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Genre(s): Mystery Thriller & Suspense
Women are missing . . .
Is the rising number of abused women who’ve gone missing a statistical anomaly? Or is a serial killer targeting this vulnerable group of women?
When the Milwaukee Police Department refuses to investigate because no bodies have been discovered, Lisa Rayburn, the clinical psychologist who discovers the anomaly, is drawn into an investigation to discover the cause after one of her own clients goes missing. She finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with a former policewoman turned security consultant, TJ Peacock, and the husbands of two of the missing women who may themselves be murderers.
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Bart Hooker told himself his luck had to change. He meant for the better. It got a lot worse when he blundered into Knox Farraday and his gang of cutthroats and robbers. They were human vultures who didn’t wait for others to kill their victims. But it was said that real vultures followed them around, knowing there would soon be more dead men for them to feed on.
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- The Last of the Fighting Farrells
- The Bushwhackers
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- The Fortune Hunters
- The Stranger from Hell
- Blood in the Hills
- The Man Called Bowdry
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Genre(s): Biographies & Memoirs
In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. In the Gulags, this was virtually a death sentence. Driven to desperation by the brutality of the prison camp, he staged a daring escape. For the next three years, Forell traveled 8,000 miles in barren, frozen wilderness, haunted by blizzards, wolves, criminals, the KGB, and the fear of recapture and retribution. Only a remarkable will to survive, and a bit of luck, allowed him to reach the safety of the Persian border. The resulting story is a rare document of the horrors faced by POWs in the Soviet Union, and a testament to the human spirit.
Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction
“An elaborate tale of family and the paths people take to understanding.” —Seattle Times
“[This] mix of well-researched history and contemporary fiction makes for a fine, sad read.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Hauntingly honest and emotionally resonant.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gregory Spatz’s prose is as clean and sparkling as a new fall of snow.” —JANET FITCH, author of White Oleander and Paint it Black
“At its heart Inukshuk is about family. But Spatz has transfigured this beautifully told, wise story with history and myth, poetry and magic into something rarer, stranger and altogether amazing. A book that points unerringly true north.” —KAREN JOY FOWLER, author of The Jane Austen Book Club and Wit’s End
John Franklin has moved his fifteen-year-old son to the remote northern Canadian town of Houndstitch to make a new life together after his wife, Thomas’ mother, left them. Mourning her disappearance, John, a high school English teacher, writes poetry and escapes into an affair, while Thomas withdraws into a fantasy recreation of the infamous Victorian-era arctic expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin. With teenage bravado, Thomas gives himself scurvy so that he can sympathize with the characters in the film of his mind—and is almost lost himself.
While told over the course of only a few days, this gripping tale slips through time, powerfully evoking a modern family in distress and the legendary “Franklin’s Lost Expedition” crew’s descent into despair, madness, and cannibalism aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror on the Arctic tundra.
Gregory Spatz is the author of the novels Inukshuk, Fiddler’s Dream, and No One But Us, and the short fiction collections Wonderful Tricks and Half as Happy. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and recipient of a Washington State Book Award, he teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and plays the fiddle and tours with Mighty Squirrel and the internationally acclaimed bluegrass band John Reischman and The Jaybirds.
Genre(s): Humor & Satire
On a foggy Monday in 1986, the universe suddenly, without warning, bifurcated. Fast-forward to 35 years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary writer living in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Café and dreaming of penning an Agatha Christie-style mystery. But everything changes when his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photograph of his father and himself–dated ten days before Felix was born. It can only mean one thing: Felix has an ‘alter’ in Universe B. Panicked that his mystery novel may exist already, Felix crosses to San Francisco B and proceeds to flagrantly violate the rules of both worlds by snooping around his alter’s life. But when he narrowly escapes a hit-and-run, it becomes clear that someone knows he’s crossed over… and whoever it is isn’t happy about it. Now Felix must uncover the truth about his alter, the events of one Monday, and a wayward rubber duck before his time in both worlds runs out.
T he doughnut is a thing of beauty.
A circle of fried doughy perfection.
A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps.
For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.
Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he’s unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn’t have any money.
Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.
By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself.
This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny – and a doughnut.
“A light read from the prolific humorist; a romp round the multiverse.” (SFX on Doughnut )
“Tom Holt’s Doughnut presents a roller-coaster ride through the world of physics and the origins of the universe.” (Library Journal )
“Holt adds to his repertoire of comedic sf, one of the most difficult genera acts to master. Theo is an engaging hero; his brilliance is counteracted by his laziness and his compassion, which is matched by his sense of survival. Place this title alongside Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, Pratchett’s “Discworld” series, and the absurdist works of mainstream authors such as John Barth and Gilbert Sorrentino.” (Library Journal (Starred Review) on Doughnut )
“Blonde Bombshell is a clever, funny, tirelessly inventive, apocalyptic leg-hump of a book.”
