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The 14 Days of Christmas (affiliate link)

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Author: Bay, Louise
Holiday Fiction

I hate Christmas.

As CEO of my company, I’ve banned decorations from the office, festive music from the lobby and any kind of secret Santa gifts between employees are strictly forbidden.

I’m heading to the airport, away from the Christmas lights and the mulled wine, heading for sunshine and margaritas when I get a call from Granny. She’s sprained her ankle and needs my help filling in for her as head of the village Christmas Committee. Snowsly is the Christmas Capital of England and the last place I want to be in the lead up to Christmas.

But there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Granny.

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Author: Fuller, A.C.
International Mystery & Crime

A brilliant reporter, haunted by her husband’s death…

A disgraced cop, tangled in a web of lies…

Two unlikely heroes, brought together by one unthinkable crime.

Perched on the soft tar of a New York City rooftop, a mysterious sniper fires a single round from a fifty caliber rifle. Five stories below, his target collapses on the marble steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dead.

Crime reporter Jane Cole needs this story badly. Suspended NYPD cop Robert Warren is desperate to clear his name. They don’t trust each other, but they make the perfect team. And as Cole and Warren track the killer, they uncover a plot so ruthless it shocks the conscience, a crime so expansive it will rock the world.

Easy Mac and Cheese Cookbook (affiliate link)

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Author: Chow, Chef Maggie
Cooking Cheese & Dairy

Here is a Preview of the Recipes You Will Learn:

Mexican Mac and Cheese
Tuna Mac and Cheese
Henwood Style Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese Soups
Mac and Cheese Poblano
Much, much more!

A Frozen Christmas (affiliate link)

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Author: Schrock, Hannah
Amish Romance

An unmarried Amish daughter, a farmer drowning in debt, and a Christmas cold enough to freeze even the warmest of hearts.

Martha Raber was about to experience another lonely Christmas without love. Her parents want her to court and find a husband before she is considered too old. However, Martha only had eyes for one man. A man who had been a childhood friend. A man she knew in her heart would never be interested in her.

This Christmas would be a bleak time for Noah Miller. He was struggling to keep the family farm from being taken from him, having suffered dreadful financial strains since losing his parents. All the time, he keeps an important secret to himself, despite the pain it causes him. Behind the scenes, Martha’s mother is trying to play matchmaker with every available young man in the community.

Fatgirl: Origins: Part One (affiliate link)

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Author: Johnson, C. S.
Satire Fiction

A girl, her grandmother, and half a dozen radioactive doughnuts …

There’s nothing that seventeen-year-old Kallie Grande-White hungers for more than to be a famous model like her mother — except maybe actually food. But that’s a small inconvenience, especially with the Model Middle America reality show holding auditions for the Next Top Heartland Teen Heartthrob Model right in Kallie’s hometown.

Now that she has a chance to make her dream come true, Kallie is determined not to let anything stand in her way — not her best frenemy, Amory Franklin, not her lacrosse-playing crush, Blake Turner, and especially not the new, awkward fat kid in her computer class.

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Author: Vijay, Anjali
Action & Adventure Fiction
Aanya, a ten-year-old metropolitan city girl who is a keen learner, a great observer and curious to understand events around her, visits her grandparents’ house in Balagarh during summer vacations. With the aid of her keen observation, individual insignificant bedtime stories and series of events become collectively significant for a strong clue about the hidden treasure. Under the guidance of her grandparents, she embarks on a wonderful adventure. Join Aanya’s exciting and engaging journey as an Indian epic and local folklore leading to the discovery of the centuries-old treasure of Balagarh fort. Anjali Vijay’s must-read and entertaining story is gripping, simultaneously adding knowledge and learning through thrilling actions.
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Author: Langtry, Leslie
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Small Town Romance

When CIA agent Merry Wrath is “accidentally” outted, she’s forced her into early retirement, changes her appearance, and moves where no one will ever find her—Iowa. Instead of black bag drops in Bangkok, she now spends her time leading a young Girl Scout troop. But Merry’s new simple life turns not-so-simple when an enemy agent shows up dead at scout camp. Suddenly Merry is forced to deal with her former life in order to preserve her future one.

It doesn’t help matters that the CIA sends in her former, sexy handler to investigate…or that the hot new neighbor across the street turns out to be the local detective in charge of her case. And when Merry is forced to take on a roommate in the voluptuous form of a turned KGB agent/bimbo, things become trickier than wet work in Waukegan or cookie sales in the spring. Nothing in the CIA or Girl Scouts’ training manuals has prepared her for what comes next…

The Ascent (affiliate link)

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Author: Malfi, Ronald
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Supernatural Thrillers

Six months after he almost died in a caving accident, sculptor Tim Overleigh spends his time crutching his broken body from bar to bar in downtown Annapolis. He has told no one that it was his dead wife, Hannah, who helped him survive—and that he’s still seeing her . . .

But a chance meeting with an old friend—and a plane ticket to Kathmandu—reawaken Tim’s passion for adventure. He agrees to join an expedition to one of the last unexplored places on earth: the Canyon of Souls in the Himalayas. The daunting climb will pit Tim and the other climbers against icy winds, mysterious forces, and the ghosts that live within each of them.

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Author: ELLIS, JOY
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Mystery Anthologies
When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It’s of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. Then another murder happens, with some of the hallmarks of the old case. Has the killer returned or is this just a sick copycat? Everyone around Matt is in danger as the killer plays mind games with the detective.
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Author: Haldeman, Joe
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Exploration Science Fiction

The ultimate collection of classic science fiction stories and poems from the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Forever War Series.

An omnibus edition of his collections None So Blind and Dealing in Futures, this volume features the best of Joe Haldeman’s short speculative fiction, including such gems as the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning “The Hemingway Hoax,” in which a forged Hemingway manuscript takes the reader on a journey through time and multiple universes; the Hugo and Locus Award–winning “None So Blind;” the World Fantasy and Nebula Award–winning “Graves;” and the Rhysling Award–winning poem “Saul’s Death.” From stories steeped in the horrors of the Vietnam War to tales of cyborg transformations and space explorations, Haldeman flexes his narrative powers to deliver works that will live on for generations to come.

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Author: Heatley, Paul
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A deadly explosion rocks the nation’s capital…

Three seemingly unconnected people – a British ex-Special Forces operative, an ex-Navy Seal, and a teenage girl – find themselves under suspicion for the attack.

Soon, they’re in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens to unsettle the entire United States. If they have any hope to survive the dangerous situation they’ve found themselves in, these strangers must learn to rely on each other, all while the question remains:

Did one of them cause the explosion?

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Author: Patchen, Robin
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Contemporary Christian Fiction

A routine assault conviction gone wrong. A menacing intruder. And a case that’s more twisted—and dangerous—than anyone suspected.
Assistant District Attorney Misty Lake wants nothing more than to ensure Boston lawbreakers face justice, but how can she while dealing with an increasing workload and pressure to offer plea deals? When a criminal she prosecuted is released on a technicality, she doesn’t have time to worry about the threats he once breathed against her.

Tate Steele dreams of rising in the ranks at the DA’s office, but idealistic prosecutor Misty is in his way. When the district attorney asks him to assist her with a few cases, he’s eager to close them quickly to prove his merit. But he and Misty discover her apartment has been broken into, and this is no run-of-the-mill burglar. The intruder escapes and leaves no trace.

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