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Author: Legg, Brandt
Conspiracy Thrillers

It’s not a conspiracy if it’s real.
It’s not real if you’re not alive to talk about it.

A group of wealthy businessmen decides the public is ready for a “regular guy” to be president of the United States. They choose a nobody – Hudson Pound owns a small chain of hardware stores.

They convince him he will win. Now he’s running…for his life.

Truth and lies blur as his backers forge a reality that serves their scheme. Navigating the political season’s brutal storms, he discovers dangerous secrets. Hudson has a secret of his own, one that will prove far more lethal.

A famous reporter relentlessly pursues him, will she live long enough to uncover the mystery from Hudson’s past?

In a campaign fueled by record amounts of cash, the one thing Hudson cannot afford is to trust anyone. Caught between trouble and terror, his only way out is to go in deeper.

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Author: Parks, G.K.
Private Investigator Mysteries

She’s desperate for help, and only one man is arrogant enough to try to save her…

Bruised and scared, Jade McNamara is ready to escape the abusive relationship she has found herself in, but there’s a catch. Her boyfriend’s a cop. He won’t let her leave him. He’s already threatened to kill her if she tries. And he’ll break every rule in the book to get her back.

Desperate to save her and prove Cross Security will one day become the greatest security and investigation firm in the country, Lucien Cross pits himself against a monster who wears a badge and has a gun. For Lucien, it’s a matter of pride. He has to do this to prove his worth, not only to future clients and Jade but also to himself. Being unprepared for the war he’s waging could cost him his business, his freedom, and possibly even his life, but he’s willing to put everything on the line to save her. But is it enough?

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Author: Carter, Solomon
Action Crime Thriller

Gail Everett hires private investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley and hands them a secret file supplied by her late father. As the PIs use the file to unpick a conspiracy – serious villains begin to appear in their lives. And as a violent gangster closes in Eva and Dan discover just how deadly their mission has become.

Friends are divided. Women are murdered on the streets. Private detectives Roberts and Bradley are snared in the dark heart of a thirty-year-old nightmare…

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben or Ian Rankin, then you will love Luck & Judgment!

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Author: Holmes, Jessie J.
Romantic Comedy

A laugh-out-loud-in-the-elevator-while-everyone-awkwardly-stares kind of Rom-Com.

Who wants to marry a millionaire? Definitely not Paige Michaels, a junior journalist at the nation’s leading entertainment magazine. Sassy and independent, she’s determined to make it on her own. Until she gets fired. Unwilling to accept defeat, Paige goes undercover on America’s newest reality show Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? to get the dirt and write an award-worthy expose.

After scoring a spot as a contestant, Paige stumbles her way through absurd tasks and midnight rendezvous in order to win dates with America’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Lincoln Lockwood. But when her professional life gets personal, how is she supposed to tell the difference between reality TV and real life?

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Author: Gardner, Ashley, Ashley, Jennifer
Regency Mystery
London, 1816
Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey’s search for the young woman leads to murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his transition from a soldier’s life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends–from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.
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Author: Knightley, Ellen
Historical Western Romance

Losing her parents at a young age, Julie was brought up in a cruel and unkind orphanage with her younger sister, Helen. After being robbed of her own childhood, Julie is determined to keep herself and her sister safe, and to build them a safe and happy home in Resland, where they escape. At first, life seems idyllic in the hometown of a fading gold rush, but a spate of robberies leads to unrest and danger. Even though times do not allow thoughts of romance, the sheriff’s young and handsome deputy makes Julie reconsider her feelings toward lawmen…

When her sister suddenly goes missing though, will Julie trust him with her only family’s secrets?

Sonny Campbell and his father are both sheriff’s deputies, and they lead a simple, peaceful life in their town of Resland. Sonny is used to a certain kind of life, where every day is the same and nobody ever arrives to pique his interest, let alone make him fall in love. The gold rush, part of which touches Sonny’s own town, creates unique challenges, but none so unique as the arrival of Julie and Helen Dotson. Sonny is immediately drawn to Julie, but it’s clear that she has secrets – secrets that she will do anything to hide.

