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Doom (The Heart of the Staff Book 6) by Carol & Tom Phipps

Genre: Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery/Dark Fantasy/Low Fantasy
Tags: Witches/Elves/Dragons/Wizards/Magic
With the murder of her husband, King Artamus of Gwael, Queen Spitemorta at last rules the known world. She declares herself Omnipotent Empress and moves into her monstrous new castle in Niarg. And with her tools of power, the Great Staff and Crystal Heart, she believes she is invincible. 
But then, General Coel, commander of all of her armies, brings tidings that four Elves have appeared in Niarg. These Elves should have been killed and eaten by her trolls, twenty years ago. And with these Elves returns the threat that the ancient Elven Prophecy predicting her downfall and death could still come to pass. 
And somewhere far away, Ariel and Daniel, the very twins foretold in the Prophecy have become more powerful than any sorceress or wizard ever known. Together they could be invincible. 
But can they destroy Spitemorta and her great tools of power? The time has come and one thing is certain. Either the twins and the rebellion will meet their doom, or Spitemorta and her minions will.
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Heart of the Staff: The Complete Series by Carol & Tom Phipps
Genre: Fantasy/Dark Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery/Epic/Science Fiction/Fantasy
Tags: Elves/Elfs/Sorcery/Wizard/Wizardry/Magic

Book 1 

Minuet Dewin, eldest daughter of the wizard Razzmorten, practically raised her half sister Leeuh. For many years, Minuet is Leeuh's passionate champion. As time passes, Leeuh grows awful and impossible to defend. Whilst undoing her dangerous pranks, Minuet finds herself the target of her hatred and jealousy. And when they fall for the same prince, it looks like war. 

Suddenly Leeuh vanishes. She returns years later, compliant and sweet as she always should have been. Should Minuet trust her, or will it be the very death of her? 

Book 2 
Frantic to find out if she really is the daughter of an evil sorceress, Rose makes a rash departure on a quest to the Chokewoods, a forest of horrors which no one in her kingdom dares enter. 

Her brother Lukus blackmails her into traveling with him. Together they discover that trolls, Elves and cyclopses really do exist as do the perilous visions in the Valley of Illusions. 

In the Chokewoods, they survive a horde of flesh eating devils, the fruit of the choke oak and a village of beasts who prepare to eat them. A hag crashes through the treetops and takes them away to a mad forest of her own where she turns them into thralls and taunts them with threats before they manage to escape and return home. 

Book 3 
A great evil awakens to shatter Niarg's peaceful world. 

In her remote island keep off the shores of Head, the fearsome sorceress Demonica at last learns that her granddaughter Spitemorta has come by the long lost Staff of Power. 

She leaves immediately for Goll and offers to teach Spitemorta how to develop her considerable powers. Spitemorta accepts at once, thereby uniting the two most dangerous sorceresses of the age, determined to conquer the world. When they find the Stone Heart, making the Staff the most powerful tool of all time, it seems that nothing can stop them from crushing Niarg and conquering the entire world. King Hebraun of Niarg is dead and not a single Elf is left alive in the Jutwoods. 

Book 4 
Spitemorta's husband, King James, tries to ride out of Castle Goll with her Great Staff of Power, but is tortured by Demonica and her and locked away to die in the the dungeon. He escapes across the Great Barrier Mountains, just as Spitemorta and Demonica destroy Castle Niarg, sending Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten and the people of Niarg fleeing to the Pitmaster's Kettles. 
Book 5 
Niarg has fallen. The dragons have fled from their caves. Confident that Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten are dead, and that the trolls have eaten every last Elf, Spitemorta brings down the last hamlets of the Northern Continent as she prepares to conquer the rest of the world. 

But Queen Minuet and Wizard Razzmorten do live and are hiding in the crater of Mount Bedd with the Fairy guardians of the Forest Primeval, where they wait for what remains of their army before fleeing to the Black Desert to live beneath its burning sands with the dragons and all of the Elves who escaped Demonica's great troll raid, down their hidden river. 

