Korea Deception (Deception Book 1) (affiliate link)
An unimaginable nuclear disaster. Thousands of lives at stake. One man can prevent it … as a global conspiracy plots his assassination. Buckle up NOW for this gripping, action-packed thriller of international intrigue, espionage, suspense & deceit …
Can a reporter who hates corruption stay true to himself when lives are on the line?
Is he being set up?
Jack Steele survived the first Gulf War, Bosnia, and his time as a UN Peacekeeper. As a captain and tank commander, he saw the dark side of war. Skilled in language, he speaks Russian, German, French, and Bosnian. That’s why they sent him.
Two UN Officials have gone missing. They were last seen in the Tumen Triangle.
Dreaming of Tuscany: The unputdownable feel-good read of the year (affiliate link)
Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down.
Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds there’s more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca (and Romeo the dog).
As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery… and make a huge decision.
The Bootlegger’s Legacy (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries) (affiliate link)
Deadline (Blood Trails Book 1) (affiliate link)
Shade’s To Do List:
– Investigate a haunting
– Find undead crime lord’s stolen book of blackmail
An FBI contact comes to Shade for help when a ghostly presence indicates a missing architect with ties to the mob might have been murdered. Even for a village witch recently turned private investigator, it should have been an easy assignment. Show up, look for the ghost, determine if it’s the missing architect.
Then an unexpected twist brings a vampire to her doorstep.
A bold thief stole the “reputable businessman’s” little black book of secrets—and he’ll pay a lot more than an FBI consulting fee to get it back.
Sparked: Island Fire Series Books 1-3 (affiliate link)
She’s secretly burned for him for years.
Derek Severson left his career as a firefighter after tragedy shook him to his soul. Running his uncle’s beachside bar on a south Texas island gives him the chance to heal, find peace, and avoid entanglements. That is, until Macey, his childhood friend, tracks him down.
After two years abroad in a developing country, Macey Locke is ready to dive in to her Peace Corps-inspired foundation. But when she learns Derek is suffering, she can’t turn her back. Six weeks on a tropical island to help the guy she’s loved for years? No-brainer.
The Time Traveler’s Handbook: 19 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock (affiliate link)
Travel through time to witness some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history with this unusual and entertaining guide that includes fascinating cultural details from each period, including what and where to eat, what to wear, how to act like a local, and most importantly, how to stay alive.
Have you ever wished you could have experienced some of the most interesting and important events that have helped shape history? With The Time Traveler’s Handbook you can! Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt, and James Wyllie transport you back in time, providing a “you-are-there” front-seat view of some the greatest moments in the human timeline.
While I Was Away (affiliate link)
When twelve-year-old Waka’s parents suspect she can’t understand the basic Japanese they speak to her, they make a drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Forced to say goodbye to her friends and what would have been her summer vacation, Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime.
In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing in kanji, doesn’t quite mesh with her complicated and distant Obaasama, and gets made fun of by the students in her Japanese public-school classes. Even though this is the country her parents came from, Waka has never felt more like an outsider.
The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope (Library of Congress Crime Classics) (affiliate link)
A timeless and propulsive story, The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope is:
For fans of historical crime mysteries and crime classics
For readers who love the works of Sue Grafton
Short, chubby, and awkward with members of the opposite sex, Gil Henry is the youngest partner in a small law firm, not a hard-boiled sleuth. So when an attractive young woman named Ruth McClure walks into his office and asks him to investigate the value of the stock she inherited from her father, he thinks nothing of it—until someone makes an attempt on his life.
Soon Gil is inadvertently embroiled in a classic American scandal, subterfuge, and murder. He’s beaten, shot, and stabbed, as his colleagues and enemies try to stop him from seeing the case through to the end. Surrounded by adversaries, he teams up with Ruth and her secretive brother to find answers to the questions someone desperately wants to keep him from asking.
Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained (affiliate link)
The mysterious is all around us…
UFOs, extraterrestrial encounters, baffling disappearances-Mysteries Uncovered investigates, without prejudice, some of the most notorious, disturbing, and enduring mysteries ever recorded.
– UFO activity: the Roswell Incident, the Phoenix Lights, the Rendlesham Incident…
– Alien abduction: the Barney and Betty Hill case…
– Uncanny events: the missing crew of the Marie Celeste, the lost colony of Roanoke, the fate of Amelia Earhart…
– Notorious disappearances: the cases of Lord Lucan and “D.B. Cooper”…
For every instance rationalized away, there is another that defies explanation…
Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast (Emeril’s) (affiliate link)
Long day at the office? In a hurry to get the kids to soccer practice? Hungry for more than just a sandwich? With Emeril 20-40-60, even if you’re short on time, you don’t have to sacrifice getting a freshly prepared, satisfying meal on the table. Divided into three sections, this brand-new cookbook is Emeril’s first ever to organize mouthwatering home-cooked meals according to time. You’ll find recipes you can make in 20 minutes or less, 40 minutes or less, or around 60 minutes, so now you can make the meals you want in the time you have.
How about Orange, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Salad (19 minutes) or Spicy Pork Wraps with Creamy Coleslaw (26 minutes)? If you’re really in a hurry, you can whip up the Simple Italian Wedding Soup (11 minutes). If you have more time to spare, try the Shrimp and Zucchini Fritters (35 minutes) or splurge on the Pork Loin with Apples and Prunes (60 minutes).
I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir (affiliate link)
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (affiliate link)
The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as “Guyland.”
In mapping the troubling social world where men are now made, Kimmel offers a view into the minds and times of America’s sons, brothers, and boyfriends, and he works toward redefining what it means to be a man today—and tomorrow. Only by understanding this world and this life stage can we enable young men to chart their own paths, stay true to themselves, and emerge safely from Guyland as responsible and fully formed male adults.
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