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Apple Pie a la Murder: A Freshly Baked Cozy Mystery, book 1 (affiliate link)
Ever decide to do a good deed and it ends up making people suspect you of murder? No? Just me, then?
I blame my best friend, Lucy Gray. She encouraged me to ask Henry Hoffer to sell my pies in his restaurant, so I brought him an apple pie to try, on the house. Unfortunately, after trying my pie, Henry ended up dead. I didn’t do it, I swear.
It’s bad news for me. Turns out the police chief had recently hired a Detective, and although he’s tall, dark, and handsome, he’s also determined to find the killer and slap the cuffs on them. And he’s looking in my direction.
Can Lucy and I find the real killer before I wind up in an orange prison jumpsuit? Orange clashes with my red hair. And I didn’t do it.
Salad Dressing Cookbook (affiliate link)
4-Ingredient Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing
Cookout Mayo Dressing
Hot Dragon Dressing
Southwest Avocado Blend
Dijon Caper Dressing
Sweet Balsamic Dressing
Palmdale Paprika Mustard Blend
London House Dressing
Grecian Garden Blend
Minced Shallot Dressing
Simple European Blend
Taco Valley Dressing
Honey Poppy Seed Blend
Garden Parsley Dressing
Tropical Garlic Dressing
Hermosa Beach House Blend
Greek Dressing for Parties
Lemon Paprika Dressing
University Ave Dressing
Lemon Mint Blend
Much, much more!
HeartThrob (Heart Duet Book 1) (affiliate link)
What Happens when a former Teen HearThrob turns into a Zaddy?
When I met single dad, Lennox Reign, the brooding grump immediately had the whole room gravitating toward him.
Maybe because we all knew he was a former actor and we all had a poster of him on our wall once upon a time. But, freshly divorced, I have absolutely no time to get involved with the man.
When a PTO project forces us together, the more I uncover about the former actor’s past. Including secrets, he’d prefer to keep hidden.
And ones that are too late to put back.
Sure Thing (Best Laid Plans Book 1) (affiliate link)
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger?
No? I’m the only one?
Just kidding, I would never.
But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been good and it’s gotten me nowhere.
I’m owed a little fun, aren’t I? A reward for being good.
Sure, a new pair of shoes would be more appropriate, but Mr. Sexy Stranger is more appealing. And when he speaks—in that British accent—it’s a done deal. Every American woman has a hot British guy fantasy. Well, most do. I haven’t taken a poll or anything, but I’m pretty sure it’s a fact.
Escape (Tip of the Spear Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
Dark of Night (Deadly Highlands Book 1) (affiliate link)
When the sudden, violent death of a farmer echoes through the Highlands, it’s up to DCI Conall Keane and his team to unravel the mystery. From the start, it is clearly a case of foul play, but every thread toward the culprit leads to a fresh tangle. Is the local lord involved? The uni students camping on the land? Criminals hunting for a lost treasure?
Fortunately, Conall has a secret weapon to cut through to the truth: his eccentric, genius cousin, Shay. But even then, will the pair survive what they uncover in the dark of the night?
Steamed (The Gourmet Girl Mysteries) (affiliate link)
Chloe Carter’s Internet date commits the ultimate gastronomic faux pas: He dies before dessert
Ever in search of the perfect meal—and the perfect man—twenty-something grad student and food connoisseur Chloe Carter draws the line at speed dating. But when the Massachusetts native reluctantly signs up for Back Bay Dates, she’s soon communicating with a guy after her own heart. According to his online bio, DinnerDude is Eric Rafferty, a blond, six-foot foodie. They meet at a five-star restaurant where everyone seems to know Eric, and he and Chloe are given the celebrity treatment. But their first date turns out to be their last: Before Chloe can say crème brûlée, Eric is found in the men’s room, fatally stabbed in the neck.
Suddenly at the center of an investigation into the life of a man she barely knew, Chloe plunges into the cutthroat world of trendy restaurants. Her romantic life picks up again when she meets sexy chef Josh Driscoll—who’s also the prime suspect in Eric’s murder.
