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Author: Carter, Solomon
Detective Mystery

A local campaigner is found dead in the garden of an infamous house. Among the clues Detective Inspector Joe Hogarth finds a clear attempt to throw the police off the scent. Someone is determined to keep them from the truth behind a vicious murder, but who?
Penny Wharton was murdered in the wild garden of a derelict house – the house that had become a symbol of her campaign to save the victims of Storm Archie. Wharton had spent her life whipping up a storm to bring justice. But in the end she was the one struck down.
The motive for Miss Wharton’s murder seems straightforward, but there are many players in this game, and everyone has something at stake.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Sue Palmer has a serious problem with local gangster Alex Galvan Galvan wants a pound of Palmer’s flesh, and he will stop at nothing to get it.

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Author: Hill, Jon
Espionage Thrillers


An attempted murder.
A missing spouse.
And an international conspiracy that could change the world.

Jack Green has always been skeptical of so-called facts. Though he’s forced to confront the reality about his wife’s recent cancer diagnosis, he puts his own needs aside to make the best of what may be their last vacation. But he’s shocked to be rudely awoken in his stateroom, abducted by masked men and thrown off the cruise.

Plucked from the ocean’s cold grip of death, he fears the worst when he learns his spouse has disappeared. But when he returns home to find his mother-in-law and son missing, his frantic search reveals a staggering secret he refuses to believe… until someone tries to kill him.

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Author: Dittman, Grant
Sports & Outdoors Short Reads

“DUDE! Where Did You Learn Those Shots?”
That’s what my friends told me last time we played Pickleball!

The truth is… Pickleball can sound like a hard game, but let me tell you something.

If you follow the strategies and information in this book, that’s all you need to gain a perfect understanding of the game in no time.

Not just how to play it, but also how to play it effectively so you can be up there scoring and winning the game against your more experienced friends, neighbors, and relatives.

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Author: Lopes, Larissa
Young Adult Music Fiction

“I’d never met Alec Brock, but nothing felt more real in my sixteen years of existence than the insane, breathtaking, overwhelming feeling of loving him—of being loved by him. If only he knew who I was…”
Linda González has given up small-town life with her mom to pursue a better education while living with her dad in Los Angeles. At least, that’s what she let her family believe. The truth is that she’s in love…with an 18-year-old pop star!

Alec Brock has been her cyber boyfriend for over a year now, and Linda has finally closed the gap in their long-distance relationship. But when she surprises Alec in LA, he has no idea who she is.

In this terrifying turn of events, Linda has nobody to rely on but the real Alec himself. Now she’s torn between chasing the truth about the guy she fell in love with, and trying to win the heart of the guy he was supposed to be.

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Author: Penhaligon, Sophie
Contemporary Romance

After experiencing a traumatic accident, mathematician Seraphina Ellis tries to hide away, resigning herself to a lonely, unfulfilling life. Determined to conceal her disability from her co-workers, she conceals herself in her desolate cubicle, crossing off the days of her life, discontented and defeated.

A chance meeting with irascible but mesmerizing billionaire scientist and CEO Milo Grant provides her with the job of her dreams, and the chance of escape from cubicle land. But Grant is haunted by his own monsters and is increasingly interested in more than just her mathematical magic.

In this touching and sexually charged contemporary romance, Sophie Penhaligon manages to deliver a novel that is lighthearted and fun whilst dealing with the difficult topics of loss and disability.

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Author: Caffee, Bradley
Dystopian Science Fiction

Win the Chase. Be the hero. Or die trying.​

The chaos and anarchy following the Great Collapse nearly brought the world to its knees until the unchanging Law brought order and peace. Generations later, the twelve alliances of the World Coalition come together once a year to allow their best and brightest young people to compete in the Chase. The prize? A chance to pass exactly one new law.

The son of two former Chase runners, Willis Thomson is the top trainee in the Western Alliance. With the expectations of the world and his heritage driving him, he leads his elite Red Team as they prepare for his moment to become a coveted Law-changer.

Perryn Davis, the new leader of the Blue Team, struggles to survive as she competes as one of the designated losers. She knows that losing means genetic recoding, a process that cannot go on indefinitely, and longs to age out of the program before it kills her.

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Author: Cloutier, Terry
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Historical Fantasy Fiction
Nine men ride into the tiny farming village of Corwick one morning in early March. When they ride back out again, no one is left alive except for Hadrack, a helpless eight-year-old boy. The crimes committed by those nine men will ultimately bring two conflicting religions and two nations to the brink of war. But for Hadrack, caught in the middle and unsure of his allegiances, all that matters is the vow that he made to his murdered family. Hadrack won’t be a helpless boy forever and, when he is ready, the nine will pay for what they did, regardless of the cost. This is his story.
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Author: Rain, J.R., Mallory, H.P.
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Paranormal Women’s Fiction

Being a mermaid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

In the underwater kingdom of Corsica, mermaids are the property of mermen. We’re considered valuable as breeders until we reach our mid-thirties, at which time we’re deemed no longer useful.

Good thing for me I’m forty, never had any children and I’m a widow. So, I can basically live my life as I see fit.

