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Mistletoe in July (affiliate link)
What could possibly go wrong when you’re thrown together with a boss who’s far too cute for his own good? Sarah Gleeson is about to find out…
Sarah once had a crush on her boss, Adam Booth, but she soon came to the conclusion he was a player and snapped herself out of it. Determined to keep her heart safe and her job secure, she channelled her feelings into building a close working relationship instead.
When Adam has to face his brother and ex-girlfriend at a Christmas in July family celebration, Sarah agrees to be his fake girlfriend, urged on by her sister, who is convinced this is exactly what Sarah needs to shake up her safe existence.
My Beautiful Ghosts: A tear-inducing work of women’s fiction (affiliate link)
Her four-pawed friends meant everything. Now that they’re gone, will three thousand miles be enough to wash away her pain?
Alaska. Alyssa O’Donnell lost all her joy in one terrifying moment. Crushed by the deaths of her entire dogsled team after an icy accident two years ago, she’s still paralyzed by grief. And when she’s guilted into adopting a pup who’s the spitting image of her old lead Husky, the former competitor battles a wave of terror as hellish memories rear their ugly heads.
Frustrated by well-meaning attempts to pull her back into racing, Alyssa abandons her arctic roots and takes her new pet for a fresh start in California’s boundless sunshine. But when her longtime crush announces his plans to join her, she recoils at having someone close who may discover her hidden struggles and darker secrets.
Can she finally conquer endless despair and reclaim her true spirit?
Cambodian House Fried Rice
11 Happy Stew
Garlic and Lime Shrimp Wok
Cambodian Fish Hot Pot
Emperors of Cambodia Corn
Cambodian Beef Skewers
Chili Ginger Chicken Wings
Cambodian Lunch Salad (Spicy Honey Glazed Tomato and Cucumber)
Pan Seared Halibut Cambodia
Coconut Vanilla Cambodian Custard
Cambodian Lunch Salad II (Sesame Cucumber)
Eggplants in Ginger Vinaigrette Glaze
Hot and Spicy Seafood Filets
Wat Koh Sauce
Asian Backyard Chicken Thighs
Cambodian Banana Bites
Cambodian Noodle Soup
Much, much more!
Death Of A Deputy (A Murder In Milburn Book 2) (affiliate link)
Nora Newberry’s dream life is not going according plan.
Her best friend and business partner, Raquel, has just been murdered. The one man she had thought she loved can now be seen moseying through town with a supermodel dangling off his arm. And the diner she and Raquel had planned on opening together may never feed its first customer.
At least she still has her friend, Sean, the town sheriff…
So, when the sheriff’s deputy is killed at the town’s annual Viking festival and everyone suspects Sean of murder, Nora realizes she must figure out a way to prove him innocent. After all, she can’t handle losing him, too!
Red Harvest Moon (The Wandering Knife Book 1) (affiliate link)
A peaceful village. Flesh-eating monsters. A bandit with a sword.
The Black Feather is a notorious outlaw. Cast out by his people, his life is one of theft and idleness. But on the night of the harvest moon feast, the villagers of Puttle must call on the bandit to come to their aid. The Black Feather is the only chance at survival they have.
The ravenous ghuls of Urizan are set to blaze and burn across the land. Puttle lies in their path, where they will bring fire and death.
Bandit turned protector, the Black Feather is hired to take up his sword against the monsters. But when battle arrives, will he turn from the fray and leave the people of the village to their fate? Or will he embrace the way of the Wandering Knife, and bring his talent for violence to bear?
Jammed (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 1) (affiliate link)
At age twenty-nine, Charlie Cooper’s life is not exactly a hit. Working as a precinct secretary at the Boston Police answering phones, making appointments and writing up crime reports means she might not be on the fast track to her ultimate dream job.
And her living situation? She is the proud inhabitant of the most minuscule “master suite” she can afford to pay, where she can brush her teeth, get her clothes out of the dresser drawer, and turn on the hallway light without getting out of bed.
But when her boss sends her to work undercover, she’s ready to take the bull by the horns and prove she is more than just a fast typist. Sure, she has to bite the bullet by returning to her hometown and living with her wacky family, but this is only the cover for her real assignment: finding clues involving a real big drug case.
What starts out to be just harmless snooping turns into a pile of dead bodies, slashed tires and threatening notes. But Charlie is determined to solve the case and catch the killer before he catches her.
The Last Hostage (The Kat Bronsky Thrillers) (affiliate link)
Airline pilot Ken Wolfe does not rattle easily. But when he learns that Rudolph Bostich is on his flight, his face goes pale. Bostich, the presumptive nominee for US Attorney General, bungled the case against the man who kidnapped and killed Wolfe’s daughter. The pilot is prepared to do whatever it takes to get revenge—even setting off a bomb on a plane full of passengers.
FBI agent, psychologist, and rookie hostage negotiator Kat Bronsky now has one hundred and thirty lives riding on her every word. As Bronsky speaks with the volatile Wolfe, she realizes she must solve the mystery of an eleven-year-old girl’s murder—in a matter of hours—to avert disaster.
Off to the Side: A Memoir (affiliate link)
Secret Agent Father (affiliate link)
An undercover agent faces the most personal case of his life when he learns that his secret son is in mortal danger.
Although he’s never met the boy who arrives on his doorstep, undercover DEA agent Alex McCade can’t deny the truth. The four-year-old is his child, and—like father, like son—little Cody has landed himself in the middle of a dangerous situation.
Cody is the only one who can identify his mother’s killer. And the boy’s beautiful aunt, Shelby Jacobson, is hoping that Alex can help uncover the truth. Now, with a killer after his newfound family, Alex will do anything to keep Cody and Shelby safely by his side.
Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story (affiliate link)
As a boy in postwar England, legendary Kinks singer/songwriter Ray Davies fell in love with America—its movies and music, and its culture of freedom, fed his imagination. Then, as part of the British Invasion, he toured the US with the Kinks during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent history—until the Kinks were banned from performing there from 1965-69.
Many tours and trips later, while living in New Orleans, he experienced a transformative event: the shooting (a result of a botched robbery) that nearly took his life. In Americana, Davies tries to make sense of his long love-hate relationship with the country that both inspired and frustrated him. From his quintessentially English perspective as a Kink, Davies—with candor and humor—takes us on a very personal road trip through his life and storied career as a rock star, and reveals what music, fame, and America really mean to him. Some of the most fascinating characters in recent pop culture make appearances, from the famous to the perhaps even-more-interesting behind-the-scenes players. The book also includes photos from Davies’s own collection and the band’s archive.
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird Book 1) (affiliate link)
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
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