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Author: Stelljes, Roger
Heist Crime

FATALLY BOUND… by one mystery.
Hannah opened the backdoor of her house, stepped inside and carefully locked the door behind her. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a slow turning vice. She was squirming and desperately gasping for air but couldn’t break free.

FATALLY BOUND… by one killer with deadly intentions.
A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission and leaving a trail of bodies behind with little or no evidence. The hunt for the killer will put Mac McRyan and Dara Wire in harm’s way testing their partnership and resolve like never before. NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes has crafted another addictive pulse-pounding action-packed mystery filled with his trademark twists and turns.

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Author: Kingsbury, Karen
Self-Help Short Reads
I Can Only Imagine is the first e-short in Karen Kingsbury’s The Rest of the Story series. In it, Karen shares personal anecdotes about herself and her family, highlighted by her relationship with her late brother Dave. With heartfelt grace, she describes Dave’s struggles with addiction and his troubled journey toward redemption. It’s a touching and intimate reminder that God is close to the brokenhearted, and that He calls each of us to love well, laugh often, and find true life in Jesus Christ.
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Author: Kaswell, Crystal
Romance Collections & Anthologies

The men of tattoo shop Inked Hearts are brooding, bossy, and impossible to resist!

Dive into this addicting series and see why readers say “Crystal Kaswell is the queen of broken bad boys.”

He’s my best friend’s brother. He’s off limits. But when I find the brooding tattoo artist’s sketchbook full of drawings–drawings of me–I can’t resist.

Hooking Up
Sweet, booksmart grad student Iris and I have a friends with benefits arrangement with three simple rules. All fun. No strings. No falling in love. But then I’ve never been very good at following rules.

Pretend You’re Mine
I’m pretending I’m in love with my best friend. What could possibly go wrong?
Leighton is my best friend. Pretending she’s my girlfriend is a terrible idea, even if the entire world is expecting the breakdown of the year at my ex’s wedding. Then she kisses me… and I forget we’re pretending.

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Author: Herron, M.G.
Space Exploration Science Fiction

A rogue Overmind is on the loose.

A million souls hang in the balance.

The Solaran Defense Forces make the difficult decision to evacuate the colony of Robichar in order to avoid a direct confrontation. But when Captain Elya Nevers gets shot down during the evacuation, his squadron and the admiral in charge have to think fast to rescue their pilot before the Kryl overrun the system.

Fighting to survive in hostile territory, Captain Nevers discovers what the rampaging Overmind is really after—and it changes everything.

An extinct species known as the Telos fled the galaxy eons ago. What caused them to vanish in such a hurry? And more importantly, what ancient relics of alien power did they leave behind?

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Author: Turner, L.C.
Cozy Animal Mystery

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Presley would prefer a relaxing West Coast vacation instead.

Presley heads to San Diego to hang out with Cooper and enjoy the California sunshine. She didn’t expect that while hanging out at the local coffee shop she would be a witness to a robbery and murder at Gemstone’s Unlimited.

Much to Cooper’s dismay, Presley feels compelled to investigate. She discovers that not only was the store owner a womanizer, but he was also filing false insurance claims for diamonds that weren’t really stolen.

Was that why he was being blackmailed? Was that why someone robbed his store? Presley is determined to find out!

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Author: Shehadi, Muna
Saga Fiction

All her life she’s been searching for the truth . . .

The three daughters of stunning but unstable movie star Jillian Croft and her famous acting-teacher husband, Daniel Braddock, grew up being treated as special, even after their mother’s tragic death. Years later, their world is overturned when they discover a medical document suggesting Jillian could never have given birth to them.

Whilst Olivia and Eve insist there’s some mistake, quirky, impulsive middle sister Rosalind can’t leave the matter alone. Rosalind has always felt separate from her poised, successful sisters. If she has a different birth mother, she wants to know.

Investigation leads her to Leila Allerton, an opera singer from New Jersey with a vibrant, close-knit family to whom Rosalind aches to belong. At first its members warmly welcome their new neighbour – but circumstances and personalities soon clash, leaving a bewildered Rosalind unsure how they’ll feel when they discover her true reason for seeking them out . . .