Until my husband’s younger brother, Cullen, decides to make me his wife…one of seven.

Cullen has a mean streak a mile wide and he’s always been obsessed with me—ever since we were young. Now that his older brother is out of the way, he recognizes his chance to finally possess me.

Only I’m the type of woman who won’t accept my fate so easily. No, I’m a fighter by nature so when it’s decreed that I should marry Cullen, I do the only thing I can do.

I escape. To the land.

A Killer in the Wind (affiliate link)

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Author: Klavan, Andrew
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Psychological Thrillers

Three years ago, working vice for the NYPD, Dan Champion infiltrated a world of sexual obsession and perversity. He broke the case, but the case also broke him. He started taking drugs and soon began to form hallucinations . . . a dead child prowling the streets of New York . . . a beautiful woman named Samantha who would have given him the love he always wanted—if she’d only been real.

Now the ghosts and hallucinations are finally behind Champion, as he begins to rebuild his life as a small town detective. Then one night he is called to examine the body of a woman who has washed ashore. Yet when he looks at her face, he sees that it’s Samantha, the woman he dreamed about long ago . . . a woman who doesn’t exist.

Suddenly, Champion must figure out the truth about his past and about a killer who has been on the run—in the wind—for a lifetime. The ghosts of the dead are all around him, and Champion has to find out who murdered them, fast, or he could become one of them himself.

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Author: Noorman, Krista
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Holiday Romance

He’s a billionaire, hurt in the past. She’s a country girl with no idea who he is. Will a case of mistaken identity lead to happily ever after or will his well-intentioned charade tear them apart?

All women ever want from Sebastian Schultz is his family’s money, which is why he’s avoided dating like the plague. But when Genevieve Willis walks into the Schultz building, ranting about her meeting with the cold fish head of the company, unaware that’s exactly who she’s speaking to, he’s immediately drawn to her beauty and sense of humor. Sebastian can’t resist this opportunity to finally get to know a woman without the stigma of the Schultz name, so he introduces himself as Kurtis from Public Relations, and implores his playboy younger brother to act as president in his place.

Genevieve can’t believe her luck landing her dream job, and she can’t stop thinking about Kurtis, the sweet PR guy, she met on her first day. When they’re thrown together to work on the biggest charity event of the year, the attraction between them grows stronger. But something’s off with Kurtis, and she can’t quite put her finger on it.

The Outlaws of Sherwood (affiliate link)

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Author: McKinley, Robin
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Young Adult Historical Fantasy

Young Robin Longbow, subapprentice forester in the King’s Forest of Nottingham, must contend with the dislike of the Chief Forester, who bullies Robin in memory of his popular father. But Robin does not want to leave Nottingham or lose the title to his father’s small tenancy, because he is in love with a young lady named Marian—and keeps remembering that his mother too was gentry and married a common forester.

Robin has been granted a rare holiday to go to the Nottingham Fair, where he will spend the day with his friends Much and Marian. But he is ambushed by a group of the Chief Forester’s cronies, who challenge him to an archery contest . . . and he accidentally kills one of them in self-defense.

He knows his own life is forfeit. But Much and Marian convince him that perhaps his personal catastrophe is also an opportunity: an opportunity for a few stubborn Saxons to gather together in the secret heart of Sherwood Forest and strike back against the arrogance and injustice of the Norman overlords.

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Author: Drake, John
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Sea Adventures Fiction

Young Jacob Fletcher, whilst unsure of his parentage, did know that as an apprentice he couldn’t legally be seized by the press gang.

But this particular gang couldn’t actually read the rules. And didn’t care anyway.
Which was how he found himself risking life, limb and sea sickness on board His Majesty’s frigate Phiandra, about to do battle with what looked like half the French fleet.

Meanwhile at Coignwood Hall, the late Sir Henry lay face-down in his soup as his beautiful but evil widow, Lady Sarah, along with their two loathsome sons, ransacked his papers for the will that would disclose to their horror that the entire family fortune has been left to a previously unknown illegitimate son.

Who would now have to be tracked down and disposed of as a matter of some urgency… What will become of Fletcher’s Fortune?

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Author: Cox, Greg
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Time Travel Science Fiction

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series that reveals long-held secrets about Captain Kirk’s past for the first time!

STARDATE 6122.5. A diplomatic mission to the planet Yusub erupts in violence when ruthless Orion raiders attempt to disrupt the crucial negotiations by force. Caught in the midst of a tense and dangerous situation, Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise finds an unexpected ally in the form of an enigmatic stranger who calls herself “Annika Seven.”

STARDATE 53786.1. Seven of Nine is taking part in an archae­ological expedition on an obscure planetoid in the Delta Quadrant when a disastrous turn of events puts Voyager’s away team in jeopardy—and transports Seven across time and space to Yusub, where she comes face-to-face with one of Starfleet’s greatest legends.

STARDATE 6122.5. Kirk knows better than most the danger that even a single castaway from the future can pose to the time line, so he and Seven embark on a hazardous quest to return her to her own era. But there are others who crave the knowledge Seven possesses, and they will stop at noth­ing to obtain it—even if this means seizing control of the Enterprise!

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