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Waiting Game

by J. L. Ficks

Tale One of the Shade Chronicles…

Doljinaar. Kingdom of might and stone. One name is whispered upon the lips of every man, woman or child old enough to know fear. An assassin lives among them. A foreigner born of a far off dark land and yet lies as close as their shadows. An assassin that goes by the name of Shade…

It has been many long years since Shade left the black forests of his people, the Dark Elves, where he was trained among the ranks of the Unseen. He has grown rich and powerful in the world of men, feeding off mankind’s compulsion for spilling its own blood. His name has become like a cold wind slipping in through the night, but even he tires of his own legend and yearns for a challenge…

And so when Shade was offered a job that could mean his own downfall, he did not hesitate to accept. He would strike at the crimelord of the Kurn underground. In one bold stroke he would make himself an enemy of his own dark underworld. Has he finally found a worthy enemy or will this contract be his last?

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Winter Song

by Jennifer McMurrain

Sage McKennan never expected she’d have to go at it alone. Cooper Davis had always been by her side as they worked to fulfill their dream of owning a bed and breakfast named, Winter Song. One cold Wyoming night, Sage is brought to her knees by the news of Cooper’s death. She has never felt so alone. Little does she know Cooper hasn’t gone anywhere. His spirit is determined to stay with Sage, so she’s never alone again.

Noah Finnley is down on his luck. He can’t find work and now he’s being evicted. Things start looking up when the beautiful Sage offers him a partnership at Winter Song. Just one problem, she has a ghost attached to her and Noah’s no Ghost Whisperer. He knows taking the job at Winter Song is a bad idea, but with his landlord threatening to confiscated his belongings and throw him out on the street; he feels he has no other choice, ghost or no ghost.

The two men must work together when Sage stumbles upon a mad man’s secret. If Noah and Cooper don’t find a way to settle their differences, Sage could join Cooper on the other side, permanently.

Forty Days At Kamas

by Preston Fleming

Kamas, Utah. 2024. In the totalitarian dystopia that America has become after the Unionist Party’s rise to power, the American West contains vast Restricted Zones dotted with ghost towns, scattered military garrisons and corrective labor camps where the regime disposes of its real and suspected enemies. Kamas is one such camp.

On a frigid March night, a former businessman from Pittsburgh, Paul Wagner, arrives at a labor camp in Utah’s Kamas Valley, a dozen miles east of the deserted resort town of Park City, which prisoners are dismantling as part of a massive recycling project.

When Wagner arrives, he is unaware that his eleven-year-old daughter, Claire, has set off to Utah to find him after becoming separated from her mother at the Philadelphia Airport. By an odd quirk of fate, Claire has traveled on the same train that carried her father into internal exile.

Only after Wagner has renounced all hope of survival, cast his lot with anti-regime hard-liners and joined them in an unprecedented and suicidal revolt does he discover that Claire has become a servant in the home of the camp’s Deputy Warden. Wagner is torn between his devotion to family and loyalty to his fellow rebels until, on the eve of an armored assault intended to crush the revolt, he faces an agonizing choice between a hero’s death and a coward’s freedom.

Quail Crossings

by Jennifer McMurrain

Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn’t thrilled that he’s hired a young 18 year old boy who’s caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.

Nightmare City: Part One: A Steampunk Dystopian Adventure

by Jack Conner

When beautiful young thief Katya goes on the run from a loan shark in the terrifying dystopian / steampunk city of Lavorgna, the last thing she expects is to be plunged into an epic adventure that will determine the fate of the world, but that’s just what happens in “Nightmare City: a Steampunk Dystopian Adventure”.Lavorgna is a city of fog and shadows, undead servants and soaring zeppelins, where mad scientists prowl the alleys, mob bosses strive for power and the dreaded Guild of Alchemists holds the land in an iron grip, while beneath the city lies a network of black caverns embedded with the ruins of an ancient race. Known as the Elders, they long ago worshipped Lovecraftian horrors.

