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Flaps Down: The Reluctant Hero

by Jackie Weger

Parnell Stillman, ace pilot, is man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has the ability to fly through anything except solid mountain. He lives alone because people are not to be trusted–especially women. Flying is his high road until one sleet-filled morning–it isn’t. Mischance forces his plane down in a frozen wilderness. He can survive, but his live cargo is another matter–an annoying social worker and five orphans–the most irksome freight he’s ever hauled in his life. Rebecca Hollis is distraught. The orphans have missed their chance for parents. She determines to force the obnoxious, disagreeable, self-centered pilot to do what is necessary to insure the survival and rescue of the orphans… Even if it means making the noble gesture of keeping her mouth shut–or other womanly things. But the pilot isn’t having it. No way. No how. No time. He’d rather dance with a grizzly or wrestle a puma than give his heart over to a sly, conniving, wily do-gooder. He is not into heroics. Rebecca Hollis has other ideas–lots of them! All artful and disingenuous–one of which is bound to work…she hopes.

Call Me Zelda

by Erika Robuck

Everything in the ward seemed different now, and I no longer felt its calming presence. The Fitzgeralds stirred something in me that had been dormant for a long time, and I was not prepared to face it….

From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity.

When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds’ tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda’s most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended…

A Week To Be Wicked

by Tessa Dare

Unexpected lovers find themselves together in Spindle Cove with A Week to be Wicked—the second book in Tessa Dare’s utterly delectable historical romance series. This Regency Era delight finds a restless British lord desperate to escape the quaint and too quiet small seaside resort he’s trapped in…and he gets much more than he expected when he eagerly agrees to escort a beautiful, brilliant, socially awkward lady scientist to Scotland.

Blood Double

by Connie Suttle

Eleven days. Eleven days it took, for me to become vampire. The beating had revived old nightmares and I only wished to die. I’d shaken my head and muttered no through lips so bloodied and swollen it was difficult to say the word. He’d asked me if I wanted to live. I said no. He asked me if I wanted to be strong and live forever. I said no again, with difficulty. “Wrong answer,” he whispered and cut into my wrists.

In the beginning, the One created the Three. Only the One was more powerful than the Three. They were named Wisdom, Strength and Love. Those Three are more commonly known as the Mighty Mind, the Mighty Hand and the Mighty Heart.

Others were made, then, with varying degrees of power, who served under the One and the Three. The worlds were made, both Light and Dark, and those worlds were populated with all manner of races and creatures.

One day, the One and the Three discovered that a blight had infected their ranks. Some at many levels of power had banded together and turned against them, seeking to destroy what had been created. The Three were given the task of pursuing the rogues and finding a way to either turn them back to the light or eliminate them. The Three began to choose their armies carefully, as their duty was to seek out and right many wrongs in their pursuit of such pervasive evil.

The God Wars have begun.

The Waiting Tree

by Lindsay Moynihan

The real me? I thought. What was I now, the fake me? Would I suddenly wake up and discover I’d dreamt up this entire year or had been in some sort of coma? Eighteen-year-old Simon Peters wants to stand up for the truth about who he is. His love for Stephen is unwavering, but does he have the courage to defend it when his entire church community, including his eldest brother Paul, have ostracized him? Will Stephen’s feelings change now that he’s been banished to the Waverly Christian Center to learn how to be “normal” again? Trapped in a cashier’s job he hates, struggling to maintain peace with his brothers after their parents have died, and determined to look after his mute twin and his friend Tina, Simon puts everyone else’s needs before his own. It takes a courageous act on the part of Jude, his devoted twin, to change both of their lives forever. Jude, who is wiser than anyone ever knew. Jude, who understands that the meaning of the fig tree blooming in their scrappy backyard can finally set them free.

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Affliction Z: Patient Zero

by L.T. Ryan

Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. The remaining few who survive will succumb to a fate worse than death.

3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control.

They’ve vanished.

Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive.

Six Seasons: Fairy Tales

by Ellis Pier

Uncover the keys to life – in a fairy tale

Journey with author Ellis Pier through Six Seasons of a lifetime, and uncover words to accompany you as you travel through your own six seasons. Follow kings and countrymen, wizards and wise men, as they discover that the secrets to a good life lay more in unconditional love, destiny, sacrifice, simple actions and sharing one’s good fortune – than in wealth, power and the usual trappings of success.

