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Author: Lundy, W.J.
Space Marine Science Fiction

While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported.

Every father’s nightmare comes true as Jacob’s normal life–and a promise to protect his family–is torn apart.

Secrets in the Heather (affiliate link)

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Author: Kirkwood, Gwen
Coming of Age Fiction

Little Victoria Pringle, orphaned at birth, has been raised by the woman she believes to be her great-grandmother, in a cottage on the Darlonachie Estate. When Jane McCrady dies, Victoria is offered a home by the Pringle family, tenants of Sir William Crainby, Laird of Darlonachie. The Pringle brothers, especially Andrew, take Victoria under their wing, and she is allowed to work in the kitchens of the castle, once the domain of Mistress McCrady.

But times change in the years after the First World War, and a new generation is holding sway at the castle, both above and below stairs. As Victoria grows into a beautiful young woman, and a talented cook, she faces new choices and opportunities, and must come to terms with a long-buried secret in her past.

Under the Marble Sky (affiliate link)

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Author: Steck, Stefanie K
Contemporary Romance

Brooke Easten’s first novel made her an overnight sensation, but now that her agent and publisher are wanting her next big hit, Brooke finds herself crippled with writer’s block. In an attempt to find inspiration, she travels to a remote mountain town in Colorado for a retreat. Her goal is to write and only write. That is until she meets Caleb and finds a hint of inspiration.

Caleb Turner owns the touring company in the small town of Marble. He’s grown accustomed to his simple life after moving from the city and enjoys sharing the history to those who visit. Unfortunately, Caleb finds his company at risk. With the decline of visitors, he’s facing the possibility of having to close up shop. Until he meets Brooke, who provides him with a spark he’s been missing.

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Author: Press, BookSumo
Outdoor Cooking
Here is a Preview of the Picnic Recipes You Will Learn:
Cranberry Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Honey Spelt Bread
Beef Broiled Sandwich
Tandoori Apple Asiago Sandwich
Crab Salad Sandwich
Windy City Chicago Hot Dogs
American Picnic Hot Dogs
The Simplest Hot Dogs
Louisiana Creole Fries
Indian Style Fried Chicken
Mesa Macaroni Salad
Maque Choux (Native American Style Corn Salad)
Ceviche Guatemala Style
Grilled Mozzarella Burger
Chili Romano Burgers
Grilled Cottage Sandwich
Much, much more!

Petectives – A Cat Mystery (affiliate link)

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Author: Smith, Robert J.
Cozy Animal Mystery

A missing pet. A gang of criminal pit bulls. Two cat detectives are ready to solve a mystery…
Yoshi and Gatsby are two felines known as the Petectives. When they agree to help a pretty young cat find her missing brother, a routine pet investigation goes sour faster than a bowl of milk.

To solve the mystery, the cat detectives must face down a gang of vicious criminal pit bulls and the neighborhood dog police. While Gatsby’s up to his whiskers in danger and romance, Yoshi puts together the pieces of a puzzle that could rock their community. With enemies at every turn, can Yoshi and Gatsby find the missing cat and shut down a dog fighting operation in time?

It’s all in a night’s work for the Petectives!

Full Tilt (Kate Page) (affiliate link)

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Author: Mofina, Rick
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Thriller & Suspense Action

Deep in the woods of upstate New York a woman flees a blazing barn. She is burned beyond recognition, and her dying words point police to a labyrinth of “confinement rooms” —rooms designed to hold human beings captive—where they make other chilling discoveries.

In Manhattan, Kate Page, a single mom and reporter with a newswire service, receives a heart-stopping call from a detective on the case. A guardian angel charm found at the scene fits the description of the one belonging to Kate’s sister, Vanessa, who washed away after a car crash in a mountain river twenty years ago.

Kate has spent much of her life searching for the truth behind her little sister’s disappearance. Now, a manhunt for a killer who’s kept a collection of victims prisoner for years without detection becomes her final chance to either mourn Vanessa’s death—or save her life.

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Crime Thrillers
A young woman is brutally attacked on her way home. It looks like she was the victim of a jilted — and twisted — ex-lover. But then two more women, also engaged to be married, are found dead. The press call the killer the ‘Surrey Stalker’. And there’s a stack of similar cold case files. The pressure is on for young, ambitious DI Rob Miller. But with all the time he’s spending at the office, Rob’s also running a fine line trying to keep his fiancée, Yvette, onside as they try to plan their wedding . . .

The Children on the Hill (affiliate link)

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Author: McMahon, Jennifer
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Paranormal Suspense

1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran—teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love.

Then one day Gran brings home a child to stay with the family. Iris—silent, hollow-eyed, skittish, and feral—does not behave like a normal girl.

Still, Violet is thrilled to have a new playmate. She and Eric invite Iris to join their Monster Club, where they dream up ways to defeat all manner of monsters. Before long, Iris begins to come out of her shell. She and Vi and Eric do everything together: ride their bicycles, go to the drive-in, meet at their clubhouse in secret to hunt monsters. Because, as Vi explains, monsters are everywhere.

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Author: Rundell, B.N.
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Frontier & Pioneer Western Fiction

The power of a promise made and a promise kept.

When Jeremiah Thompsett comes of age and accepts the responsibility of fulfilling his mentor’s long-held dream, it sets in motion a chain of events that will forever change the young man. Raised by an escaped slave named Ezekiel in the midst of the Arapaho nation in the Wind River Mountains, he now must track down the slave catchers that killed his adopted father and stole their cache. The Vengeance Quest takes him and his companions through the mountains and across the nation to fulfill the promise of freeing the family of slaves held dear by his adopted father.

Accompanied by Broken Shield and Laughing Waters, his Arapaho friend and his sister, the trek to Fort Union is fraught with hazard and ambush. It is here they are joined by the crusty mountain man Scratch on their journey downriver and across country to find Ezekiel’s family and set them free.

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Author: Bauer, Tal
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M|M Sports Romance

Wes Van de Hoek clawed his way off his family’s West Texas ranch under the Friday night lights, earning a football scholarship to the state’s best university. Three years in, he has it all: he’s the starting tight end, team captain, and, according to ESPN, maybe the best college football player in the nation. But he’s been keeping a secret from everyone.

Justin Swanscott has three certainties in his life: he’s gay, football is overrated, and he really, really doesn’t like cowboys. He should never have fallen into Wes’s open-range eyes or let his heart run wild when Wes gave him that shy little smile over summer. But he couldn’t stop himself.

Everyone’s asking questions about Wes this season: How is he playing so well? Will Texas be undefeated this year? Will he take the team all the way to the national championship? What’s next for him?

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Author: Brown, Carolyn
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Western Romance

Retired combat medic Jesse Ryan hasn’t been home much since he enlisted twenty years ago. Now he’s headed back to Texas to help take care of his aging foster parents and run Sunflower ranch. But when he gets there, he finds his parents’ live-in nurse is Addison Hall, his high school best friend and the woman he always regretted leaving behind after their one steamy night together before he shipped out. He’s not at all surprised that their chemistry is still sparking, but Jesse is shocked to learn Addy gave birth to a little girl about nine months after he left—his little girl.

​Addy has her hands full as a single mom of a nineteen-year-old daughter who suddenly wants to rebel at everything. The last thing she needs is Jesse Ryan complicating her life even further, especially since she’s always had a crush on the handsome cowboy. But the more time she spends with Jesse, the more she wonders what might happen if they finally let their friendship blossom into something more and became the family she’d always hoped for.

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