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Author: Litton, J. K.
Cozy Romantic Mystery
When Santa turns up dead in his sled during the holiday pageant in the charming Westchester County village of Mulberry Falls, former paralegal Verity Valence reluctantly becomes involved. Newly returned to her hometown after the law firm where she worked blew up in a scandal, Verity has her hands full dealing with her wily Aunt Temperance, her former high school boyfriend, now Detective Ethan Lowell and her own cloudy future. Can she discover who’s trying to take the ho-ho-ho out of the holidays before she finds herself up to her candy cane earrings in not-so-merry mayhem?

Summer Secrets (affiliate link)

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Author: Freethy, Barbara
Sisters Fiction

Eight years ago, the three McKenna sisters—Kate, Ashley, and Caroline—had their fifteen minutes of fame. Driven by their ambitious father, they won an around-the-world sailing race as teenagers. But something happened out on the turbulent sea during a fierce storm they could never forget …

Now Tyler Jamison has come to Castleton, a picturesque island off the coast of Washington State, asking questions about the famous McKennas. But even as the sisters close ranks against the tenacious reporter, the past threatens to drown them in its wake. It will take Caroline’s willingness to right a wrong, Ashley’s struggle to face her greatest fears, and Kate’s attempt to embrace life—and love—again to finally calm the winds and stop the rain.

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Author: Taylor, Louise
Victorian Historical Romance

The Honourable Annabelle Spencer might have been called The Incorrigible Annabelle Spencer. She chafes at the rules and restrictions that forbid a proper Victorian young lady doing anything fun or dangerous. These strictures were most difficult to endure while growing up in a household with six rowdy brothers, and one might be tempted to forgive Annabelle her penchant for pushing against the arbitrary boundaries set round her gender.

Still, Annabelle’s fondness for exploring the outer limitations of propriety does not imply that she has no desire to find someone in her life strong enough to take her in hand when she has gone too far. Willfully jumping onto the wrong train, and then travelling alone with a handsome stranger to a house party is bad enough behaviour to get her into all sorts of trouble with the people who are putatively in charge of her. But when that stranger expertly takes her over his lap for exactly that wrongful behaviour, and gives her the bare-bottomed, erotic spanking she has always craved, Annabelle knows that she is far out of her depth.

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Author: McClone, Melissa
Small-Town Holiday Romance

A matchmaking aunt wants her nephew to find love under the mistletoe…

All doggy daycare owner Callie Andrews wants for Christmas is to win first prize this year. The annual window display competition is a huge event in Silver Falls, and she’s determined to showcase her success when her family visits her small town. It’s time for her parents and three older brothers to realize the “baby” of the family is thriving on her own.

The last thing Brandt Winslow wants to do is rehash the past, but returning home to Silver Falls means confronting the reason he left. His vacation, however, takes an unexpected turn when his well-meaning aunt meddles in his love life, and he finds himself caught up in her misguided efforts at matchmaking.

Crazy Daze and a Knight (affiliate link)

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Author: Plum, Barbara
Second Chance Romantic Comedy

Forty-four-year-old Susanna Walker knows the importance of taking risks and dreaming big.
Mother of two grown kids. Former CEO of a Silicon Valley PR firm. Ex-wife of a still-present, former compulsive gambler. Susanna ignores their objections to her new life and refuses to accept she may be perimenopausal.
As with all well-laid plans, hers quickly derail when the hunk from the boat next door drops by and invites her to supper on his vessel Camelot. The boat’s name, his boyish appearance, and the medieval armor leave her a bit dazed.
Yet, against all reason, Susanna agrees to inspect the armor more closely while he puts the finishing touches on fresh pasta, shrimp, and a cheeky Chardonnay.

When she wakes hung over the next morning, her clothes neatly folded on the chair next to her bed, she’s naked.
And mad. He suckered her in with his knight-in-shining armor disguise. But does he think he can steal her underwear without consequences?

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Author: Smith, S.E.
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Multicultural Romances

She was born on the streets; he was born to rule…

Aimee Wheels loves her free-living lifestyle. She doesn’t need the trappings of money to find happiness. All she needs are her crazy friends, her job as a courier in New York City, and her skateboard.

Sheikh Qadir Saif-Ad-Din understands the power behind money and royalty, and he knows how to wield it. When he is simultaneously dismissed and then saved by a woman in tattered jeans carrying a skateboard, he doesn’t know what to think – except that he wants her!

Aimee is thrown into the world of the ultra-rich when she stops an assassination attempt against Qadir, and it doesn’t take much for her to become a target herself. It’s possible to rise above the dangers like a phoenix, but time and distrust can ruin even the best of relationships, and Aimee and Qadir have led very different lives. Can love find a way despite a rival billionaire trying to kill them?

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Author: Brown, Maegan
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Appetizer Cooking

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards.

Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think orange- and black-colored snacks arranged into a smiling jack-o’-lantern shape for celebrating Halloween and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day).

The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, desserts, and entertaining and special occasions.

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Author: Tate, Harley
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Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

An asteroid on a collision course with Earth. A government coverup. A family caught in the middle.

Welcome to Falling Skies. Do you have what it takes to survive?

Former Marine Caleb Machert is managing overworked line crews when reports of an impending world-wide disaster hit the news. His men panic, but he’s not buying it. The government would never hide something this important, would they?

Elizabeth is busy herding her students into the library when she discovers an asteroid is headed straight for the east coast. Her first instinct is to find her husband and daughter and flee west, but she can’t leave. Twenty first graders are depending on her.

Lana spends her morning slogging though a calculus exam, oblivious to the news spreading across social media. When her boyfriend demands they escape before it’s too late, she refuses. She’s not leaving without her parents.

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Author: Falconer, Colin
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Historical Epic Adventure

Marrakesh, 1893: His military career in disgrace, Harry Delhaze turns to a life of drink and gambling. But then he’s offered a way out – a small fortune to help the Sultan of Morocco quell a rebel uprising.

It sounds like easy money.

Instead, Harry is forced to battle the wild bandit armies of ruthless prophet-warlord, Bou Hamra, through the snows of the Atlas Mountains and the baking deserts of the Sahara. And he finds himself in the fight of his life.

From the backstreets of Victorian London, to the kasbahs of Marrakesh, Lord of the Atlas is a gripping tale of intrigue, loyalty and courage, evoking the beautiful and the barbaric of nineteenth-century Morocco.

Only a Monster (affiliate link)

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Author: Len, Vanessa
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Contemporary Fantasy

Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters.

Joan has just learned the truth: her family are monsters, with terrifying, hidden powers.

And the cute boy at work isn’t just a boy: he’s a legendary monster slayer, who will do anything to destroy her family.

To save herself and her family, Joan will have to do what she fears most: embrace her own monstrousness. Because in this story…she is not the hero.

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Author: Wheeler, Jeff
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Sword & Sorcery Fantasy

Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness’s dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price.

Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion’s.

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