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Love, Like Dim Sum: Real World Lessons Learned and Relearned in a Virtual World by Lea Tesoro

Love, Like Dim Sum: Real World Lessons Learned and Relearned in a Virtual Worldby Lea Tesoro

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Virtual reality worlds are emerging as the next standard in social network platforms, adding a surprisingly powerful dimension to online communications and relationships. That extra dimension is creating strong emotional bonds between strangers – often unexpectedly – every day, all over the real world.

Because virtual reality is still in its infancy, we are learning much, not only about the technology, but also about the unique social aspects of virtuality and the consequences that result from them.

In “Love, Like Dim Sum,” Lea Tesoro (known in Second Life as Opal Lei) shares the lessons and insights that she gained from her personal experiences and observations as a resident of Second Life – relationship lessons that apply to romantic affairs or platonic friendships, personal connections or business contacts, virtual world or real world.

Whether you are a virtual world “oldbie” or “newbie,” even if you’ve never been inside a virtual world yet, and especially if your loved one spends time inside a virtual world, learn how virtual worlds are redefining relationships, identity, and even reality itself.

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Exposé by Paul Ilett

Exposéby Paul Ilett

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Gossip columnist Valerie Pierce loves red wine, cigarettes and exposing celebrity secrets. Influential, successful and connected, Valerie can make or break careers with just a few choice words.

But actor Adam Jaymes has a lifetime of grudges against Valerie and her colleagues at The Daily Ear newspaper, and decides it’s time they had a taste of their own medicine.

After all, reporters have secrets too.

Valerie is about to find her own scandalous private life splashed across the front pages as she is forced into a very public reunion with faces from her past.

Touching on dozens of real-life scandals, EXPOSÉ is a hilarious page-turner that will keep you guessing who at The Daily Ear is on Adam Jaymes’ hit list and what deep, dark secrets is he going to expose.

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Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir by Jennifer Preuss

Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoirby Jennifer Preuss

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When life makes no sense, and the world is going straight to hell, a girl knows she can count on her best friends

There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends–and then there are Best Friends–your BFF’s. Meet Jennifer, a wannabe soap opera star, new to LA and waiting tables in Century City. She makes three new friends, and they turn out to be inseparable.

Together they go from one hilarious adventure to another; crashing concerts and movie star bars, lingerie shopping, and laughing about men’s shortcomings, all revealed through the razor-sharp, self-deprecating humor of the author. Life is good, even laugh-out-loud funny, and Jen discovers the real meaning of friendship. But when life throws them a cruel curve ball, which rocks them to their very core . . . is friendship enough?

Life Would Suck Without You is a feel-good story that will make you laugh and cry, Jennifer Preuss’s comical and heartwarming book tells the tale of an inseparable group of four women who navigate their 20s and 30s, dealing with life, death and all the things in between.

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“A memoir about friendship, womanhood, and the idea that girls just want to have fun. Preuss strikes a nice balance between sentimentality and humor … the author hits the mark with her lighthearted tone and self-deprecating asides … A pleasant remembrance and an easygoing beach read.” — Kirkus Review

“This girlfriends memoir brought me into a familiar world of friendship and reality; so loving and real that I kept wanting more in every chapter.” –Jennifer Prince

“It’s a celebration of friendship and an honest look at the closeness of the female connection. When I finished reading and put the book down, I had that moment where I realized I was going to miss these girls.” –Paige Nolan

About the Author
Jennifer Preuss is a die-hard Philadelphia transplant who now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She’s a writer and school teacher and gives thanks every day for her girlfriends. This is her first book.

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Kill Someone by Luke Smitherd

Kill Someoneby Luke Smitherd

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From the author of the international best-seller The Stone Man, shortlisted for Audible UK's Book of the Year Award 2015
Here are the rules.
Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of.
Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness.
Choose your method. Choose your victim.
Chris Summer was a 21 year old call centre worker and a drop out. A nobody, still living at home with his parents. Then one day the Man in White came to his family's house, offering a seemingly impossible choice: kill a random stranger – one of Chris' choosing – within twelve days in order to save the lives of five kidnapped siblings. Refuse, and they die slowly and painfully. The clock is ticking, the Man in White is watching, and Chris has some very important choices to make.
This is a tale of fear, indecision, confused masculinity and brutal violence; a story of a coddled young man thrust into a world of sharp metal and bone.
Ask yourself if you could do it. Then ask yourself who you would choose.

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When Things Go Bang by Clive Warner

When Things Go Bangby Clive Warner

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Soon it will be Bonfire Night, and Jim’s making his own fireworks. Crazy Joe Materson says there’s an unexploded bomb in his garden, and Dad’s in league with him to blow up the sand-stealing excavator.

When dead Uncle Buddy appears from out of a stain on the wallpaper and takes Jim back to World War 2, that’s bad enough – but then Old Beardy, the Beach Hermit, gets involved.

