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Author: Quinn, Tracey
Cozy Mystery

Halloween is coming to the quirky little town of East Spoon Creek City, and Dani O’Shea is serving up great food, great conversation and down-home hospitality at the Breezy Spoon Diner to hungry guests and trick-or-treaters alike. But it’s not ghosts or vampires that are getting everyone in town spooked; it’s a famous writer who has returned to town to write a tell-all book exposing the townsfolk’s darkest secrets!

When murder puts an end to the writer and his book, and the Breezy Spoon’s famous pineapple upside-down cake is found at the crime scene, Dani must find out who is willing to kill– and kill again to keep their deadly secret from coming to light! Dani’s landlord, hunky and flirty fireman Mark Adams wants her to stay safe at home with him before she becomes a ghost for Halloween, but with time running out before an innocent person goes to jail for the crime, Dani will have to deal with hit men, bodybuilders and maybe even a lake monster to catch the real killer!

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Author: Cosway, L.H.
Paranormal Vampire Romance

Darya Cristescu has no idea that a demonic presence has bestowed her with his mark. She’s too busy trying to scrape by at St. Bastian’s Institute for Magic and the Supernatural.

When her teacher is murdered, Darya must turn to the most talented warlock at school to help her find the killer. She’s spent years secretly crushing on Peter Girard, but the bad blood between their families makes asking for his help complicated.

Teaming up with Peter results in an unintended consequence: telepathy. With her crush’s voice in her head, it’s difficult to focus on discovering who killed her teacher, but the more she learns, the more she realises that the demon who marked her might be the very same murderer she seeks. What does he want with her? And more importantly, what exactly does it mean to possess his mark?

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Author: Ehrlich, Luana
Spiritual Fiction

CIA operative Titus Ray is searching for answers.
Meanwhile, an assassin is searching for him.
Learning the truth . . .
Veteran CIA officer Titus Ray–on the run from the Iranian secret police–finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians in Tehran. While urging Titus to become a believer in Jesus Christ, they manage to smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey.

Dealing with the past . . .
Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. In a hot-tempered outburst, he delivers a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, and, as a result, the deputy forces Titus to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma.

Facing the future . . .
Before leaving Langley, Titus learns he’s been targeted by a Hezbollah assassin hired by the Iranians. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Norman, Oklahoma has ties to the man who’s trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a local detective with an intriguing past, can be trusted with his secrets.

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Author: Babin, S.E.
Cozy Mystery

When a rare book order leads me right to a homicide, somehow I’m the one investigating…

I’m Dakota Adair, owner of Tattered Pages, a bookstore specializing in cool and quirky books. I inherited a grumpy Persian cat named Poppy who loves to make her displeasure known around the store… loudly. Things are good until I deliver a special order only to stumble over a body. Suddenly all eyes are on me. Now I have a handsome detective and an annoying reporter on my tail, hounding me about the case.

All I want to do is crack open my favorite paperback, grab a cup of coffee, and chill, but with a murderer out there and suspicion falling on me, I have to do a lot more than read. I have to find out whodunnit and quick, before I become the next subject of a murder mystery…

Incorrigibility (affiliate link)

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Author: Michaels, Rayme
Humorous Fiction
This is a wacky, dialogue-driven novella of bawdy, screwball, irreverent humor: a surreal runaway train of guys talking the way men often do when women aren’t around or saying what they often have on their minds but are too bashful, due to the politically correct status quo, to actually speak, although it is very hyperbolic as well. It is a quirky relationship/sex comedy, where the boundaries of the mundane are mocked, bent, ridiculed, pushed, pummeled, pulverized, pounded, picked on and provoked. It is a tad bit existential as well and does have its serious and sappy, yet genuine, moments. It also holds within it the most riotous courtroom trial you’ll ever encounter! Enjoy the ride!

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Author: Davis, Elsie
Clean & Wholesome Romance

A powerful attorney, a woman with a heart too big for her own good, and an instant family neither was prepared for…

Garrett Bradley commands the attention of some of the most influential clients in the country as one of the leading corporate attorneys in New York City, but one phone call changes everything. He must return home to Hallbrook, NH, where he soon discovers he’s responsible for three young kids and one monster-size Saint Bernard.

April St. James, the social worker assistant assigned to the children’s case before Garrett’s mother adopted them, was staying with the children until Sarah Bradley’s prodigal son returns home to take up his responsibilities. Unfortunately, it puts her own job in jeopardy.

