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Ravaged World Trilogy (Sea Sick, Ravage, & Savage) (affiliate link)
It begins with an infection on a luxury cruise liner…
It ends with the world in ruins.
In a zombie apocalypse, nowhere is safe. No one can protect you. From the middle of the ocean to a hilltop amusement park, it’s only a matter of time before the dead sink their teeth into your flesh. But some people will do anything to survive.
Follow Jack, Nick, and Anna as they fight to survive in a world where both infected victims and undead monsters stalk the earth, and where mankind is still the biggest threat of them all.
A unique and thrilling take on the zombie apocalypse. Get all 3 books in the bestselling Ravaged World series today and save 30% versus buying the books individually. Boxset includes full versions of SEA SICK, RAVAGE, & SAVAGE, almost 1000 pages of action-packed horror.
The Room Upstairs: A Chilling Horror Novel (affiliate link)
You can’t choose your family, but sometimes they’re the only thing standing between you and darkness.
Martin Gable is a boy becoming a man, but nothing can prepare him for the evil that has entered his home. Without explanation, a mysterious doorway has appeared on the landing outside his bedroom. Beyond the door, dwells something ancient and evil. Something with an endless hunger and an unquenchable thirst for pain.
And strange things are beginning to happen; things that are slowly eating away at Martin’s family. His mom and step-father are constantly fighting, his sister is more miserable than usual, and as for her older boyfriend, Courtney…
As buried resentments are unearthed and home becomes a dangerous place, Martin will need to become a man and face down the monster his family has brought home with it before it’s too late. It may already be too late.
12 Years A Slave (affiliate link)
Legends of Dark Age Wales: Cold My Heart/The Last Pendragon (affiliate link)
Relics of Utopia (Starship Gilead Book 1) (affiliate link)
The war for the future began in the past…
Windham Manthus is the captain of the Starship Gilead, the most powerful vessel in the sector. He’s battled space pirates and territorial warlords in order to protect his people and his ship. His reputation as a laudable commander has spread across the galaxy, but rumors have begun that he’s losing his edge.
When a sect of fanatical cultists murder an entire colony in order to resurrect an ancient alien god, Windham’s skill is put to the test. He and his crew must battle an armada of enemy gunships and hostile space marines in order to protect Gilead and save the galaxy from total destruction.
Nothing makes sense. Crime scene is a mess. There is no money trail. There are too many motives from too many suspects who have too many alibis. Worst of all Sherlock’s bad back is acting up, his ex-wife wants more money and the murder investigation is putting a serious dent in his parenting schedule of his two daughters.
The Lori Anderson Bounty Hunter Series (Books 1-4) (affiliate link)
Six states. Three days. One chance to save her child…
Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that’s when things start to go wrong.
The fugitive she’s assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori’s former mentor – the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida’s biggest amusement parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where ‘bad things never happen’, but he’s also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they’re ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal.
Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader (affiliate link)
From his early pieces for the National Lampoon, through his classic reporting as Rolling Stone’s International Affairs editor in the 1980s and 1990s, and his brilliant, inimitable political journalism and analysis, P. J. O’Rourke has been entertaining and provoking readers with high octane prose, a gonzo Republican attitude, and a rare ability to make you laugh out loud. Christopher Buckley once described his work as “S. J. Perelman on acid.”
Thrown Under the Omnibus brings together his funniest, most outrageous, most controversial, and most loved pieces in the definitive O’Rourke reader. Handpicked and introduced by the humorist himself, Thrown Under the Omnibus is the essential O’Rourke anthology.
Offering a frank and funny critique of the cultural forces that are driving us mad, Caroline Dooner examines how treating ourselves like never ending self-improvement projects is a recipe for burnout. We have become unknowingly complicit in perpetuating our own exhaustion because we are treating ourselves like machines. But even phones need to f*cking recharge.
Caroline takes a good hard look at the dark side of self-help, and explains how she eventually used a radical period of rest to push back against cultural expectations and reclaim some peace.
Tired As F*ck empowers us to say no to the things that exhaust us. It inspires us to carve out time to slow down, feel okay about doing less, and honor our humanity.
Looking for Clara (Clara’s Story Book 1) (affiliate link)
Will an Italian escape strike a joyful chord in the soul of this once concert pianist?
Once a rising star, Clara Smith has traded in her life of concerts and chords for one of law offices and Prada. But putting down roots hasn’t brought her the fulfillment she’d hoped for. Alone in LA for Christmas, and unsure of her new boyfriend, she wonders if she hasn’t taken a very wrong turn.
But when her firm dispatches her to Siena, Italy, to lead a major project, the rhythm of the daily grind gloriously changes tempo.
Bonding with her charismatic eighty-year-old neighbor over his large collection of photographs, she uncovers a picture of a mysterious woman. Stunned to find out this famed beauty shares her name, Clara and her elderly companion set off on a breathtaking cross-country adventure in search of the woman in the photograph.
My Fake Rake: The Union of the Rakes (affiliate link)
Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to “build” the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires.
To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing—albeit fake—rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace’s feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, real attraction. If only she hadn’t asked him to help her marry someone else…
Daughters of the Dragon (affiliate link)
When twenty-year-old Anna Carlson travels from America to a Korean orphanage to locate her birth mother, she’s devastated to learn the woman is already dead. But just when it seems her search is over, a stranger hands her a parcel containing an antique comb—and an address.
That scrap of paper leads Anna to the Seoul apartment of the poor yet elegant Hong Jae-hee. Jae-hee recounts an epic tale that begins with the Japanese occupation of Korea and China during World War II, when more than two hundred thousand Korean women were forced to serve the soldiers as “comfort women.” Jae-hee knows the story well—she was one of them.
As Jae-hee’s narrative unfolds, Anna discovers that the precious tortoiseshell comb, with its two-headed ivory dragon, has survived against all odds through generations of her family’s women. And as its origins become clearer, Anna realizes that along with the comb, she inherits a legacy—of resilience and courage, love and redemption—beyond her wildest imagination.
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