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Author: Keene, Susan
Humorous Cozy Mystery

THE BODY OF A WOMAN who insulted everyone she met on her short trip to Moonstone Lake is found floating in the lake. Is it a murder or an accident?

Arizona Summers and her psychic dog Nutmeg love to solve crimes. The new chief Keith Wesley makes it clear he doesn’t want her help. Once he realizes Arizona is the go-to person with whom the townspeople share their deepest and darkest secrets. The handsome new chief tries to get back in Arizona’s good graces but she doesn’t make it easy.

It’s hard for Ary to keep the restaurant she owns running smoothly when her mother, Emma causes chaos at every turn. Even her Aunt Sandy, who referees her sister and niece, shakes her head at Emma’s shenanigans.

To Add Drunkenness To Thirst (affiliate link)

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Author: Land, T.J.
Gay Romance

Father Bryson has been trying to drive a stake through Anstice’s vampiric heart for ten wonderfully entertaining years.

Never before has a slayer pursued him with such passion and fervor; it’s enough to make any undead dandy swoon.

But lately, Anstice has noticed that his nemesis is behaving… strangely.

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Author: Anderson, Lainie, Boruff, L.A.
Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance

Five years ago, my world was turned upside down when my husband and sons disappeared without a trace. I mourned, I searched, and when I got no answers, I began to prepare.

Nobody will catch me vulnerable again.

I was wrong to think my life couldn’t get any crazier. Now there are two vampires at my door telling me my missing family wasn’t human…and neither am I. I have a chance to regain everything I’ve lost. But first, I have to find the truth about my heritage, all while fighting the overwhelming attraction I have for my missing husband’s best friends.

No matter what, my mourning is done. My life is in my control again. And I will burn the world to the ground to get my family back.

A Sorrow Called Sarah (affiliate link)

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Author: Roddy, Charlotte
Noir Crime

The oldest secrets are the deadliest.

Sarah Hopewell had it all—popular student, loving sister, her parents’ favorite child. Until, weeks before her high school graduation, Sarah vanished from her San Francisco home. An infamous serial killer was convicted of her murder. Justice was served. Or was it?

Fifteen years later, Sarah’s younger sister embarks on a dangerous mission to finally confront her beloved sister’s killer. But as she begins uncovering secrets that threaten to tear her world apart, the bodies of young women start turning up in Golden Gate Park. All of them have dark hair and blue eyes.

All of them look just like Sarah…

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Author: Bennett, Amy Rose
Regency Historical Romance

“I can think of the perfect way to keep you occupied and your mind diverted,” she murmured. “Come to my room. If you’re not too tired…”

Lust flashed in his gaze and then he caught her face between his hands and kissed her. “For you, my beautiful Artemis, I’d stay up all night.”

Artemis Jones—”respectable” finishing-school teacher by day and Gothic romance writer by night—has never lost sight of her real dream: to open her own academic ladies’ college. When Artemis is unexpectedly called upon by a dear friend, a fellow Byronic Book Club member, to navigate her first London Season, she comes at once. Who knows, perhaps she can court the interest of a wealthy patron for her school. As long as she can avoid her high-handed aunt’s schemes to marry her off.

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Author: Elbaz, Amina
African Cooking

It is time for you to travel into the depths of the Moroccan cuisine and discover its hidden secrets and mouth-watering recipes. Who said you do not get to taste and fall in love with the amazing and famous Moroccan Tagines without visiting Morocco? Now, you will have it in your home and in your own kitchen.

Bonus Recipes
This recipe book is strictly about Moroccan Tagines, but what is a Moroccan Tagine without Moroccan bread and preserved lemons? Grab a copy of book now and get them for free!

