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All The Gold In Abbotsford

E.L. Daniel

After a self-imposed exile, Stephen returns to the town of Abbotsford to find that corruption has seeped far beyond King Edward II’s court and into the very heart of his home. The local abbey is in ruins, town officials are stealing from the citizens, someone is circulating false gold around the town, and the entire country is on the brink of civil war.

 

Refusing to stand for any more injustice, Stephen partners with the local abbot to end the town’s corruption and aid the exiled forces who plan to invade the country and overthrow the king. But Stephen has another objective that’s more important than all the rest: winning the love and loyalty of his wife, Elena, who despises him. But how can he succeed when Elena’s brother is the very worst of those corrupt officials he’s sworn to bring down?

 

As theft and murder come to a head, so, too, does the imperfect love story of this guarded man with a complicated past and his headstrong wife who’s already sacrificed too much. Will Stephen bring peace back to Abbotsford and earn Elena’s love? Or will fate intervene, forcing them both to make a choice?

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Breaker Ridge Torn

Keelan Storm

Tucker Pierce was my salvation and my nightmare rolled into one.

 

The top dog of our school. Star forward destined for the NBA. And the biggest player on campus. He was also my best friend.

 

When my life had gone up in flames, he’d become my rock.

 

Loving him could break me. It nearly did. And if he knew my REAL secret, it would break him, too.

 

Lucky for me, the new bad boy in town had me in his sights, and he was just the distraction I needed, because Tucker was not an option. There were rules: Best friends were off limits.

 

At least, until one moment changed it all, and I knew…

 

Some rules were made to be broken.

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The Narrative Of Mary James

Lana Orndorff

Release Date- Oct. 3, 2022

Despite hiding a myriad of secrets, Kingsbury's newest residents, Jack and Mary James, are fitting in well. To neighbors, the handsome Vietnam Veteran and the quiet hospital administrator exemplify a young all-American couple. Behind closed doors, though, the newlyweds struggle with mental health issues, fear of Mary’s abusive first husband, and Jack’s sexuality.

 

The foundation of their platonic love is strong, but the James’ picture-perfect life is built on fragile ground. As they cement relationships with Kingsbury locals, including the vivacious drama teacher across the street, an attractive new neighbor, and a mysterious therapist, shadows of Mary’s and Jack’s traumatic pasts threaten to reveal their intricate trail of half-truths and fictional personal details. 

 

The Narrative of Mary James offers a raw look at an unconventional marriage in 1970's suburban America with an in-depth exploration of love in all its beautiful and messy forms.

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The Fool And The Sparrow

Dana Fox

As the top operative for a global shadow government known as the Order, Thea has served and protected the elite 1%. Her life changes suddenly when she escapes the Order with damning evidence of the group’s existence. Now she is on the run for her life, looking for a way to expose what she’s stolen. Fate intervenes when a fortuitous encounter with a tarot card reader leads her directly into the path of a divine being from another realm.

 

Kit the Fool leaves the Arcana realm for Earth, following visions sent to him from his sisters, Fiona the Moon and Kathryn the High Priestess. As he accompanies Thea on her quest to expose the Order, he is thrust into a cat-and-mouse adventure that captivates his curious and impulsive nature. As does the Sparrow at his side. The stakes are raised even higher when he uncovers a threatening connection to his own people.

Together, Thea and Kit set off to expose the nefarious Order, but along the way, the two find themselves tumbling headfirst into an attraction that defies cosmic logic. How will these two souls from very different worlds defeat the odds stacked against them?

 

The Fool and the Sparrow is the first book in the Arcana of the Tarot series. It is a fantasy romance packed with political intrigue and high heat, featuring a mythical being let loose in the mortal world and a weary heroine on a life-or-death mission.

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The Progenitor

Sara Wright

Peace was all Xendara desired, but her enemies hunger for her power.

 

Princess Xendara's life is turned upside-down when a mysterious spaceship attacks.

Not only does she contend with those of the Six Systems opposed to her politically, but she’s also discovering a power she didn't know she had.

