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Missing in Christmas River (Christmas River Cozy Book 9) (affiliate link)
That’s the question on everyone’s mind this fall in the small town of Christmas River, Oregon. And it’s especially on the mind of pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon Peters, who returns home after spending the summer working in Portland to find that one of the town’s most beloved citizens has gone missing while looking for legendary treasure in The Christmas River National Forest.
But when Cinnamon and her husband Sheriff Daniel Brightman come across a small piece of the legendary treasure in town, and become a target of violence shortly after, it’s clear that Wes Dulany’s disappearance isn’t nearly as cut and dry as it seems.
Because a dangerous game is afoot in Christmas River this autumn.
And the stakes are higher than anybody ever imagined.
The 7-10 Split (affiliate link)
Vlad Chomsky has a comfortable life. He is a professor of archaeology at a small Midwestern university. He has three children and a lovely wife, Maria. Yes, everything in Vlad’s life is a comfortable routine—until the day his wife tells him she is leaving him for her bowling team manager.
Feeling like a “used husband” who has been returned to the store as defective, Vlad begins a new life. On the way, he meets a cast of characters who help him discover that even something as impossible to make as a seven ten split really is possible.
There is his new landlady, a 90-something former burlesque queen, and her tiny Toy Poodle, Gaston. There is her un-handyman, Norm, librarian Beatrice Krup, who has a crush on him. And of course, Britney, his new love and student activist.
Christmas Lights and Snowball Fights (Little Bamton Book 1) (affiliate link)
Caro Jenkins is finally making her escape for Christmas. It has been a sucky, sucky year…
She got dumped…
She’s still stuck selling over-priced clothes to idiots…
and, of course, she had to work on Christmas Eve eve. Her birthday.
But now she’s on her way to the cosy oasis that is her parents’ house – ready to slip into her festive PJs, turn her back on the year and hibernate until New Year arrives.
One ill-advised moment of weakness where she actually listens to her Sat-Nav and disaster strikes.
Sam Wills is determined to bury his head in the sand until Christmas is all over. It has been a crappy, crappy year…
Brownies & Betrayal (Sweet Bites Mysteries, Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sometimes weddings can be murder.
Pastry chef Tess Crawford thought moving from Chicago to quiet Silver Springs, Arizona would simplify her life. That was before she found the body of a maid-of-honor with whom she had traded heated words the previous night, left her fingerprints on the murder weapon, and came under attack for trying to clear her name. When her cheating ex-fiance shows up, intent on convincing her to come back to work for him, Tess—armed with an extra batch of éclairs—decides to take control and solve the mystery herself, with the help of a few friends.
But will that be enough to save her when her investigation gets too close and the killer decides it’s safer to get her out of the way?
Love Bites (Tails from the Alpha Art Gallery Book 1) (affiliate link)
A girl’s gotta eat—and so do her three cats. Recently divorced art history grad student Hanna Harvey has just fibbed her way into a job as the assistant to dangerously drool-worthy art gallery owner Mark Abernathy. For Hanna, working in the field she desperately loves provides the perfect opportunity to begin putting her life back together. Soon her cheese budget is in the black and her feline life partners are no longer eyeing her like a six-foot can of Fancy Feast.
But when her boss’s lady friends start turning up dead, Hanna finds herself in the cross hairs of a murder investigation. Even worse, hunky homicide detective James Morrison fears hers might be the next body he discovers.
Sentenced to Troll (affiliate link)
Big. Green. Barbaric. Who says a troll can’t be the hero?
When Chad’s online persona finally catches up to him, he’s sentenced to thirty days of full-immersion therapy designed to improve his anger issues.
In order to experience what it’s like on the other side, he’s forced to play as a forest troll, a long-hated race in Isle of Mythos.
To make matters worse, there are other “heroes” sent to rid the world of evil, each one on their own path of twisted redemption.
As Chad embraces the mantle of Chod the Barbarian Forest Troll, he quickly discovers that there’s more to troll society than meets the eye, and his rage might be all that stands between them and extinction.
