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Break-In & Eggs (affiliate link)

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Author: Foutz, C.G. , Giardina, Courtney
Fun Foodie Cozy Mystery

For Veronica Walker, life in New York City isn’t the dream she thought it would be. So, when she inherits her grandmother’s farmhouse in the small coastal town of Blue Haven, North Carolina, Vernica packs up her car, and with her four-legged companion Scout in the passenger seat, she heads south. Now, she has a flourishing dog walking business and even started a secret food blog as an excuse to taste test the culinary excellence and eavesdrop on all the town gossip that Blue Haven has to offer.

Blue Haven’s annual Quiche on the Beach Bake Off is quickly approaching and excitement is high until the reigning Quiche on the Beach champion winds up dead and the suspect list starts rising faster than a baking quiche.

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Author: Parker, Weston
Contemporary Romance

The last thing I need is to fall in love. Especially with him…

My twin sister has other plans.

She works for a hot new dating agency that’s all the buzz.

And I made a pact with her. If we were still unmarried at thirty, we’d put ourselves out there fully.

Well, the time has come. And my sister isn’t letting up.

Now I have to start “dating in the dark,” whatever that means.

The rules are strict but simple.

No real names.

No seeing each other for the first few dates.

No exchanging personal info.

Straightforward but never easy.

Plus, I don’t have time for relationship drama. I have a hot, overbearing businessman breathing down my neck to buy my company.

He’s easy to forget about when I start dating Mr. Perfect. My new “sight unseen” date is the stuff dreams are made out of.

Until I realize that business guy and the new love of my life aren’t two people.

It’s the same guy—the one I love to hate and love to love.

Rain (Into the Storm Book 1) (affiliate link)

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Author: Woods, A.L.
Dark Romance Age Gap Love Triangle

I’m afraid of nothing and everything.
When that car accident changed my life twelve years ago—I thought it was over.
Dom saved me.
I used to think that I could save him, too.
He was the only one who could see me.
But then Nate came along and saw me, too.
One is my past.
Only one will be my future.
I want them both—only one of them can keep me.
Eventually, I’ll have to choose.

A car accident nearly killed her.
So the monster became what she needed: a hero.
But little girls grow up to whisper I love you’s and forever’s.
I should have never touched my best friend’s little sister.
When my actions threatened her safety, I did the only thing I could think of: I married her behind her older brother’s back.
A fire and a five-year prison sentence changed everything.
She threw away our vows, so I plotted my revenge.
There was only one thing I didn’t factor in upon my release.

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Author: Brannick, J. L.
Contemporary Romance

When Damien insults her teammates, Harley goes for blood. But she finds out he has an inventive, dirty mind.

Harley already knows the dominant, gorgeous man at her friend’s poolside party–because she made him bleed the last time they met. And Damien, a.k.a. Dimples, holds a mean grudge.

She’d love to keep her distance, but Harley needs his help. Damien owns the best investigation agency in Palm Springs, and she’s got to find someone fast. Her youngest, most vulnerable client is missing, and Harley has a bad feeling.

As they work together, Harley discovers Damien’s sharp, filthy mind behind that handsome face, and she struggles and chafes at their explosive chemistry. But when old ghosts and new enemies threaten, will Harley run? Or will she stay and fight for the kind of life she gave up on years ago? And the man who likes to tie her in knots–literally?

Post: A Byron Tibor Thriller (affiliate link)

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Author: Black, Sean
Military Thrillers

The war on terror just came home…
…it’s not going to be pretty.

Exhausted by years of combat, and haunted by the ghosts of his past, nothing is going to stop Byron Tibor returning home to the woman he loves. But is Byron who he appears to be, and why is the American government determined to stop him?
From the blood-soaked mountains of the Hindu Kush to the glittering lights of Manhattan, via the dark underbelly of the Las Vegas Strip, POST is the story of one man’s struggle to retain his humanity – before it’s too late.

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Author: Milton, Joyce
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Biographies of Comedians
Charlie Chaplin made an amazing seventy-one films by the time he was only thirty-three years old. He was known not only as the world’s first international movie star, but as a comedian, a film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the last. In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character—the Tramp, the Little Fellow—was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time. Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.
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Author: Kersey, Geoff
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Art Study & Teaching

Learn the essential techniques for painting from photographs with this illustrated guide by the acclaimed artist and teacher.

