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Author: Stanton, Brooke
Romantic Comedy

She made a career out of lies. He’s a player ready to settle down. Can they fake it till they make it into each other’s arms?
Catie Bloom dreads being found out as a hot mess. So when the high-profile domestic goddess’s supposedly perfect life is scheduled for a TV special, she’s desperate to hide the slovenly reality while she scrambles to learn to cook and find a studly pretend hubby. With her future on the line, she reluctantly accepts the office playboy’s lifeline to help her cover up the cracks and look the part…

Sportswriter Sam Harding buries authenticity behind his breezy charm. Though he knows Catie’s less-than-tidy secret, he’s frustrated when his lady’s man reputation gets in the way of intriguing the one woman who holds his heart. So when he discovers her goose could be cooked, he jumps at the chance to stand in as her handsome prince.

As Catie struggles with burned offerings, her growing attraction to Sam is a grease fire waiting to happen.

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Author: Farrar, M K
Police Procedurals

A ten year old murder is back to haunt him…

When fishermen haul a bag containing a dismembered arm from the River Avon, a search ensues to find the rest of the body.
Detective Inspector Ryan Chase of the Bristol Major Crimes Investigation Team is in charge of identifying the deceased and bringing the killer to justice.
Dealing with grief from the death of his daughter, his broken-down marriage, and a worrying habit he can’t seem to break, DI Chase has his hands full.
The mystery deepens when a second limb is found, and it doesn’t match the first.
Who is dumping body parts into the river? Why are clues leading DI Chase back to a ten-year-old unsolved case?
Has a murderer reignited their taste for death?

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Author: Walker, Karen Sue
Cozy Mystery

A new life complete with tea, scones, and… murder?

And let’s not forget the ghost…

When your fiancé breaks up with you on your 49th birthday, what do you do? If you’re April May, you buy a huge Victorian home on a whim and open a tearoom featuring lace tablecloths, exotic teas, and dainty sandwiches.

No one told her the house came with a cat in the attic who might just be guarding a treasure. How else to explain people breaking in?

From the moment she moves in, nothing goes right, but her problems seem minor when a dead body turns up in her home. Accused of murder, April teams up with a cantankerous bar owner and a feisty, young antiques expert to solve the crime.

And what about the handsome, arrogant chef in her kitchen who no one else can see? She plans to get medical help for what must be a hallucination, but in the meantime, he’s putting a tasty French twist on her menu.

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Author: Rivers, Cassie
Cozy Mystery

Revenge is sweet…and best served cold.

Kara Summers returned to her hometown of Sunny Shores, Florida to start her own food truck business. Little did she know, her summer would start off with a bang…literally.

A propane explosion caused the Mama Mia Food truck to flame up, with the owner inside. The police ruled it an accident, but Kara discovers evidence to the contrary. Her inquisitive nature, along with her love for mysteries, won’t let her rest until she uncovers the truth.

Unfortunately, the truth hits a little too close to home.

Key Lime Crime is book one in the Sunny Shores mystery series that is set in the fictional town of Sunny Shores, Florida. Each book in the series is a light-hearted cozy stand-alone story with no cliffhangers. All ages can enjoy the stories because they have no swearing, naughty content, or graphic violence.

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Author: Rose, Elizabeth
n Medieval Historical Fiction

Strength is not always measured by physical prowess!

Spring has been raised as a warrior, always trying to please her Scottish father of Viking descent. Through the years she’s tried to be the son he wished her to be. At a young age she’s chosen the bow and arrows as her weapon and has now mastered the skill. Growing up without a mother, the only skill she hasn’t learned is how to someday be a mother to children. To her dismay, her father decides to marry her to their enemy, Shaw Gordon, as a ploy to get inside his castle and claim it as their own.

Chieftain Shaw Gordon is a widower with two boys and one unruly adolescent daughter. He decides it’s time to take a wife again, but never expects to be presented with his enemy’s daughter. The woman is fierce, and nothing like the mother he wants for his children. The Gunn clan has been an enemy of the Gordons for as long as he can remember. While an alliance would be good, he still doesn’t trust them.

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Author: O’Keeffe, Kate
Sweet Romantic Comedy

The No More Bad Dates Pact: stop dating the wrong guys and start dating the right ones – weirdos and jerks need not apply.

Every part of my life is a mess—and not even a hot one. My so-called career is on hold, I keep disappointing my family by not doing “something important” with my life, and I always, always choose the wrong guys.

Case in point: getting dumped during the romantic vows at a wedding. I’ve officially hit rock bottom. It’s time I got serious about finding a decent man. So, I form a dating pact with two friends who are just as bad at choosing men as me. We agree to vet one another’s dates to weed out the weirdos and jerks.

The No More Bad Dates pact is officially born.

But when my roommate surprises me by joining the pact, he finds something wrong with every single guy I meet. Jason Christie is confident, sexy, and good looking in a movie star kind of way. Sure, we’re good friends, but he’s only ever been Jason, the serial dater. Totally off limits.

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Author: Christian, Brian, Griffiths, Tom
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Decision Making

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they’ve found have much to teach us.

In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian (who holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry, and works at the intersection of all three) and Tom Griffiths (a UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and psychology) show how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others.

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Author: Gabor, Don
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Communication Skills

Small-talk expert Don Gabor has completely revised and updated this definitive guide, showing how to combine essential techniques in the art of conversation with necessary skills for communicating in the twenty-first century. By following the simple and dynamic guidelines in this easy-to-read book, you’ll be ready to strike up a great conversation anytime, anywhere—whether you’re at a cocktail party or chatting online. Learn how to keep the conversation going by asking the right questions, using body language effectively, and avoiding conversation pitfalls. Combining his tried-and-true methods with a whole new section on communicating online and through social networking, Don Gabor shows you how to:

· Identify your personal conversation style
· Engage in online conversations using proper etiquette and security
· Turn online conversations into face-to-face relationships
· Boost your personal and professional speaking skills to the next level

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Author: Tallamy, Douglas W.
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Sustainable Business Development

Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

If you’re concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife—and the planet—for future generations.

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Author: Simmons, Annette
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Customer Relations
The right story told at the right time has the power to persuade, promote empathy, and provoke action. Even more, a story explains who you are, what you want, and why it matters–better than any other communication tool in your arsenal. In Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, author and vibrant keynote speaker Annette Simmons teaches you how to narrate personal experiences as well as borrowed stories in a way that demonstrates authenticity, builds emotional connections, inspires perseverance, and stimulates the imagination. Whether you are leading a presentation, in a department meeting, or having lunch with a potential customer, you will learn how to relate a compelling story to the topic at hand and make an invaluable impact that could not be made otherwise.Fully updated and more practical than ever, the second edition reveals how to use storytelling.
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Author: Huff, Cory
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Auctions & Small Business

An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art.

For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love.

How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising—explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success.

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Author: Mizrahi, Isaac
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Fashion Biographies & Memoirs

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now.

In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few.

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