Enclosed within this small golden volume, you will find six original and entertaining stories – fairy tales – each with its own hidden gem of wisdom and gift of learning. Together, the tales offer core ideals and values that will become a guidebook for your voyage through life.

The words contained within this volume are words to live by, to read and re-read, to share and discuss with family and friends. Six Seasons is sure to become one of the most beloved and well-worn books on your bookshelf, and all who read it will recognize the wisdom and resilience that comes with age, experience, love, and a life well-lived – that life can be a fairy tale indeed.

Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America

by Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard prefers bath robes to bed bugs, lattes to lizards and mini-bars to malaria. So why is she going backpacking? She doesn’t know either…

Catherine isn’t the backpacking type. Working for one of the world’s biggest hotel chains, she and her employee discount have become accustomed to complimentary bath robes, 24-hour room service and Egyptian cotton sheets. As for holidays, Catherine likes places that encourage lying – lying on the beach, by the pool, in bed…

She’s been on what feels like one long holiday in Florida when her fearless best friend, Sheelagh, announces plans to backpack across Central America. With Catherine’s US visa about to expire, her having no desire to return home to Ireland just yet and her common sense, evidently, on a day off, she agrees to go along.

After all, how bad can this backpacking thing be?

Um… very bad, actually. Catherine soon finds herself showering with the threat of electrocution, living with mutant cockroaches, sleeping on wooden planks, suffering from all but one of the side-effects listed on her bottle of anti-malarial tablets (liver failure, in case you were wondering) and riding a horse up the side of a smoking, lava-filled volcano.

And that’s just the first week.

Master Your Time In 10 Minutes A Day: Time Management Tips For Anyone Struggling With Work-life Balance

by Michal Stawicki

Your dreams can coexist with your life

Jobs. Kids. Chores. Bills. Life has an uncanny ability to get in the way of our dreams. But, this doesn’t need to be the case. In this installment of the “How to Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day” series, Michal Stawicki shares his techniques for extreme productivity. As a busy, working parent of three, Michal still manages to follow his dreams prolifically.

How prolifically?

Using the time management tips explained in “Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day,” Michal has managed to write over 150,000 words and publish 5 books in the last year while still making time for his family, his occupation and his life. He wrote this book to show you that anyone has the time to succeed in their passions.

Written for the truly busy person.

Doug And Carlie

by Lisa Smartt

Carlie Ann Davidson only has $167.29 in the bank. She’s 10 years late on college and 37 lbs. over the ideal weight chart. When she’s not in her college classes, she’s stocking shelves at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Georgia, and wondering why SO many people eat pork n beans. But Carlie has dreams, dreams of love and literary success. With the humorous and engaging backdrop of small town characters and culture, Carlie realizes she’s not a loser at all. Just a late bloomer. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers.

Watcher’s Web

by Patty Jansen

She’s not your ordinary country girl, even though she might look like one. She casts webs of power, reading the feelings of living beings and telling them what to do. Nobody knows what causes it, least of all her. Her name is Jessica, but most people call her ‘freak’.

One fateful day, her ‘web’ connects with a stranger, and stray power causes the plane in which she’s travelling to crash in an alien world. An accident? The more she discovers about the world in which she has landed, the more she doubts it. She is a survivor from an ancient race that once travelled the stars. Her ancestors were powerful and dangerous, and it seems at least two people want her: the man who invades her mind, and the man who’s desperate to help her get back home. But Jessica grew up an Earth girl, and isn’t having any of this. She’ll pander to no one, thank you very much, even if her stubbornness enrages the tyrant race who hold the world in their grip.

To Dance With The White Dog: A Novel Of Life, Loss, Mystery And Hope

by Terry Kay

Sam Peek’s Sam’s beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Cora, his died. His children are anxious. No one knows how Sam will survive. How can this elderly man live alone? How can he run a farm? How can he keep driving his dilapidated truck down to the fields where he cares for a few rows of pecan trees? When Sam begins telling his children about a dog that is white as a fresh-fallen snow but who is invisible to everyone else, well, his children are sure that grief and old age have finally overcome their father.