 

Her best friend Darijus seeks to help her, but discovers his destiny is intertwined with her own.

 

A prophecy will force her to make a life altering choice that will change the course of the Universe.

 

Armed with a time crystal of the Ancients, she must choose a path, or her enemies will make the choice for her.

 

With powers her enemies aim to exploit, will she risk galactic war?

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Ruin

Leigh Seippel

Meryl Moss Media

Ruin is a thoroughly engrossing novel about a young couple’s struggle back from financial catastrophe that so many of us dread. Having fled their urban life, they begin to build a new life together in a rural setting, far from former friends and colleagues—only to have it fall apart all over again in ways that could never be predicted.

Frank Campbell, a thirty-something former founding owner of a high-flying New York City-based hedge fund, has gone bankrupt, losing not only all his own money but the entire inherited fortune of his artist wife, Francy. The couple take refuge in an abandoned Hudson Valley farm shared with a resident herd of congenial goats. Frank is deeply shaken by the life-changing loss that has so thoroughly ruined their life together.

Frank tries to build a new microbrewery business on a shoestring but is haunted by the memory of passages from literature he revered as an undergraduate at Yale before jumping into finance. For Francy, her altered circumstances, after a lifetime of privilege, have galvanized her work as an artist and she distances herself from her struggling husband.

In the midst of it all, Frank takes up fly fishing on the nearby river, aspiring to join the local fishing club. Tragedy ensues during a fishing contest, further framing Frank as a “loser loner” in life. Only when he turns to fly fishing in earnest, traveling the world in search of the ever more perfect and elusive trout (and one memorable carp), does he find his way forward in “the yowling madness” of the world. 

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The Winning Playbook

Rob Welsh and Jonathan Scott

It’s time to take your financial game to the next level. A must-have for athletes, entrepreneurs, and anyone determined to take control of their financial and personal well-being, The Winning Playbook is the essential guide to transforming your career into a money-making machine and becoming the CEO of your own legacy.

We’ve all heard the stories—a professional athlete signs for $2 million a year and the next thing we know he’s working in the off-season to make ends meet. Financial empowerment expert Rob Welsh and former NFL offensive tackle Jonathan R. Scott have dedicated themselves to successfully coaching athletes of all levels to make their money work for them. Yet, professional athletes aren’t alone in their financial trials—too few of us understand how to make the most of the rewards of our hard work and what we must know to get what we want from life. For the first time in The Winning Playbook, Rob Welsh and Jonathan R. Scott reveal the keys to unlocking your ability to learn and steer the direction of your own life, including how to:

·       Understand Your Paycheck and How to Keep It
·       Become Financially Empowered
·       Hone a Business Mindset
·       Win When Life Happens
·       Build Your Team
·       Learn the Rules of Money
·       Access Hidden Tax and Financial Strategies
·       How to Guide Student-Athletes to Prepare for their Financial Future

Find your purpose beyond the playing field or office and set yourself up for a rewarding personal and financial future.  

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A Gamer Maker's Life

Jeffrey Breslow

Meryl Moss Media

How do you spark genius? How do you earn a profit from fun? And how do you overcome unthinkable challenges? The developer of Simon, Fashion Polly Pocket, UNO Attack!, My Size Barbie, and Operation explains it all in this fascinating story of toys, transformation, and murder.

In his captivating memoir, Jeffrey Breslow tells how:

  • Creating a game is a mix of Rube Goldberg, Santa’s elves, mass production, and the bottom line.

  • He oversaw two multi-million dollar businesses that earned profits for more than four decades. Even while the industry transformed itself from using cardboard and plastics into electronics, his companies never acquired debt and never borrowed money from a bank!

  • He overcame the terrible misfortune of a deadly workplace shooting and led his shaken employees through the tragedy and back to running a thriving business.

 

Millions of people around the world have played with games and toys Breslow and his partners invented—perhaps you have, too! Now, read Breslow’s remarkable story and see how a flash of inspiration, followed by hard work and ingenuity, brought these wonderful games to life.

