The Bug Hunter: A Novel

Technothrillers
Author: Ken Davenport
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The Bug Hunter: A Novel

A genetically engineered toxin races through America’s food supply…As terrorists plot a new attack using a deadly virus spread by insect vectors.

Nature itself has been turned into a weapon of mass destruction. And only one man can stop it.

The year is 2026, and Gabriel Marx and his wife Claire are living a quiet life in California’s Russian River Valley. An Iraq War veteran turned vintner with training in genomics, Gabriel has brought the latest in genetic engineering to Landmark Estates in an effort to help the winery fend off insect-based threats to their vines exacerbated by climate change.

The Empire Princess Omnibus: Books 1-4

Epic Fantasy
Author: Graham Diamond
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The Empire Princess Omnibus: Books 1-4

Beautiful, daring Anastasia, known as Stacy, is of noble birth. But she discarded a life of suitors and servants to live in the lush forest of the Haven.

Embracing her adventurous nature, she suddenly leaves her life in the Haven to set out on a dangerous journey.

But soon, as she arrives at the besieged ancient city of Satra, Stacy must employ all of her training in the Haven if she is to survive and save the lives of her companions.

Fall for Me (Cowboys of Crested Butte Book 1)

Western Romance
Author: Heather Slade
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Fall for Me (Cowboys of Crested Butte Book 1)

Olivia Fairchild gave up her dream of being a competitive barrel racer at nineteen, to follow her first love wherever his life as an F15 pilot took them. When his plane was shot down months later, right before the birth of their daughter, Liv’s world shattered. She returned to her parents’ isolated ranch in Colorado to raise her daughter alone. One year led into the next, and before she knew it, her daughter was grown and gone—leaving Liv bored and cranky. She finds herself spending too much time on social media feeds, cyber-stalking the hot guitar player she met at a concert over the summer.

Ben Rice recognized her as soon as he saw her sitting at the bar. Liv, that was her name, and fate kept bringing them together.

Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour

Rice & Grains Cooking
Author: Ellen King, John Lee, Amelia Levin
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Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour

Here is a go-to resource for bakers of all skill levels who love new information and techniques that lead to better loaves and more flavor. These 45 foolproof recipes for delicious, nutritious, good-for-the-gut breads and pastries star a wide range of artisanal flours that are now readily available to home bakers. These flours add layers of flavor and texture, and combined with a natural starter and long fermentation, make these baked goods enjoyable even by those who have difficulty with gluten. In-depth master tutorials to starter, country loaves, and adjusting recipes for different flours are paired with step-by-step photography sequences that help visual learners get these fundamentals just right.

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage: A heartwarming and funny Christmas romance

Holiday Fiction
Author: Katie Ginger
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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage: A heartwarming and funny Christmas romance

On a grey London day, Esme’s world crumbles around her when she loses her glitzy job on a top TV programme, her gorgeous, city-slicker boyfriend and her stunning apartment, all in one fell swoop just before Christmas.

Esme is forced suddenly to move back to her sleepy home town of Sandchester, and despite the snow blanketing the roof and the fairy lights that twinkle in her rustic little cottage, everything is looking bleak. That is until she reconnects with an old crush and finds herself unexpectedly getting swept away.

But Joe, handsome and charming as he is, is not all he seems. Esme soon realises that he has a tragic past which he just might not be able to overcome…

The Deepest Roots

Contemporary Fantasy
Author: Miranda Asebedo
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The Deepest Roots

Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing.

To best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy, their abilities often feel more like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent. Lux’s ability to attract any man with a smile has always meant danger. And although Mercy can make Enough of whatever is needed, even that won’t help when her friendship with Rome and Lux is tested.

Follow three best friends in this enchanting debut novel as they discover that friendship is stronger than curses, that trust is worth the risk, and sometimes, what you’ve been looking for has been under your feet the whole time.

Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache

Painting
Author: Agathe Singer
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Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache

Gouache paint has a long history, but it’s often associated with watercolor and multimedia art. Until now, that is! Trendy artists with large social-media followings are reinvigorating gouache, making this the ideal time to add this medium to your toolbox…or start your art journey with it!

Like the other books in the Anywhere, Anytime Art series, Gouache explores this medium in a portable, approachable, and contemporary way. Basic painting topics, such as tools and materials, techniques, and color theory, are presented in an easy-to-read, visual style. The subsequent step-by-step projects focus on various subjects that artists can find anywhere, whether they’re home or out and about.

Difficult Personalities: Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others (and Maybe Your Own)

Social Psychology & Interactions
Author: Helen McGrath, Hazel Edwards
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Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behavior of Others (and Maybe Your Own)

We all have people in our lives who frustrate, annoy, or hurt us: workplace bullies, those who always claim to be right, or those with anxious or obsessive personalities. And most of us hurt others occasionally, too. Now, authors Dr. Helen McGrath, a clinical psychologist and professor, and Hazel Edwards, a professional writer, offer this highly readable, extremely practical guide to dealing with the difficult personalities we encounter every day—in others, and in ourselves.

Taking the American Psychiatric Association’s widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) as its starting point, Difficult Personalities helpfully outlines over a dozen different personality traits and types, detailing their common characteristics and underlying motivations. It also equips readers with numerous strategies for dealing with difficult behavior.

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