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Author: Benning, Patti
Cozy Culinary Mystery

Ever notice that the best dishes…
Are made by one smart cookie?
Deli owner, Moira Darling didn’t get as far as she did by going with the flow.

The smart and sassy amateur sleuth runs a successful shop and will do whatever it takes to protect it.

Her world is turned upside-down, however, when a cross-town rival is found murdered.

You’ll find a delicious mix of personalities as a handsome and clever detective joins forces with Moira and her young daughter to get to the bottom of the mess in which the daring deli owner finds herself.

Toss in a marvelous mix of helpful and not so helpful townsfolk, and you’ve got one fast-paced and entertaining Cozy Mystery, set on the shores of lovely Lake Michigan. Take a taste, you’ll be back for more!

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Author: Gold, Rich
Buying & Selling Homes

Here is the comprehensive and essential guide for anyone looking to sell their house in today’s market. With the rise of online real estate platforms and the wide availability of information, more and more homeowners are choosing to sell their houses on their own, without the need for a traditional real estate agent. This book offers a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process with ease and confidence, and ultimately get the best price for your property — and saving a ton of money in the process.

The book begins by exploring the traditional real estate sales process and the role that agents play in it, and how these costs can quickly add up. But more importantly, you’ll discover why many homeowners are now choosing to sell their houses on their own, and how the rise of online real estate platforms has made this possible.

The heart of the book shows exactly how to sell your house without an agent. You’ll learn how to determine the value of your property, prepare your house for sale, and market it effectively to potential buyers.

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Author: Ellington, John
Coming of Age Fiction

Nestled between the smoky, rolling peaks of Southern Appalachia lies the town of Brevard, North Carolina. When Chris Avery’s family moves to Brevard in the early 1970s, Chris quickly becomes immersed in a world untouched by the mire of life outside the mountains.

As a young boy, Chris meets the son of the struggling dairy farmer next door, Walker Davis, and Walker’s best friend, Brook Palmer. The three of them become as bonded to each other as they are to the vibrant world in which their lives unfold, spending the formative years of their childhood wandering in the woods chasing waterfalls and brook trout. However, they soon find out that life isn’t always so simple.

What once seemed like Heaven is hopelessly ripped apart at the seams when one of the characters commits an irrevocable mistake that challenges friendship, love, and Chris’s understanding of even himself.

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Author: Valentean, Vincent
Men’s Adventure Fiction

Vin knew this day was coming. He knew it in his bones.

When an EMP decimates the world’s power grid, the Arizona desert is plunged back into the lawless era of the Old West. Where electricity, cars, and cell phones had once dominated daily life, this disaster ushers in the return of outlaws, shootouts, and settling differences the old-fashioned way. For Vin, a former special-ops soldier turned bounty hunter, the change is a welcomed one. But when his wife and son are caught in the middle of an all-out war between a massive outlaw gang and the remnant of the US government, he’s going to have to jump headfirst into the darkness to pull them back out.

EMP Ranch

The thin thread holding the civilized world together has been severed.

A ranch on the outskirts of a city becomes the sanctuary for a family during the unfolding crisis of an EMP. The nation’s power grid has failed. Hundreds of millions are left without basic utilities, and the enemy responsible for the EMP’s detonation now wreaks havoc throughout the countryside.

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Author: Johnston, Marie
Age Gap Romance

I needed a job and a place to live, but after getting snowed in with an oil tycoon I have to find a way to cool off first.

From Marie Johnston comes a forced proximity romance with an older man and younger woman and a dash of workplace romance.

I got laid off and kicked out of the house I was sharing with my ex—on the same day. Faced with moving home and being put back in charge of my five siblings, I jump at a mysterious job interview. The only catch is that I hitch a ride with a local oil tycoon…on his private jet.

Gentry King is also the single dad of the guy I’m interviewing with. Dads aren’t supposed to be that sexy in a suit, ooze power, or make me suddenly desire older men. All I have to do is get through one meeting in the middle of nowhere and then I can go my own way.

