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Author: Michaels, Corinne
Contemporary Romance


That single word is all I’ve ever wanted to be. Enough to make someone stay. Enough for someone to love and cherish, but I’ve been burned every time.

Except at my job.

I thrive there. In my office, I have the ability to fix things and command situations.

Until my new client walks in.

It shouldn’t matter that he fills out a suit better than any man I’ve ever seen. His dimples and blue-green eyes shouldn’t call to me on every level. I know men like him and they’re dangerous to trust.

But Jackson Cole is irresistible.

The pain of the past disappears when he’s around. With him, I’m more than enough, and I break every rule about dating a client.

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Author: Anderson, Cate, Woods, Serenity
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

He’s already murdered eight women. Now, he’s coming for me.

We find her on a grey November day on Dartmoor, England.

I’m excavating a Bronze-Age cairn, expecting to find a burial urn and maybe some bronze tools if I’m really lucky. And then I see her fingers poking through the soil as if she’s trying to claw her way out of her grave. I’m an osteoarchaeologist, used to dealing with bones, and I know immediately she’s been in the ground for months rather than thousands of years.

Then I find a message in the grave that’s clearly meant for me.

It turns out the girl is the eighth victim of a serial killer, and now I’m convinced that the murderer knows me. It’s making me look at everyone in a different light – colleagues, family, and friends. My life is disintegrating around me, and I want to run. But if I do, I know I’ll never stop. It’s time to make a stand.

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Author: Rios-Myers, Cyndia
Private Investigator Mysteries
Have you ever had a moment that has changed your entire life? Marta Morales’ – a maid based out of Chicago, Illinois – life changes when she watches a cell phone video that was not meant for her eyes. Soon, her life is shaken – but she’s not so sure that’s a bad thing. Marta Morales is forty-year-old divorcee with little do save for cleaning and fantasizing about the life she used to lead – that of being a police officer on the sunny island of Puerto Rico. One day, while cleaning out the office of a recently-fired attorney, Marta watches a video featuring important people doing very bad things. Not even twenty-four hours later holds her in a police precinct talking about the footage she had seen and what that means for her. Marta’s boss – the owner of the cleaning company – tries to find a way to score a payday off of Marta’s experience. Sketchy lawyers confront Marta, and two police detectives have set their eyes on her, too. Will the sketchy people get the best of Marta, or will Marta’s keen eyes and past experience as a cop help her out of the mess she’s found herself in?
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Author: Mirren, Lilly
Contemporary Romance

“I’ve met someone else… we’re in love… I want a divorce.”

Beatrice is starting her life over after her husband broke the news of his affair moments before their anniversary party and vow renewal.

His revelation derails her. Her children have left home and she’d always imagined she and her husband would travel and grow old together. But now she’s unsure of where her life is headed.

With nowhere left to turn, she goes home to Coral Island to visit her estranged father. She stays in the old beach cottage from her childhood years and uncovers a hidden roll of fifty-year-old undeveloped photos. Who put them there and why?

Will she find answers & purpose on the island, rekindling old friendships and rediscovering a long-lost love? Or will she be driven back to the city and her failed marriage?

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Author: JM Edwards, Coyote
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

What should a battle-worn 11-foot tall drider do when she’s retiring from the Ember Guard and looking for a big change? Open a cafe, of course! Unfortunately, Gwen’s skills are highly specialized — she can contain a magical anomaly to protect the innocent without blinking, but taking inventory and tracking profits makes her sweat bullets. It’s not long before she wonders if patrolling the streets of Embervein wasn’t a safer bet.

Help comes in the form of the city’s finest — a tireless minotaur raising two kids alone, a teenage dryad with trust issues, and Gwen’s old partner in the Guard who can’t tell a coffee machine from a milk steamer. Is this unlikely group of friends really enough to save Gwen from certain failure?

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Author: Stewart, Sylvie
Romantic Comedy

My life is a friggin’ fairytale—just not the kind any single girl would ever want to star in.

Like any good heroine, I have challenges to face. Getting my son to wear pants is one; dealing with my snooze-fest of a job is another. Then there’s the Beast, my freeloading brother who’s worn a permanent dent in the couch at my new place. And no fairytale would be complete without a smoking hot prince, of course. Too bad he’s a complete ass.

My instincts scream at me to steer clear of Nate Murphy. Because, if life has taught me anything, there is no such thing as happily ever after.