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Butterfly Kisses by Leigh Duncan

Butterfly Kissesby Leigh Duncan

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Butterfly Kisses is the first book in The Orange Blossom series, the latest in heartwarming Women’s Fiction from National Readers’ Choice Award winner, Leigh Duncan.

Justine Gale just got incredible news. The struggling single mom has inherited the flourishing citrus grove where she spent idyllic summers and formed lifelong friendships. Once on the fast track to success, Justine has recently learned her five-year-old daughter faces a lifetime of expensive medical treatments. Treatments, she can’t afford. The decision to sell the land her family has owned for generations seems like the simple and smart way for Justine to provide for her daughter’s future. But when she returns to Orange Blossom, she quickly realizes her plans could hurt every resident of the small town that depends on Castle Grove to survive.

Justine’s dilemma is only complicated by Nate Rhodes, her first love and now Orange Blossom’s mayor, who stakes his own claim to the land she has inherited. He’ll do whatever it takes to stop her, even if it means losing the woman he loves…one more time.

Special note from the author: Like Justine’s daughter, my own family has been impacted by kidney disease, a condition that affects 26 million adults and puts 1 in 3 Americans at risk. To raise funds for research and help patients and their families, I’m donating a portion of the sales from Butterfly Kisses to the National Kidney Foundation.

About The Orange Blossom series:

Welcome to Orange Blossom, a town that owes its existence to the early settlers who were stubborn enough–or foolish enough–to brave Florida’s mosquitoes and hurricanes until their wives and children finally started calling the central part of the state their home. That was four generations back. Since then, the population has grown to a whopping nine hundred and forty-three quirky characters, ornery cusses and staid leading citizens who worry that nearby Orlando, where theme parks sprout on every corner and tourists crowd the streets, will gobble up their small town. Others fear a big juicing conglomerate will snatch up the last family-owned-and-operated citrus grove around these parts. Either scenario is sure to drive every store in Orange Blossom out of business, and what would the town be without Miss June’s Pie Shop on Main Street, or the Book Nook down on the square?

But change is coming. The girls who spent their summers at the camp Margaret and Jimmy Castle ran for kids who had nothing better to do than get in trouble are grown now. The ones who stuck around Orange Blossom all these years are taking a fresh look at their hometown, while those who left miss the quiet streets and laid-back lifestyle. And they’re coming home to renew old friendships, grab a second chance at life…and fall in love.

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A Devious Mind by Brigid George

A Devious Mindby Brigid George

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A callous killer taunts Dusty Kent

It was a silent death. One blow to her head was all it took. The killer struck Marcia Hamilton, a sixty-year-old grandmother of slim build, from behind. Marcia’s status as a distinguished author could not save her. The killer rolled her body, ‘like a piece of discarded junk’, down into a gully where it remained for almost two weeks.

This murder is the most heinous crime imaginable: the crime of matricide. Dusty Kent is sure of that. But which of Marcia’s four offspring would be capable of such a deed? Dusty is determined to expose the murderer no matter who it is. Can she do it before the killer strikes again? Someone who’s already killed their mother would have no qualms about ‘bumping off’ a mere sibling in order to avoid exposure.

A Devious Mind is an enthralling whodunit awash with mystery and atmosphere — from the message seemingly sent by the murder victim after her death, to the intrigue of family dynamics, to the ambling lifestyle of Byron Bay: Australia’s famous beach town.

This is Book 2 of the Dusty Kent murder mysteries following Murder in Murloo.

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The Wordsmith by Alan Ayer

The Wordsmithby Alan Ayer

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Walt Erickson is a famous author whose books are read by millions of adoring fans, but he has never written a word of his own novels. The secret behind his novels is the stuff of nightmares.

With his agent, an associate, and a particularly unique typewriter by his side, Walt’s creative process is much more sinister and merciless than the average writer’s. The lengths to which one man will go to achieve fame and notoriety give a chilling glimpse into what humans are capable of, regardless of the moral consequences.

The Wordsmith is a thrilling and darkly innovative story of suspense, one that will force you to wonder if we can ever truly know the whole story behind the people we love. Is it possible to unearth the darkest details of ourselves and still come out alive?

As Walt’s hunger for fame continues to grow, and his girlfriend begins to suspect the unsettling truth behind his words, the tenuous threads holding Walt’s life together begin to fray.

From the astoundingly imaginative mind of Alan Ayer, The Wordsmith is a gripping narrative that dares to peer into the shadows of the darkest aspects of humanity. Our story–our fate in life–is often written against our will.

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Dangerous Destiny by V.A. Dold

Dangerous Destinyby V.A. Dold

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The Guild‒an order of witch hunters organized in the 1600’s‒is alive and well. And they have Carolyn in their sights.
Carolyn Soucek is a witch who can see the future, all except her own. Desperate for answers she consults a seer. Her destiny awaits her in Savannah, Georgia. At least that’s what the gifted psychic tells her.
Darius Drummond is a vampire sworn to protect witches from the Guild. Hundreds of years, dealing with singular witches weren’t enough to prepare him for Carolyn. Now that he’s found his soulmate, can he save her from the pyre?

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