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Atlas And The Multiverse

Chandon Siman

At the start of summer break, two familiar faces confront Atlas in Malcolm’s lab, and entrust him with a relic from his family’s past, and an urgent request: Find the Oracle! With the help of his siblings, Lilou and Nico, and some unexpected guests, Atlas returns to the Multiverse to find his friend Mia and save the Alliance from a looming invasion. With P.O.R.T.A.L. hot on their heels, the adventurers travel to familiar and new realms, where they encounter new and menacing foes — and seek to put an end to Craum’s evil plans. Can Atlas find the Oracle, save his friend, and stop the invasion before it’s too late? 

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River Of Ashes

Alexandrea Weis and

Lucas Astor

River of Ashes and the St. Benedict series is a smart and gripping Southern Gothic, Psychological Thriller reminiscent of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Caroline Kepnes, and the Gothic horror, family-sagas of V.C. Andrews. Inspired by true events.

 

some truths are better kept secret.
some secrets are better off dead.

 

ALONG THE BANKS OF THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER, sits the abandoned St. Francis Seminary. Beneath a canopy of oaks, blocked from prying eyes, the teens of St. Benedict High gather here on Fridays. The rest of the week belongs to school and family—but weekends belong to the river.

And the river belongs to Beau Devereaux.

The only child of a powerful family, Beau can do no wrong. Star quarterback. Handsome. Charming. The “prince” of St. Benedict is the ultimate catch.

He is also a psychopath.

A dirty family secret buried for years, Beau’s evil grows unchecked. In the shadows of the haunted abbey, he commits unspeakable acts on his victims and ensures their silence with threats and intimidation. Senior year, Beau sets his sights on his girlfriend’s headstrong twin sister, Leslie, who hates him. Everything he wants but cannot have, she will be his ultimate prize.

As the victim toll mounts, it becomes clear that someone must stop Beau Devereaux.

And that someone will pay with their life.

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The Costa Affair

Lisa Fantino 

Physical Copies Available

Tremors rock the art world when a millionaire patron of the arts vanishes from his Riverdale mansion. The mysterious disappearance of Gianni Costa and millions in art is headline news, triggers an urgent investigation, imperils a multi-million-dollar auction, and threatens to destabilize a huge overseas pipeline of profit.

 

In “The Costa Affair,” Lisa Fantino's long-awaited follow-up to her Det. Maggie Flynn mystery series, Maggie is plunged into a world of unimaginable wealth where priceless art changes hands with the fall of a gavel.

 

Beneath the veneer of elegance though is a transatlantic criminal underworld where deals are brokered in blood, and art is used to evade taxes and launder drug money. Is Costa connected? Nosy NYPD detectives who get too close are in grave peril.

 

In “Fractured,” her debut mystery, Fantino proved she's a master of suspense. She'll keep you riveted now as Maggie braves dark corners of Costa's mansion for the key to his disappearance.

 

The author's almost uncanny insight into the minds of the near dead and desperate unlocks the mystery, but fair warning, it will leave you with chills and you will never look at The Mona Lisa the same way again.

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Betrayal Kills

Tiffany Hepworth

Carley Wilson joins the army during the early years of the Afghanistan war. She is surprised to find that she is not welcomed as she suspected by her fellow English soldiers. But she manages to make one special friend to always have her back. But Carley is forced to endure a much more traumatic experience than just being on the battlefield fighting for her life. She is viciously sexually assaulted and beaten almost to death and it changes her life forever. But everyone must fear a woman's scorn. As Carley pursues a damaged path of revenge for her attack and the massacre of everyone she knew, her enemies have no choice but to fight for their lives. Will she break or will she win?

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Fractured

Lisa Fantino

Physical Copies Available

Published by Wanderlust Women Travel Ltd.

What does a heart beat sound like when you’re already dead?

Bodies piling up at God’s door long after the last victim took her last breath.

 

An old signature alerts rookie Detective Maggie Flynn to the case that

start struck too close to home more than a decade ago. Is it the same killer or a psychotic copycat? She’s impulsive. The killer’s methodical.

