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Melt With You (A Totally ’80s Romance Book 1)

by Addison Moore

September 1984 Junior year is really shaping up to be something. After three years of trying, I finally made the cheer squad. And on the last day of summer practice the demigod of Glen Heights High, Joel Effing Miller, finally notices meâ??right after he runs me over and lands my leg in a cast. Yeah, junior year is really shaping up to be something. I swear I didn’t see her. But I’m making it up to her every way I can. I’m driving her to school, helping her to all of her classes. I’ve never met anyone so down to earthâ??a girl who actually likes the things I like.

Melissa Malinowski is a breath of fresh air. I can’t stop thinking about her. I swear I didn’t see her, but I should have. Melissa is too beautiful to miss. My name is Kelly Masterson, and nobody messes with me. I’m Joel Miller’s girlfriend. So Joel ran Mouse-akowski over with his truck. So what? He should’ve finished her off. And now he wants to break up? As if. Nobody breaks up with me. Joel is mine, and he’s going to stay that way. And after having a nice little chat with his mother, it’s become clear why he’s bending over backward to please that human speed bump. I’ll make sure Mouse-akowski understands this, too. That will be the end of Joel and his nerdy little plaything. My name is Kelly Masterson, and nobody messes with me. 1984 called and it wants to Melt With You.

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Melt With You (A Totally ’80s Romance 1)

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore…Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison’s books…easy, frothy fun!

Original publication date December 11, 2015

Silver Soul

by Chiara Kelly

When the untimely death of her husband drives Della Arcola and her sister, Diana, a newly-divorced New York publicist, to seek respite in their childhood home on Martha’s Vineyard, they unexpectedly lose their motherâ??their Silver Soul whose creamy-sweet lobster rolls and knack for outshining adversity captivated an entire island. To cope, the sisters join forces and open a novelty coffee shop to honor their mother’s legacy with the help of neighborly restaurateur Adam Grey, who bears a frightening resemblance to Della’s departed husband, Nick.

As complications arise with the growing pains of starting over with uprooted children, Adam opens doors for Della she would rather keep shut. But when Della finally begins to warm up to Adam, she finds out a terrible truth about Nick that would change everything.

A Pair of Blue Eyes (Xist Classics)

by Thomas Hardy

Hardy’s Love Triangle

“There are disappointments which wring us, and there are those which inflict a wound whose mark we bear to our graves. Such are so keen that no future gratification of the same desire can ever obliterate them: they become registered as a permanent loss of happiness.” – Thomas Hardy, A Pair of Blue Eyes

Elfride Swancourt, a beautiful young woman, is caught between the love of two men: Stephen Smith, a low-born architect who wants to make a name for himself and Henry Knight, an older, respectable and established man. The two are friends and don’t know about each other’s feelings towards Elfride. How will they react when they find out?
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

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Adam Bede (Xist Classics)

by George Eliot

A Charming First Novel from the Author of Middlemarch

“It is very hard to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings – much harder than to say something fine about them which is not the exact truth.” â?? George Eliot, Adam Bede

Adam Bede was the first novel written by George Eliot. Adam Bede tells the story of four characters who live in a rural community and are seeking love in all the wrong places.

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Two Reasons to Be Single

by Emily Walters

Olivia Parker has a job doing what she loves, a wonderful family and plenty of friends, but no luck in the love department. Tired of worrying about it, she decides to swear off love completely and focus on all the good things in her life. Just as she makes her firm resolution, Jake Harper arrives in town and knocks her plans into a tailspin. As the excited single ladies of Morning Glory surround the extremely attractive newcomer, Olivia steers clear of the “casserole brigade,” as she calls the women, and tries to keep her distance from Jake. Instead, a variety of situations throw them together and they get to know each other better. They both have reasons for not wanting to get involved in a relationship, but the chemistry between them ignites, even as they desperately attempt to keep it at bay. As things heat up between Olivia and Jake, there is an aura of mystery about him that leaves Olivia certain that he is hiding something. When Jake disappears for a few days without telling Olivia that he is going out of town, she hates the way it makes her feel, and it reminds her of why she was giving up on dating in the first place. As Olivia’s feelings for Jake grow, so does the need to find out what exactly brought him to Morning Glory and what he’s been hiding.

After Life

by Matthew Culberson

Michael Black knows. He has the answer to the unanswerable. There have been theories, entire religions built to answer this very question. But now Michael Black has the answer. He’s living the dead life, and doing everything he can to survive. He’s no angel, and he’s certainly not a saint. Tasked with being a level one facilitator, Michael learns that being dead is just as much of a struggle as it was to be alive.

AFTER LIFE tells the story of a man struggling with his own life after death, as he grapples with the task set before him; answering the requests of the family he left behind, one phone call at a time.
Michael meets a cast of characters that will lead him on a journey through the dead life, an adventure that is only limited by what his mind can create. He will find a way back to the living world, and the consequences of returning to this world will lead him on a downward spiral to the darkness and back again.

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Works (Golden Deer Classics)

by H. P. Lovecraft

The eBook’s table of contents is listed below. It includes the year each story was written.

