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Author: Mayer, Bob
Time Travel Science Fiction

“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” Thus Robert Frost warns President Kennedy about the Shadow, before departing on a classified mission on the first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus. Past and present collide in this thriller.

In the present, on the Nazca Plain in Chile, an old woman has been studying ancient lines in the ground for decades. Now she finally understands their terrifying message.

In 480 BC, King Leonidas leads 300 Spartans to Thermopylae to try to delay the massive Persian Army. Known only to the King, they have an even more important mission: to escort and protect a powerful priestess to a mystical gate through which she can travel to help save the world. It’s a mission for which Leonidas will gladly sacrifice his own, and his men’s lives.

In the present, tremors deep inside the Earth threaten the world. Eric Dane races against time to find the key to stopping this assault from the dark Shadow. He must reach across time to the Spartans and the priestess they escort to find the key to this defense.

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Author: Sloane, Nikki
Enemies to Lovers Romance

I would do anything for my dream job. Now I have to.

In order to save my skin at the office, I’m forced to sell it at an exclusive and illegal blindfold club. He paid thousands of dollars for one night to own me, but when my blindfold comes off, I want more. More nights, more rules, and more from this unavailable and uncompromising man.

Rule number one, no questions. Rule number two, no lies. But, rule number three? That’s the hardest one to obey.

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Author: McGovern, Nancy
Culinary Cozy Mystery

How exciting!

Rachel is off to spend a weekend serving as a judge for a baking contest! She’s ready to fill her belly with delicious desserts and clear her mind of everything to do with work. But there’s just one problem…

Someone has just been murdered and one of the contestants just may be the killer! And there’s reason to believe that one of Rachel’s closest friends may be next on the criminal’s list!

Now, all thoughts of selecting the most talented baker have been replaced by trying to catch the culprit before he or she strikes again!

And the clock is ticking…

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Author: Watson, Milan
Contemporary Romance

Sunsets in Colorado
Lewis fled from her country roots, but now she’s back. If it’s up to the handsome cowboy, she won’t ever leave again. Enjoy a whirlwind romance as Lewis deals with the demons of her past.

Whispers in Colorado
Jasmine is a New York designer, but being back in White Horse Creek brings back all the memories she wants to forget. Will this ice queen drop her armor of frost long enough to let in the handsome vet?

Midnights in Colorado
Lisa is bold and vivacious. Sam is a straight-laced traditional cowboy. What happens when they fall in love? Can this hairdresser steal her cowboy’s heart and keep it?

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Author: Stringer, Jay
Psychological Thrillers

Everybody knows she killed him.

But is everybody wrong?

Louisa Mantalos is the wife of indie rock star David Ash, who has been missing for six months. Everyone in New York assumes she killed him – but Louisa doesn’t remember what happened that night. Now, with a popular true-crime podcast covering the case and leaking her private information, Louisa must prove her innocence before all her secrets are made public.

With all eyes fixed on her, Louisa turns to Constantin McGarry, an unlicensed private eye from across the river in Queens. Con has his own shady past to live down, and is the last person who would expect a call from a celebrity. As Constantin starts to uncover secrets from Louisa’s past, he begins to realize her story doesn’t add up. Is she lying, or does she really not remember? What is she hiding?

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Author: Huss, Erin
Cozy Mystery

For apartment manager, Cambria Clyne, every day is a bad hair day, and her birthday is no exception. At least the rest of her life is in order. Her daughter is thriving in their new home, Cambria is up for a promotion at work, and she’s got two men vying for her attention—the hunky ex-maintenance man and her dreamy baby daddy. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Cambria’s best friend, Amy, has just landed the role of a lifetime on the hit prime time drama Ghost Confidential. Yes, things are looking up for Cambria Clyne, and this just might be her best birthday yet!

Until it all goes up in flames.

Celebrations are put aside when the stars from Ghost Confidential start showing up dead. There’s a killer with a personal vendetta on the loose, and when suspicious items show up in Amy’s possession, it becomes evident that someone is trying to pin the murders on her.

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Author: Caplin, Julie
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Romantic Comedy

Publicist Kate Sinclair’s life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after promotion from her.Heartbroken and questioning everything, Kate needs to escape.

