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Draculaville I – Discovery In New York

by Lara Nance

Not your typical romance, and not your average theme park…

When Advertising Executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York.

She and her rescued vampire, Drake, must fight for their lives to protect their growing love for each other and escape capture in time to present Talia’s campaign to the Romanians.

For she’s groomed Drake to become Dracula, the spokesperson for a multi-billion dollar project to build an adult fantasy them park/resort in Transylvania called… DraculaVille.

The Burglar On The Prowl

by Lawrence Block

A philosophical yet practical gentleman, Bernie Rhodenbarr possesses many admirable qualities: charm, intelligence, sparkling wit, and unwavering loyalty. Of course, he also has this special talent and a taste for life’s finer things. So he’s more than willing to perform some vengeful larceny for a friend — ripping off a smarmy, particularly deserving plastic surgeon — for fun and a very tidy profit.

But during a practice run at another address, Bernie’s forced to hide under a bed when the lady of the house returns unexpectedly with the worst kind of blind date in tow. In no time, Bernie’s up to his burgling neck in big trouble. Again. And this time it includes his arrest, no less than four murders, and more outrageous coincidences than any self-preserving felon should ever be required to tie together.


by Sarah Guillory

Jenna Oliver doesn’t have time to get involved with one boy, let alone two.All Jenna wants is to escape her evaporating small town and her alcoholic mother. She’s determined she’ll go to college and find a life that is wholly hers-one that isn’t tainted by her family’s past. But when the McAlister twins move to town and Jenna gets involved with both of them, she learns the life she planned may not be the one she gets.Ian McAlister doesn’t want to start over; he wants to remember.Ian can’t recall a single thing from the last three months-and he seems to be losing more memories every day. His family knows the truth, but no one will tell him what really happened before he lost his memory.

When he meets Jenna, Ian believes that he can be normal again because she makes not remembering something he can handle.The secret Ian can’t remember is the one Luke McAlister can’t forget.Luke has always lived in the shadow of his twin brother until Jenna stumbles into his life. She sees past who he’s supposed to be, and her kiss brings back the spark that life stole. Even though Luke feels like his brother deserves her more, Luke can’t resist Jenna-which is the trigger that makes Ian’s memory return.Jenna, Ian, & Luke are about to learn there are only so many secrets you can keep before the truth comes to reclaim you.


by Kate Avery Ellison

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.

Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?

Taste Test

by Kelly Fiore

If you can grill it, smoke it, or fry it, Nora Henderson knows all about it. She’s been basting baby back ribs and pulling pork at her father’s barbeque joint since she was tall enough to reach the counter. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a reality-television teen cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind, even if it means saying good-bye to her dad and her best friend, Billy. Once she’s on set, run-ins with her high-society roommate and the maddeningly handsome – not to mention talented – son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, mean Nora must work even harder to prove herself. But as mysterious accidents plague the kitchen arena, protecting her heart from one annoyingly charming fellow contestant in particular becomes the least of her concerns. Someone is conducting real-life eliminations, and if Nora doesn’t figure out who, she could be next to get chopped for good.

With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.

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The Warning

by Jonas Saul

Previously, Sarah had spent the last four years saving people and averting serious accidents using the messages she receives from the dead.

Now, Sarah has learned the whereabouts of her sister’s murderer. It is time to exact justice for the gruesome murder of Vivian Roberts, whose killer has never been found. When Sarah receives the warning, a message that tells her to stand down and let it go, she refuses. Against sound advice, Sarah enters a heavily guarded compound where the odds are stacked against her.

Sarah Roberts becomes the hunted rather than the hunter.

How many people have to die to catch one murderer? Sarah must face the reality that has become her life as an Automatic Writer. The Warning begins as a flame, ignites to a fire and explodes in an inferno of violence over a girl who receives messages from the dead to help the living.

The Guestbook

by Andrea Hurst



Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother’s old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily.

Left with only an old guestbook as her guide–a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history–Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man.

Ultimately, Lily must decide if it’s worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart.

Manic Monday

by Robert Michael

Assassins have no fun…at least that is how Jake Monday feels. Sure, it pays well and has tons of great benefits like beautiful women, fast cars and expensive clothes. But, when you hate your job, how can you enjoy its perks?

