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The Player: The Wedding Pact #2

by Denise Grover Swank

Book two in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling The Wedding Pact series.

Divorce attorney Blair Hansen is convinced that marriage should be based on practicality, not passion. But as her own wedding approaches, she finds herself remembering her law school boyfriend, the only man she’s ever loved, and regretting what might have been. Then a twist of fate lands Garrett back in her life, and the man who loomed large in her past is suddenly casting a shadow over her wedding, making her question everything. To complicate matters further, the job she loves is in peril, and she can feel the â??perfect’ life she’s fashioned for herself start to crumble under her feet. Could everything she’s believed about life and love be wrong?

Garrett Lowry is a divorce attorney who’s ready to settle down. The problem is that he can’t find a woman who suits him nearly as well as the one he loved and lost. He broke her heart by playing the field after their break upâ??something he’s always regretted. But after months of pining for Blair, Garrett stumbles across her in a freak coincidenceâ??and then destiny keeps throwing them together, the coincidences becoming ever more unlikely. He’s convinced it’s a sign they should give their love a second chance, but Blair is engaged to another manâ??a man who is absolutely wrong for her.

Can Garrett convince Blair that a player once isn’t a player forever, and that happy endings aren’t just for dreamers?

Standalone book in the The Wedding Pact series:
#1 The Substitute (Megan’s story)
#2 The Player (Blair’s story)
#3 The Gambler (Libby’s story)
#4 The Valentine (Blair short story)

Read Megan’s brother Kevin’s story in ONLY YOU (Bachelor Brotherhood #1)



Ian’s Rose: Book One of The Mackintoshes and McLarens

by Suzan Tisdale

Ian’s Rose picks up where Frederick’s Queen left off.

They should never have stolen his wife.
Ian Mackintosh and his bride, Rose, return to McLaren Lands to rebuild all that was destroyed by the previous laird. Believing bad times and evil men are behind them, they’ve let their guard down. Ian’s world is turned upside down one cold winter’s night when Rose is kidnapped.
Desperate, he is willing to make a deal with the devil himself in order to ensure her safe return. And he may have done just that when he agrees to work with the brother of the man responsible for tearing his world apart. 
Is there a price too high to save the woman you love?



May the Best Man Win (The Wedding Date Book 1)

by Mira Lyn Kelly

“This page-turner has it all: fantastic characters, witty banter, and sizzling chemistry. I absolutely loved it!”â?? Gina L. Maxwell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

For their friends, Emily and Jase will let their mutual resentment simmer just beneath the surface…right alongside their mutual attraction.

Jase Foster can’t believe his bad luck. He’s been paired with the she-devil herself for his best friend’s wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there’s no way he’s falling for her again.

They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they’ll just have to play niceâ??at least when they’re in company. Once they’re alone, more than just gloves come off as Jase and Emily discover their chemistry is combustible, and there may be something to this enemies to lovers thing after all.

The Wedding Date Series:
May the Best Man Win (Book 1)
The Wedding Date Bargain (Book 2)

More praise for Mira Lyn Kelly:
“Incredible tension, a great cast of characters…and some really gooey emotional conflict.”â??Molly O’Keefe, USA Today bestselling author for Truth or Dare
“Sexy and with a truly fresh voice.”â??Tina Leonard, New York Times bestselling author for Touch and Go
“Mira Lyn Kelly’s writing always sparkles.”â??Lauren Layne, USA Today bestselling author for Touch and Go



Charbonneau: Man of Two Dreams (American Dreamers Book 1)

by Win Blevins

“Beautiful. Blevins brings it all alive.” – The Los Angeles Times
This is the remarkable story of an authentic adventurer, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. He lived his dream in clashing culturesâ??that of Native American vitality and that of high European society. He mastered both worlds, but was ultimately forced to choose between them. The son of Sacajawea, guide for Lewis and Clark, Charbonneau was born on the adventure, and born to explore.

As an infant, he infant traveled from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean and back, carried along in the expedition’s boats or upon his mother’s back. As a child, Sacajawea sent her son to William Clark. There Charbonneau was raised in Clark’s posh society, had Jesuit schooling in St. Louis, and was later educated in Europeâ??he became the welcome guest of kings.

Throughout his life, Charbonneau and Clark maintained an extraordinary relationship. Charbonneau became a cultured man, at ease in the gentile civilization of European courts. But he was a man of two dreams, and the Western wilderness pulled at his heart.