I may not be a superhero, but I do my best to come to the rescue when I’m needed. And, hey, I just moved halfway across the country after a single phone call from my mom. But being back home and taking on the responsibilities involved makes me a bit cranky at times. Unfortunately, the one time I completely lose my cool is in front of the hottest girl I’ve ever met. I’ve got my work cut out for me if I’m going to fix this. But I will fix this.

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Author: Escudero, Jeanette
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Contemporary Women Fiction

It was supposed to be a good day.

On the one-year anniversary of her divorce, Alex Martinez is getting closure—and margaritas with her two best friends. But just before the celebratory meetup, Alex is clobbered by life once again. Damping the cheer is the diagnosis of a brain tumor she can’t pronounce, a procedure she’d rather postpone, and the prospect of what to say to an already heartbroken mother. Not that Alex plans to tell her anything anytime soon.

Going from blissful to blindsided in one afternoon, Alex has other plans: to be impulsive and embark on an adventure she’ll never forget. Expected destinations: the Grand Canyon, Puerto Rico, and zip-lining through Costa Rica. Unexpected companion: a hiker named David who’s found a woman after his own heart. But no matter how enriching the journey, how long can Alex keep running?

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Author: Levitt, Steven D., Dubner, Stephen J.
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Popular Culture in Social Sciences

Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak.

Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.

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Author: Bowman, Valerie
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Regency Historical Romance

She thinks he’s a footman. He’s really an earl. Hijinks ensue.

Let the games begin . . .

Every fortune-hunting female in London is after the newly titled Earl of Kendall, but he’s intent on finding a wife whose heart is true. So, while drunkenly jesting with his friends in a pub one night, he has an idea—what if the ladies of the ton didn’t know he was a wealthy earl? All he has to do is pose as a servant at his friend’s summer country house party and make sure the guest list is full of beautiful, eligible debutantes. What could possibly go wrong?

May the best footman win.

Miss Frances Wharton is far more interested in fighting for the rights of the poor than in marriage, but her mother insists she attend a summer house party—and find herself a husband. Frances would rather wed a goat than the pompous man her mother has in mind, so in order to dissuade the would-be suitor, she vows to behave like a shrew.

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Author: Hill, Melissa
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Family Life Fiction

Torn apart by grief, can two sisters rediscover joy in the memory of their mother’s love?

Romy Moore has always cherished the warm embrace of her family home in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains—a welcome escape from life on the lower rungs of the London career ladder. It is her mother Cathy’s encouragement that has kept Romy chasing her dreams, so when she loses her, Romy feels more adrift than ever.

Ambitious and unflappable Joanna has always been the sister with her act together, but the birth of her twin daughters and the loss of her mother changes everything. Torn between giving her children the same start in life that she had and missing her high-powered tech career in Silicon Valley, she can’t help wondering: was she right to swap ambition for family?

As the first reunion looms, Romy notices that the home that once rang with laughter now feels empty, her father a passing shadow and her brother brooding and silent. But when she discovers their mother has left behind some important words of wisdom as a helping hand for them to carry on without her, a glimmer of hope sparks to life.

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Author: Dawson, Mark
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Assassination Thrillers

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep.

John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he’s ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box.

But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

Milton is in the Australian outback with an old friend and his flirtatious kid sister, looking for a summer’s peace to put his troubled mind to rest. But Bachman has other plans. He thinks that Milton killed his wife, and now he wants revenge.

From Australia to Israel, from Hong Kong to Croatia, here is the conclusion of this brutal chapter in Milton’s life. The two headhunters are on a collision course, and only one of them will walk away.

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Author: Wooding, Chris
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Fantasy Adventure

Empires rise, civilisations fall and one culture comes to subsume another. It’s the way of the world . . . sometimes ways of life are improved, sometimes they are not. But the progression of change is huge and – usually – unstoppable.

In this story, the Ossian way of life is fading and the Dachen way is taking its place and Aren is comfortable with that. Even when his parents are accused of treason he supports the establishment and maintains there’s been some mistake . . . which is all it takes to get himself and his best friend arrested . . .

Thrown into a prison mine they plan their escape – only to be overtaken by events when they’re rescued, and promptly find themselves in the middle of an ambush. By the time they’ve escaped, they’re unavoidably linked to Garric – their unwelcome saviour – and his quest to overturn to Dachen way of life.

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