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Author: Konrath, J.A.
Conspiracy Thrillers

A billionaire Senator with money to burn…
A thirty year old science experiment, about to be revealed…
Seven people, marked for death, not for what they know, but for what they are…

THE LIST by JA Konrath
History is about to repeat itself

If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, the Konrath scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.

Scary – 6
Violent – 6
Funny – 7
Sexy – 4

Rice and Grains: A Cookbook (affiliate link)

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Cooking Rice & Grains
Here is a Preview of the Rice and Grains Recipes You Will Learn:
King Fried Rice
Spicy Jalapeno Fried Rice
Arizona Fried Rice
Asian Fusion Fried Rice
Ground Beef Fried Rice
Mushroom Loaf (Vegetarian Approved)
Cinnamon and Almonds Brown Rice (Breakfast III)
Green Beans, Asparagus, and Cheddar Brown Rice
Lime and Garlic Brown Rice
Restaurant Style Quinoa
Winter’s Quinoa
Mediterranean Quinoa
Windy City Quinoa
Cream of Quinoa Casserole
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Author: Lyon, Evey
Small Town Age Gap Sports Romance

Coach Hudson Arrows wants to sweep Piper off her feet, the fact she’s his niece’s best friend? May just send him into overtime.

A scorching one-night stand with a stranger was supposed to be my night of adventure to enjoy and move on. I didn’t expect that a few weeks later my friend would introduce said stranger as the man walking her down the aisle because he’s her godfather and uncle. And I certainly didn’t expect him to be a famous football coach who insists I escape with him to his small town lake house for a rendezvous. He may be old enough to be my dad, but the man’s charisma is a winning touchdown straight to my lust-filled mind that agrees.

We keep our relationship a secret.

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Author: Sawyer, JT
Combat-Tracker, Black-Ops Thriller

A former soldier settles into post-combat life, happy to train others rather than fight.

Then a visitor from his past seeks him out for help and protection.

But this mission is about more than personal security – it’s a race to save America.

Combat tracker Mitch Kearns is well past his glory days and spends his time teaching the feds how to pursue fugitives on the run. Fresh out of teaching a class for his fellow FBI agents, he runs into his mentor’s daughter, who’s in possession of plans to obliterate the U.S. Mitch then faces an impossible task: get her to the authorities before hardened mercenaries can kill them.

Intrigues of Wicked Lords (affiliate link)

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Author: Honeyfield, Emily
Historical Regency Romance

Delightful romances full of emotion, drama, action, plot twists, and of course, love!

A Spinster’s Sinful Temptation
Ellie and her sisters are in a predicament, they must wed nobly, but their penniless state makes it a formidable challenge. Under pressure from her sisters, Ellie makes herself out to be the chaperone, as she has no interest in ever wedding. Yet, when she catches the eye of the wicked Derrick Upton, Earl of Northampton, she is faced with a devil’s bargain: a marriage of convenience to save her family from ruin. Derrick knows that such a marriage suits him perfectly fine, but the undeniable passion between them complicates his carefully laid plans. When things start falling apart, will their sinful arrangement survive or will it lead them to their ultimate downfall?

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Author: McDonald, M.P.
Psychological Thrillers

Seeing the future comes at a price.
Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty—but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. When the government suspects him of involvement, he finds himself caught in legal limbo with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He learns first hand that the CIA can do anything they want to him—anything at all.

Mark’s just a regular guy—a photographer—who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he’s driven to prevent.

His frantic warnings about September 11th are ignored but put him in the government cross-hairs where he learns what being labeled an ‘enemy combatant’ really means…

Anne Belinda (affiliate link)

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Author: Wentworth, Patricia
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Historical Thrillers

In 1917, after he’s released from the hospital, John Waveney is headed back to the trenches in France when he decides to visit the land of his ancestors dating back to the Crusades. There, he meets a young girl who, upon learning he’s all alone in the world, tells him she’d be sorry if anything happened to him at the front.

Nine years later, John returns to Waveney Hall to claim his legacy—and encounters an extended family of relatives he never knew about. But Anne Belinda, a distant cousin—the mysterious young girl he never forgot—has disappeared. No one at his ancestral estate will discuss her or explain why her father altered his will, leaving his entire estate to her twin sister, Jenny. Feeling a debt of loyalty to the girl who sent him off to battle with a kind word, John embarks on a search for Anne—but does the missing woman want to be found?

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Author: Moss, John
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An enlightening journey into the languages, meanings, and history behind the names on England’s map.

The origins of the names of many English towns, hamlets, and villages date as far back as Saxon times, when kings like Alfred the Great established fortified borough towns to defend against the Danes. A number of settlements were established and named by French Normans following the Conquest. Many are even older and are derived from Roman place names. Some hark back to the Vikings who invaded and established settlements in the eighth and ninth centuries.

Most began as simple descriptions of the location; some identified its founder, marked territorial limits, or gave tribal people a sense of their place in the grand scheme of things.

Sahara (affiliate link)

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Author: Palin, Michael
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Adventurer & Explorer Biographies

Michael Palin’s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but this was perhaps the greatest challenge yet: to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.

As the journey unfolds, the Sahara reveals not the emptiness of endless sand dunes, but a huge and diverse range of cultures and landscapes and a long history of commerce and conquest stretching from the time of the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today.

On his way, he encounters dangers such as camel stew, being run over by the Paris-Dakar rally and Dakar nightlife, as well as returning to the original spot where THE LIFE OF BRIAN was filmed.

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Author: Thomas, Joan G.
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Optics for Physics

The clearest and most complete non-mathematical study of light available—with updated material and a new chapter on digital photography.

Finally, a book on the physics of light that doesn’t require advanced mathematics to understand. Seeing the Light is the most accessible and comprehensive study of optics and light on the market. With a focus on conceptual study, Seeing the Light leaves the heavy-duty mathematics behind, instead using practical analogies and simple empirical experiments to teach the material.

Each chapter is a self-contained lesson, making it easy to learn about specific optical concepts without having to read the whole book over.

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Author: Iyer, Raghavan
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Indian Cooking
Love Indian food but feel it’s too daunting to recreate at home? Those complex authentic flavors! Those dozens of spice blends! The long prep time! Fear not. Award-winning cooking teacher Raghavan Iyer puts the breeze and ease into Indian cooking. Taking a heavily illustrated, step-by-step approach, he introduces cooks to one of the world’s most popular cuisines.
Create knockout Tandoori Chicken, Coconut Squash with Chiles, Turmeric Hash Browns, Saffron-Pistachio Ice Cream Bars, and Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices. From basic breads to chutneys and savory pickles, from tasty dal to fragrant basmati rice pilafs, from crispy starters to enjoy with a Slumdog Martini.

Horrid (affiliate link)

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Author: Leno, Katrina
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Young Adult Ghost Stories
Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone … and more tormented. As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why.

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