But whether the dog is real or not, Sam Peek, “one of the smartest men in the South when it comes to trees,” outsmarts everyone. Sam and the White Dog dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and straight into the reader’s heart as the two share the mystery of life and begin together a warm and moving final rite of passage as life draws to a close.

Black Collar: Book 1 Of The Uncommon Rebels Trilogy

by Daniel Sullivan

Five unlikely friends struggle to expose an American aristocracy hell-bent on oppressing the unruly working class.

MIT graduates Hart Galliston and Rockle Farnsworth are two weeks away from unveiling their revolutionary new display technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when a deadly chance encounter pits them against Senator Martin Lancaster. Hart and Rockle seek vengeance by pursuing one of Martin’s daughters, the infamous socialite Brielle Lancaster. However, all is not what it seems with Brielle. Soon she and her two siblings join Hart and Rockle on a quest to expose the American aristocracy’s purposeful oppression. Hart and his friends are uncommon rebels: a computer engineer, a programmer, a debutante, a cable news anchor, and a street artist.

Oregon In Love

by Bonnie Blythe

Follow three different women as they find love and meaning…in the Great Northwest and beyond.

In a small Oregon community, Sara Andersen finds herself in possession of an old farmhouse in desperate need of renovations. Brian Farris is a builder who is new in town, but intimately acquainted with Sara. His purpose is not to restore only the house, but his relationship with her. The only problem is that Sara doesn’t believe Brian has undergone any soulful renovations of his own.

Chiaroscuro–the treatment of light and shade to give an illusion of depth–is stock in trade for Marc Dorin’s work as a photographer. When he meets the silk and steel Julia Wilcox, it’s as if one of his sepia-toned prints comes to gently-hued life. But will the shadows from her past drain all the color from their future together?

Miranda Adams is in desperate need of a milagro–a miracle. She’s trying to find her half-sister, Soledad, living in an orphanage somewhere in Mexico City. Spencer Meyers, bound to her by his family’s blackmail, helps her as they set off on a frustrating search through winding, unnamed streets of Cuidad Nezahualcóyotl…and find much more than they ever expected.

Dessert Skewers – The Ultimate Recipe Guide

by Jennifer Hastings

** Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes **

Dessert skewers let you take ordinary sweets and turn them into something pretty and fun for dessert. You can mix a variety of fruits or baked goods onto skewers. Serve with dipping sauces to increase the range of flavors and textures. We have collected over 30 of the most delicious and best selling recipes from around the world. Enjoy!

Assignment Prague

by Helen Haught Fanick

Anton Janak is a dedicated member of the Czechoslovakian Resistance working against the Nazis, and he values anyone who can help his efforts. But when he learns that the young spy sent by the OSS to Prague is a woman, he has misgivings about working with her. He had expected a man—a man who could handle his assignment with the help of Janak and his fellow Resistance workers. It doesn’t take long, however, for Janak to realize the beautiful blonde spy has enough daring and resourcefulness to do what it takes in the occupied city. The Nazis are everywhere, but Tereza’s knowledge of Czech and German allows her to fit right in.

Both of them have an unspoken determination to keep their relationship professional, to keep distractions at a minimum, but is that going to be possible when every day might be their last? The bond that develops between them can only be destroyed by death, but that’s a real possibility for covert activists in Nazi-occupied Prague.

Russian Reckoning: A Jo Epstein Mystery

by Joyce Yarrow

Performance poet and private investigator, Jo Epstein, is roped into helping her Russian émigré stepfather, Nikolai, escape the clutches of a blackmailer. Jo enters a world where criminals enforce a 19th-century code of honor, threats arrive inside not-so-traditional Matryoshka (nesting) dolls, and fashion models adorn themselves with lewd prison tattoos.

From Vladimir Central Prison to the brooding Russian forest, Jo races against the clock to solve crimes committed on two continents.

Children’s Book: Where Is My Home ?

by Tali Carmi

This fun children’s picture book is about a boy with red hair and freckles named Terry, yet everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees.

Terry is chasing a beautiful butterfly and wants to go back home.

But where is Terry’s home?

And how can he find his way home?

Does the rabbit in the borrow know?

Does the beaver in the lodge know?

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