(Christopher Moore,New York Times bestselling author )
“Wacky humor bubbles through the polished narrative … Holt doesn’t skimp on the flashes of brilliance.” (SFX )
“Uniquely twisted…cracking gags…”
(The Guardian (UK) )
“Frantically wacky and willfully confusing…gratifyingly clever and very amusing.” (Mail on Sunday )
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Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction | Romance
The gorgeous Paula Anderson arrives on the hot, sandy shores of a remote beach for a well-needed vacation she has no idea that her life is about to be flipped upside down. Looking to find some male companionship while in Mexico she takes the suggestion of a friend and goes to a convention called The Business Affair – a high profile event where only the wealthy hang out. She is swept off her feet by Don Stephens a Hollywood event planner until one totally unexpected event changes her life forever. She learns that true love comes at a huge price and a big choice. This is a classic romantic short story, with a twist, that is sure to please those that love a happy ending.
Genre(s): Psychological Thrillers | Horror
If you could return from death in someone else’s body, what would you do with your time? And if your host was a serial killer and you could do anything you wanted before getting kicked out, would you put a stop to his crimes?
In Kick, we catch up with Dan Jenkins fifteen years into his strange afterlife:
…as an enforcer for the Howlers Motorcycle Club, a violent criminal organization in Memphis spilling mayhem into the lives of innocent people.
…as a deranged killer in the desert racking up a body count one young woman at a time.
…as a twenty-something junkie in Florida, part of a three person team of sociopaths terrorizing a beach community.
Dan will handle each “ride” as he always has–by emptying their bank accounts, going to movies and eating out every night, and helping strangers in need. And before he’s kicked out, he’ll stop his ride from hurting anyone else.
For a dead guy, it’s a pretty good gig. Or at least it had been, until someone changed the rules.
Genre(s): Humor & Entertainment | Humor & Satire
A Top #5 Humour best-seller in the UK & USA Kindle Store The highly anticipated sequel to the hit bestseller The Not So Secret Emails Of Coco Pinchard!
A year has passed, Coco’s career has taken off, and her relationship with the hunky Adam is going from strength to strength… there is even talk of marriage!
Then the day before Adam is due to move in – he ends their relationship without explanation… After the initial shock and anger (and an ‘I told you so’ from ex mother-in-law Ethel) Coco digs deeper and discovers why. Adam is in terrible trouble, and he needs her help.
Will Adam’s mistake come between them? Or will they get to live happily ever after?
Featuring an exciting cast of characters both familiar and new, and of course a starring role for the wonderfully horrible Ethel! Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is a hilarious, heart warming romantic comedy.
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Genre(s): Science Fiction & Fantasy
The magic of children’s Halloween comes to life with witches, lanterns, broomsticks & spells in Loss De Plott & The Colour Blue. An extraordinary blend of images and words that will dazzle readers young and old from the very first page as Loss embarks on her second adventure with the magical Book of Dreams. Meet a blue eyed witch and dancing skeleton, a boy made of straw and many more as Loss learns that promises made must never be broken.
Reviews for Loss De Plott
“A captivating and truly thought provoking read. It brings innocence and wild imagination together, page by page, wrapped in wonderful illustrative treats.”
“A wonderfully engaging tale that carries you along to a melody all of its own.”
“Another enchanting tale from the very talented Stephan J Myers, the perfect follow on from The Colour Red. The illustrations are stunning and compliment the story beautiful. The characters are so engaging especially the Witch with the strangest blue eyes I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!”
“As far as writing and illustration go, this is what dreams are made of. Immaculately written and illustrated, The Colour Red and now the Colour Blue!”
“From the moment I turned the page I was hooked. The story of the little boy and The Colour Blue tugged at my heartstrings and I got lost in his tale. Bravo!”
Genre(s): Literary Fiction
In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn’t know how–or why–the horse appeared, but the horse’s distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe’s ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife.
When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live–but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home.
On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in.
To make good on his vow, Shane must face the danger that threatens these horses, the tribe’s legacy, and his destiny.
