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The Aroostine Higgins Series Box Set (affiliate link)
Government records, medical equipment, elevators, security alarms … they’re all remotely controlled and monitored by computerized industrial control systems. It’s convenient, efficient, and potentially deadly.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins has put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. She’s about to prosecute a major bribery trial—one that could make or break her career.
But everything’s going wrong.
Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court’s electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience. By the time Aroostine realizes her string of bad luck is anything but random, the stakes are greater than the outcome of a high-profile court case.
She’ll Never Tell: A gripping novel of psychological suspense (affiliate link)
Two women. One secret. How many lies?
The sudden death of her mother shatters Olivia Gilchrist’s world. Grief turns to shock when a post-mortem reveals Sonia has lied to her daughter in the cruellest possible way. Angry and hurt, Olivia vows to uncover the truth.
Meanwhile, Olivia’s neighbour, Elena, harbours a dark secret. Now the past has caught up with her, forcing Elena to go into hiding.
Then Olivia discovers Elena was involved in Sonia’s deceit. She has questions she’s desperate to ask her former neighbour. Olivia suspects, however, that Elena is warped and unstable. Tracking her down may be difficult and dangerous.
The temptation proves too strong, and a game of cat and mouse with a vengeful woman ensues. One that has the potential to turn deadly…
The Masterson County Collection: Masterson County Books 1 Thru 4 (affiliate link)
Masterson, Wyoming is no exception.
When the Masterson brothers meet the redheaded Tyler sisters, anything can happen. But can the brothers stop the threats coming for them all?
In Seeking the Sheriff, Sheriff Joel Masterson shows up on Phoebe Tyler’s doorstep with her drunken younger brother in tow. Joel takes one look at Phoebe and falls hard and fast. Probably faster than he should! But when his current investigation gets too close to Phoebe and her family, Joel will have to act even faster. Before the men wanting revenge on her family take Phoebe away forever…
DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (affiliate link)
Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget, for that matter. From the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, this comprehensive filmmaking manual will lead you through every step of the process. Dive into such topics as: the Director as the sole defense for the story; the two main ingredients of filmmaking, Subtext and Point of View; avoiding the trap of “style over substance;” and the importance of Theme in your work. Also included are guidelines to beat out a script, a template for creating the perfect Director’s Binder, and a list of dramatic action verbs to help adjust performance.
This is an essential book for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. It not only includes a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling, and often harrowing, Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution of Detour, it also examines the filmmaking techniques behind numerous noteworthy films from the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, and other master filmmakers.
Don’t Treat the Joke as a Job! (affiliate link)
This is his humorous account of an officers working life in 80’s London and follows Constable Redington as he comes to terms with a somewhat quieter life back in a rural Police Force where he joins an Armed Response team and carries out Royalty protection duties.
The Lucidites Series (Dream Travelers Collection) (affiliate link)
In a world where dreams are real, nightmares reign. Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights. In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events. And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.
Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan (affiliate link)
An emotional and sweeping memoir of love and survival—and of a committed and desperate family uprooted and divided by the violent, changing landscape of Afghanistan in the early 1980s.
Before the Soviet invasion of 1980, Enjeela Ahmadi remembers her home—Kabul, Afghanistan—as peaceful, prosperous, and filled with people from all walks of life. But after her mother, unsettled by growing political unrest, leaves for medical treatment in India, the civil war intensifies, changing young Enjeela’s life forever. Amid the rumble of invading Soviet tanks, Enjeela and her family are thrust into chaos and fear when it becomes clear that her mother will not be coming home.
Thus begins an epic, reckless, and terrifying five-year journey of escape for Enjeela, her siblings, and their father to reconnect with her mother. In navigating the dangers ahead of them, and in looking back at the wilderness of her homeland, Enjeela discovers the spiritual and physical strength to find hope in the most desperate of circumstances.
With Wings as Eagles: The Eighth Air Force in World War II (affiliate link)
Beginning in 1942, the Eighth Air Force began precision bombing raids deep into Nazi Germany. Departing from bases in rural England, nearly 350,000 Americans joined their British colleagues for this joint Allied attack. For many it was a period of great risk, and arguably the greatest adventure of their lives.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, With Wings as Eagles celebrates the heroics of these pilots and their missions. Exclusive interviews with many of the pilots and crew, as well as research from contemporary diaries, journals, and scrapbooks brings the epic conflict thrillingly alive. Readers relive the days of seemingly endless boredom and fatigue, the loneliness of soaring in an aluminum cocoon four miles over an intended target, and a surprising account of parachuting onto German soil and being captured by women and children.
Million Dollar Devil (affiliate link)
Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.
James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?
Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy.
No One’s Home (affiliate link)
Margot and Myron Spielman move to a new town, looking for a fresh start and an escape from the long shadow of their past. But soon after they buy Rawlingswood, a foreclosed mansion rumored to be haunted, they realize they’re in for more of the same…or worse.
After a renovation fraught with injuries and setbacks, the Spielmans move in to the century-old house, and their problems quickly escalate. The home’s beautiful facade begins to crumble around them when their teenage son uncovers disturbing details of Rawlingswood’s history—a history of murder, betrayal, and financial ruin. The Spielmans’ own shameful secrets and lies become harder to hide as someone or something inside the house watches their every move.
As tensions build between the family members, the home’s dark history threatens to repeat itself. Margot and Myron must confront their own ghosts and Rawlingswood’s buried past before the house becomes their undoing.
Eliza and Her Monsters (affiliate link)
Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.
Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in this acclaimed novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. “A must-have.”—School Library Journal
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community.
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