Trolling is easy, but being a hero…
Pangea Online: Death and Axes: A LitRPG Novel (affiliate link)
Everything has a price. Pangea Online is no different.
Since leaving the orphanage, Esil has spent the past year toiling in the data mines of Pangea while watching the wealthy elite traverse its myriad of game worlds. His luck changes forever when he discovers a legendary Developer’s Chest. The Premium Worldpass inside grants him unlimited access to all of Pangea.
Now, Esil isn’t just stuck watching as others explore Pangea. He can finally level up.
With his newfound fortune, he enters a tournament to compete against some of the most skilled adventurers Pangea has to offer. He’s a long shot to win but for the first time in his life, being a kid from the slums has its advantages when he discovers a bug in the obscure data-mining class.
With an even playing field, he might just have a shot.
Murder Investigation Team (affiliate link)
Why are Scotland Yard murder detectives considered among the finest in the world? And why is so little known about how they truly work?
DI Steven Keogh spent over half of his 30-year police career as a Scotland Yard detective, helping to hunt down terrorists and some of the worst murderers in London.
Step inside the mind of an investigator in a never-before-seen look into what it takes to catch killers and bring them to justice. In a journey from crime scene to trial, you will witness the emotional highs and lows of cracking real-life murder cases and discover why people kill, while debunking the myths that surround this detective work.
Are you ready to challenge everything you thought you knew about the world of murder investigations?
Divide Me By Zero (affiliate link)
As a young girl, Katya Geller learned from her mother that math was the answer to everything. Now, approaching forty, she finds this wisdom tested: she has lost the love of her life, she is in the middle of a divorce, and has just found out that her mother is dying. Nothing is adding up.
With humor, intelligence, and unfailing honesty, Katya traces back her life’s journey: her childhood in Soviet Russia, her parents’ great love, the death of her father, her mother’s career as a renowned mathematician, and their immigration to the United States. She is, by turns, an adrift newlywed, an ESL teacher in an office occupied by witches and mediums, a restless wife, an accomplished writer, a flailing mother of two, a grieving daughter, and, all the while, a woman caught up in the most common misfortune of all—falling in love.
Bobby’s War (affiliate link)
On the ground, the crowd of men stood with their mouths agape, watching the wings soar into the air, the tail kept impressively steady and the small plane with a woman at the controls disappearing into the May sunshine.
It’s 1942 and Bobby Hollis has joined the Air Transport Auxiliary in a team known as the ‘glamour girls’ – amazing women who pilot aircraft all around the country.
Bobby always wanted to escape life on the family farm and the ATA seemed like the perfect opportunity for her. But there’s always something standing in her way. Like a demanding father, who wants to marry her off to a rich man. And the family secrets that threaten to engulf everything.
L’Origine: The Secret Life of the World’s Most Erotic Masterpiece (affiliate link)
The riveting odyssey of one of the world’s most scandalous works of art.
In 1866, maverick French artist Gustave Courbet painted one of the most iconic images in the history of art: a sexually explicit portrait of a woman’s exposed genitals. Audaciously titled L’Origine du monde (The Origin of the World), the scandalous painting was kept hidden for a century and a half. Today, it hangs in the world-renowned Orsay Museum in Paris, viewed by millions of visitors a year.
As the first artist authorized by the Orsay Museum to re-create Courbet’s The Origin of the World, author Lilianne Milgrom was thrust into the painting’s intimate orbit, spending six weeks replicating every fold, crevice, and pubic hair. The experience inspired her to share her story and the painting’s riveting clandestine history with readers beyond the confines of the art world.
The Care of Fine Books (affiliate link)
This practical guide to maintaining rare and antique books is an essential reference for any collector, librarian, or conservation professional.
The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling, storage, presentation, and more, renowned conservator Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect their fine books.
Learn about appropriate levels of light, temperature, relative humidity, and pollution; how to secure a collection against fire, insect infestation, flood, and theft; and methods for cleaning and repairing books that have already been damaged. Amply illustrated with more than 200 line illustrations, this volume also includes an appendix of useful materials and sources.