Jake finds that although he excels at killing, he finds no joy in it. His employer continues to push him to his limits, forcing Jake to re-evaluate his career choice.

A chance meeting with a woman aboard a flight to Los Angeles leaves Jake questioning more than his occupation. She leaves him with a strange gift and a feeling that they are somehow connected.

Before Jake can unravel the mysterious woman, he takes an assignment that changes his life forever. The stakes are legendary, the danger acute, and the world may never be the same.

Secondhand Romance

by RoseAnn DeFranco

Annie O’Malley’s dream of owning a secondhand bookstore in tight-knit Audubon Springs is coming true. Still reeling from her parents’ sudden deaths, she believes that signs or messages can be found within the pages of books. She loves her job and has made plenty of friends but longs for the acceptance only love and a family can provide.

Tony Iuliano is there to fix the wiring in her shop. He doesn’t believe in fate, magic, or the power of a good book. All this combined with his sexy-as-sin presence and all-knowing attitude infuriates Annie. The quirky bookworm intrigues him enough to accept her bet to read a book from her shop. When he discovers a stack of fifty-year-old love letters in the book, he wants to leave the past alone, but seeing it as a sign, Annie challenges him to read the letters and search for the long-lost lovers or lose the bet.

While shaking the dust off several ill-fated romances and fighting their attraction at every turn, the pair soon become the town gossip daily special. If they can stop arguing long enough, they may just discover this particular sign was meant for them all along.

Coming Of Age: “turtle Shell” Young Adult Action Adventure Novel. A Spiritual Fiction Children Books For Age 9-12: Inspirational Books For Kids

by Sue Jones-ILC

Nine-year-old Girl Nora wants, more than anything, to protect her perfectly created world. In order to do so she will find herself within eternal struggle between two worlds – spiritual and material.

Like spider web intertwined with invisible strings, these two worlds are connected tightly, even though the bond appears to be delicate.

In fear of losing all friends living in her world, Nora has to bear with everyday tests that even a grown-up could not handle it.

On the other hand she defies to all difficulties filled with enthusiasm taking matters into her own hands, thus creating a world interlaced with fear, love and disappointment.

One encounter will change her views on everything she had ever believed in and kept hidden in TURTLE SHELL.

100 More Easy Recipes In Jars

by Bonnie Scott

100 More Easy Recipes in Jars is the latest collection of gifts from your kitchen, blending this popular trend with a delicious homemade gift that’s sure to please everyone. With this book you have a wealth of simple and easy recipes that will make your gift giving easy this year.

Whether you’re looking for a recipe for a rich and decadent dessert, savory seasoning or warm, satisfying soup, you’ll find a variety of recipes for almost any occasion in this latest collection. Make up a whole batch and you’re ready for any last-minute gift-giving occasion that comes along.

Included are recipes for seasoning and dip mixes, breads, bars, cookies and candy, oatmeal, bread dipping mixes, jams and sauces, soups, rice and stuffing, drinks and nuts and snacks.

All of these recipes are easy to make, using simple ingredients to create a snack or homemade meal that’s as easy to use as a store-bought mix.

These festive gift jars are great for a favorite teacher, your pastor or a thank-you gift for a helpful neighbor. You’ll find many occasions that are just right for gifts in jars, so keep a few handy.

As a free bonus, readers have access to over 2000 online labels and recipe cards to decorate and personalize their handcrafted gift. These professionally designed templates can be used to add a personal touch and create a one of a kind gift that will be the highlight of any occasion. In addition, the labels are completely customizable so you can add your own creative touch to create a fun and tasty gift.

Tales From The Crib

by Jennifer Coburn

Talk about bad timing!

When Lucy Klein gets her positive pregnancy results, she’s overjoyed. She and her husband Jack have been trying to get pregnant for years throughout their rocky marriage. But before she can tell him the big news, Jack has something he needs to announce – he wants a divorce!
Rather than split up, Lucy and Jack decide to live together as friends. This way, they can share expenses and parenting responsibilities. Co-parenting is a fine deal for Jack who is back in the dating scene by Lucy’s third trimester of pregnancy, but is a frustrating one for Lucy who has unfulfilled sexual fantasies about every man from restaurant delivery boys to puppeteers.