To survive and save the dystopian world from an unimaginable fate, Katya must navigate all these dangers and more. On the run, she seeks out the local mob boss Ravic, only to learn that he’s embroiled in a vicious gang war with his rival Loqrin Mars, a conflict that has supernatural overtones. A new horror has gripped the city, with mysterious creatures called haunts killing people by the dozen, and Ravic believes Loqrin Mars is behind it. If Katya wants Ravic’s help, she must find out what Loqrin is up to — and stop him.

To do this, Katya must use all her thieving skills and cunning, because if she doesn’t succeed, the whole world will suffer an awful fate.

˃˃˃ No pressure, Kat.

The Word: A Novel

by Charles Alverson

After Joe Dixon leaves Folsom Prison, he vows never to go back. Although willing to go straight if necessary, an old prison mentor tips Joe off to the perfect con: the word of God. With what little money he has, Joe opens a ramshackle whitewashed storefront called The Word. Sitting in The Word, reading the King James Bible and waiting for spiritually hungry parishioners to provide for his material needs, Joe soon realizes that this scam might not be as easy as he thought.

His Bible is stolen, and to make things worse, his cash is dwindling, rent’s due, an unfriendly local copper tames an unwanted interest in his operation and his probation officer is breathing down his neck. and no followers, things got worse. With no followers, The Word’s future looks bleak…until a mysterious benefecator pays the rent, buys a new Bible and Joe finds himself surrounded by waifs and strays, discovering that his mentor’s scheme is working — if not exactly how Joe expected.

Dynamite Fishermen

by Preston Fleming

Beirut, 1982. Conrad Prosser is a skilled Arabist, expert agent handler, prolific intelligence reporter, and a connoisseur of Beirut’s underground nightlife. But, as his two-year tour at the U.S. Embassy nears its end, Prosser’s intelligence career is in jeopardy because he has not recruited an agent while in Lebanon, a sine qua non requirement for promotion.

Surveying his many contacts, Prosser selects an attractive Lebanese doctoral student and her idealistic brother as candidates for development. At the same time, he holds clandestine meetings by day and night with his string of Lebanese and Palestinian agents, pressing them to discover who is behind the latest wave of car bombings that has terrorized Muslim West Beirut. But when one of his agents supplies information used to capture a Syrian-backed bombing team, Prosser sets off a cycle of retaliation that threatens more than his career and cherished way of life.

At first denying, then later concealing, apparent attempts on his life, Prosser sets out to save both his job and his skin, exploiting his agents, his best friend, a former lover, his new girlfriend and her enigmatic brother. In doing so, he puts their lives at risk and discovers too late the effect of his heedless actions.

Cowboy Heat – Sweeter Version

by Sable Hunter

Aron McCoy has sworn off women, he has been burnt once and doesn’t intend to fall back into the matrimonial trap again. When Libby Fontaine arrives at Aron’s Tebow Ranch, she is determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months. The doctor has told her she can’t count on her remission from leukemia being a permanent one. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous and overwhelming. But when Aron finds out that Libby is innocent – he backs off. He has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then Aron catches Libby skinny-dipping in his stock tank and hears her cry out his name in pleasure – and the heat is on.

Mediterranean Cookbook: 40 Easy And Delicious Mediterranean Diet Recipes

by Patrick Smith

The Mediterranean lifestyle is a healthy way of eating and one of the finest diets in the world. It uses ingredients and seafood from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, France, and Spain.

In the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, you will find versatile recipes of high nutritional value and great taste. They promote low blood pressure, low cholesterol levels and weight loss, as well as keeping a healthy weight.

Mediterranean Recipes – Each a Secret to Healthy Living

Here is a brief overview of what’s inside:

  • Overview of the Mediterranean diet
  • 10 Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes
  • 10 Mediterranean diet lunch recipes
  • 10 Mediterranean diet snack recipes
  • 10 Mediterranean diet dinner recipes
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Lists of ingredients for the Mediterranean diet
  • A lot more!

As a health and nutrition coach from the Mediterranean, I have a vast archive of healthy recipes, ingredients and their properties that I use myself. In this book, I wrote down some of the finest Mediterranean recipes I have at my disposal.