All the Fighting They Want: The Atlanta Campaign from Peachtree Creek to the City’s Surrender, July 18–September 2, 1864 (affiliate link)
John Bell Hood brought a hang-dog look and a hard-fighting spirit to the Army of Tennessee. Once one of the ablest division commanders in the Army of Northern Virginia, he found himself, by the spring of 1864, in the war’s Western Theater. Recently recovered from grievous wounds sustained at Chickamauga, he suddenly found himself thrust into command of the Confederacy’s ill-starred army even as Federals pounded on the door of the Deep South’s greatest untouched city, Atlanta.
His predecessor, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, had failed to stop the advance of armies under Federal commander William T. Sherman, who had pushed and maneuvered his way from Chattanooga, Tennessee, right to Atlanta’s very doorstep. Johnston had been able to do little to stop him.
The crisis could not have been more acute. Hood, an aggressive risk-taker, threw his men into the fray with unprecedented vigor. Sherman welcomed it.
As You Wish (affiliate link)
From bestselling author Chelsea Sedoti comes a thought-provoking contemporary young adult book about a small desert town filled with Mojave magic where everyone gets to make a wish on their eighteenth birthday. If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for?
Rules for Wishing:
Never let an outsider find out about wishing. (Zip your lips and throw away the key.)
Wishes that would impact the world are off limits (i.e. no bringing back the dinosaurs).
Do no harm. (Murder = no bueno.)
No time travel. (What’s done is done, pal.)
No bringing back the dead. (Come on. You’ve seen what happens in THE WALKING DEAD.)
NEVER BREAK THE RULES. (Seriously. We mean it. See Rule #7.)
There are always consequences.
Awakened Imagination (affiliate link)
A leader in the New Thought movement, Neville Goddard (1905-1972) was one of the most remarkable mystical thinkers of the past century. In more than ten books and thousands of lectures, Neville expanded on one core principle: the human imagination is God. He was a compelling presence at metaphysical churches, spiritual centers and auditoriums. Neville was not widely known during his lifetime, but today his books and lectures have attained new popularity. His principles have influenced several major spiritual writers, including Carlos Castaneda and Joseph Murphy.
In Awakened Imagination, he expounds upon his belief that to realize your desire an action must start in your imagination. Illuminated by quotations from Yeats, Blake, and the Bible as well as accounts of his personal experiences, Neville will show you:
How to cultivate your imagination
How to revise your attitude
How to attract what you want
How to fulfill your desires.
The Escape of Sigmund Freud (affiliate link)
Sigmund Freud was not a practicing Jew, but that made no difference to the Nazis as they burned his books in the early 1930s. Goebbels and Himmler wanted all psychoanalysts, especially Freud, dead, and after the annexation of Austria, it became clear that Freud needed to leave Vienna. But a Nazi raid on his house put the Freuds’ escape at risk.
With never-before-seen material, this biography reveals details of the last two years of Freud’s life, and the people who helped him in his hour of need—among them Anton Sauerwald, who defied his Nazi superiors to make the doctor’s departure possible. The Escape of Sigmund Freud also delves into the great thinker’s work, and recounts the arrest of Freud’s daughter, Anna, by the Gestapo; the dramatic saga behind the signing of Freud’s exit visa and his eventual escape to London; and how the Freud family would have an opportunity to save Sauerwald’s life in turn.
The Lucky Cat (Treasure Trove Antiques Book 1) (affiliate link)
Antiques and ammunition do not mix well.
The antique trade is not known for its life or death excitement and Landry Carran is happy that he has to contend only with furniture polish, woodworm and his irascible boss. He gets all the thrills he needs at his favorite BDSM club, Scorch.
Detective Gage Roskam is hunting stolen jewels taken from a Tokyo exhibition then shipped to Seattle. Mired in a deadly race involving the Yakuza, an enigmatic Englishman and too many indecipherable clues, he doesn’t have time to indulge in Dominant fantasies.
When their worlds collide, neither Landry nor Gage expects things to get quite as complicated—or dangerous—as they do. When Landry steps into the path of some powerful, ruthless people, it’s up to Gage to protect him. Along the way they might just discover what they both need.
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