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Genre(s): Historical Fiction | Coming of Age
A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten backcountry of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story is the enthralling debut novel by Freddie Owens, which tells the story of a spirited wunderkind in the segregated South of the 1950s and the forces he must overcome to restore order in his world. Rich in authentic vernacular and evocative of a time and place long past, this absorbing work of magical realism offered up with a Southern twist will engage readers who relish the Southern literary canon, or any tale well told.
Nine-year-old Orbie already has his cross to bear. After the sudden death of his father, his mother Ruby has off and married his father’s coworker and friend Victor, a slick-talking man with a snake tattoo. Since the marriage, Orbie, his sister Missy, and his mother haven’t had a peaceful moment with the heavy-drinking, fitful new man of the house. Orbie hates his stepfather more than he can stand; this fact lands him at his grandparents’ place in Harlan’s Crossroads, Kentucky, when Victor decides to move the family to Florida without including him. In his new surroundings, Orbie finds little to distract him from Granpaw’s ornery ways and constant teasing jokes about snakes.
As Orbie grudgingly adjusts to life with his doting Granny and carping Granpaw, who are a bit too keen on their black neighbors for Orbie’s taste, not to mention their Pentecostal congregation of snake handlers, he finds his world views changing, particularly when it comes to matters of race, religion, and the true cause of his father’s death. He befriends a boy named Willis, who shares his love of art, but not his skin color. And, when Orbie crosses paths with the black Choctaw preacher, Moses Mashbone, he learns of a power that could expose and defeat his enemies, but can’t be used for revenge. When a storm of unusual magnitude descends, he happens upon the solution to a paradox that is both magical and ordinary. The question is, will it be enough?
Equal parts Hamlet and Huckleberry Finn, it’s a tale that’s both rich in meaning, timely in its social relevance, and rollicking with boyhood adventure. The novel mines crucial contemporary issues, as well as the universality of the human experience while also casting a beguiling light on boyhood dreams and fears. It’s a well-spun, nuanced work of fiction that is certain to resonate with lovers of literary fiction, particularly in the grand Southern tradition of storytelling.
Genre(s): Science Fiction & Fantasy | Alternative History
Dan Amenta wakes up one morning to discover the world has changed…the Apocalypse has arrived.
Death, destruction, and disaster are spreading around the globe. Yet Dan and his family remain untouched. He begins to fear they are the only three people left alive on Earth. They are not.Efforts to survive and make contact with others reveal disturbing truths about the human extermination. Dan finds Laura who discloses even more. Her presence – a young, sexy, disruptive girl – adds questions about what is moral and ethical in this new reality.Then supernatural experiences reported by other survivors force Dan to seek explanations from his own past. Memories of childhood hallucinations strike him with sledgehammer force, bringing him face-to-face with a secret millions of years old. Planet Earth is in the hands of an older power, one Dan never envisioned and dares not disobey…”Even with the best of intentions, cruelty is just around the corner.”
Genre(s): Horror | Occult
Two thugs. One innocent woman. And one VICIOUS frickin’ werewolf.
Meet George and Lou, thugs for hire. The kind of intimidating-yet-friendly guys who will break your thumbs, but be polite about it.
Their latest assignment is to drive across Florida to deliver some precious cargo to a crime lord. The cargo: a man in a cage. Though Ivan seems perfectly human, they’re warned that he is, in fact, a bloodthirsty werewolf.
George and Lou don’t believe in the supernatural, but even if they did, it’s daytime and tonight isn’t the full moon. Their instructions are straightforward: Do not open the cage. Do not reach into the cage. Do not throw anything into the cage. And they don’t.
Unfortunately, Ivan doesn’t play by the usual werewolf rules, and the thugs find themselves suddenly responsible for a ferocious escaped beast. One who can transform at will. One who enjoys killing in human form as much as he enjoys killing as a monster.
If George and Lou want to save their careers, dozens of people, and their own lives, they need to recapture him. Because Ivan the werewolf is in the mood for a murder spree…
From Jeff Strand, the three-time Bram Stoker Award nominated author of PRESSURE, comes 75,000 words of action-packed, blood-soaked werewolf terror!
Genre(s): Humor | Romance
Women have been known to lament, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” For Johnny Smith, the problem is, “Always a Best Man, never a groom.” At age 33, housepainter Johnny has been Best Man eight times. The ultimate man’s man, Johnny loves the Mets, the Jets, his weekly poker game, and the hula girl lamp that hangs over his basement pool table. Johnny has the instant affection of nearly every man he meets, but one thing he doesn’t have is a woman to share his life with, and he wants that desperately. When Johnny meets District Attorney Helen Troy, he decides to renounce his bro-magnet ways in order to impress her. With the aid and advice of his friends and family, soon he’s transforming his wardrobe, buying throw pillows, ditching the hula girl lamp, getting a cat and even changing his name to the more mature-sounding John. And through it all, he’s pretending to have no interest in sports, which Helen claims to abhor. As things heat up with Helen, the questions arise: Will Johnny finally get the girl? And, if he’s successful in that pursuit, who will he be now that he’s no longer really himself? THE BRO-MAGNET is a rollicking comedic novel about what one man is willing to give up for the sake of love.
