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Author: Swank, Denise Grover
Romantic Suspense

It all started when I saw myself dead.

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next-door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty of secrets of his own.

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Author: Swank, Denise Grover
Romantic Suspense

One wrongly accused man. Twenty-nine reasons for Rose to clear his name.

When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures she’s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, she’s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the men’s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And there’s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it.

Or is there?

As if things weren’t bad enough, Rose’s older sister Violet is going through a mid-life crisis. Violet insists that Rose stop seeing her sexy new boyfriend, Arkansas state detective Joe Simmons and date other men. Rose is done letting people boss her around, but she can’t commit to Joe either. Still, Rose isn’t about to let the best thing in her life slip away.

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Author: Ali, Farah
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Left for dead five-year-old Lila woke from a coma with her life in tatters and a powerful psychic ability. Returning to Deerleap Hollow decades later Lila is consumed with clearing her father’s name; if only she could shake off the amnesia and use her second sight to uncover the truth about that tragic night…

Lila’s not the only one haunted by the past. Deerleap Hollow’s new Inspector is looking forward to some peace and quiet; easy enough in a quaint town isolated by a mountain and swathes of impenetrable forest. But when a teenage girl is found murdered in the most bizarre way imaginable Jack realises life in the Hollow won’t be smooth sailing, especially when the resident psychic claims she saw the gruesome crime in a vision and is certain the killer will strike again…

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Author: Stevensen, Rachelle
Contemporary Short Stories

Bria Thomas always thought she was content alone. When she was younger, the teasing from the boys at her school made her realize they weren’t worth her time. She worked with her best friends at a boutique that sold clothes and swimming suits for women of all shapes and sizes. Not only did they sell the clothes, they also modeled them. She loved it and felt powerful and beautiful. When she meets a man that sees her picture in the local paper and declares that she is his, she doesn’t want to believe him. She saw the devastation men like Gareth left in their wake. But Gareth won’t let her run and hide. He is all in. Will she give in?

Gareth Butler grew up with a family that didn’t have roots. They traveled around the country, living off the land and never staying in one place too long. When he is old enough, he decides that enough is enough and wants to settle down. But it wasn’t easy and he never found the place he could call home, until he visits the town of Myrtle Beach, in South Carolina.

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Author: Maxwell, Micheal
Time Travel Science Fiction

High School is Tough, but Time Travel is a Trip!

Meet Chant Baker, just an average high school kid who makes an extraordinary discovery, a Time Machine!

A new town, a new school, and new friends, some of which lived 400 years ago!

Join Chant as he travels back in time to meet the famous and the forgotten. There is homework to research, and mysteries to solve! Not to mention his endless imagination.

Can he keep his discovery a secret? Could you? Where would you go first?

History meets tie-dye and tennis shoes in the exciting, science fiction, fantasy, The Time Pedaler. Bring your imagination and see if Chant lands in the destination you would choose along the way!

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Author: Abbott, Mark David
Assassination Thrillers

When expat John Hayes’ wife is brutally attacked while on a posting in India, he’s forced to take matters into his own hands.

John Hayes’ life is perfect. He has a dream job in an exotic land, his career path is on an upward trajectory and at home he has a beautiful wife whom he loves with all his heart.

But one horrible day a brutal incident tears this all away from him and his life is destroyed.

He doesn’t know who is to blame, he doesn’t know what to do, and the police fail to help.

He’s faced with a choice. Should he accept things and move on with his life or take action and do what the authorities won’t do for him?

What would you do?

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Author: Greyson, Christopher
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Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Kate had high hopes when she moved to her husband‘s hometown, but her domestic bliss was short-lived. Blindsided by her spouse’s public affair with his high school sweetheart, Kate’s determined to hold onto custody of her kids and pull herself together. When Kate’s struck in the head by a drone at her son’s soccer game and face-plants in the grass, it’s more than her self-esteem that’s shattered. The drone’s footage reveals that someone is stalking her. And though the handsome detective she’s falling for vows to protect her, Kate knows to be wary of any man making vows.

