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The Cinnamon Snail: A Year in Denmark (Year Away Book 1)< (affiliate link)
She’s found the love of her life. He just hasn’t realised it yet …
When Christian moves from Copenhagen to London, Kate quickly tumbles into love. He’s the most handsome and charismatic man she’s ever met, and she’s all set for her Happily Ever After.
Until he announces that he’s returning to Copenhagen, and he doesn’t want her to go with him. Nothing Kate can say will change his mind. All she can do is plan a new future without him. And if that future happens to be in Denmark, that’s entirely her own business.
She gets a job at The Cinnamon Snail Cafe and sets out to win Christian back. His new girlfriend is a slight problem – but when true love is on the line, anything goes.
Kate has a year to prove she can settle into a new country and persuade the love of her life she means business. A piece of cake!
Stone of Matter< (affiliate link)
Ammon is a young man with deep-rooted ambitions. He lives on the beautiful tropical island of Cephas surrounded by his friends and family. Aspiring to become a Guardian—the protectors of their homelands—he and his brother train relentlessly every day drenched in the familiar rays of the sun.
But when Ammon is plagued with strange and terrifyingly vivid dreams, he is forced down a perilous path that will change the course of his life forever. The power of the Creation Stones is about to be revealed to the world of Proelum… and the war for all existence is nigh.
With the powers of light and dark being revealed and the lives of all at stake. Ammon must choose very carefully his next steps.
Wishing Beach (affiliate link)
Just as Angela begins to settle in, her life takes an unlikely turn when she discovers a tattered photograph of a young woman among her groundskeeper’s belongings.
Intrigued, she asks him about the picture. With time weathered fingers and an underlying sadness in his eyes, he slips the photo from Angela and admits the girl was, “The One.”
When he refuses to reveal more, Angela digs into his past. What happened to the young woman he loved? And why does there seem to be a judicial cover-up shrouding the story of the two star-crossed lovers, a cover-up that may reach all the way to the Florida Senate.
Mysteries Thrillers and Killers (McRyan Mystery Series Book 2)< (affiliate link)
ELECTING TO MURDER
Ruthless killers…grisly deaths…escalating stakes… A clandestine late-night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy St. Paul motel, a mysterious investigator operating in the shadows & dueling political masterminds all collide to provide Mac McRyan with the ultimate test in Electing To Murder.
Fatally bound… by one mystery with deadly results. Fatally bound… by one decision with deadly consequences. Fatally bound… by one killer with deadly intentions. A brilliant and methodical killer is on a mission leaving a trail of bodies in this dark and nerve-fraying mystery with an ingenious plot.
Tainted water. Dead bodies. Blood silence. A high-powered lawyer and his beautiful client are brutally slaughtered in a lake house. In a tale of money and blood that hits a little too close to home, Mac is forced to confront his tumultuous past. Blood Silence is a web of unsettling twists, startling turns and unforeseen redemption with each chapter adding a layer of intrigue.
Dying for a Diamond (Laurel McKay Mysteries Book 6) (affiliate link)
When newlyweds Laurel McKay and Tom Hunter embark on their honeymoon cruise, they look forward to sunny days exploring the Caribbean islands and intimate evenings together. Their dream quickly goes “poof,” when Laurel’s family decides to tag along and their romantic duet turns into a party of eight. The first night on the ship, Laurel witnesses someone going overboard. But no one is reported missing, and the chief of security gives Laurel’s sighting the same credibility as an alien landing.
After a series of diamond thefts, Laurel discovers that suspicious shipmates are as plentiful as calories on this cruise. When a murder occurs, and a family member becomes the top suspect, Laurel is determined to unmask the killer before her dream honeymoon becomes a nautical nightmare.
The Monster Novels: Stinger, The Wolf’s Hour, and Mine (affiliate link)
Whether writing Southern Gothic horror or reinventing the monster genre, World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Award–winning author Robert R. McCammon proves himself a master of a wide spectrum of modern horror and dark fantasy. In these three novels, McCammon presents a terrifying predator from another world, a werewolf war hero, and two crazy moms you do not want to mess with.
Stinger: In this New York Times bestseller, when Stinger, a monstrous alien bounty hunter, crash-lands in the West Texas hellhole of Inferno in search of a young fugitive, the relentless creature encloses the town in an impenetrable and inescapable dome to isolate and kill its prey. Now, the few remaining survivors must band together to save the fugitive—who’s taken the human form of a small girl—and themselves from annihilation.
Dilbert: A Treasury Of Sunday Strips: A Dilbert Book (affiliate link)
Everyone who’s in business, works for a business, or even just gives others the business is amazed: Scott Adams never lacks for yet another way to lampoon the corporate world. It’s not that Adams is anti-business. He’s more anti-bad boss than anything. But poor management practices, the effects of bad decisions, and what it all means for the average worker add up to more comedic material than even the man who created Dilbert can tame.
Since Dilbert was first syndicated in 1989, Adams has built a following that would be the envy of any corporate sales and marketing team. His work not only generates howls from readers as they rush to plaster it on lunch-room refrigerators and scan it into interoffice e-mails, it has those same fans reading about “their” workplaces every Sunday in a multiple-panel, color format. And that’s what this treasury, The Collected Dilbert Sundays, provides.
Smokin’ Hot in the South: New Grilling Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue (affiliate link)
Melissa Cookston, the “winningest woman in barbecue,” judge on the Netflix hit, American Barbecue Showdown, and the only female, seven-time barbecue world champion is bringing the heat with her second cookbook.
With the grill and smoker as her go-to tools, chef Melissa Cookston—named “One of the most influential pitmasters in America” by Fox News, and one of the “25 Super Women in Business” by the Memphis Business Journal in 2015—shares her all-new, modern interpretations of traditional Southern ingredients and recipes.
Melissa explains how the culinary traditions of the South—long a bastion of slow-simmered vegetables and deep-fried everything—have expanded in the last decade to embrace Southwestern flavors, Asian spices, and the French palate.
The nine chapters venture beyond the competition and barbecue principles of her first book and focus on instilling flavor with fire, using fresh herbs, and diversifying seasoning components in recipes that reflect the New South.
A Conspiracy of Mothers: A Novel (affiliate link)
From a bold new voice in literary fiction comes a compelling story of three mothers whose lives intersect during a generation-defining period in South Africa’s history.
The year is 1994, and South Africa is in political turmoil as its first democratic election looms. Against a backdrop of apartheid and racial violence, traumatized artist Yolanda Petersen returns from the Appalachian foothills to the land of her youth at the behest of her mother. While there Yolanda longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Ingrid, the product of an illegal mixed-race affair with a white man.
But Ingrid is missing, and as Yolanda quickly discovers, she isn’t the only woman in Cape Town desperate to protect her own. Ingrid’s very existence is proof of a white man’s crime, and that man’s mother will do anything—even kill—to ensure the truth remains buried.
The Friend Zone (affiliate link)
Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.
Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen — especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.
The Search for the Green River Killer: The True Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer< (affiliate link)
In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation—even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling—the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly twenty years.
Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a fifty-two-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer.
Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway’s conviction and featuring chilling photographs from the case, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound—and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.
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