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Wash (Fierce Salon Book 1) (affiliate link)

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Author: Drake, Aspen
Humorous Erotica

When Nate Edwards left his drug-addicted ex and his modeling career, he followed his other passion and opened up Fierce Salon. He’s a player in every sense of the word but never steps over the line of professionalism when it comes to his staff. They’re the only women off limits to him.

After Amy loses her job and her boyfriend on the same morning, she runs into an old friend working at an upscale salon in Menlo Park. Amy’s desperate situation begins to look up when she lands her dream job and gets to spend her days looking at the most beautiful man she’s ever seen.

Despite his rule about not dating employees, Nate sees something in Amy that he can’t deny.

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Murder Mystery


Two skeletons are discovered in Lamentation Tarn, a mountain lake.

Talented detective Mike Nash and his team have little evidence with which to work, until a surprising discovery prompts them to contact law enforcement agencies in Eastern Europe.

A joint task force is formed to uncover a criminal network involved in prostitution, drugs, and human trafficking, but Nash’s preoccupation with internal politics, as well as with an attractive Russian detective, proves to be a distraction.

Finally, a young victim escapes the gang’s clutches, providing Nash with much needed evidence. A search of the neighboring tarn yields evidence of even more heinous crimes.

Who else will die before the criminals are brought to bitter justice?

Again, Alabama (affiliate link)

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Author: Sands, Susan
Contemporary Romance

Cammie Laroux is back in Alabama—again.

Dragged back to her small town to help her mother recover from surgery while rescuing the family event planning business should be a cinch. Even for a disgraced television chef, right? Wrong.

Among the many secrets Cammie’s family’s been hiding is the fact that their historic home is falling down. Oh, and the man hired to restore the house, Grey Harrison, is the same high school and college love of her life who thrashed her heart and dreams ten years ago. Yeah, that guy.

Grey, a widower with a young daughter, has never stopped loving Cammie, and when they are face to face once again, the chemistry is off the charts. Cammie may be in full-blown denial, but letting go is no longer in Grey’s vocabulary, even when winning Cammie’s forgiveness and renovating their love may seem like an impossible build even for a master architect and carpenter.

As Cammie finds herself forgetting all the reasons she can’t trust Grey or love again, he finds himself remembering all the reasons he wants her to stay with him in Alabama… forever.

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Author: Nix, Heather
LGBTQ+ Fantasy

Things are finally looking up for thirty-five year old Jackie Miller. She’s scored her dream job as head pâtissier at the top restaurant in the country, she’s going to propose to her girlfriend, and she’s flexing her creative muscle with a showpiece dessert that will blow the socks off of the Seattle food scene.

Or so she thinks.

When she meets a hellish princess in an explosive mishap, her whole life gets flipped upside down, and Jackie has to figure out how to juggle an unexpected breakup, an unexpected houseguest, and some unexpected feelings which might just lead to heaven on earth.

My Curvy Rival (affiliate link)

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Author: Carron, Leigh
Humorous Erotica

He’s at risk of losing more than just his clients.
Jazz Legend is fat, fit, and fabulous. She’s a former ballet dancer who channels her love of dance and the joy of movement into her new size-inclusive, women’s only gym—Fab Fitness—right down the street from Leo Foster’s club. Nothing like a little competition to heat things up.

Leo, a former hockey player and athletic trainer, has a different perspective on exercise. For him, it means discipline, hard work, and setting goals. Not motivational slogans, provocative dance classes, and kumbaya. So when he discovers bright pink flyers advertising Fab Fitness scattered across his parking lot, he sets out to confront the new gym owner. Only he hadn’t counted on the impact of those buttery curves and that saucy smile. Or that he’d be captivated by a free-spirited woman who meditates, creates her own essential oils, and was still in diapers while he was growing peach fuzz.

Vick’s Vultures (affiliate link)

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Author: Warren, Scott
Space Opera Science Fiction

In the far future, alien technology captured by the Union Earth Privateers has fueled Earth’s tenuous expansion from a single planet to a handful of systems across the Orion Spur.

Victoria Marin, captain of the U.E. Condor, and her crew of Vultures have been running dry for months. In danger of losing her command and her credibility if she can’t locate fresh salvage, she locks onto the distress signal of an alien ship in hopes of valuable cargo. What she finds instead is First Prince Tavram, the heir apparent to one of the largest empires in known space. Tavram’s ship has been crippled after narrowly escaping an ambush and his would-be assassin is coming to finish the job.