With things spiraling out of control, she tells a lie. It was only One Little Lie, but her grandmother always said, a lie is a welcome mat for the devil, and with the one she told, Kate just rolled out the red carpet. Everything she worked for begins to unravel, along with her sanity. Confused, alone, and afraid, can Kate untangle the web of lies and unmask her stalker, or will she lose everything—including her life?

Disoriental (affiliate link)

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Author: Djavadi, Négar
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LGBTQ+ Historical Fiction

Kimiâ Sadr fled Iran at the age of ten in the company of her mother and sisters to join her father in France. Now twenty-five and facing the future she has built for herself, as well as the prospect of a new generation, Kimiâ is inundated by her own memories and the stories of her ancestors, which come to her in unstoppable, uncontainable waves. In the waiting room of a Parisian fertility clinic, generations of flamboyant Sadrs return to her, including her formidable great-grandfather Montazemolmolk, with his harem of fifty-two wives, and her parents, Darius and Sara, stalwart opponents of each regime that befalls them.

It is Kimiâ herself—punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire, a Scheherazade of our time, and above all a modern woman divided between family traditions and her own “disorientalization”—who forms the heart of this bestselling and beloved novel, recipient of numerous literary honors.

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Author: Crane, Pamela
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Historical Thrillers

A case that remained cold for forty long years.

The Eyler family was anything but average. The father a top literary agent and the mother a duchess, they thrived in their prestigious Oakmont mansion surrounded by luxury…and secrets. Secrets that would eventually cost them their lives.

On a cold autumn night, their legacy ended with a grisly massacre in one of the most horrific scenes ever investigated. Soon details splashed across every newspaper of how the family of five lay slaughtered in their library, cursing the mansion as it became branded the Execution Estate. With no witnesses and no motives, the killer remained free. The case grew colder. Speculations grew darker. Answers grew dimmer.

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Author: Kunstler, James Howard
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Science Fiction Fantasy

When Earth ran dry of oil, the age of the automobile came to an end; electricity flickered out. With deprivation came desperation—and desperation drove humanity backward to a state of existence few could have imagined.

In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, every day is a struggle. For Mayor Robert Earle, it is a battle to keep the citizens united. As the bonds of civilization are torn apart by war, famine, and violence, there are some who aim to carve out a new society: one in which might makes right—a world of tyranny, subjugation, and death. A world Earle must fight against . . .

Play It as It Lays: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Didion, Joan
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Women’s Literary Fiction

Spare, elegant, and terrifying, Play It as It Lays is the unforgettable story of a woman and a society come undone.

Raised in the ghost town of Silver Wells, Nevada, Maria Wyeth is an ex-model and the star of two films directed by her estranged husband, Carter Lang. But in the spiritual desert of 1960s Los Angeles, Maria has lost the plot of her own life. Her daughter, Kate, was born with an “aberrant chemical in her brain.” Her long-troubled marriage has slipped beyond repair, and her disastrous love affairs and strained friendships provide little comfort. Her only escape is to get in her car and drive the freeway—in the fast lane with the radio turned up high—until it runs out “somewhere no place at all where the flawless burning concrete just stopped.” But every ride to nowhere, every sleepless night numbed by pills and booze and sex, makes it harder for Maria to find the meaning in another day.

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Author: Zanetti, Rebecca
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Science Fiction Adventure 

The deadly Scorpius Syndrome has decimated North America. Now the few remaining survivors struggle to avoid infection and rebuild society. Dr. Lynne Harmony believes she can find a cure—but she knows she can’t do it alone. With nothing but rumors to lead her, Dr. Lynne Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong.

Former military man Jax Mercury is more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s Lynne’s only hope. But with powerful forces searching for Lynne, and some in Jax’s camp desperate enough to betray him, they’ll have to keep close if they want to survive.

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