A powerhouse in the business world but clueless when it comes to children, Garrett turns to April with an offer she can’t refuse, enticing her to come to the city as a temporary nanny. The deal will allow her to finally pursue her dreams once the job is done.

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Author: Barker, J.R.
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Gay Romance

Actor William Chapman is beyond canceled. He doesn’t remember attacking his handsome co-star, but he does remember waking up in handcuffs.

Now, ten years later, William hopes to mount a comeback and enlists the help of his mother’s hunky dog-sitter, James, who is all too happy to pretend to be William’s stable boyfriend.

William soon learns there’s more to James than swagger and a killer mustache, including a shameful secret. But if William can’t confront the demons of his own past, he stands to lose more than just his dreams for the future. Love is on the line.

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Author: Brown, Carolyn
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Historical Romance

All Tyrell Fannin and his cousins Isaac and Micah Burnet want is to get out of a Texas jail and go home to Mississippi.

Delia Lavalle didn’t need three outlaws to escort her and her sisters to Louisiana but she doesn’t really have a choice.

The outlaws aren’t happy about escorting nuns, but figure they might bring them luck, because not even Santa Anna would harm a holy woman. A week into the trip, however, the outlaws find that the nuns are sisters but not of the cloth and that their tempers would make an angel’s wings shrivel up and fall off.

Tyrell is determined to finish his job and forget all about Delia’s piercing blue eyes, that tumble of black hair, and her hot temper. Delia can’t wait to be away from Tyrell’s constant judgment, but along the way she finds herself drawn to him.

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Author: Griffin, Laura
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Romantic Suspense

Private investigator Alexandra Lovell uses computer skills and cunning to help clients drop off the radar and begin new lives in safety. Melanie Bess, desperate to escape her abusive cop husband, was one of those clients. But when Melanie vanishes for real, Alex fears the worst, and sets out to discover what happened.

Using every resource she can get her hands on—including an elite team of forensic scientists known as the Tracers, and a jaded, sexy Austin PD detective—Alex embarks on a mission to uncover the truth. But as far as homicide cop Nathan Deveraux is concerned, no body means no case. Yet his instincts—and his visceral attraction to Alex—won’t let him walk away.

As a grim picture of what really happened begins to emerge, Nathan realizes this investigation runs deeper than they could ever have guessed. And each step nearer to the truth puts Alex in danger of being the next to disappear.

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Author: Earley, Pete
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Crime & Criminal Biographies

Told through the lens of two murders that changed modern-day prison corrections in America, award-winning New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Pete Earley delivers an eye-opening exploration of reprehensible crime, draconian punishment, and seemingly impossible reform in the tombs of the country’s most isolated super max prison.

In 1983, Thomas Silverstein and Clayton Fountain, both serving life sentences at the U.S, Prison in Marion, Illinois, separately murdered two correction officers on the same day. The Bureau of Prisons condemned both men to the severest punishment that could legally be imposed, one created specifically for them. It was unofficially called “no human contact.”

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Author: Arendt, Hannah
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Political Philosophy

A work of striking originality, The Human Condition is in many respects more relevant today than when it first appeared in 1958. In her study of the state of modern humanity, Hannah Arendt considers humankind in terms of its ever-expanding capabilities. Her analysis reveals a troubling paradox: that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

This new edition contains Margaret Canovan’s 1998 introduction and a new foreword by Danielle Allen. A classic in political and social theory, The Human Condition offers a penetrating analysis of a conundrum that has only become more acute in the 21st century.

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Author: Lawton, John
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International Mystery & Crime

The first of the Inspector Troy novels, Black Out singularly captures the realities of wartime London, weaving them into a riveting drama that encapsulates the uncertainty of Europe at the dawn of the postwar era.

London, 1944. While the Luftwaffe makes its final assault on the already battered British capital, Londoners rush through the streets, seeking underground shelter in the midst of the city’s black out. When the panic subsides, other things begin to surface along with London’s war-worn citizens . . .

A severed arm is discovered by a group of children playing at an East End bomb site, and when Scotland Yard’s Det. Sgt. Frederick Troy arrives at the scene, it becomes apparent that the dismembered body is not the work of a V-1 rocket. After Troy manages to link the severed arm to the disappearance of a refugee scientist from Nazi Germany, America’s newest intelligence agency, the OSS, decides to get involved.

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