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Author: Baker, Fred G.
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Kidnapping Thrillers
A perfect crime leads to a perfect tragedy . . . When a man is executed for a murder he did not commit, Detective Lori Sanchez of the Phoenix Police Department decides to find out what went wrong. She thinks the crime scene was too clean, too flawless. It had to be a set up. The convicted man’s priest, Father Montero, agrees. They team up to search for the key witness who didn’t show up at trial. Where did he and his elusive girlfriend go? A complex set of interwoven crimes involving guns, drugs, and sex drive the unlikely duo to follow the evidence—wherever it leads. Part Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and part Dirty Harry, the story twists and turns as Detective Sanchez and Father Montero keep you guessing.

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Author: Lourey, Jess
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Small Town & Rural Fiction

In the summer of ’84, fourteen-year-old Frankie Jubilee is shuttled off to Litani, Minnesota, to live with her estranged mother, a county prosecutor she barely knows. From the start, Frankie senses something uneasy going on in the small town. The locals whisper about The Game, and her mother warns her to stay out of the woods and away from adults.

When a bullying gang of girls invites Frankie to The Game, she accepts, determined to find out what’s really going on in Litani. She’s not the only one becoming paranoid. Hysteria burns through the community. Dark secrets emerge. And Frankie fears that, even in the bright light of day, she might be living among monsters.

Let Love Come Last: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Caldwell, Taylor
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Historical Literary Fiction

Born into the humblest of circumstances, William Prescott is determined to amass a fortune large enough to ensure that his four children will never want for anything. He’ll do whatever it takes to achieve his goal, even if it means plundering Pennsylvania’s forests of every last tree and destroying anyone who stands in his way. As William’s business empire grows, so too does his insatiable need to be loved and admired.

William’s wife, Ursula, tries to fill their ostentatious home with warmth and common sense, but her efforts are destined to backfire. The children resent her for trying to discipline them, and William’s ambition blinds him to any point of view but his own. Only when two of his spoiled children plot against him does William realize that the ties that bind the Prescott family have become warped beyond recognition.

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Author: Murphy, Monica
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Contemporary Romance

“You’re engaged to be married.”

My father didn’t ask for my permission. He told me that I would marry a man I’ve never met. Wealthy. Powerful. And a complete stranger.

Perry Constantine is known as the life of the party.

And yet he presents a very different face to me behind closed doors.

He’s hiding a secret darkness.

“As your future husband, I have every right to tell you what to do whenever I want.”

I’m the good, dutiful daughter, so I’ll follow my father’s commands.

But my husband’s? Absolutely not.

Not even in the bedroom.

No matter how much he makes me ache.

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Author: Brent, Katy
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Women’s Humorous Fiction

Something bad happened last night. My best friend Posey is dead. The police think it was a tragic accident. I know she was murdered.

I’ve woken up with the hangover from hell, a stranger in my bed, and I’ve gone viral for the worst reasons.

There’s only one thing stopping me from dying of shame. I need to find a killer.

But after last night, I can’t remember a thing…

Nowhere to Run: An Anthology (affiliate link)

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Author: Brockmann, Suzanne
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Romantic Suspense

Not Without Risk

It began as a day’s pleasure cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But then Emily Marshall stumbled into a deadly maze of drug smuggling and murder—and discovered that the only person who could help her was the man who had once torn her heart to shreds.

A sudden and passionate interlude showed Jim Keegan the truth he’d been hiding from for so long. Now he knew exactly what he lost when he walked away from Emily—and what he would lose forever if he couldn’t save her. . . .

A Man to Die For

Carrie Brooks left her home, her job, her very existence, to run away with a murder suspect, a man whose only prior introduction to her was as her kidnapper. She has no reason at all to trust him. After all, he’s the enemy—isn’t he?

Felipe Salazar’s been in disguise for so long, he’s not even sure who he is anymore. But he knows two things: he’s innocent. And he’s waited all his life for someone like Carrie. . . .

The Lighthouse (affiliate link)

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Author: Parker, Christopher
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Magical Realism

Something strange is happening in Seabrook. The town’s lighthouse–dormant for over thirty years and famously haunted–has inexplicably started shining, and its mysterious glow is sparking feverish gossip throughout the spooked community.

Amy Tucker is only visiting for the night and has no plans to get caught up in the hysteria, but that changes when she meets Ryan, the loyal, hard-working son of a ranch owner who lives on the outskirts of town.

Their chance encounter turns into an unforgettable weekend, and against the backdrop of the lighthouse-obsessed town, the two of them forge a deep connection, opening their hearts, baring their souls, and revealing secrets long kept hidden.

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