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It’s always a sexy mystery when Dev’s on duty, but this caper takes a turn toward buddy adventure when Dev agrees to pet-sit. On their first evening stroll, Dev and Morton are charmed to meet the lovely Princess Anatasia, a purebred Standard Poodle angling for Best In Show title in the Blessington Kennel Club competition the Super Bowl of regional dog competition. But when the princess’ owner gets in a tussle with a local gambling heavyweight, Dev steps in to help, and the prim and proper world of show dog competition is revealed to be, above all, a competition, plus a big attraction for professional gambling! And these guys are playing for high stakes.
Do you want to effectively grow and scale your business?
The most effective way is through harnessing the power of PR and strategic storytelling. Through it you can:
*Attract more new clients
*Enhance your reputation
*Cement your expert status
*Increase your reach
But more importantly, you can impact the lives of those you want to connect with as they discover how you can help them.
In this book, Nicola J Rowley unpacks the important stages to follow when it comes to PR and why storytelling should be at the heart of all of your communications.
Fresh Scars: A Tale of the Power of Dark Family Secrets (affiliate link)
Time heals all wounds. . . or does it?
Asia Butler and her sister, Ivy Butler Morelli, have not spoken in fifteen years. The two endured brutal emotional abuse from their mother, Veronica, and want only to forget the past . . . and each other.
But the past comes calling when they each receive a letter from Veronica’s attorney promising much needed cash if they will fulfill her dying wish and consent to cleaning out their childhood home. Asia and Ivy reluctantly return to their hometown of Emerson, Florida, only to discover the house is a hoarder’s nightmare filled with strange mementos and clues hinting that they were not the only victims of Veronica’s sadistic nature. Can this new pain be the path to their healing? Will they be able to choose forgiveness over resentment?
Murder on a Moon Trek (An Outer Space Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Set phasers to cozy!
Sylvia Stryker has no business being on the next Moon Unit Cruise Line, unless you count aspirations and dreams. The career that once felt within her reach—Intergalactic Cruise Ship Security—disappeared the day her dad was arrested for collusion with space pirates. Since then she’s begrudgingly been running the ice mine for her aging mother, the two of them social pariahs amongst their fellow Plunians. Everything changes when the uniform lieutenant position on Moon Unit 6 opens up days before departure. Sylvia immediately puts her hacking skills to use, uploading bogus credentials onto the crew manifest. Now to just lay low, do her job, and impress the new boss.
Her plan goes off without a hitch until a non-celestial body falls from the uniform inventory closet after departure.
Breathe With Me (Heart Series Book #1) (affiliate link)
Boss On Notice: Billionaire Boss Romance (affiliate link)
Welcome to New York City, where I have the misfortune of working for the worst boss imaginable. His name is Orion Lord, and he makes my life a living hell. From disrupting my sleep to making absurd demands, he knows just how to push my buttons. But I’ll admit, there’s something about him that keeps me hooked. Orion is a shameless flirt, devastatingly handsome, and incredibly charming—a true modern-day rake. But he’s also notorious for his unattainability, and I’ve decided I’ve had enough.
Just when I’m about to quit, Orion throws me a curveball. He needs a date for his brother’s wedding weekend in Las Vegas, and he sweetens the deal just as I’m ready to walk away. Reluctantly, I agree, knowing I need that final paycheck. Little did I know that this trip would lead to a series of hilariously disastrous events.
Inside, Outside (affiliate link)
Israel David Goodkind is a minor bureaucrat in the Nixon White House, killing time in the office by writing the story of four generations of his large, sprawling Russian-Jewish immigrant family. As he recounts his brief stint in show business, his torrid affair with a showgirl, and his encounters with a hassled and distracted President Nixon, Goodkind also witnesses historical events firsthand—the Watergate scandal, the Yom Kippur War—and eventually finds his way back to his Jewish faith.
Combining Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk’s wildly comic streak with his deep respect for religious tradition, Inside, Outside is both one man’s story and “a social comedy of Jewish-American life reaching from New York to Jerusalem and spanning much of the 20th century” (Publishers Weekly).
This Tender Land: A Novel (affiliate link)
The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression.
In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.
Over the course of one summer, these four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
The House of the Spirits: A Novel (affiliate link)
The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future.
One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.
Mash: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (affiliate link)
Before the movie, this is the novel that gave life to Hawkeye Pierce, Trapper John, Hot Lips Houlihan, Frank Burns, Radar O’Reilly, and the rest of the gang that made the 4077th MASH like no other place in Korea or on earth.
The doctors who worked in the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) during the Korean War were well trained but, like most soldiers sent to fight a war, too young for the job. In the words of the author, “a few flipped their lids, but most of them just raised hell, in a variety of ways and degrees.”
For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if incompleted suicide—all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America’s culture and heart.
Goal Mapping: How To Turn Your Dreams into Realities (affiliate link)
Set and achieve goals in all areas of your life through a popular, proven system that uses words and visuals to connect the conscious with the subconscious.
7 steps for stimulating the whole brain—and harnessing conscious, intended success—for fans of The Secret and anyone who wants to make their dreams a reality.
Goal setting is a natural function of the brain. Every decision is in effect a goal, which triggers a subconscious process that transforms the decision into an action and onto a result. Becoming a master at goal setting is the first step in mastering life.
So why are some people so much more successful than others?
This was the burning question that inspired Brian Mayne to develop his unique Goal Mapping system. The Goal Mapping system fuses Eastern and Western techniques to create a holistic method for achieving success. The system uses both left and right brain—bringing words, pictures, and symbols together to connect the conscious to the sub-conscious, in a way that your subconscious accepts your goals as the dominant command to be pursued.
The Impossible Fortress: A Novel (affiliate link)
Billy Marvin’s first love was his computer.
Then he met Mary Zelinsky.
Do you remember your first love?
It’s May 1987. Fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of their idol, Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert computer programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes.