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Author: Drew, Tracey
Humorous Cozy Mystery

Wanted: Cat mum to manage a yarn store, corral two curious cats, all the while being tangled up in murderous mayhem and mystery.

Tessa Wakefield is a busy woman. Too busy for murder. Between running her cozy craft store, refereeing family drama, and two handsome men determined to drive her to distraction, the last thing on Tessa’s mind is murder.

Until now.

When her brother gets stitched up as a murder suspect, like any good sister, Tessa embraces her inner sleuth, joins forces with her crafty friends, and starts snooping.

Is the killer someone from inside Tessa’s tight-knit community? What if they come unravelled and kill again? Can Tessa knit together the clues and uncover the truth before the police charge her brother with murder?

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Author: Best, Samuel
First Contact Space Exploration Adventure

Five months to Titan. Four brave crew members. One incredible mystery.
Jeff Dolan always wanted to be an astronaut. After helping a private space company build a ship that can travel to Saturn’s largest moon in five months, he gets his chance.

Shortly after launch, a devastating malfunction forces Jeff and the crew to make a choice: continue to Titan, or go back home. As the truth about their mission unravels, one thing is clear: someone on Earth knew about the system flaw and covered it up.

Yet surviving the journey isn’t the crew’s only concern. Even if they make it to Titan, they will face another problem:

Something is already there.

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Author: Harmon, Danelle
Regency Historical Romance
England, 1775: When nobly-born Captain Christian Lord is given command of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Bold Marauder, the disciplined and highly-esteemed English officer never dreams that a crew on the brink of mutiny will be the least of his troubles as he heads to Boston to subdue pirates and rebels. Haunted by nightmares and a tragic past, Christian is loyal to King and Country . . . never imagining that his gravest danger could come in the form of a beautiful stowaway who secretly plots his destruction. For also onboard is sensuous Irishwoman Deirdre O’ Devir . . . determined to avenge her brother’s forced enlistment into the Royal Navy, and now, as near as a whisper to the blackguard responsible. But the best laid plans go awry, and when Deirdre realizes that behind Christian’s haughty, aloof façade beats a tender heart, she finds herself falling in love with her handsome enemy in this tender, emotional, and unforgettable tale of love and passion by the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed de Montforte Brothers series.
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Author: Best, Samuel
Space Exploration Sci Fi Odyssey

Leaving Earth is the easy part. Surviving the trip to a new home 10,000 light years away is a journey like no other.

Merritt Alder is done with Earth. The planet is polluted and overpopulated, and its people are hungry.

Earth’s first colony, Galena, is a pioneer world 10,000 light years away. It has clean air, unpolluted water, and continents of arable land. Anyone can start a new life…if they can get there.

For Merritt, the journey is only the beginning. Obstacles arise every step of the way, forcing compromise and sacrifice. And not everyone on his ship is pure of heart.

The bonds he forges on the journey will be the key to surviving on another world — a world anyone has yet to fully explore.

A world with secrets of its own.

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Author: Berlitz, Charles
Ancient History

If you thought Atlantis was a myth, this book may change your mind.

Legends suggest that, for thousands of years before the beginning of recorded history, a powerful civilisation flourished in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This breathtakingly advanced island continent boasted splendid cities, golden temples, crowded sea ports from which the far-reaching influence of Atlantis spread to the rest of the world, until its destruction in an overwhelming cataclysm.

Now, based on careful study of scientific undersea research, Charles Berlitz shows that the Atlantis story is not legend but fact—and unravels a startling mystery. In Atlantis: The Eighth Continent readers will find answers to many of their questions, such as:

• What message lies buried with the mighty stone structures deep beneath the Atlantic?
• What profound revelations about Atlantis have come to us from beyond Earth?
• Was Atlantis destroyed in an ancient nuclear war?
• What great centres of Atlantean culture yet await discovery?

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Author: Tabor, Debra
Coming of Age Fiction
Talented and successful singer Sophie Morton did not know how the events of a particular summer in the 1970s would haunt her far into her adult life. As a child, she escaped the darkness of her father’s rage by spending time with her best friend Mary Ann. They were particularly consumed the summer Evie Barrington returned home. Only her father’s death would bring Evie back after ten years away. She returned to the old Victorian mansion to uncover the truth about her mother’s life, its tragic end, and her father’s cruelty. In the wake of it all, a circle of women, would have to face struggles, move forward, and learn to heal.

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Author: Sheridan, Mia
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Magical Realism

New Orleans, a city of mystery and magic, of secrets and dreams, and a history drenched in both love and the deepest of heartache.

When ballet dancer Clara Campbell arrives in New Orleans, lonely and homesick, she is immediately captivated by the story of Windisle Plantation and the tragic tale that is said to have transpired beyond its gate. Legend has it that it is abandoned by all living souls, but to Clara’s great surprise, it is not a ghost she hears through the stone wall surrounding the property, but a flesh and blood man. A scarred stranger with a pain deeper and darker than the churning waters of the Mississippi river that flows beside his self-imposed prison.

The ruined man behind the wall hides himself from the world. The last thing he expects is to find a friend in the selfless girl who speaks to him through the cracks in the rock. The girl who keeps returning week after week. The girl who makes him wish for things he has long since given up on. The girl who strikes both fear and hope within his wounded heart. But there can be no future for them, no life beyond Windisle, for no one knows better than him that monsters only live in the dark.

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Author: Daley, Kathi
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Cozy Animal Mystery

My name is Lou Prescott. I was born in South Carolina but spent most of my life in Northern Minnesota. Since the death of my husband, I’ve found myself at loose ends, so when my niece offered to sell me the quaint seaside bookstore she owned in Holiday Bay, Maine, I jumped at the opportunity to restart my life somewhere new.

My journey to date has been a bit rocky but my rescue cat Toby and I are making it work. The first thing we did after settling in was make a few additions to the bookstore including a coffee bar and pastry counter, as well as a cat lounge with a rescue and adoption feature. This allows Toby and I to match his buddies from the street with their perfect human.

So far, my favorite part of my new endeavor is a reader group who meets on Tuesday nights.The murder mystery book club started off as a typical read and discuss type forum but quickly segued into an actual mystery club when a member of our group was found dead.

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Author: Harper, Kristin
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Sisters Fiction

Arriving at the honeysuckle-covered beach house inherited from her beloved grandmother, recently heartbroken Jill hopes to convince her two feuding sisters not to sell a place so full of happy childhood memories. But the envelope waiting on the driftwood table changes everything. In her elegant handwriting, Nana Rose promises a new letter will arrive each day of the summer revealing a family secret she took to her grave.

Shaken, Jill anxiously awaits each letter filled with Nana’s bittersweet memories of her own sister who she loved more than anyone—and lost far too young. But why did Nana never speak of this tragic loss to her grandchildren?

Watching the sunset each night and wondering how well they really knew Nana Rose, Jill feels her family is closer than they’ve been in years. And after a chance encounter with blue-eyed tree surgeon Alex, she wonders if Nana believed being back on Dune Island would help Jill find love, too?

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Author: Whitehouse, Rock
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Space Opera Science Fiction

It all began as a routine port-of-call at a friendly alien planet…

Ensign Carol Hansen is six months out of Fleet University, and six months out of a toxic relationship that made no sense to anyone but her. Serving aboard Liberty is everything she had aspired to. But that sweet time comes to an abrupt, violent end when Liberty is destroyed in an unexpected attack. Carol is lucky enough to be ‘ashore’ in the alien city below, and barely survives the death raining down from space.

Can she overcome the shock and grief of loss and meet the challenge of combat leadership? Is she ready to transform herself from raw ensign to battle-tested warrior? Can she likewise face up to that failed relationship, and perhaps see with new, more seasoned eyes someone who had always been right beside her?

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Author: Andrews, Brian, Wilson, Jeffrey
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War & Military Action Fiction

A new generation of elite American warriors faces off against an enemy unlike any other

Sons of valor …

Navy SEAL Keith “Chunk” Redman has been one of the military’s top doorkickers since the day he pinned on his trident: loyal, single-minded, lethal. Tasked to lead a new, covert team of Tier One SEALs—the most elite special operators in the world—Chunk can no longer simply rely on the status quo. To safeguard America, he needs help to stay a step ahead of its adversaries.

Brilliant at spotting patterns in the data that others miss, ex–CIA analyst Whitney Watts sees evidence of a troubling link between illicit Chinese arms sales and an attack on a US military convoy in Afghanistan. If she’s right, it would portend not only massive casualties, but a devastating threat to global stability.

Sons of war …

From the ashes of a never-ending war, a new generation of terrorists has arisen: sophisticated, tech-savvy, and hiding in plain sight among America’s allies. Battered by the Taliban and by the West, they call themselves al Qadr—Power and Destiny—and they’re determined to wrest back control of their homeland. Armed with a powerful combat drone, they can strike with deadly precision at US forces in the region—but their ambitions reach far, far beyond that.

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Author: West, Jillian
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Military Romance

Not all alphas are good men.
Charlie learned that lesson the hard way. After losing her daughter’s father in a senseless act of violence she hasn’t figured out how to move on. She’s trapped in a cycle of guilt and misery. It makes her the perfect target for a man who only wants to control her and exploit her impulses.

A chance introduction at a neighbor’s barbecue changes everything.
The three owners of The Omega Exchange’s Colorado location are as enamored by Charlie’s daughter as they are the sad-eyed omega. Determined to help her escape, they offer her the opportunity to be whisked away to safety. Charlie doesn’t hesitate, but danger follows.

It appears the past isn’t letting go without a fight.

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