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Author: Hartman, Ruth J.
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Cozy Mystery

When children’s book author, Christy Bailey, receives a call from her aunt Betty to help out at her bookshop, she drops everything to go. Christy packs up her two cats—Milton and Pearl, the stars of her children’s mystery books—and leaves busy Philadelphia for tiny Green Meadow, Indiana. The timing of the call is perfect, as Christy’s letch of an ex-boyfriend has just cleaned out her savings, leaving Christy with a pile of unpaid bills and a desire to start over. And what better place to do that than a charming small town in Middle America?

But when Christy reaches her aunt’s bookshop, instead of small town hospitality she finds a dead body! Even worse, her aunt is passed out in the corner, hands covered in blood. The dead woman is an old frenemy of her Aunt Betty, and while Christy knows her aunt is innocent, the local detective isn’t so sure. With Milton and Pearl prowling for clues, Christy is determined to find the real killer and clear her aunt’s name… before her story ends in tragedy!

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Author: Dailey, Janet
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Romance Literary Fiction

Jordanna Smith was the wild and willowy daughter of a prominent banker and a glamorous socialite, a globe-trotting huntress who sought the world’s big game at her father’s side. No man was her father’s equal in her eyes—until the night she met the rugged stranger who, in one frenzied and exalted moment, tapped the roots of a desire she had never known.

Fleeing to Idaho to join her father’s hunting party, she hoped to forget the bronzed stranger’s fiery touch. But there he was—her stranger, their guide, Brig McCord.

Their days were filled with the wild beauty of the hunt, their nights with the primitive fire of their passion.

But soon their idyll was shattered by jealousy, betrayal, and murder.

Now Jordanna has to face the hidden truths about her father and her brother, and a secret that already had claimed one life and threatened to destroy her newfound love.

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Author: Hauge, Michael
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For more than twenty years, Writing Screenplays That Sell has been hailed as the most complete guide available on the art, craft, and business of writing for movies and television. Now fully revised and updated to reflect the latest trends and scripts, Hollywood story expert and script consultant Michael Hauge walks readers through every step of writing and selling successful screenplays. If you read only one book on the screenwriter’s craft, this must be the one.
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Author: Sullivan, Randall
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Biographies of Musicians and Performers

When Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, millions of fans around the world were shocked. But the outpouring of emotion that followed his loss was bittersweet. Dogged by scandal for years and undone by financial mismanagement, Jackson had become untouchable in many quarters.

Untouchable pulls back the curtain Jackson’s public person to introduce a man who, despite his immense fame, spent his entire life utterly alone; who, in the wake of a criminal trial that left him briefly hospitalized, abandoned Neverland to wander the globe before making one final—and fatal—attempt to recover his wealth and reputation. The Jackson that emerges in these pages is both naïve and cunning, a devoted father whose parenting became an international scandal, a shrewd businessman whose failures nearly brought down a megacorporation, and an inveterate narcissist who craved a quiet, normal life.

Randall Sullivan delivers never-before-reported information about Jackson’s business dealings, his relationship with his family, and the pedophilia allegations that derailed his life and mar his legacy today, as well as the suspicious nature of his death. Based on exclusive access to Jackson’s inner circle, Untouchable is an intimate, unflinching portrait of the man who continues to reign as the King of Pop.

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Author: Davies, Paul
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Astrophysics & Space Science

The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies’s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the “big questions,” including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life?

In his characteristically clear and elegant style, Davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many different aspects of the cosmos, from the properties of the humble carbon atom to the speed of light, seem tailor-made to produce life. A radical new theory says it’s because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident—we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot.

While this “multiverse” theory is compelling, it has bizarre implications, such as the existence of infinite copies of each of us and Matrix-like simulated universes. And it still leaves a lot unexplained. Davies believes there’s a more satisfying solution to the problem of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past. If this is true, then life—and, ultimately, consciousness—aren’t just incidental byproducts of nature, but central players in the evolution of the universe.

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Author: Espiritu, Kevin
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Urban Gardening

In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.

If you think it’s impossible to grow your own food because you don’t have a large yard or you live in the city…think again. There is a plethora of urban gardening options to create beautiful, productive edible gardens no matter where you live. The key to succeeding as an urban gardener is to choose the method(s) that make sense for your unique living situation and then give your plants what they need to thrive. Kevin helps you do just that.

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