The Tomb (1917)
Dagon (1917)
Polaris (1918)
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)
Memory (1919)
Old Bugs (1919)
The Transition of Juan Romero (1919)
The White Ship (1919)
The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1919)
The Statement of Randolph Carter (1919)
The Terrible Old Man (1920)
The Tree (1920)
The Cats of Ulthar (1920)
The Temple (1920)
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family (1920)
The Street (1920)
Celephaïs (1920)
From Beyond (1920)
Nyarlathotep (1920)
The Picture in the House (1920)
Ex Oblivione (1921)
The Nameless City (1921)
The Quest of Iranon (1921)
The Moon-Bog (1921)
The Outsider (1921)
The Other Gods (1921)
The Music of Erich Zann (1921)
Herbert West â?? Reanimator (1922)
Hypnos (1922)
What the Moon Brings (1922)
Azathoth (1922)
The Hound (1922)
The Lurking Fear (1922)
The Rats in the Walls (1923)
The Unnamable (1923)
The Festival (1923)
The Shunned House (1924)
The Horror at Red Hook (1925)
He (1925)
In the Vault (1925)
The Descendant (1926)
Cool Air (1926)
The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
Pickman’s Model (1926)
The Silver Key (1926)
The Strange High House in the Mist (1926)
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1927)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927)
The Colour Out of Space (1927)
The Very Old Folk (1927)
The Thing in the Moonlight (1927)
The History of the Necronomicon (1927)
Ibid (1928)
The Dunwich Horror (1928)
The Whisperer in Darkness (1930)
At the Mountains of Madness (1931)
The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931)
The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)
The Thing on the Doorstep (1933)
The Evil Clergyman (1933)
The Book (1933)
The Shadow out of Time (1934)
The Haunter of the Dark (1935)


by Peggy O’Mahony

A Sunshine Cafe Story
“Great summer reading..”
Widowed Ginny starts out hating Louis DeBeauclair when he fires her from her job at The Maltings hotel. Later her attitude changes but how can she convince him that she has had a change of heart especially as she has allowed herself to be wooed by Ryan, an old flame who ditched her for someone else many years ago? In order to raise money for her dream café she is faced with having to sell the field which is home to three donkeys and one goat from the animal rescue centre. Should she follow her heart or her business head?
Deirdre has always relied on her little white pills to get her over her husband’s infidelities but her world collapses when Steve asks for a divorce. Will she find the strength to face up to the new situation and make a life for herself?

The Race for Love

by Olivia West

Lilia Anderson needs help and fast. The bar she has worked so hard to make successful is in danger of being stolen out from under her by her own uncle, and she needs a significant amount of money to save it. One meeting with an infuriating man from her past, Josh Wilder, has her partnering with the handsome auto racer to raise the money. She tries to keep her heart protected, but soon Lilia finds that she is looking forward to his calls, visits and even his races. Just when Lilia loses her heart to Josh, he gets into a horrible accident and she sees a side of him that gives their relationship an unexpected twist.

Without Reason

by J.S. Solmonson

A child’s body sways slightly from a rope and an emaciated horse kicks against its stall and the ground is rounded from gray bones beneath and the man thinks little on any of it. He is featureless and unextraordinary, a pair of wireframe glasses that glow bright against red clouded skies.

Ruth tracks the trail of bodies and she has just joined the small town’s force and she has just seen her first killing and the way the blood looks against the white sheets drying in the wind changes her. Across the Wyoming countryside she wades through the wake of death the man leaves behind, unearthing his violent past and becoming more like the very person she hunts.

A quiet, measured story that meanders through unthinkable violence in one breath and the lonely beauty of flawed men in the next.

Heart’s Blood

by Elizabeth Zinn

Heart’s Blood is a family saga, spanning two generations beginning in the early 1970s, set on the border of southern Arizona. The story follows the life of the central character, Tyler McNeil, from his impulsive (and fateful) decision to leave his itinerant existence, through unexpected parenthood, loss, love, and finally peace in his old age. A cast of colorful characters wander in and out of the tale, sometimes taking center stage, sometimes weaving themselves into the tapestry of the whole. We meet Mana, an illiterate and abused border crosser who bears a child and then vanishes; Lita, her infant daughter whom Ty adopts and raises; the complex and evil Blanco, leader of a powerful drug cartel; the frightening Marcela Beltran, Blanco’s wife, who only eats white food and covets Lita’s daughter; Claire, the love of Ty’s life whose stumbling heart threatens to take her from him; and, CJ, Ty’s natural son who rejects him when he learns of his parenthood. These and many others serve up a hearty mixture of love, hate, murder, compassion, and humor.
On one important level, Heart’s Blood is a novel of place, filled with lyrical and cinematic descriptions of the grasslands and vistas of the southern Arizona border, the changing seasons, and the people who are part of the rich mix of rural life at the end of the 20th century. On another level it brims with those themes that scream at us daily from the media about the evils of the drug trade, illegal immigration, human smuggling, and the plight of those caught up in the drama of life on both sides of the border. But at the most fundamental level its themes transcend place and time, for it is a tale of secrets kept and revealed, blood ties versus emotional ties, blood spilled and blood passed on from generation to generation, family to family.

Tao of Life and Death A Tale

by Stephen McDonough

The story, set in ancient and modern China, is a supernatural tale of mythological, historical, and fictional characters and the lessons they learn. Characters include: Zhong Kui, Gnarled Pine, Happy Willow, Quiet Buffalo, Damo, Gentle Cloud, Fruit Fruit, and Nine Fingers. The tale is told through a combination of verse, visual, and narrative styles. Follow interwoven narrators as they cross paths at different points in time. Lose yourself within the words and take from it what you will…

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