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Author: McGee, R.A.
Espionage Thrillers

Covert operative Czerny Clark has had his fill of black-ops and bloodshed. After an assassination mission ends in chaos, he vows to hang up his holster. But when his former partner disappears while tailing a Russian explosives expert, Clark picks up his guns and dives back into the life he thought he left behind.

Following a trail of bodies to Central America, Clark will stop at nothing to free his colleague. But while he’s busy squeezing the trigger on his rescue mission, a plan for a devastating act of terrorism brews in the wings.

Can Clark neutralize a madman before thousands of innocents die?

Sanctioned is the heart-stopping first book in the Blackthorn spy thriller series. If you like gritty heroes, pulse-pounding plots, and top-secret twists, then you’ll love R.A. McGee’s blood-soaked tale.

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Author: Ebisch, Glen
Cozy Animal Mystery
Madison Revere, a lawyer in her twenties, is living on the New Jersey shore. She hopes to soon be made an associate partner in the law firm where she works. One night, while out walking her neighbor’s dog, the little pooch suddenly leaps up and bites a man who is passing by. This event leads to a chain of occurrences that cause Madison great worry. In addition to biting dogs, Madison must also deal with her lazy, tyrannical boss, a masked stalker, a new love interest, and her status-conscious mother who disapproves of him. Can she solve these problems before the dog bites again?
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Author: Nixon, Jenn
Metaphysical Science Fiction
After Dina Ranger loses telepathic contact with her twin brother, Duncan, she breaks into his apartment and stumbles onto a special government unit responsible for monitoring the psychic population. She’s offered a job where she can use her psionic gifts to help people.
Stranded on earth over a hundred years ago, Liam of Shria is searching for a metal needed to repair his ship when he finds Dina inside an alien escape pod and narrowly saves her after she trips the alarm.
As the mystery and their relationship deepens, Liam helps Dina learn the truth behind her abilities while uncovering a plot to rebuild an ancient weapon, exposing dangerous secrets about the alien presence on earth that may change the future forever.

Mary’s Christmas Dream (affiliate link)

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Author: Yoder, Rachel
Amish Romance

Would she risk shunning for her love?

The official courting season has ended, snow is falling, and Mary has a dream. For the longest time, she’d been in love with the hard-working carpenter, Joseph, but he still hasn’t invited her to ride in his buggy after the singing. She can’t bring herself to ask for a ride — how would she live down the humiliation if he said no?

A Man of High Morals.

Joseph can’t imagine anybody more suited to be his wife than Mary. If only she wasn’t promised to another man… There’s no way Joseph would want to intervene between a couple.

So Little Time.

When Joseph’s father falls seriously ill, he makes his son promise one thing: That he’ll announce his engagement before Christmas.

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Author: Joachim, Jean
Contemporary Romance
OVERFLOWING WITH PASSION and suspense, this mouthwatering romance by a master storyteller starts with a bang — literally. Rory Sampson, dog walker and aspiring writer, is mowed down in Central Park by an oblivious hunk on his bike — Hack Roberts. Smug, hostile and holier-than-thou, he tries to pin the blame on Rory. But a Judge delivers an unorthodox sentence, angering both parties.
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Author: Herath, Tikiri
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Private Investigator Mysteries

A mangled corpse on the tracks. An elusive killer in the woods. An abandoned town on the mountain. WHICH WAY DO YOU RUN?

Ten people board a luxury private train on its maiden voyage through Alaska’s magnificent snowcapped ranges. But not all make it to the final destination…

Private investigator Asha Kade is on board as they travel in style on a railroad built during the Klondike gold rush. As a trafficked survivor who’d bootstrapped her life, this trip is a treat.

But just as they enter a desolate mountain pass, the engineer pulls the emergency brakes.

There is something eerie on the snow-dusted tracks.

It looks like a disfigured body.

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Author: Helfer, Ralph
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Circus Theater

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City.

Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Alien: The Cold Forge (affiliate link)

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Author: White, Alex
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Science Fiction TV, Movie & Game Tie-In

With the failure of Hadley’s Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback–the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there’s a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place… the facility known as The Cold Forge.

Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there’s a spy aboard–someone who doesn’t necessarily act in the company’s best interests. For Dorian, this is the most unforgivable of sins. When found, the perpetrator will be eliminated with extreme prejudice. If unmasked, though, this person may be forced to destroy the entire station… and everyone on board. That is, if the Xenomorphs don’t do the job first…

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Author: Christie, Agatha
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Classic Mystery Anthologies

A sterling collection of short stories featuring Poirot and others, The Golden Ball and Other Stories is a riveting compendium of shocking secrets, dastardly crimes, and brilliant detection—a showcase of Dame Agatha at her very best.

Is it a gesture of goodwill or a sinister trap that lures Rupert St. Vincent and his family to a magnificent estate?

How desperate is Joyce Lambert, a destitute young widow whose only recourse is to marry a man she despises? W

hat unexpected circumstance stirs old loyalties in Theodora Darrell, an unfaithful wife about to run away with her lover?

In this collection of short stories, the answers are as unexpected as they are satisfying. The Queen of Mystery takes bizarre romantic entanglements, supernatural visitations, and classic murder to inventive new heights.

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Author: Lancaster, Neil
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Action & Adventure Literary Fiction
This grave can never be opened.
The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery.This murder can never be forgotten.
Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realise this murder is part of a blood feud between two Scottish families that stretches back to the 1800s. One thing’s for certain: it might be the latest killing, but it won’t be the last…This killer can never be caught.
As the body count rises, the investigation uncovers large-scale corruption at the heart of the Scottish Police Service. Now Max and Janie must turn against their closest colleagues – to solve a case that could cost them far more than just their lives…

The Off Season (affiliate link)

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Author: Thompson, Colleen
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Romantic Suspense

Winter winds off the Atlantic have turned the tourist mecca of Seaside Creek, New Jersey, into a ghost town. Dr. Christina Paxton, however, is growing accustomed to living with ghosts. Recently widowed, the emergency room physician has returned to the shore with her young daughter, house-sitting a sprawling beachside Victorian home. One night, her two-year-old calls her by a name that makes Christina’s blood run cold and sends her thoughts spiraling back thirty years.

Deeply unnerved, and certain someone else is in the house, she flees with her child into the cold night, only to come face-to-face with Chief Harris Bowers, a former classmate with whom Christina has a complicated history. Now divorced, Harris hopes to mend their past, but Christina is wary of being played for a fool again. As threats emerge, Christina and her small family find themselves in grave danger. It seems there is no one she can put her trust in—least of all herself.

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Author: Villoso, K. S.
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Asian Myth & Legend

Born under the crumbling towers of her kingdom, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves. It nearly tore her nation apart. But her arranged marriage to the son of a rival clan heralds peace.

However, he suddenly disappears before their reign can begin, and the kingdom is fractured beyond repair.

Years later, he sends a mysterious invitation to meet. Talyien journeys across the sea in hopes of reconciling their past. An assassination attempt quickly dashes those dreams. Stranded in a land she doesn’t know, with no idea whom she can trust, Talyien will have to embrace her namesake.

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Author: Sittser, Jerry, Sittser, Jerry L.
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Christian Death & Grief Counseling

With vulnerability and honesty, Jerry Sittser walks through his own grief and loss to show that new life is possible–one marked by spiritual depth, joy, compassion, and a deeper appreciation of simple blessings.

Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it. And we can, if we choose, know the grace that transforms it.

Whether your suffering has come in the form of short-term illness, chronic illness, disability, divorce, rape, emotional abuse, physical or sexual abuse, chronic unemployment, crushing disappointment, mental illness, or the loss of someone you love, Sittser will help you put your thoughts into words in a way that will guide you deeper into your own healing process.

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