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Devilfish: The life & times of a poker legend (affiliate link)
This is the tale of Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, who went from Hull council estate, via crime, to become a hugely successful poker player.
Ever wanted a seat at the table with the Devilfish? Well, here’s your chance …
Devilfish: The Life and Times of a Poker Legend tells the no-holds-barred life story of poker player and all-time legend, Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott.
Ulliott ended up with tournament winnings of £6 million, but he started life on a council estate in Hull, where he staved off boredom with a spot of safe-cracking. He finally found his true vocation at the card table.
From prison to a penthouse in Las Vegas; from gang fights to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing $700,000 in a day to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet; from being public enemy No 1 to the big draw on Channel Four’s Late Night Poker, Devilfish knew what it meant to win – and lose – big, and still come out cracking jokes. This rollercoaster ride of a book is raw and funny. It is bound to please poker fans, those who admire the Devilfish and all who enjoy autobiographies.
MAN OF THE SEA: Heaven’s Gate (affiliate link)
A victim with a shady past. A grieving sister in need of closure. Can a physician discover the truth without succumbing to a body of lies?
Dr. Samantha Jenkins knows well the bitter taste of betrayal. So the last thing she needs at her best friend’s wedding is an interrogation into her own broken engagement. Her fears soon turn to shock on the morning of the big day when the bride’s brother drops dead …
Though she privately suspects the victim lost his battle with drugs, Samantha promises her friend she’ll verify the cause of death. But after she discovers an incriminating document and a near fatal accident stinks of sabotage, the physician-turned-sleuth is certain she’s hot on the trail of a killer.
Can Samantha foil a murderer’s plans before she’s next on the slab?
Her : A love story (affiliate link)
First there was Him.
He was my rock, my life’s navigator – my everything.
I shut my eyes for
When I wake there’s nothing but cold. Pebbled asphalt abrades my skin. The rain is cool on my flesh – washing the blood away; my husband’s death. The pregnancy he never knew about.
Then there was Her.
My savior is unrefined. Temperamental. Strong. Deliberate.
Stitches: A Neo-Noir Thriller (affiliate link)
Three captivating models are stalked through the fashion capitals of Europe by a self-mutilating killer who wants to get under their skin.
In this nineties, neo-noir style, erotically charged thriller, Olivia Leadoux is a gorgeous Hitchcockian blonde being stalked by a deranged madman named ‘Stitches.’
Olivia is haunted by visions of the killer’s next target, as he closes in on her and her friends. Can she stop the murderer before he kills again? Horror mystery writer, Steven Stacy and horror author, Kevin J. Kennedy join forces to tell this powerful thriller of deception and lust that will leave you on the edge of your seat until the terrifying finalé.
Devil Up (affiliate link)
Holidays in Hell: In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World’s Worst Places and Asks, “What’s Funny About This?” (affiliate link)
“Tired of making bad jokes” and believing that “the world outside seemed a much worse joke than anything I could conjure,” journalist and political satirist P. J. O’Rourke decided to traverse the globe on a fun-finding mission, investigating the way of life in the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast.
The result is Holidays in Hell—a full-tilt, no-holds-barred romp through politics, culture, and ideology. The author’s adventures include storming student protesters’ barricades with riot police in South Korea, interviewing communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover dressed in Arab garb in the Gaza Strip. He also takes a look at America’s homegrown horrors as he braves the media frenzy surrounding the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Washington DC, uncovers the mortifying banality behind the white-bread kitsch of Jerry Falwell’s Heritage USA, and survives the stultifying boredom of Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebration.
The Love We Left Behind (affiliate link)
A heartbreaking, heartwarming story of two best friends—and the choices that could tear them apart.
London, 2012. With her adoring fiancé, financial independence and a close-knit group of friends, Erika should have life all figured out—but she can’t shake the feeling that there’s something missing. And when she stumbles upon a reminder of her past one day, she’s confronted with a part of her life she’s spent almost twenty years trying to forget.
1995. Smart, tenacious Niamh is in her second year at Oxford University. Unlike her best friend Erika, she’s shy and feels like she doesn’t belong, so she’s happy to let Erika take the lead in their friendship. But everything changes when she meets Leo and feels the uplifting power of love for the first time.
The Never Game (A Colter Shaw Novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
“You have been abandoned.”
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.
“Escape if you can.”
When another victim is kidnapped, the clues point to one video game with a troubled past–The Whispering Man. In that game, the player has to survive after being abandoned in an inhospitable setting with five random objects. Is a madman bringing the game to life?
“Or die with dignity.”
Shades of Henry (The Flophouse Book 1) (affiliate link)
A Flophouse Story
One bootstrap act of integrity cost Henry Worrall everything—military career, family, and the secret boyfriend who kept Henry trapped for eleven years. Desperate, Henry shows up on his brother’s doorstep and is offered a place to live and a job as a handyman in a flophouse for young porn stars.
Lance Luna’s past gave him reasons for being in porn, but as he continues his residency at a local hospital, they now feel more like excuses. He’s got the money to move out of the flophouse and live his own life—but who needs privacy when you’re taking care of a bunch of young men who think working penises make them adults?
Typhoon Pilot (affiliate link)
A decorated WWII flying ace and Royal Air Force Group Captain recounts his experience in the air over Europe in this thrilling military memoir.
New Zealand fighter pilot Desmond Scott joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. Over the course of his illustrious service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar, and a Distinguished Service Order. For the heroic act of rescuing a pilot from a crashed Supermarine Spitfire, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
In Typhoon Pilot, Scott recounts his time as a young commander of a New Zealand Air Force squadron, and later as the RAF’s youngest Group Captain at the age of 25. His story includes conflict in the air over Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where the Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber fought its last battle.
Spark City: An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The Spark City Cycle Book 1) (affiliate link)
Erroh has a plan. A simple plan. It’ll never work.
He’s a warrior destined for a life of duty and tradition. By birth-right, the mysterious trials of The Cull await him; a chance to win the greatest prize Spark City can offer. However, he’d rather spend his days drinking, gambling and travelling the roads as a solitary wanderer.
But war is on the horizon and although he doesn’t know it yet, Erroh is standing in the way of the first wave.
Across great distances and facing brutal obstacles, he will call upon the warrior within to hunt down those who endanger the world he once rejected.
And he won’t be alone.
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