 

Maggie must learn to survive squad politics before another innocent life is lost. It’s a dangerous game, especially when the prime suspect may be one of their

own.

 

To solve this mystery, Detective Flynn must unlock secrets that New York’s

Catholic Church would rather keep buried. Pray she survives!

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Moments Like This

Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

After Andrea “Andie” Matthews chooses her career over a marriage proposal and then loses a promotion she worked so hard for, she jumps at the chance to take a break and help run a friend’s coffee shop.

Alone in Hawaii, Andie befriends the staff and quickly grows to care for them, making her determined to revive the company.

As luck would have it, she meets the mysterious Warren Yates on Christmas Eve. 

 

They share a cup of coffee, some conversation, and even a moment, which leads to many more in the coming weeks.

But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.

Will Warren be able to win her heart back?

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Revolution

Mike Bond

Meryl Moss Media

The 1968 Tet uprising plunges America deeper into the abyss of Vietnam. Martin Luther King is shot, and riots rage in 130 burning American cities. Students protesting the War take over American universities, and street battles in Paris nearly topple the French government. Senator Eugene McCarthy enters the Democratic presidential race against Lyndon Johnson, followed by Bobby Kennedy, who goes on to win the California Democratic primary.

Mick joins the Paris student street battles, then returns to the US to work in Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Daisy leaves Stanford to work also in Bobby’s campaign. Troy faces increasing dangers as the Vietnam War widens into Cambodia and Laos. American astronauts land on the moon and safely return to earth.

Tara and her band shine at Woodstock. The My Lai massacre is revealed, further darkening the tragedy in Vietnam, and America teeters on the edge of revolution.

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The Road Home

Christina Berry

Sex and rock & roll are Jake Sixkiller’s top priorities. As frontman of one of Austin’s most popular bands and with a long line of lovers knocking on his bedroom door, he has it all.

 

Until a car accident shakes his world to its core. With his best friend in the hospital fighting for her life, he’s flooded with memories of the night he lost his entire family at the hands of a drunk driver.

 

Amid the turmoil, he finds solace in the arms of a woman he should probably avoid. Nicole, aka Arson Nic, a roller derby dynamo, is a prickly spitfire who throws Jake into a tailspin.

 

When he’s offered a once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity that brings him back to the Cherokee reservation where he grew up, Jake must decide what matters most, a future still unwritten or a past he buried long ago.

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Taming Flame

Therisa Peimer

Flaminius’s days of bouncing between beds are snatched away the instant he sets eyes on his perfect genetic match, Aurelia. Suddenly, the tedious task of claiming his rightful place on the Arkhnuetian throne doesn’t seem as daunting with his whip-smart wife by his side. But it’s not like Aurelia had a choice; Flaminius is the only soul she can reproduce with, and she’s not about to play a role in her people’s extinction.

 

After a swift wedding and passionate honeymoon, an assassination attempt plummets the lovers back into the reality of ruling. Fueled by their indomitable matched hormones and fierce loyalty to each other, together they must evade his mother’s Machiavellian schemes, hunt down the mysterious cause of death plaguing the match-making Keys, and protect their people from a violent supremacist cult, the Oradagra.

 

But it turns out the greatest threat to their existence is something neither of them could have seen coming, and it’s a race against time to save the entire Arkhnuetian planet.

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Blue Shadows Fall

Lenore Stutznegger

Immortal Works

“They wear the faces of your loved ones, but are more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Lovely things shouldn’t draw you in and kill you. You almost want them to.”

Seventeen-year-old Blue Haven, gifted with superhuman sight since birth, dreams of becoming a warrior—not that anything’s happened near the wall since Old Man Amos was attacked by that beaver. The Shadow Elves—humans infected by a zombie apocalypse-like plague—have died out over the past 150 years, leaving life altogether boring. In her quiet farming village nestled in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains, warriors are no more than a formality. 