Ties (affiliate link)

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Author: Starnone, Domenico
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Psychological Literary Fiction

Italy, 1970s. Like many marriages, Vanda and Aldo’s has been subject to strain, attrition, and the burden of routine. Yet it has survived intact. Or so things appear. The rupture in their marriage lies years in the past, but if one looks closely enough, the fissures and fault lines are evident. It is a cracked vase that may shatter at the slightest touch. Or perhaps it has already shattered, and nobody is willing to acknowledge the fact.

Domenico Starnone’s thirteenth work of fiction is a powerful short novel about relationships, family, love, and the ineluctable consequences of one’s actions. Known as a consummate stylist and beloved as a talented storyteller, Domenico Starnone is the winner of Italy’s most prestigious literary award, the Strega.

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Author: Kertzer, David I.
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History of Catholicism

From a National Book Award–nominated author, this absorbing history chronicles the birth of modern Italy and the clandestine politics behind the Vatican’s last stand in the battle between the church and the newly created Italian state.

When Italy’s armies seized the Holy City and claimed it for the Italian capital, Pope Pius IX, outraged, retreated to the Vatican and declared himself a prisoner, calling on foreign powers to force the Italians out of Rome. The action set in motion decades of political intrigue that hinged on such fascinating characters as Garibaldi, King Viktor Emmanuel, Napoleon III, and Chancellor Bismarck.

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Author: Bates, Stephen
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Biographies of Royalty

It was an amazing feat in the twenty-frst century that Queen Elizabeth II, a small woman in her late-eighties, was one of the most recognisable people on the planet. The world had utterly, irreversibly, and radically evolved since she ascended the throne in 1952 and yet, in an era of instant celebrity, she remained, more popular than ever: a bastion of certainty and comfort to the British and many other people during uncertain times. But with her death on September 8, 2022, questions remain: How secure is the British Royal Family? How much depended on the person of the Queen herself, and how much on the institution?

To answer these questions, Royalty Inc. combines a history of the British Crown’s evolution through the modern age with a journalistic peek behind the curtain at the machinery that sustains the Windsors today. Written by the Guardian’s former Royal correspondent, its line is neither royalist nor republican.

The Moneychangers: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Sinclair, Upton
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Financial Thriller

In 1907 the stock market crashed as a result of the manipulations of a group of powerful, wealthy, and unscrupulous men. The repercussions were felt across the nation, taking a devastating toll on thousands of small investors and hardworking Americans. The Moneychangers, written a century before the term “too big to fail” became part of the national lexicon, dramatizes the secret dealings of the one-percenters who brought the national economy to the brink of collapse.

Lawyer Allan Montague is at home among New York City’s wealthiest and most influential citizens. His position provides him with an insider’s perspective on the motivations of the financial elite—and what he sees isn’t always pretty.

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Author: Heatter, Maida
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Dessert Baking
Maida Heatter is one of the most iconic and fondly remembered cookbook authors of all time. Her recipes, each a modern classic, are must-haves in every home baker’s bag of tricks: her cookies, cakes, muffins, tarts, pies, and sweets of all kinds range from extravagantly special to the comforting and everyday. Her brown-sugary Budapest Coffee Cake, her minty Palm Beach Brownies, her sophisticated East 62nd Street Lemon Cake, and many other desserts have inspired legions of devotees.
Happiness Is Baking reproduces Maida’s best-loved recipes in a fully illustrated new edition with a foreword by Dorie Greenspan. Developed for foolproof baking by experienced cooks and novices alice, these recipes bear Maida’s trademark warmth, no-nonsense style, and her promise that they will work every time.
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Author: Cheng, Patrick S.
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Gender Studies

The first introductory textbook on the subject of queer theology.

Contextual theologies have developed from a number of perspectives – including feminist theology, black theology, womanist theology, Latin American liberation theology, and Asian American theology – and a wide variety of academic and general introductions exist to examine each one. However, Radical Love is the first introductory textbook on the subject of queer theology.

In this lucid and compelling introduction, Cheng provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today and then explicates the themes of queer theology using the ecumenical creeds as a general framework.

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