Pride and Pleasure (affiliate link)

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Author: Day, Sylvia
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Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

London, 1818. There are disadvantages to being an heiress, as Eliza Martin knows well. Fortune hunters corner her, friends become opportunistic, and lately, someone is engineering “accidents” designed to propel her into marriage. But Eliza is too smart to be bullied. To find the culprit, she just needs the right man to infiltrate the nest of suitors—and none comes more highly recommended than thief-taker Jasper Bond.

One look at the devastatingly handsome Jasper and Eliza knows he’s the wrong man for the job. No one will believe an intellectual like her could be matched with a man of action like him. But Jasper is determined to change her mind. The intriguing mystery—and the undeniable attraction they share—makes this a case he can’t resist. For Jasper, client satisfaction is a point of pride. And it’s his pleasure to prove he’s just the man Eliza needs.

Once Night Falls (affiliate link)

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Author: Merullo, Roland
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Biographical Fiction

A harrowing historical novel of the extraordinary acts of ordinary people in Nazi-occupied Italy.

Italy, 1943. Luca Benedetto has joined the partisans in their fight against the German troops ravaging the shores of his town on Lake Como. While risking his life to free his country, Luca is also struggling to protect Sarah, his Jewish lover who’s hiding in a mountain cabin. As the violent Nazi occupation intensifies, Luca and Sarah fear for more than their own lives.

In the heart of their village, their mothers have also found themselves vulnerable to the encroaching Nazis. But Luca’s mother, undeterred, is devising her own revenge on the occupiers. With Mussolini deposed and Allied armies fighting their way up the peninsula, the fate of Italy hangs in the balance, and the people of Lake Como must decide how much they’re prepared to sacrifice for family, friends, and the country they love.

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Author: Raphael, Ray
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“The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.” —Howard Zinn

Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael’s magisterial A People’s History of the American Revolution was hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as “relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.” With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has served as a revelation.

A People’s History of the American Revolution draws upon diaries, personal letters, and other Revolutionary-era treasures, weaving a thrilling “you are there” narrative—“a tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories”. Raphael shifts the focus away from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the men and boys who did the fighting (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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Author: Morrey, Beth
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Humorous Literary Fiction

The world has changed around seventy-nine-year-old librarian Millicent Carmichael, aka Missy. Though quick to admit that she often found her roles as a housewife and mother less than satisfying, Missy once led a bustling life driven by two children, an accomplished and celebrated husband, and a Classics degree from Cambridge. Now her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged after a shattering argument, and her son has moved to his wife’s native Australia, taking Missy’s beloved only grandchild half-a-world away. She spends her days sipping sherry, avoiding people, and rattling around in her oversized, under-decorated house waiting for…what exactly?

The last thing Missy expects is for two perfect strangers and one spirited dog named Bob to break through her prickly exterior and show Missy just how much love she still has to give. In short order, Missy finds herself in the jarring embrace of an eclectic community that simply won’t take no for an answer–including a rambunctious mutt-on-loan whose unconditional love gives Missy a reason to re-enter the world one muddy paw print at a time.


The Luminous Dead: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Starling, Caitlin
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Ghost Thrillers

When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions. She also thought that the fat paycheck—enough to get her off-planet and on the trail of her mother—meant she’d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe. Keeping her sane.

Instead, she got Em.

Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre’s body with drugs or withholding critical information to “ensure the smooth operation” of her expedition. Em knows all about Gyre’s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash—and a lash. And Em has secrets, too . . .

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Author: Constance, Harold, Fuerst, Randall
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War History

In the mid-nineteen sixties, Harry Constance made a life-altering journey that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a young naval officer, he went from UDT training to the U.S. Navy’s newly formed SEAL Team Two, and then straight into furious action. By 1970, he was already the veteran of three hundred combat missions and the recipient of thirty-two military citations, including three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

Good To Go is Constance’s powerful, firsthand account of his three tours of duty as a member of America’s most elite, razor-sharp stealth fighting force. It is a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops—from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the beaches of the South China Sea—that places the reader in the center of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. But his extraordinary adventure goes even farther—beyond ‘Nam—as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on astonishing missions to some of the world’s most dangerous hot-spots . . . and experience close-up the courage, dedication, and unparalleled skill that made the U.S. Navy SEALs legendary.

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