Genre(s): Humor & Satire | Adventure
Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on American pop songs ever since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang and bankrupting the whole universe. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly. Thankfully, this unlikely galaxy-hopping hero does know a thing or two about copyright law. Now, with Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick has forty-eight hours to save humanity–while hoping to wow the hot girl who lives down the hall from him.
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Genre(s): Humor & Entertainment, Humor, Satire, Literature & Fiction, British, Humor & Satire, Genre Fiction, Mystery Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
T he Miracle Inspector was chosen as a “best book of 2012″ by reviewers at The Opinionated Geeks and For Books’ Sake.
The Miracle Inspector is one of the few novels that everyone should read, it’s a powerful novel that’s masterfully written and subtly complex. SciFi and Fantasy Books
A dystopian thriller set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home. A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London – with disastrous consequences.
In its feminist angle, The Miracle Inspector is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Smith has an extraordinarily rich imagination that never fails to surprise and delight. Huffpost Books.
Today after finishing the book, I paid attention to the smell of my lover’s hair as I embraced her when she came home, and I greeted my children with a little more enthusiasm after school. WIRED.com
Helen Smith crafts a story like she’s the British lovechild of Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick, only with a feminist slant. Journal of Always Reviews
One of the finest novels of its genre. For Books’ Sake
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary, Urban, Teens
O liver Jones was a dull man living a dull life, until one night a stray cat began speaking to him. In English. And that was before things got really strange. Now he is on the run, hunted by an inhuman assassin who will stop at nothing to kill him. His only hope for survival rests with a trio of unlikely new allies: A werewolf with a fondness for Hawaiian shirts, a strange little girl who just might be immortal, and a gunfighter with an anger management problem. Oliver always wanted a little excitement in his life, but now he finds himself living in Interesting Times…
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Humor, Chick-Lit, Contemporary Women, Contemporary Fiction
J ane Pearson is single, thirty-five, and reluctantly dressed as a squirrel.
When she’s not covered in fake fur, she sleeps with the wrong men, avoids laundry, sets her vibrator on fire, and dodges her mother’s demanding phone calls. Surrounded by eccentric friends, an offbeat family, peculiar coworkers, and a twenty-four-year-old goldfish, Jane searches for happiness through a maze of dirty clothes and hard lessons.
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Genre(s): Literature & Fiction, Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic, Literary Fiction
T he holy knight Deacon Shader has one last fight in him. This time it’s just a tournament, with the prize a sword steeped in myth. Win or lose, Shader intends to defy his Templum masters and retire to the Abbey of Pardes.
But when a horror from the past wrecks Shader’s monastic dream and leads him to the plague-torn city of Sarum, he finds an ancient power unleashed that imperils more than he could possibly imagine–a power now in the hands of a liche named Dr. Cadman.
Undead legions swarm toward Sarum in response to Cadman’s call, and sinister eyes are drawn from beyond the stars.
Shader’s dream lies in tatters as he learns he has been prepared for the coming conflict since the day he was born. With his faith shaken to the core and his inner demons threatening to break free, he has little choice but to stand firm against the unweaving of all Creation.
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Genre(s): Business & Investing, Job Hunting & Careers, Job Hunting, Skills, Careers, Reference, Office Skills
A re you happy with your employment? Do you want to be paid better for the work you do? Are you reluctant to spend a lot of time and money going back to school? You need the ability to learn new skills quickly!
This book will help you develop your personal learning strategy for mastering new, higher paying skills. This is not “get rich quick” garbage: it will take work and dedication. You need to discover how you learn best, what your own personal learning preferences are. You need to know what resources are “out there” for teaching yourself these higher paying skills. You need to know what some of the in-demand skills are and how to get them. This book will help you do all of that as you read and complete the 14 information-packed chapters.
As you work through the lessons and activities included in this book, you will develop the ability to learn new skills more quickly. You will create a “toolbox” to adapt to evolving job markets and technologies. While others worry about job security, you will feel confident and secure in your own marketability. This book will help you adapt to changing circumstances quickly. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, the ability to teach yourself will ensure you remain competitive and successful.
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