Meanwhile, Lucy’s mother is taking over her life. The grand dame of Planet Earth, Anjoli frequently visits her daughter to share her own brand of maternal wisdom.

As Anjoli leaves her Drama Queen bookstore to “help” Lucy with baby Adam, the new grandmother has an affair with baby’s pediatrician, hosts two weddings (including cousin Kimmy’s wedding to herself), and constantly frets about which kind of pie to serve guests. With a cast of family and friends from Lucy’s Jewish aunts to Junior League neighbor, Candace, Tales From the Crib is the story of how one baby can bring people together – so they can drive each other nuts!

Where The Sun Don’t Shine

by Alex Metcalf

A missing girl.
A lost father.
Murder. Mayhem. Tattoos.
Just another day in Venice Beach.

Where The Sun Don’t Shine is the story of Marley, a once successful Hollywood player who’s tumbled so far down the ladder of success that he’s got almost nothing left. Just a one room apartment on Venice Beach and a fragile relationship with his 16 year old daughter.

Marley’s at the end of his rope when he gets a phone call from an old producing partner who wants to throw Marley some work. Which sounds great until Marley realizes that the “work” is tracking down a missing actress. An actress who may or may not be dead. Every instinct Marley has tells him to walk away. But the lure of easy money is the single thing that everyone in Hollywood has in common.

Marley finds himself thrust into the back alleys of the film industry. Into a nexus of porn, kidnapping, studio politics and the dream-dead denizens of modern Hollywood. Struggling to do the right thing, and to be a father to his daughter, Marley soon finds that everything is at stake: His future, his daughter, even his life…

My Emily

by Matt Patterson

Emily wasn’t born perfect – so one might think.

She was born with Down Syndrome and many would jump to the conclusion that she would have very little hope for a life with any significance. Two years later came the diagnosis of leukemia. What little hope remaining turned to no hope whatsoever – or so one might think.

The life of this little girl, with all its perceived imperfections, had great meaning. Her loving nature and courage touched the hearts of everyone she met. She also taught them how to value their own lives – even with their many “imperfections.”

Note: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will help families with special needs children, those who are battling pediatric cancers, as well as parents grieving the loss of a little one.

Notes To Self

by Avery Sawyer

Two climbed up. Two fell down.
One woke up.

Robin Saunders is a high school sophomore with an awesome best friend, a hard-working single mom, and a complicated relationship with a sweet guy named Reno. She’s coasting along, trying to get through yet another tedious year of high school, when Em suggests something daring. They live in Florida– tourist central–and Emily wants to sneak into a theme park after midnight and see what they’re made of.

When things get out of control, Robin wakes up in a hospital bed and Emily doesn’t wake up at all. Just getting dressed becomes an ordeal as Robin tries to heal and piece together the details of that terrible night. Racing to remember everything in the hopes of saving Emily, Robin writes a series of notes to herself to discover the truth.

Post-human Series Books 1-4

by David Simpson

This collection of the first 4 books of the Post-Human Series tells the epic and fast-paced story of the future of humanity and the extraordinary benefits–and profound dangers–of powerful artificial intelligence.

Christmas At Valley Rise

by Karen Welch

It’s Christmas at Valley Rise Farm, the time each year when the Moss family, along with their friends and neighbors, gather to share love, laughter, music and the miracle of the season. But this year, for Carter Moss and Staci Henderson, there are more pressing issues to be dealt with. Carter has a new stepmother, another wedge in his already strained relationship with his father. Staci juggles school, a job and the recent loss of her grandfather, along with her mother’s often unpredictable moods. To make things even more complicated, while they may have grown up together, been childhood friends and even confidantes, for Carter and Staci, things have taken an awkward and unexpected turn.

Dogboy: Den Of Thieves

by Bill Meeks

Orphan. Superhero. Thief.

Dogboy, aka Bronson Black, is Colta City’s 13-year-old superhero. When his parents die in a car accident he’s left in the custody of his mysterious Uncle Randolph. Using his magic kit and a strange precognitive power he protects the city from Andrus and his Guild of Thieves.

Along the way he befriends Cindy McNeil, a wannabe reporter with a secret of her own, and Mr. Horum, his boss at The Old Curiosity Shop.

When the guild captures Dogboy he must decide whether to join them or take them down once and for all as he embraces his destiny as one of the “good guys.”

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