Fillies And Females

by Bev Pettersen

She’d rather die than be the center of attention… that may happen.

Becky Rivers yearns for a loving family and carves out a home as companion-nurse to an aging Texas matriarch with more opinions than horses. Bruised by years of neglectful foster care, she avoids the limelight but is forced to team up with charismatic horse trainer, Dino Anders, in order to salvage her employer’s venerable race stable. Soon she is caught between a murderer and a ruthless saboteur…and her only ally is a man she isn’t sure she can trust.

Rogue’s Honor

by Brenda Hiatt

To escape her stepmother’s matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.

Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection. But “Purdy” proves to be anything but simple—or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl’s sweet kisses may just be worth it.

Claw Back

by P.J. Parrish

Her name is Grace. She’s eight years old. And she’s missing in the Florida Everglades. Can Louis Kincaid find her in time to save her — and himself?

Louis is desperate to wear a badge again and redeem himself in the eyes of his lover Joe Frye. He’s cleaning up his credit and getting in shape. But there’s one big obstacle in his way—his old nemesis Sheriff Lance Mobley. He’s willing to give Louis a shot but only if he proves himself on one of the weirdest cases Louis has ever worked. If he can find a missing endangered Florida panther in the steamy Everglades maybe he can claw his way back to his dream and his identity as a man.

It Had To Be You

by Susan May Warren

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits—and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.

Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior—on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he’s getting from Eden Christiansen isn’t making things any easier. But when Owen’s carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.

Absolute Zero

by Frederick Aldrich

Those responsible for the security of the nation were now fully awake, more so than they had ever been. The colonel’s words had bored through their fatigue like a laser. “If this thing is unleashed, the population of the planet will be returned to the level of the dark ages or perhaps even earlier. The very existence of mankind could be threatened.” Like travelers awakening on a different planet, they were suddenly surrounded by a very unfamiliar landscape.

The gleaming silver tanker truck would not give up its secret easily. Only close inspection by a welder would reveal that the end cap had been skillfully reattached. Indeed, to motorists along the busy interstate, it appeared identical to thousands of other such trucks that crisscross the country each day. But, unlike them, it contained no liquid, other than the bottled water for the terrorists concealed inside. They slept fitfully, the endless scream of eighteen tires burning into their consciousness. From time to time they would awaken and smoke a cigarette, never looking toward the box at the rear of the steel cavern. It contained a weapon they could not fathom, a horrible weapon,

In the early years, Cuba’s president believed his regime would usher in a new world order, with Cuba taking its place amoung the great nations of the hemisphere. But the American embargo had put an end to that, plunging his country practically into the Stone Age. Gradually, bicycles replaced cars as fuel shortages compounded the scarcity of virtually every basic necessity. On walls throughout the capitol, Havana, dispirited citizens scrawled ‘In Cuba, death is redundant.’ As his country slipped deeper into oblivion, his hatred grew and he resolved to repay the Americans for what they had done.

Driven To Date

by Susan Hatler

Career-driven attorney, Jill Parnell, has worked long and hard to become a partner at Corbett, Gray, & Shaw. When the coveted position is given to the boss’s nephew, she does what any intelligent employee would do—attends a colleague’s wedding and schmoozes a high-powered partner at another law firm.

Her potential new boss has only one condition for her, that she demonstrate a personal life that will support a thriving career. Pretending to have a boyfriend is outside Jill’s comfort zone, but she invites the best man to act the part and Ryan is all-too eager to play her significant other. Sparks fly between them, but she reminds herself she’s only driven to date to get back on the partner track.

When Jill discovers Ryan is the lawyer who stole her promotion, her charade threatens to implode. But breaking off their pretend relationship could cost her the job of her dreams. And the more she gets to know Ryan, the more she’s tempted to tame the bad boy, and make him her own.

A Firefly Tale

by Lily Lexington

Maisy the firefly has a job to do each summer. One warm summer’s day at dusk she finds a new girl to play with. Without warning she is captured by the girl and put in a jar to be her friend forever. What will Maisy do and how will she ever escape?

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