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Absence of Grace (affiliate link)
The memory of an act committed when she was nineteen weaves a dark thread through Clen McClendon’s life. It is a darkness Clen ignores until the discovery of her husband’s infidelity propels her on a quest for redemption and forgiveness of her own. Her journeying is providing few answers and peace remains elusive, even during the time she spends in an abbey. But then Clen makes a decision that is both desperate and random to go to Wrangell, Alaska. There she will meet Gerrum Kirsey and learn that choices are never truly random and always have consequences.
Former Seattle attorney Gerrum Kirsey is of the opinion that most people who end up in Alaska are running from something. Including him. And this appears to be true for the aloof woman who has come to Wrangell as the Bear Lodge’s summer cook. When Gerrum learns that Clen applied for the job from an abbey, and that the owner of the Lodge remembers her visiting years ago with a husband, he’s intrigued and determined to discover the woman behind the walls.
The Lady Who Loved Bones (affiliate link)
In a previous collection, Jack Daniels Stories Vol. 1, I included all of the Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels short stories that have been published in anthologies and magazines throughout the years.
This book is something different.
In 2016, Amazon tried an experiment called Kindle Worlds, which allowed other authors to write stories in my universe using my characters.
Because I enjoy collaboration, I co-wrote stories with a select few of these authors. I had a lot of fun, and got to work with many talented people, some of them old pros, some of them rising stars.
This resulted in over 1000 pages of good stuff featuring Jack Daniels, Phineas Troutt, Harry McGlade, Chandler, Hammett, and Tequila.
For the first time, these stories have been compiled into three new collections.
Bitter Aries: an Urban Fantasy Demon Series (The Zodiac Book 1) (affiliate link)
Hey, I’m Ezekial (‘Zeke’ to my friends) Sunstone. The only demon in the history of Hell without magic. Yeah, me!
You would think being an outcast would keep me away from the attention of Lucifer’s Council, but apparently, they see something in me to use. So, now I’m leaving the Underworld and heading to Seattle to find a runaway demon. Oh, and did I mention the demon happens to be Aries? The first of his name. The first of the Zodiac. An ancient demon. One of our most powerful magic users.
Or did I forget? You will have to excuse me. Heading to the Overworld, the only place where demons can be killed, has me distracted.
All I wanted was a steady job so I could finally afford my own place, preferably far away from the noise of chimera carriages and annoying fae. I never asked to be travel to the mortal realm to find an escapee who could light my world on fire with the flick of a spell. But since when did anyone care what I have to say?
Jake Caliber Westerns (affiliate link)
From Remington Kane, the author of The Tanner Series & Caliber Detective Agency
JAKE CALIBER WESTERNS
This is the legend of the original Jake Caliber, the man who founded The Caliber Detective Agency.
Jake Caliber – The Legend Begins, Jake Caliber – The Legend Continues & Jake Caliber – Vengeance, where previously released as individual short stories.
Coffee Cakes and Pound Cakes (Delicious Recipes Book 18) (affiliate link)
Coffee Cakes Anytime
Coffee Cakes and Pound Cakes
In this book you will find a collection of our favorite Coffee and Pound cakes, from simple spices nuts and fresh fruits or as different as Rose-Geranium Pound Cake. Also a few of my Grand children’s favorite Dessert Cakes.
˃˃˃ Breakfast and Brunch Ideas
You’ll find the most unique and interesting Recipes for breakfast and brunch!
˃˃˃ Enjoy Anytime
Delicious coffee and pound cake recipes, with a rich crumble topping, or fruit filled, that taste great as a morning treat or an afternoon snack, or even dessert.
˃˃˃ Quick and Easy
Coffee cakes quick and easy to make and bake up into a nice hot sweet treat, enjoy at their best piping hot right out of the oven.
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (affiliate link)
What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth?
Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra.
Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams.
4 3 2 1: A Novel (affiliate link)
Callous Prince (affiliate link)
He’s arrogant. Intolerable. Cruel.
From the moment we exchanged our first glance, Lennox Lincoln-Ward has been out to destroy me. So I keep my head down at Pembroke Prep, and I stay out of the Hellfire Club’s way. Even so, Lennox finds me, seeks me out until he pins me in his beautiful, withering gaze—the same gaze that sends a chill down my spine and an undeniable tingle to other places.
Lennox is royalty with a dark past. One that I intend to investigate. I’ll find his secrets and expose every lie that rolls off his tongue. But getting close to Lennox has particular dangers—including his mouth, his golden eyes, and the brutally soft touch of his fingers.
I intend to unravel him, but in the end, I may be the one who comes apart, broken in the hands of a callous prince.
The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #1) (affiliate link)
When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes the hand behind the attack as the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he’d finally carved out a home and started a herd–while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail, driving off dangerous men. He’d
hoped those days were over, but the latest attack shows he was wrong.
Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace offers the only shelter for miles around, and agrees to take them in until she can safely continue. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling–yet enticing.
Meet Cute (affiliate link)
Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he’s in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn’t forgiven Dax, she isn’t heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates, and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?
Gray Hair Don’t Care (Never Too Late Book 1) (affiliate link)
Everything went wrong. And then she went gray.
At 47, newly divorced makeup artist Lela Bennett is dreading her next steps. Dating. Meeting people. Not letting herself go. But then she runs into Donovan James and tries something different—sleeping with her sexy crush from college. Unfortunately, in a post-orgasm stupor, Lela confesses she was in love with Donovan all those years ago. He responds by leaving while she sleeps. The next morning, her gray hairs are practically taunting her. She knows she has to get it together. Forget men. Embrace her age. Own her gray.
Donovan James is a marketing genius, but his ex-wives will tell you—nothing freaks him out like feelings. Three years after his one-night stand with Lela, he’s focused on his daughter’s lifestyle company, but unprepared to meet the face of their new beauty brand.
Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War (affiliate link)
In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly that “the longest war in American history” was over. But for some, it was just the beginning of a new war, fought by Special Operations Forces, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders.
With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Jessica Donati shares the stories of the impossible choices these soldiers must make. After the fall of a major city to the Taliban that year, Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour was ordered on a secret mission to recapture it and inadvertently called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens. Caleb stepped on a bomb during a mission in notorious Sangin. Andy was trapped with his team during a raid with a crashed Black Hawk and no air support.
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