Charbonneau became an American explorer, guide, fur trapper-trader, military scout during the Mexican-American War, alcalde (mayor) of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, and a gold prospector and hotel operator in Northern California. He spoke French and English, and learned German and Spanish during his six years in Europe. He also spoke Shoshone and other western Native American languages, which he learned first from his family and then during his years of trapping and guiding.

CHARBONNEAU is a novel of epic scope and lyric intensity, of vivid human drama and vigorous adventure!

REVIEWS

“A gripping historical novel . . . Blevins weaves authentic and documented material with the fruits of an impressive empathy. The characters live not only as recognizable people in their times and places, but as figures as an allegory of the West. There is some beautiful writing here. Blevins brings it all alive!” – Los Angeles Times

“Blevins captures both Charbonneau’s unique character and the full flavor of the American era in which he lived. From frontier hardships and the raw vigor of Native American life to the sensual and intellectual pleasures of high European society, â??Charbonneau’ is a must-read novel of American resilience and intellect.” The Denver Post



Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Riding the Roller Coaster for the First Time: For Startup Beginners

by Tommy Yablonsky

The question everyone asks is, “Is there a guaranteed formula to follow towards gaining overnight fame, glory and success?” The answer is, of course not. A quick look at the people who have become successful in their entrepreneurial journey show the paths they took are as unique as anything.

Butâ??and it’s a HUGE butâ??while their behavior was idiosyncratic and distinctive, their thinking was not. This book aims to particularly help the newbies in the field of entrepreneurship to be able to assimilate that particular thinking and grow quickly by utilizing the tips and tricks given here.



War Eternal, Books 1-3

by M.R. Forbes

3 books. 1000+ pages. Over 100,000 unbundled copies sold.

Book 1: Starship Eternal

A lost starship…
A dire warning from futures past…
A desperate search for salvationâ?¦

Captain Mitchell “Ares” Williams is a Space Marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty, whose Shot Heard â??Round the Universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He’s handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he’s as efficient at charming the media as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.

After an assassination attempt leaves Mitchell critically wounded, he begins to suffer from strange hallucinations that carry a chilling and oddly familiar warning:

They are coming. Find the Goliath or humankind will be destroyed.

Convinced that the visions are a side-effect of his injuries, he tries to ignore them, only to learn that he may not be as crazy as he thinks. The enemy is real and closer than he imagined, and they’ll do whatever it takes to prevent him from rediscovering the centuries lost starship.

Narrowly escaping capture, out of time and out of air, Mitchell lands at the mercy of the Riggers – a ragtag crew of former commandos who patrol the lawless outer reaches of the galaxy. Guided by a captain with a reputation for cold-blooded murder, they’re dangerous, immoral, and possibly insane.

They may also be humanity’s last hope for survival in a war that has raged beyond eternity.


Book 2: The End of Liberty

An ancient starship discoveredâ?¦
An eternal enemy revealedâ?¦
An impossible mission to save humankindâ?¦

The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin’s lost memories before the enemy can complete their violent conquest.

It’s a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept, and skilled enough to survive. A mission that will test the limits of Mitchell’s mind, body, and soul, and force him to make an impossible choice that could cost the lives of millions.

This is war, and if he can’t win a battle for a single planet, how can he possibly change the outcome of a conflict that has raged beyond eternity?


Book 3: The Knife’s Edge

A mission failed…
A civilization on the edge of collapse…
A dangerous alliance to save itâ?¦

Colonel Mitchell “Ares” Williams has never been one to accept failure. While the outcome on Liberty is a crushing setback to his and the Rigger’s chances of salvaging the war, there’s no time to waste on regret. After all, the mission wasn’t a total loss, delivering an unexpected asset in the wake of their defeat:

Liun Tio, a.k.a the Knife, a notorious warlord and enemy of the Alliance, whose deep-seated mistrust of artificial intelligence and control over what may be the largest free fleet in the galaxy have made him the most important man alive.

If humanity is going to have a chance to survive the Tetron onslaught, Ares and the Knife will need to find a way to work together. But can the two learn to trust one another enough to bring the power of their joint forces to bear against a common enemy? Or will their fragile alliance crumble beneath the weight of personal motives and divergent goals?

As Mitchell and the Riggers will soon discover, the knife’s edge cuts both ways.


The rest of the War Eternal series:

4.Point of Origin
5. Forever Until Tomorrow
6. Eternal Return
7. The Edge of Infinity



A Real Keeper: Arranged Marriage Romance

by Rocklyn Ryder

One smokin’ hot single dad vs. the woman that makes him want to change his game plan. Now if he can just get his teenage daughter to stop playing matchmaker and convince the sexy woman from that hook up at the bar to stop shutting him down.

