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Author: Stewart, Delancey
General Humorous Fiction

“Go for it!” My agent had said. “It sure can’t hurt your career!” he’d told me. But agreeing to pose as Juliet Manchester’s boyfriend was something that might have begged a bit more thought.

Here’s the thing: my career was sinking, and being linked to Juliet—even for a minute—could yank me out of the murk of obscurity and back into view of the directors and producers who seemed to have written me off after my last three action films flopped.

Now, riding in the back of a town car with Hollywood’s darling and preparing to pretend we were intimately involved at some family shindig in her hometown had me thinking I’d just accepted a fairly challenging role.

And when I meet Juliet’s sister, Tess?

Molly’s Secret (affiliate link)

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Author: Wood, Natalie
Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance

Could the love of one man be enough to set her free? Or will the secret she hides, destroy everything?

After moving to Littlebrook with her son, Molly hoped their new life would be better – safer. All she had to do was keep her head down and stay out of trouble. Little did Molly know, the people in this town had other ideas and trouble managed to land itself back at her door.

Overwhelmed by the love and kindness of strangers, Molly is forced to face her past before it steals her future.

The Cutting Tide (affiliate link)

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Author: Greenwald, Roberta L.
Contemporary Women Fiction
The Cutting Tide is a story based on the imaginary town of Marlin Beach, on the Eastern shore of Maryland. It surrounds the beach house – The Dancing Seahorse – who is owned by the Miller family. The Snyder family, who is greatly involved in the beach community and owns Snyder’s Beach Dreams Real Estate, is there to sell the beach house.
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Author: Shelton, Charmaine Louise
Multicultural & Interracial Romance

She’s a strong-willed woman with secret needs. He’s an uber-wealthy playboy who likes to hold the reins. Can one mind-blowing hookup lead to love?
Lola Lewis is an expert at hiding her yearning for sensual taboos. Driven to expand her Paris-based lingerie company into the U.S., she returns to her native New York City to pursue a partnership with a major global corporation. But when she meets a domineering stranger who promises her wicked fulfillment, she allows herself to let go of all her inhibitions.

Sebastian Steele stays on top. Though he’s focused on seizing the role of CEO at his family’s billion-dollar conglomerate, he can’t resist a confident beauty who agrees to an unbridled night of commanding passion. And he’s thrilled when the same stunning charmer walks into his office as a potential colleague, affording an opportunity to place her at his mercy a second time.

Eager to explore her darker cravings, Lola settles for a temporary mix of business with pleasure for the week before she flies overseas. But as Sebastian revels in the scorching affair, he fears the delectable distraction may jeopardize his lifelong goal of becoming the heir…

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Author: Cross, Amy
Horror Short Stories

Ten Chimes to Midnight is a collection of horror short stories:

By the Time You Finish Reading This Short Story… – A man picks up a book and finds himself starting an unusual tale.

The Carriage – An underground train breaks down at a supposedly abandoned station.

Probate – A woman visits the home of her late father.

The Sleeping Ghost – Can two friends track down the ghost that haunts an old house?

Bill – A man starts to worry for the safety of his drinking buddy.

The Ghost of Pentarth Asylum – A visit to an abandoned asylum leads to disaster.

The Legend of Bug-Eyed Pete – A young girl makes a disturbing discovery during her walk home.

Hugo: The Lockton Downs Haunting – A dog tries to protect his family for a dangerous entity.

The B*tch and the B*stard – A woman returns to her childhood home, determined to get revenge.0

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Author: Oates, Joyce Carol
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Mystery Anthologies

From literary icon Joyce Carol Oates comes a brand new collection of haunting and, at times, darkly humorous mystery & suspense stories. These are tales of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life—from a woman who gets lost on her drive home to her plush suburban home and ends up breaking into a stranger’s house, to a first-person account of a cloned 1940s magazine pinup girl being sold at auction and embodying America’s ideals of beauty and womanhood.

Taken as a whole, the collection forms a poignant tapestry of regular people searching for their place in a social hierarchy, often with devastating and disastrous results. Rendered with stylish, fresh writing from an author who continues to push the envelope, the stories deftly weave in and out of a stream-of-consciousness to reflect the ways we process traumatic experiences and impart that uncertainty and uneasiness to the reader.

Guarding Evelyn (affiliate link)

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Author: Zak, Erin
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Lesbian Romance

After an unfortunate incident and a forced leave of absence from the Secret Service, Arden
Ryan is moving back to Chicago where she can get over her failures in the comfort of her
childhood home. Her parents, who are lovely, if not a tad overbearing, will provide the support
she needs. Healing is hard, though, and when she’s prodded by her best friend to get back out
there, Arden reluctantly takes a job guarding one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Evelyn Glass.

Evelyn Glass disappeared from the silver screen unexpectedly when she decided to have a
family. At least that’s what the public thinks. She’s making a comeback, though. After landing a
role as the star on a top-rated television show, she feels invincible once again. As her ego starts
to grow, so does her fan base, and attention, unwanted and otherwise, comes from every

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Author: Bennett, Christopher L.
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First Contact Science Fiction
Following the events of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the reunited crew of the Starship Enterprise revisits a loose end from their earlier adventures: the resettlement of refugee colonists from a destroyed planet, whose lives have depended so long on the godlike artificial intelligence that guided them through space, they ability to survive without it is now in doubt. At the same time, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, back together now after almost three years, must relearn how to work together in a story that examines this iconic relationship as never before.

The Red Carnelian (affiliate link)

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Author: Whitney, Phyllis A.
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Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Linell Wynn, copywriter for Chicago department store Cunningham’s, knows how to put a clever spin on everything. But she’s at a loss for words when, after closing time, she finds a corpse in a window display. There he is, as cold and lifeless as a mannequin, his skull pulverized with a golf club: valued store manager Michael “Monty” Montgomery. And while red might be the color for the new spring season, Linell never expected to see quite so much of it . . .

Linell had a history with the too-charming-to-be-believed victim—and being intimately acquainted with his cruel side has made her a suspect in his murder. But as everyone at Cunningham’s knows, finding someone who didn’t want Monty dead would be tough. When a second murder throws the store detective off track, Linell is plunged into the investigation. Now, she’s working after hours to find a killer, and she has more to lose than her job.

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Author: McCoy, Sarah
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Historical Scottish Fiction

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness.

Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother has dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh.

In Avonlea—a small, tight-knit farming town on a remote island—life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth “Izzy” Johnson, her mother’s sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy’s talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.

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Author: Dugatkin, Lee Alan, Trut, Lyudmila
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Biology of Mammals

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But despite appearances, these are not dogs—they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken—imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking.

Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about 15,000 years, but within a decade, Belyaev and Trut’s fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes with floppy ears, piebald spots, and curly tails. Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes, and with each generation, they became increasingly interested in human companionship. To date, fifty-six generations of foxes have been domesticated. In this book Trut, along with biologist and science writer Lee Dugatkin, tells the story of the adventure, science, politics, and love behind it all. Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path-breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal Siberian winters to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today.

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