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Author: Gold, Lise
Lesbian Romance

Paradise Hotel is anything but paradise. Lisa Walker comes to that conclusion the moment she arrives at the all-inclusive resort in Benidorm, Spain. Recovering from a painful break-up and the loss of her job and her flat, she was hoping the low-budget escape might do her good, yet she couldn’t have been more wrong.

Stella Castillo, poolside manager at Paradise Hotel, is delighted to be back at work after a long lockdown. The guests are equally excited, celebrating life going back to normal. Apart from one woman, who her colleagues refer to as ‘Miss Grumpy’.

When Stella’s colleague makes a faux pas and insults Lisa, Stella steps in to try and smooth over the situation. What starts out as a tentative friendship soon leads to more and as Stella begins to understand why Lisa is so unhappy, she unexpectedly finds herself falling head over heels with the beautiful Brit.

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Author: Allen, Gretchen
Cozy Mystery

When it comes to breaking the ice…
There’s nothing quite like murder.
Former bistro owner, Loretta Barksdale, is excited about moving into a retirement village in Breezy Lake, Florida, and is looking forward to starting a new life with her large, and very opinionated, feline best buddy, Milo.

Wanting to make friends and become involved, Loretta joins the Clubhouse Cooks, a group that shares their skills and love of cooking to make meals for the community.

Unfortunately, when Loretta goes to the clubhouse to drop off the copious amount of dinner rolls that she has prepared, she discovers the body of a beloved member of the village.

The quirky and fun community is abuzz over the untimely demise of one of their own, but as she digs a little deeper, Loretta discovers that many of the Breezy Lake retirees are harboring secrets. It seems that nearly everyone has something to hide, and it’s not always as innocent as a family recipe.

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Author: Ridder Aspenson, Carolyn
Cozy Mystery
Welcome to Bramblett County Georgia, where the tea is sweet and murder is on the menu.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book. Most of the characters are realistic and funny. Some are downright scary. But the twists and turns were great. Always kept me guessing who did it. Great story from one of my favourite authors.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Snappy, delightful Southern murder mystery. The adorable and fun sayings that have been part of our Southern heritage are spot-lighted page after page and I never tire of them. Exceptionally clever. Highly Recommended.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was such a good book, I think I’ve said that about all the books from this series though! Dive in and read a great mystery and end it with a smile! Stay tuned I’m heading to read the next book!

Queenie Baby: On Assignment (affiliate link)

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Author: Burke, Christina A.
Romantic Comedy Mystery

Meeting your hot new boss in a bar while singing karaoke—bad. Being fixed up with your old high school boyfriend by your meddling sister—annoying. Making out in your sister’s minivan with said boyfriend—embarrassing. This week is shaping up to be a doozy for aspiring singer/songwriter Diana Hudson.

“On the wrong side of thirty” according to her mother and still living the bohemian lifestyle of a musician, Diana is having a double martini day. Although a sought after performer on the not-so-happening Annapolis, Maryland bar scene, Diana works as a temp at Greene’s Staffing to pay the bills. Her assignment this week: help the cape-wearing Mr. Vann Pyre find love online.

Dear Roomie (Dear Pink) (affiliate link)

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Author: Angelle, Michelle
Romantic Comedy

Some rules are meant to be broken, and Ghita Russo is about to break them all.

In the chaotic world of dating, Ghita’s history is a collection of disasters: men who kick her cat, demand inappropriate photos, and can’t even let her win at mini golf. Fed up with heartbreak, she has crafted a fortress around her heart, governed by a strict set of dating rules.

Rule Number One: Never date your best friend’s brother, no matter how scorching hot he may be.

But when financial woes strike and her best friend proposes renting a room to her brother, Ghita finds herself teetering on the edge of temptation.

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Author: Gandhi, R.K.
Red Pill Rhymes is a collection of poems and rhyming stories that takes the reader down a journey through the inner workings of the mind and soul, eventually arriving at a truth and awakening about themselves and the world. It is the shedding of identity, and self-realization of how to overcome challenges, while blowing the lid off our own perceived realities. Very honest in its tone, Red Pill Rhymes touches upon topics such as anxiety, trauma, spirituality, politics, creativity, government, media, and much more. It ultimately asks of the reader one key question…are you awake?

Where the Heart Is (affiliate link)

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Author: Lowell, Elizabeth
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Regency Romances


After the pain of betrayal and divorce—after years spent decorating other people’s houses—Shelley Wilde’s cherished dream has finally come true: a home all her own, where she can live happily, secure . . . and alone.


But Cam Remington has come to shatter her solitude. A traveler who has journeyed to the world’s wildest places, a renegade with no roots and no shame, he is everything Shelley has ever feared—and desired—in a man.


An intruder has broken through Shelley’s barricades to lure her wounded spirit out of hiding with his electric sensuality. And it will take a traveling man to show her that real love is risk and danger . . . and that home is the haven found in a lover’s embrace.

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Author: Illsley, John
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Rock Music

One of the most successful music acts of all time, Dire Straits filled stadiums around the world. Their albums sold hundreds of millions of copies and their music—classics like “Sultans of Swing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Money for Nothing,” and “Brothers in Arms” —is still played on every continent today. There was, quite simply, no bigger band on the planet throughout the eighties.

In this powerful and entertaining memoir, founding member John Illsley gives the inside track on the most successful rock band of their time. From playing gigs in the spit-and-sawdust pubs of south London, to hanging out with Bob Dylan in LA, Illsley tells the story of the band with searching honesty, soulful reflection, and wry humor. Starting with his own unlikely beginnings in Middle England, he recounts the band’s rise from humble origins to the best-known venues in the world, the working man’s clubs to Madison Square Garden, sharing gigs with wild punk bands to rocking the Live Aid stage at Wembley.

Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2024 (affiliate link)

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Author: Johnson, Hugh, Rand, Margaret
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Wine Guides

The world’s best-selling annual wine guide.

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine – in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 47th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide.

It provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. It reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine 2024 gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both.

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Author: Goudge, Eileen
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Contemporary Literary Fiction
If it weren’t for her sister, Dolly might have been the most famous actress of Hollywood’s golden age. But Eve’s beauty and drive have pushed Dolly onto the B-list, where the seeds of jealousy take root. An unscrupulous agent gives her a chance at a comeback, and she takes it at Eve’s expense. She gives her sister’s name to Senator Joe McCarthy, ending Eve’s career and sparking a family tragedy that resonates through the decades. Years later, Eve’s daughters are pitted against each other, each competing for the affections of the same man. One is a chocolatier, the other an aspiring illustrator. In seeking to regain the sisterly love that eluded their mother and aunt, they discover the awful truth about the past, which haunts their family still.
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Author: Foster, Lori
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Contemporary Romance

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job—working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He’s the last person she expects to trust—and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough . . .

Prince of Darkness (affiliate link)

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Author: Michaels, Barbara
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Demons & Devils Paranormal Romance
A stranger has come to Middleburg, Maryland, a visitor from abroad with a mysterious purpose. But this quaint, affluent community has dark secrets of its own. And when the interloper, Peter Stewart, becomes involved with the bewitching, seductive ward of noted local author Kate More, the townfolk fear the chilling past they are hiding will no longer be safe. For Middleburg has a colonial history of malevolent sorceries and obscene sacrifice. And when the terrible pot is stirred, murder may be the least of the evils to emerge from the unholy brew.

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