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Baker’s Dozen (affiliate link)
Can she solve a mystery without falling for her greatest suspect?
Investigative journalist Amanda Miller, AKA Andy Baker, has one thing on her mind: Who killed her stepbrother and why? When the mysterious and hot Hugh Donaldson comes poking his…uh, nose around in asking the same question, she’s wondering who he is and why he’s investigating the same mystery. How can she focus when she’s swept up in his twenty-inch biceps?
Hugh Donaldson must atone for his troubled past by playing the good guy. Can he convince Andy he’s here to help? Or will she figure out who he really is?
Diary of a Deity – The Burning (Diary of a Deity Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
My name is Bekka and my life used to be simple. Sure, I was a goddess and a princess, but I had that figured out. Or at least I did until I came into my powers, and Arrick, the dangerously sexy heir of my family’s greatest enemy, kidnapped me.
Things got complicated after that—Arrick’s home realm of Moldize faced imminent destruction and my newfound powers were destined to save them.
But how could I trust them?
Exiled from the peaceful Twelve Realms over 900 years ago, Moldize was filled with malevolent deities and villainous men. Forced into this brutal world, I felt conflicted. On the one hand, I wanted to stand against my family’s enemy, but on the other, I felt drawn to my destiny like a moth to a flame.
I needed to decide my next move quickly because time was running out.
The Blue Jewel: A Riveting Space Opera (affiliate link)
A coming-of-age military thriller set during the insurrection on colonized Earth. Cal’s world is turned upside down as he is forced to re-evaluate what it means to be human and come to terms with what truly haunts him. . .
There is no such thing as monsters.
The Great War is over, but insurrection embroils colonized Earth as the rebels battle Alien conquerors. Calvin desperately tries to hold his family together. He faces ruthless alien captors, raiders, and even other rebels in his quest to preserve those he loves. But how far must he go to protect what he treasures? The Blue Jewel is a thrilling space opera of conquest and adventure, as Calvin explores what it means to be human. Can what is left of the human race preserve itself?
Fake It (Young Brothers Book 1) (affiliate link)
A love story with a heroine who makes mistakes but digs deep to find her own strength, and ultimately, her freedom.
Harper is so desperate for the job, she’s willing to lie to get it. But she has a good reason, so that makes it OK, right?
Ethan is her devastatingly handsome new boss, and he hired her based on her lie. He’s falling for Harper, but office romance is forbidden, so he can’t touch her, no matter what his heart and hormones say.
But when the boss and employee take a business trip to Las Vegas, well… their relationship changes and things will never be the same.
Harper knows she must tell Ethan the truth, even if it means risking everything… her newfound happiness, her security, and the man of her dreams.
Getting Back to Full Employment (affiliate link)
While most people intuitively know that low unemployment is important to job seekers, they may not realize that high levels of employment actually would make an enormous difference in the lives of large segments of the workforce who already have jobs. Particularly in an era of historically high wage and income inequality, many in the workforce depend on full employment labor markets, and the bargaining power it provides, to secure a fair share of the economy’s growth. For the bottom third or even half of the wage distribution, high levels of employment are a necessary condition for improving wages, higher incomes, and better working conditions.
This book is a follow-up to a book written a decade ago by the authors, The Benefits of Full Employment (Economic Policy Institute, 2003). It builds on the evidence presented in that book, showing that real wage growth for workers in the bottom half of the income scale is highly dependent on the overall rate of unemployment. In the late 1990s, when the United States saw its first sustained period of low unemployment in more than a quarter century, workers at the middle and bottom of the wage distribution were able to secure substantial gains in real wages.
Fall of the Cities: Branching Out (affiliate link)
Three years and hundreds of bullets later, Orchard Close is holding together. The cabal dreams up more ways to get their latest group of requirements: gardeners and women of loose morals. Food production is a major concern, for the marts and for the enclaves. Caddi pushes Harold with his new games, taunting, testing and trying to figure out what makes him tick – so he can exploit it.
A common enemy, The General, smashes smaller enclaves, combines gangs and makes a wide sweep for control of the city, aligning the GOFS, Barbies and Orchard Close for their biggest fight yet. In this new world, only the strategic survive, but can they survive their temporary alliances?
Daniel & Erik’s Super Fab Ultimate Wedding Checklist (affiliate link)
Murder by the Book (The Langham & Dupré Mysteries 1) (affiliate link)
London, 1955. When crime writer Donald Langham’s literary agent asks for his help in sorting out “a delicate matter,” little does Langham realize what he’s getting himself into. For a nasty case of blackmail leads inexorably to murder as London’s literary establishment is rocked by a series of increasingly bizarre deaths. With three members of the London Crime Writers’ Association coming to sudden and violent ends, what at first appeared to be a series of suicides looks suspiciously like murder—and there seems to be something horribly familiar about the various methods of dispatch.
With the help of his literary agent’s assistant, the delectable Maria Dupré, Langham finds himself drawing on the skills of his fictional detective hero as he hunts a ruthless and fiendishly clever killer—a killer with old scores to settle.
The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes (affiliate link)
An entertaining homage to a Sunday-supper staple packed with thirty recipes (some from notable chefs), as well as tips, stories, photos, and illustrations.
Food writer, cookbook author, and brisket zealot Stephanie Pierson contends, “Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life.”
Brisket is so easy to warm up to, no wonder everyone loves it. Families pass brisket recipes down like heirlooms. Chat rooms are full of passionate foodies giving passionate opinions about their briskets–and each one claims to have the best brisket recipe ever! When Angel Stadium of Anaheim introduced a BBQ brisket sandwich, it promptly won a national contest for best ballpark cuisine. This lively book offers everything from brisket cooking tips to chef interviews to butcher wisdom. Color photographs, illustrations, and graphics ensure that brisket has never looked better. The recipes include something for everyone: Beef Brisket with Fresh Tangy Peaches, Scandinavian Aquavit Brisket, Sweet-and-Sour Brisket, Barbecued Brisket Sandwiches with Firecracker Sauce, a Seitan Brisket (even people who don’t like meat love brisket), and a 100% Foolproof Bride’s Brisket.
The Surplus Girls (affiliate link)
Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide (affiliate link)
A riveting exploration of who we are and why we behave the way we do.
Why do we become aggressive? How does the brain allow us to see, hear, and feel? Can listening to Mozart improve IQ? How do babies learn to perceive and think? How can we reduce obesity and cigarette smoking? Is being physically attractive an advantage? Psychology, the scientific study of the mind and our behaviour, has never been more popular. From TV experts to the amateur musings of your best friend, the language of psychology has permeated all aspects of everyday life. Here Martin reveals that modern psychology concerns far more than the everyday stereotypes of Freud, Jung, and ‘common sense’ advice. This Beginner’s Guide is informed by the latest cutting-edge research and provides a vibrant and witty exploration of our senses, how our memory works, and what determines our intelligence, development, and personality.
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