Kendra:

I don’t expect a random hook up to turn into happily ever after, so it only makes sense to put an end to this thing with Logan before I ruin my chances of getting set up with a thoroughly vetted and researched match by a professional marriage broker, right?

But Logan isn’t making it easy to call it quits. Why does everything this man’s lips do to me make me want more?

Logan

Whatever reasons Kendra has for trying not to get caught up in this thing that’s getting started between us went out the door yesterday. I just want to tease her, take my time bringing her up and holding her there on the edge. I like watching her hover on the brink like this, showing her how well I know her body already. Proving that she belongs to me.

***

A Real Keeper is complete story in the Arranged Marriage series.
No Cheating. No cliffhanger. No heart-stopping drama– just a fun ride on the way to Logan and Kendra’s happily ever after.



Improvised Munitions Handbook â?? Learn How to Make Explosive Devices & Weapons from Scratch (Warfare Skills Series): Illustrated & With Clear Instructions

by U.S. Department of Defense

This manual provides detailed explanation of manufacturing munitions from seemingly innocuous locally available materials. As an official army manual, it was primarily intended to increase the potential of Special Forces and guerrilla troops, however, “Improvised Munitions Handbook” represents perfect reading for all arms enthusiasts, as well as civilians considering their safety. This edition offers simple instructions, enriched with a large number of illustrations, on various techniques for constructing many different weapons and devices made of materials that can be bought in a drug or hardware store or found in a junkyard. The instructions are presented in a way that even people normally not familiar with making and handling munitions can use them.
Table of Contents:
Explosives and Propellants
Plastic Explosive Filler
Improvised Black Powder
Carbone Tet- Explosive
Methyl Nitrate Dynamite
Urea Nitrate Explosive
Sodium Chlorate and Sugar or Aluminum Explosiveâ?¦
Mines and Grenades
Nail Grenade
Wine Bottle Cone Charge
Coke Bottle Shaped Chargeâ?¦
Small Arms Weapons and Ammunitions
Pipe Pistol for 9 mm Ammunition
Shotgun (12 gauge)
Carbine (7.62 mm Standard Rifle Ammunition)
Rifle Cartridgeâ?¦
Mortars and Rockets
Shotgun Grenade Launcher
Fire Bottle Launcher
60 mm Mortar Projectile Launcherâ?¦
Incendiary Devices
Chemical Fire Bottle
Gelled Flame Fuels
Improvised White Flare
Improvised White Smoke Munitionsâ?¦
Fuses, Detonators & Delay Mechanisms
Electric Bulb Initiator
Fuse Igniter from Book Matches
Delay Igniter from Cigarette
Watch Delay Timer
Can-Liquid Time Delay
Detonatorâ?¦
Miscellaneous
Mousetrap Switch
Knife Switch
Rope Grenade Launching Technique
Bicycle Generator Power Source
Improvised Battery
Armor Materialsâ?¦
Primary High Explosives
Secondary High Explosives



Murder in Aix: Book 5 in the Maggie Newberry Mysteries (The Maggie Newberry Mystery Series)

by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Life is good indeed, especially if you’re a thirty-something expat living in an area of Provence where people would kill to live. And do! When Maggie’s new best friend is arrested for murder Maggie is determined to find the real culprit. Trouble is, there are a few roadblocks in her way, like an old friend on the verge of divorce who’s chosen Maggie’s house to have her nervous breakdown in, an ex-paramour who has the power to make Maggie’s life miserable–and does–and oh, yes, a killer as warped and determined as any Maggie has encountered in her four years living in France.
(Bonus: Laurent’s recipe for legumes farcis is atthe end of the book!)
 
This book is a clean read: no graphic violence, sex orstrong language
Genre: light culinary cozy mystery, women amateur sleuth,cozy animal (dog)



The Deviant Underground (Time Bandit Book 1)

by Elisabeth Roseland

Even with the ability to stop time, you still can run out of it.

Kathryn should be institutionalized or incarcerated.

That’s what happens to deviantsâ??people born with unusual abilities. And if the government knew she can teleport and stop time, she can say good bye to her freedom. Not that her life is all that great anyway. Her inability to control her gifts forces her to keep everyone at a distance. Few friends. No meaningful romantic relationships. Until Susan introduces her to Charge, that is.

When the 6’4″ guy with the caramel-colored skin and million-watt smile shows up at her door, she lets her guard down. What she discovers is that her best friend and her new lover have gifts of their own, and there’s an entire underground network of undetected deviants living freely in society. Kathryn’s brought into the fold with open arms, and she’s finally found something she’s never hadâ??a family.

