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When Jesse McDermitt leaves the Marine Corps, he has no idea what he will do for the rest of his life. He only knows he doesn’t want to spend the coming winter anywhere cold. His greatest skill is killing people from up to a mile away and he knows there aren’t many job opportunities in the civilian world for that.
Jesse also knows his way around boats and has an old friend living free and easy in the Florida Keys. Being an experienced diver and angler, he immediately heads south toward Key West and the end of the road. With a single comment, a waitress in a waterfront restaurant in north Key Largo shakes loose a long dormant dream and Jesse runs with it.
With the help of friends, new and old, he buys just the right boat to live on and soon starts a part time charter business. Everything is going smoothly, until a Carolina girl and a hurricane hit him at the same time. Danger lurks in the sleepy little town of Marathon, in the middle of the Florida Keys, as well as in the swamps of the Everglades.
Kiki Lowenstein Cozy Mystery Books 7-9: Three Cozy Mysteries With Dogs, Cats, and Hobbies (affiliate link)
WHEN HUNKY DETECTIVE CHAD DETWEILER’S ESTRANGED WIFE IS FOUND DEAD AND SHOT WITH BULLETS FROM HIS GUN, public opinion turns against him and Kiki, who is portrayed as a scarlet woman. It’s enough to make a scrapbooker see red.
Determined to save the man she loves, Kiki vows to track down the real killer.
Hobbyists and non-crafters alike will admire Kiki’s spunk. Slan also provides a fabulous cast of female secondary characters. “This is a great read with characters you can’t help but love that takes you on a journey that will warm the cockles of your heart and leave you eager for the next book in this delightfully charming and character-driven series.” – Dru Ann Love
Who knew a New Year’s trip to Budapest could be so deadly? The tour must go on – even with a killer in their midst…
Recent divorcee Lana Hansen needs a break. Her luck has run sour for going on a decade, ever since she got fired from her favorite job as an investigative reporter. When her fresh start in Seattle doesn’t work out as planned, Lana ends up unemployed and penniless on Christmas Eve.
Dotty Thompson, her landlord and the owner of Wanderlust Tours, is also in a tight spot after one of her tour guides ends up in the hospital, leaving her a guide short on Christmas Day.
When Dotty offers her a job leading the tour group through Budapest, Hungary, Lana jumps at the chance. It’s the perfect way to ring in the new year and pay her rent!
Unforeseen Riot: A Riot MC Novel (affiliate link)
Mallory’s relationship with Cal has a rough start, but the two of them cannot stay away from one another. After an attempt by a rival MC to abduct Mallory she finds herself practically living with Cal. There are many things she doesn’t understand about his lifestyle and his world, but she understands she’s quickly developing feelings for this over-protective alpha male.
The Banished (affiliate link)
Annapolis Royal, 1755. When frontier tensions boil over, the people of Acadie find themselves caught between two warring empires. Hoping to remain neutral, the Acadians are shocked when the English government instead orders them rounded up and exiled, their lands forfeited and their homes burned.
Torn from his family, his home destroyed, blacksmith Isaac Doiron is trapped in the infernal hold of a transport ship heading out to sea. Determined to reunite with his wife and son, he hungers for escape.
When all hope seems lost, he meets a prisoner on board who will change the course of his life forever.
Set during one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history, The Banished tells the tragic saga of the Acadians, and how a small group of them risked their lives for a chance at freedom.
Shadow Phantoms (Dark Destinies Book 1) (affiliate link)
In a time of war, all I can think about is my professor…
I’m attending the highly prestigious Elmington Academy—a school of magic. But unlike my witch mother and warlock father, I’m anything but magical and my time at Elmington is a struggle.
Until I meet Stone Draper.
Stone, a vampire who also possesses magic, is probably the sexiest guy I’ve ever seen, even though he might also be the cockiest.
And if there’s one thing I hate in a man, it’s overblown confidence.
So why can’t I stop thinking about him?
Not only that, but why does he keep singling me out? And the way he looks at me–it’s like I’m a defenseless bunny and he’s a ravenously hungry wolf.
If the headmaster were to find out…
Dead Ringer (affiliate link)
Beside each body, he leaves a simple charm bearing a woman’s name: Ruth, Judith, Rachel. The victims were strangers to each other, but they have been chosen with care. Each bears a striking resemblance to Kendall Shaw, a local anchorwoman. And each is brutally strangled by a madman whose obsession will never end . . .
In front of the cameras, Kendall is the picture of stylish confidence. But at night she’s haunted by nightmares in which she is young, alone, and filled with fear. Are these memories—or omens? Despite warnings from Richmond Detective Jacob Warwick, Kendall can’t stop investigating the recent string of murders. She knows she holds the key to catching an obsessed psychopath—ss long as he doesn’t catch her first . . .
Apropos of Nothing (affiliate link)
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways To Keep The Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (affiliate link)
Put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals with this groundbreaking inspirational guide—a self-help classic.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life.
You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as “Choose your battles wisely”; “Remind yourself that when you die, your ‘in’ box won’t be empty”; and “Make peace with imperfection”.
This beloved guide, revised and updated with up-to-the minute scientific and spiritual insight, teaches readers how to listen to their bodies and assess all areas of their lives–relational, psychological, creative, environmental, professional–to understand what they need for health.
When Mind Over Medicine was first published, it broke new ground in the fertile region where science and spirituality intersect. Through the process of restoring her own health, Dr. Lissa Rankin discovered that the conventional health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of our own consciousness.
Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold.
This is Alys’s.
When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives.
Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything.
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