From candles and cosy nights in to romantic late-night walks through the beautiful cobbled streets of Copenhagen, Kate discovers how to live life ‘the Danish way’. Can the secrets of hygge and happiness lead her to her own happily-ever-after?

Everybody loves Julie Caplin…

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Author: Mallery, Susan
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American Literature
A party planner extraordinaire, Katie Marcelli loves her big, boisterous family—even when their chronic matchmaking drives her crazy! In the Marcelli household, fine wine and good food are as celebrated as true love, so when her eighteen-year-old sister announces her engagement, Katie promises her the perfect wedding. There’s only one hitch: the father of the groom, Zach Stryker, who is adamantly opposed to his son marrying so young. Now, despite her instant attraction to the handsome, arrogant attorney, Katie must approach with caution. Zach, who hired Katie for a major fund-raiser, holds the fate of her business in his hands—and how can she trust a man who is willing to break her sister’s heart?
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Author: Needham, Jake
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Noir Crime

Inspector Samuel Tay is the best homicide detective Singapore CID ever had, but Tay’s bosses don’t like him and he doesn’t like them. The maverick streak he inherited from his American father makes people uneasy in well-ordered little Singapore where go-along-to-get-along is practically the national religion.

The wife of the American ambassador has been murdered and her body posed in a hotel room in a grotesque sexual display.

The FBI says terrorists are responsible, but the whispers on the street tell a different story. The whispers say that a serial killer is stalking prominent American women in Asia, and that the ambassador’s wife won’t be the only victim.

Tay’s bosses don’t like the idea of putting such a high-profile case in his hands, but botching the investigation would mean an international black eye for Singapore and Tay is the best they’ve got.

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Author: Hanna, Rachel
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Clean & Wholesome Romance

Sometimes, family comes in unexpected ways…

Mia Carter’s life has always been about her family and their charming bed and breakfast in the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains. When her mother passes away, Mia is left to run the Sweet Tea B&B alone.

But a routine DNA test changes everything. Mia discovers she has a sister named Kate, who lives in Rhode Island. The sisters meet for the first time at the will reading and are shocked to learn that their mother’s final wish was for them to run the B&B together.

As Mia and Kate try to honor their mother’s wish and work together to run the Sweet Tea B&B, they find themselves navigating the challenges of family, business, and love. Mia rekindles her relationship with her high school sweetheart, while Kate falls for a charismatic local man. But when they discover he was Mia’s high school bully, their newfound harmony is threatened.

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Author: McCammon, Robert
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Allied Intelligence has been warned: A Nazi strategy designed to thwart the D-Day invasion is underway. A Russian émigré turned operative for the British Secret Service, Michael Gallatin has been brought out of retirement as a personal courier. His mission: Parachute into Nazi-occupied France, search out the informant under close watch by the Gestapo, and recover the vital information necessary to subvert the mysterious Nazi plan called Iron Fist.

Fearlessly devoted to the challenge, Gallatin is the one agent uniquely qualified to meet it—he’s a werewolf.

Now, as shifting as the shadows on the dangerous streets of Paris, a master spy is on the scent of unimaginable evil. But with the Normandy landings only hours away, it’s going to be a race against time.

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Author: Bell, Ted
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Espionage Thrillers

On a yacht in the warm blue waters of the Caribbean, a little boy named Alex Hawke, hidden in a secret compartment, witnesses the brutal murder of his parents at the hands of two strange men. The only survivors of the attack, Alex and his father’s black parrot, Sniper, are sent back to the island off the coast of England where his family had lived and where generations of Hawkes have called home ever since their pirate forebear, the legendary Blackhawke, was betrayed and hung by the British.

Decades later, the boy, now a grown man and a naval hero, returns to the Caribbean on a special mission for the United States and Great Britain. His task is to find a secret Stealth submarine that has mysteriously disappeared and the men responsible for the theft. Once there, however, Hawke begins to have flashbacks about the night of his parents’ murder. He has also brought along with him a piece of paper his father had pressed into his hands before locking him into the compartment—an ancient treasure map.

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