But now, people are disappearing. Some come back weeks later with strange scars, sutured wounds, and missing limbs, with no memory of what happened. Some don’t come back at all.

When Charge becomes the next victim, Kathryn is willing to teleport to the edge of the world to find him, but confronting the mastermind behind the kidnappings puts her life in jeopardy. And when the rescue attempt goes horribly wrong, she wonders if dying might have been a better idea.

Warning: This book contains teleportation, mind control, and sparks that fly in sexy–and possibly deadly–ways.



THE GOLDEN BOOK OF WORLD’S GREATEST MYSTERIES â?? 60+ Whodunit Tales & Detective Stories (Ultimate Anthology): The World’s Finest Mysteries by the World’s … Rope of Fear, Number 13, The Birth-Markâ?¦

by Edgar Allan Poe

Musaicum Books presents to you a unique collection of World’s Finest Mysteries by the World’s Greatest Authors, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This carefully edited edition includes the most intruiging detective stories and head-scratching mysteries: Detective Stories The Purloined Letter (Edgar Allan Poe) A Scandal in Bohemia (A. Conan Doyle) The Safety Match (Anton Chekhov) Missing: Page Thirteen (Anna Katherine Green) . . . Suspense Stories The Birth Mark (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Oblong Box (Edgar Allan Poe) A Terribly Strange Bed (Wilkie Collins) The Torture by Hope (Villiers de l’Isle Adam) The Mysterious Card (Cleveland Moffett) . . . Ghost Stories Thrawn Janet (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Horla (Guy de Maupassant) To Sura: A Letter (Pliny the Younger) . . . The Man Who Went Too Far (E.F. Benson) The Phantom Rickshaw (Rudyard Kipling) The Apparition of Mrs. Veal (Daniel Defoe) The Damned Thing (Ambrose Bierce) . . . The Deserted House (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Withered Arm (Thomas Hardy) The House and the Brain (Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton) The Roll-Call of the Reef (A. T. Quiller-Couch) The Open Door (Mrs. Margaret Oliphant) . . . Paranormal Psychic Stories When the World Was Young (Jack London) Josephâ??A Story (Katherine Rickford) Ligeia (Edgar Allan Poe) A Ghost (Lafcadio Hearn) The Eyes of the Panther (Ambrose Bierce) Photographing Invisible Beings (William T. Stead) The Sin-Eater (Fiona Macleod) . . . Humorous Mystery Stories The Secret of Goresthorpe Grange (A. Conan Doyle) Mr. Bloke’s Item (Mark Twain) The Man Who Went Too Far (E. F. Benson) The Man With The Pale Eyes (Guy de Maupassant)



A SEAL’s Secret Desire: Alpha Military Bad Boy Protector

by Arabella Steedly

JAMES

Unbelievable! It was my best friend’s little sister who stepped off the bus as the recruit chosen to become the first female Navy SEAL.

My natural instinct was to protect the buff, leggy blond. The problem was I was Sarah’s trainer, and the regulations were clear that I could show on favoritism or fraternize with the recruits.

Her daddy was a well-connected retired Army General who called to check on her progress often.

The Navy was my life until she reappeared. It didn’t take long for me to decide I wanted her for my own. Come hell or high water!

SARAH

Why would James be assigned as my instructor? Surely, Commander Jones knew he was a friend of the family.

I had a crush on him and cried when he left town and joined the Navy. Back then, she was still skinny.

Wow!!! How he had changed. He was hot in his aviator shades. His wide chest and six-pack abs rippled under his fatigues.

Growing up, I had plenty of boyfriends and loved to go to parties, but in my heart, there was only room for one man. That man was James.

So, I was still a virgin.

****Steamy, Standalone Adult Novel****



Mother Nile

by Warren Adler

A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of ‘The War of the Roses’ – a sweeping and ambitious novel spanning across two eras and the city at the center of it all.

‘Mother Nile’ is the story of Si, the American-born son of an Irish father and Egyptian mother, who goes on a journey through the winding streets of the City of the Dead to solve a half-century-old mystery. When his mother makes an urgent plea on her deathbed, Si knows that he must make the journey to Egypt to find out the truth about his long-lost half-sister, conceived during his mother’s affair with King Farouk. Hunted by those who would do anything to keep the past in the past, Si finds help from a young woman who captures his heart. He leaves the City of the Dead a changed man. This work of historical fiction takes readers on an adventure brimming with suspense, intrigue, and romance.

Warning: This book is meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.



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