But Blue's unique sight is beginning to show her some troubling things. A suspicious green-eyed outsider. A strikingly beautiful Shadow Elf. These visions can’t be real—because if they are, that means everyone's been wrong. Dead wrong. They are not the last survivors in the world. And they aren't prepared for the reality Blue's eyes are showing her.

A Quiet Place meets Shadow and Bone in this southern, post-apocalyptic, dark fantasy.

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Princess For A Day

Lolla

Seeing her boyfriend in the arms of another woman on her birthday was pretty bad. Having a picture of the night go viral was even worse! Now all 21-year-old Talia wants to do is drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality tv.
Prince Grayson is betrothed to a princess he never met. When his father pushes for an official proposal, he spends his last week of freedom on a bachelor trip. Tensions continue to rise as secrets come to light. Will Grayson follow his heart or sacrifice everything to fulfill his duty to the crown?
Talia’s royal adventure begins when a mysterious woman arrives on her doorstep, inviting her to the kingdom of Serlavina. Princess lessons, balls, and first kisses. Oh, my! Pretending to be a princess seemed like a good idea until she met the prince. Will she break his heart or find her true love?
True love, royal intrigue, and the adventure of a lifetime await!

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The Adventures Of
Johnny Butterflyseed

Tarisa Parrish

Johnny Butterflyseed & His Fairy Friend Inspire Kids to Become Butterfly Farmers to Save the Monarchs from Extinction in Ecologically Responsible Illustrated Children’s Book

 

Save the monarch butterflies! Johnny Butterflyseed and his fairy friend, Raven Silverwing, embark on a mission to save the rapidly disappearing butterflies. They enlist the help of Queen Venus Goldwing and her kingdom of monarchs to educate and inspire kids to become butterfly farmers. At first, Johnny faces his own internal struggle with self-doubt and fear in his ability to make a difference, but then soon develops a mindset that allows him to not only get started, but also make progress one day at a time. Through challenge after challenge, Johnny learns that he is not alone in his mission and that there are many people who want to help. Together, Johnny, Raven, and Queen Venus educate thousands of children on becoming butterfly farmers. 

 

Tarisa Parrish is a butterfly farmer with a huge mission: encourage children, parents and teachers to plant more milkweed plants (the only food that caterpillars eat) so that butterflies can thrive and hatch and be saved from extinction. 

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The Extraordinary

Brad Schaeffer

Autistic Teen Narrates His Struggles Coping with Chaotic and Scary World When His Marine Corp Father Returns from Iraq Debilitated by Injury and PTSD in New Novel 

 

Wesley Scott is a teenage boy with autism. He lives within his own intimate realm of sensory overload, dysfunction, sometimes violence, and fear of the outside world. He describes himself as the only actor on a stage without a script. We learn through Wes’ own words that he is a deep, thoughtful young man…but no one knows it. Wes is unable to connect with anyone other than his father, a captain in the Marine Corps. He in turn adores his extraordinary son, his “Ex-man,” as he fondly calls him. When Captain Scott ships off to fight in the Middle East, Wes is confused and senses foreboding in what it all means, although he cannot express it to his family, friends, or teachers. With his father overseas, Wes finds himself further isolated in a world of “Ords” (his dad’s term for the ordinaries, unlike his “Ex” son) and a stranger in his own family. His mother is distant and cold, his high school brother resents the inordinate attention his autistic brother constantly steals from him, and his twenty-something sister has chosen to move away from it all to Manhattan. The burden on the family gets exponentially worse when Captain Scott returns home wounded. The family tries to cope as best they can, but when his father succumbs to PTSD, Wes must somehow make sense of all that has happened—which is difficult for a teenager under normal conditions, let alone one on the autism spectrum who’s suddenly lost the only family member who ever really bothered to know him. The Scotts seem on the verge of unraveling and Wes finds himself in a bewildering land of family turmoil. How will Wes come to understand this tragedy? And how will the family ever come to fill the void left by a father who understood what the rest have yet to discover…that Wes is an extraordinary young man indeed. And that all of us, no matter how much the world seems to scorn our existence—or has simply forgotten our pain—have something extraordinary to offer and make that world a better place.

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