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Author: Bartlett, L.L.
Hard-Boiled Mysteries

Jeff Resnick hardly knew his well-heeled half-brother. But after suffering a fractured skull in a vicious mugging, he reluctantly accepts the fact that he has a long and brutal recovery to face—and his closest of kin can provide him with the time and place to do it.

Now, Jeff is haunted by unexplained visions of a heinous crime—a banker, stalked, killed, and eviscerated like a ten-point buck. When Matt Sumner’s murder is discovered, a still-recovering Jeff realizes this was what he had seen. Jeff must not only convince himself of his new-found psychic ability, but also his skeptical brother Richard Alpert. Since Sumner was Richard’s banker, both brothers have a stake in finding out what happened. With Richard’s reluctant help, Jeff’s investigation leads him to Sumner’s belligerent family and hard-nosed business associates, none of whom want him snooping around.

When Jeff discovers a second victim, he knows he must relentlessly chase his quarry even if it means risking his brother’s life.

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Author: Miller, Christiana

Mara’s life is about to get a magical makeover, but not the kind she ever dreamed of!

In the middle of the worst month of her life, Mara turns to her tarot cards. And what they predict is insanely horrible. And unfortunately, spot on. Before she knows it, she’s evicted from her apartment, fired from her job and banned from Beverly Hills. When the cards start predicting her imminent demise, she decides to use a little magic to make her world right again.

Suddenly, an unknown aunt passes away, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But Mara’s new home holds a spine-tingling secret: Aunt Tillie never moved out. She’s one seriously pissed-off old ghost, who blames Mara’s magical meddling for her untimely death.

When Mara accidentally unleashes a demon and raises the spirit of the most formidable witch in history, Aunt Tillie is out for blood, literally. It’s the only way she can think of to save Mara from herself.

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Author: Todd, Michael, Anderle, Michael
Humorous Science Fiction

*Warning: Graphic bro-humor, and much stupidity from guys who don’t know any better.

It was supposed to be two bros on a lark to find jailed outer-space aliens.

They honestly didn’t think it could be real.

Now, one of them has busted a foxy blue alien female out of jail, stolen a UFO, and decided to start a non-profit to ‘Save the Aliens.’

The only problem?

One of them might be falling in love.

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Author: Haley-McNeil, Laura
Clean Small Town Romance

She’s recovering from a broken engagement. He plans to turn her small town into a commercial success. Can she battle him to save her town and still protect her heart?
A broken engagement sends Leah Rendell home to Mardale, Colorado, where the stability of family and friends keeps her balanced.

Until billionaire Bryg Winslow blows into town with promises to revitalize the aging farming community, something that even captures her parents’ attention.

Change the town where Leah grew up? She can’t bear the thought of this golden boy’s guarantees altering her safe haven. Determined to fight him every step of the way, she draws the battle lines. But what she really needs is a fortress around her heart because this fascinating man is coming dangerously close to making her believe she can trust again.

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Author: Hartman, Rodney
Space Marine Science Fiction

Technology versus magic; plasma beams against fireballs as two worlds collide.

A tech-soldier of the Intergalactic Empire is called upon to fight an army of orcs, trolls, ogres, and magic users in order to help a young boy regain his throne on Earth’s sister planet in the magic dimension.

Wizard Scout Richard Shepard and his wisecracking battle computer Nickelo find themselves teleported by a mysterious being known only as ‘the One’ to the magical world of Portalis. There they must pit the technology of Richard’s battle suit and its advanced weaponry against a demon’s magic and its nightmare army.

Although Wizard Scouts are known as the greatest fighting force in the Intergalactic Empire, Richard is only a third-year cadet at the Empire’s Intergalactic Wizard Scout Academy. Despite his limited training, he has no choice but to do what ‘the One’ wants if he’s to have any hope of making it back home alive.

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Author: Bond, Stephanie
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Amateur Sleuths

A killer remains at large…

Carlotta Wren’s world is crumbling beneath her well-shod feet. One of her closest friends has been arrested as the Charmed Killer, but Carlotta refuses to believe it. And to prove her friend’s innocence, Carlotta goes against her boyfriend Peter’s wishes and resumes her after-hours body-moving duties.

And then…

Peter pressures her for an answer to his proposal…

Her troubled brother Wesley goes missing…

And the madman stalking the city strikes again, this time a little too close to home.
But when Carlotta finds herself in the clutches of the Charmed Killer, is she destined for her own body bag?

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Author: Smith, Brian, Cuscuna, Jackie
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Create your own tasty ice cream concoctions at home with this collection of recipes from the beloved Brooklyn ice cream shop.