The Vultures launch a high risk mission to rescue the prince and recover every last scrap of xenotech they can before the hunter catches up to his prey. But there are more dangers than notorious interstellar assassins when it comes to ferrying an alien prince across the stars, and Victoria must contend with dangerous alliances, old grudges, and even her own government if she means to bring her crew home alive. Whether she succeeds or fails, the consequences of her choices will affect the path of all humanity.

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Author: McKay, Sinclair
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Scientist Biographies

Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret…

The men and women of the ‘Y’ (for Wireless’) Service were sent out across the world to run listening stations from Gibraltar to Cairo, intercepting the German military’s encrypted messages for decoding back at the now-famous Bletchley Park mansion.

Such wartime postings were life-changing adventures – travel out by flying boat or Indian railways, snakes in filing cabinets and heat so intense the perspiration ran into your shoes – but many of the secret listeners found lifelong romance in their far-flung corner of the world. Now, drawing on dozens of interviews with surviving veterans, Sinclair McKay tells their remarkable story at last.

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Author: Barnes, Linda
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Private Investigator Mysteries

As a former Boston cop, Carlotta Carlyle thought she had seen it all—but that was before she became a private eye . . .

Six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye Carlotta Carlyle is “the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine” (New York Post).

A Trouble of Fools: Recently fired from the Beantown police force for insubordination, the part-time taxi driver lands her first case as a private eye. Searching for a missing Irish cabbie leads her into a nefarious scheme that puts her at odds with the FBI and a Mafia-connected former lover, in this award-winning debut.

The Snake Tattoo: A London Times outstanding book of the year, Carlotta Carlyle’s former boss, Lieutenant Mooney, gets into a scrap with a stranger in a bar. When the stranger winds up comatose, Mooney is suspended, and he needs Carlotta to find the one woman who can exonerate him: a blond hooker with a snake tattoo.

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Author: Gangloff, Tammy, Gangloff, Steven, Ferguson, September
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Quick & Easy Cooking

For hikers, home gardeners, or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency, quick and easy package-and-prepare meals—just add water!

If you want to have quality food to take on the trail or to the campground for pennies a meal; preserve the bounty from your backyard garden; or store nutritious fare for weather or other emergencies, prepackaged meals in a bag are an affordable and healthy option. This collection of recipes, with tips on dehydrating equipment and storage, allows you to have fast, simple dinners, desserts, snacks, appetizers, and more ready to go, or to throw into the crockpot. Prepare dehydrated:

Peach, Raisin, and Oatmeal Cookies
Pineapple Pork and Rice
Mascarpone and Spinach Linguini
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Lentil Chicken Chili
Spicy Sausage Breakfast Bake, and much more!

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Author: Weiss, Lisa, Luchetti, Emily
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Dessert Baking

What could be more satisfying than presenting friends and family with a perfectly crafted homemade dessert, fresh out of the oven? Yet for many, the idea of baking is intimidating; rolling out pie dough or making a cake from scratch is akin to climbing Mount Everest.

The Fearless Baker is a beginner’s baking guide written to empower home cooks with spot-on advice and a cache of go-to recipes. Renowned pastry chef Emily Luchetti guides novice bakers through her amazing recipes to troubleshoot their most common pitfalls. Charming color illustrations and photographs of real-life beginning bakers in action complete the instruction, turning even the most tentative baker into a fearless one.

Collected Poems, 1930–1993 (affiliate link)

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Author: Sarton, May
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American Poetry
A comprehensive volume collecting May Sarton’s poetry from over sixty years of work
This collection spanning six decades exposes the charm and clarity of Sarton’s poetry to the fullest. Arranged in chronological order, it follows the transformation of her writing through a wide range of poetic forms and styles. Her poetry meditates on topics including the American landscape, aging, nature, the act of creating art, and self-study. This compendium from one of America’s most beloved poets will enthrall readers.

Bulfinch’s Mythology (affiliate link)

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Author: Bulfinch, Thomas
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Classic Roman Literature

This unabridged edition of the classic guide to western mythology covers everything from Prometheus and Pandora to the Legends of Charlemagne.

Beginning in the 1850s, American author Thomas Bulfinch collected ancient and medieval legends and retold them in accessible prose that allowed the average reader to appreciate their beauty and significance. His pioneering work remains one of the most trusted English-language interpretations of Greek and Roman mythology, Arthurian legend, and medieval romance.

Originally published as three separate volumes, this edition of Bulfinch’s Mythology presents the complete and unabridged text of “The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes”; “The Age of Chivalry, or the Legends of King Arthur”; and “Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages.”

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