Many artists enjoy using photographic reference material, but while there are many advantages to this way of working, there are also unique challenges. One must learn to choose what to leave out, what to keep in, and how to adapt the scene to create a painting. In this book, Geoff Kersey introduces twenty-seven of his own paintings, explaining how they evolved from one or more photographs.

Kersey includes photographs, sketches, diagrams, details, colour charts and a wealth of tips explaining his techniques and artistic process. This volume also includes a glossary of painting terms as well as photographs for readers to interpret for themselves.

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Author: Midwife, The Secret, Weitz, Katy
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Maternity & Women’s Health Fiction

Strongest supporter, best friend, expert, cheerleader and chief photographer . . . Before, during and after labour the role of a midwife is second to none. The Secret Midwife reveals the highs and lows on the frontline of the maternity unit, from the mother who tries to give herself a DIY caesarean to the baby born into witness protection, and from surprise infants that arrive down toilets to ones that turn up in the lift.

But there is a problem; the system which is supposed to support the midwives and the women they care for is starting to crumble. Short-staffed, over worked and underappreciated – these crippling conditions are taking their toll on the dedicated staff doing their utmost to uphold our National Health Service, and the consequences are very serious indeed.

Wicked (affiliate link)

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Author: Drake, Shannon
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Action & Adventure Romance

Camille Montgomery is aware of the wicked man’s reputation. But as an expert in antiquities, she also knows his family’s Egyptian artifacts are the finest in England. The problem is, her wayward stepfather knows this, too—and he’s determined to steal them. So, when he’s caught in the act of robbing the so-called Beast of Carlyle, Camille must swallow her fear and boldly confront the man whose mask is said to hide a face too loathsome to behold.

The Earl of Carlyle has lived in the shadows ever since the suspicious death of his parents. But he’s never stopped trying to unravel the mystery behind what he suspects to have been their murder. And now that the lovely Camille has stumbled into his life, he has the perfect pawn for his deadly game of vengeance and deceit. But in laying his ruthless trap, will he risk losing his own heart?

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Author: Kremezi, Aglaia
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Greek Cooking, Food & Wine

Stretching from the shores of Turkey to the Ionian Sea east of Italy, the Greek islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean since the time of Homer. Over the centuries, Phoenicians, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Italians have ruled the islands, putting their distinctive stamp on the food.

Aglaia Kremezi, a frequent contributor to Gourmet and an international authority on Greek food, spent eight years collecting the fresh, uncomplicated recipes of the local women, fishermen, bakers, and farmers. Like all Mediterranean food, these dishes are light and healthful, simple but never plain, and make extensive use of seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and fish. Passed from generation to generation by word of mouth, most have never before been written down. All translate easily to the American home kitchen: Tomato Patties from Santorini; Spaghetti with Lobster from Kithira; Braised Lamb with Artichokes from Chios; Greens and Potato Stew from Crete; Spinach, Leek, and Fennel Pie from Skopelos; Rolled Baklava from Kos.

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Author: Ebert, Roger
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Movie & Video History & Criticism
Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Roger Ebert wrote movie reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times for over forty years. His wide knowledge, keen judgment, and sharp sense of humor made him America’s most celebrated film critic—the only one to have a star dedicated to him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His hit TV show, At the Movies, made ‘‘two thumbs up’’ a coveted hallmark in the industry. From The Godfather to GoodFellas, from Cries and Whispers to Crash, the reviews in Awake in the Dark span some of the most exceptional periods in film history, from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur, to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution. The extraordinary interviews included capture Ebert engaging with such influential directors as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, and Ingmar Bergman, as well respected actors as diverse as Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty, and Meryl Streep. Also gathered here are some of his most admired esssays, among them a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films. A treasure trove for film buffs, Awake in the Dark is a compulsively readable chronicle of film since the late 1960s.

His Wicked Promise (affiliate link)

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Author: James, Samantha
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Highlanders Romance

A young widow’s marriage to a Highland warrior unleashes a long-hidden passion in the New York Times–bestselling author’s medieval Scottish romance.

When Egan MacBain takes beautiful Glenda MacKay as his bride, it appears that he’s done so for the noblest of reasons. In truth, he has vowed at last to claim the woman he’s always loved—yet once lost—to another man. The rugged Highlander is determined to keep his passion hidden, for he will only show his tenderness once she is tamed.

Glenda agreed to marry Egan for the protection of his name. The young widow never expected that vows of love would leave her lips again, nor did she believe she’d ever hold any man so dear. But now she finds herself succumbing to the strong, silent warrior who fills her with a forbidden yearning for the love—and the child—that he so wickedly promised.

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