Ample Hills Creamery is an ice-cream destination that attracts thousands of customers each day from near and far to Prospect Heights and Gowanus, Brooklyn. Lines wind around the block, spurred on by the chance to try one of their unforget­table flavors, and these and countless others will be dreamed up in kitchens across the country with the help of Ample Hills Creamery.

Featuring recipes for the most sought-after flavors—including Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey, and the Munchies—the book is organized by mood. Are you feeling nostalgic? Try a scoop of Black Cow Float. Or maybe you need a drink? Daddy’s Sundae, made with bourbon, will set you right. For kids and kids-at-heart, stories, activities, and hand-drawn characters appear throughout each chapter, offering games, helpful tips, and inspiration for creating new flavors.

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Author: Nashawaty, Chris
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Movie & Video History & Criticism

Crab Monsters, Teenage Cavemen, and Candy Stripe Nurses is an outrageously rollicking account of the life and career of Roger Corman—one of the most prolific and successful independent producers, directors, and writers of all time, and self-proclaimed king of the B movie. As told by Corman himself and graduates of “The Corman Film School,” including Peter Bogdanovich, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese, this comprehensive oral history takes readers behind the scenes of more than six decades of American cinema, as now-legendary directors and actors candidly unspool recollections of working with Corman, continually one-upping one another with tales of the years before their big breaks.

Crab Monsters is supplemented with dozens of full-color reproductions of classic Corman movie posters; behind-the-scenes photographs and ephemera (many taken from Corman’s personal archive); and critical essays on Corman’s most daring films—including The Intruder, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Big Doll House—that make the case for Corman as an artist like no other.

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Author: Crocker, Betty
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Pie Baking

The complete compendium of pie recipes, both sweet and savory.

If you love pies—for dinner, dessert, or any other time of day—you’ll love Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies and Tarts with its collection of delicious recipes. This book is packed with pies of every type including fruit pies, creamy and chilled pies, mini pies and tarts, and savory pies. It is overflowing with inventive new ideas and flavor combinations, like Apple-Pomegranate Slab Pie, Bourbon-Chocolate-Pecan Mini Pies, and savory Muffin Tin Taco Pies.

You’ll find everything you want right here. For a hearty dinner, you’ll love Mini Bacon Chicken Pot Pies or Potato-Onion-Bacon Slab Pie Satisfy a sweet tooth with Caramel Cream Pie or Chocolate-Chip Cookie-Stuffed Pie. Whatever your fancy, the pie is here.
Features more than 200 pie recipes using both frozen or from-scratch crusts
Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs of prepared dishes
Includes an introductory section on pie-baking basics with advice on creating perfect pastry crusts, freezing and storing pies, and decorating crusts

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Author: Springer, Nancy
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Dark Fantasy Horror

Anne McCaffrey has praised Nancy Springer as “someone special in the fantasy field.” Andre Norton agrees that “Ms. Springer’s work is outstanding.” Now the multiple award-winning author’s classic five-part epic fantasy is presented in a single volume. In the grand tradition of J. R. R. Tolkien, the Book of Isle saga draws on Arthurian and Celtic legend to create a wholly original, imaginary world brimming with adventure, romance, evil, mythic quests, and vividly described locales.

The White Hart: Long ago, mortals, immortals, and magical beasts lived together in a land encircled by vast oceans. Here, Ellid, a lady as fair as sunlight, falls in love with her rescuer, Bevan, the son of a High King and the goddess of the moon. Together with Cuin, Ellid’s original intended and now friend to both, the three battle an ancient evil to rebuild a peaceful kingdom.

The Long Kill (affiliate link)

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Author: Hill, Reginald
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Conspiracy Thrillers

Best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels, which were adapted into a hit BBC series, Reginald Hill proves himself to be a “master of . . . cerebral puzzle mysteries” in his stand-alone thrillers as well—now available as ebooks (The New York Times).

Jaysmith is a hit man highly regarded for his telescopic flair for the “long kill.” Until failing eyesight results in a career-first: Jaysmith misses his target. Perhaps it’s time to retire. Where better than the English Lake District? He’s fallen for beautiful young widow and single mother Anya Wilson, and has found himself a cozy cottage where he can hang up his M1. Just two problems: Anya’s loving father is the man he was hired to kill, and Jaysmith’s vicious handlers aren’t letting him—or his intended target—off the hook. Even if it means taking out Anya and her son with him. For Jaysmith, it’s going to be another first: defend, rather than destroy. But this time he’s really got to focus.

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