Book 6 
With the murder of her husband, King Artamus of Gwael, Queen Spitemorta at last rules the world. She declares herself Omnipotent Empress and moves into her monstrous new castle in Niarg. And with her tools of power, the Great Staff and Crystal Heart, she believes she is invincible. 

But then come tidings that four Elves have appeared in Niarg. These Elves should have been killed and eaten by her trolls, twenty years ago. And with these Elves returns the threat that the ancient Elven Prophecy predicting her downfall and death could still come to pass. 

And somewhere far away, Ariel and Daniel, the very twins foretold in the Prophecy have become more powerful than any sorceress or wizard ever known. Together they could be invincible. 

But can they destroy Spitemorta and her great tools of power? The time has come and one thing is certain. Either the twins and the rebellion will meet their doom, or Spitemorta and her minions.
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My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal by Taylor Fulks
Genre: Biography/Autobiography/Child Abuse/Parenting/Health

MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS is a courageous and harrowing journey through the catacombs of hell, from the mind and voice of a little girl living with her own monster underneath her bed. Written in first person, this novel is not a memoir, but more a psychological thriller, based on true events, chronicling one woman's attempt to claw her way out of the darkness of Child Sexual Abuse, while struggling to find normal, in a not-so-normal world.

It is poignant, dark and graphic; not for the faint of heart. This novel will make you feel.

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Ties That Bind by E.R. Chissick
Genre: Fiction/Erotica/Adult Fiction/Romantic Drama
Tags: Raunchy/Romance/New York/America/Italy

As the only daughter of an Italian family living in America, Alexandra Dinapoli has everything she could ever wish for, except what she really wants. 
Her freedom. 
At 27 she decides that it's now or never, and takes drastic steps to reclaim her life. Leaving her family behind she heads for New York City and starts on a journey to make her own way in the world. 
Whilst there she bumps into Gabriel Harland, an enigmatic Chief Assistant District Attorney with whom she begins a love affair that is cruelly cut short when someone from Alexandra's past surfaces in Gabriel's life, threatening to reveal what she has tried so hard to hide. 
Will their relationship be worth fighting for or will the truth tear them apart? 
This story will take you through a myriad of emotions. From the heart-warming tenderness of new love, through the pain and sorrow of losing someone close, the pulse racing suspense of running from the past, to the anger of not being in control, and the admission that some sacrifices have to be made for the sake of others. 
You will be drawn into the characters of this book and devour their lives as they take you through their story of light and shade, love and life, a story told from two sides. 
So begin your journey on the rollercoaster ride that is, Ties That Bind.
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TORMENT by H.E. Joyce
Genre: Crime, Thrillers, Mystery/Psychological/Suspense/Fiction
Tags: American Horror Story/Tension/Haunting/Gripping 

A Spine Chilling Novella by H E Joyce, author of the bestselling novel, The Deadliest Game. 

Less than normal behaviour is only to be expected in a psychiatric hospital. But at The Manor, the strange behaviour appears to come from the staff. Doctor Helen Ross, after ending an affair with a fellow doctor, decides to make a career move to a hospital far away from London in an isolated part of the Lake District. She soon realises, however, that all is not as it should be at the hospital. Patients being removed from their beds in the dead of night and the odd behaviour of the staff prompt her to investigate. What secrets does the hospital hold? And why are the staff so obedient to the enigmatic Professor Kirkby and his strange rules?
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Six Months to Get a Life by Ben Adams
Genre: Fiction/Divorce/Humour/Humor/Sex & Relationships/Family
Tags: Divorced/Seperated/Funny/Crisis/Parenting/Affairs/Divorcing

Have you ever had a relationship break-up? Yes? Then Ben Adams' debut rom-com, Six Months to Get a Life, is the book for you.
According to his ex, Graham Hope has got a big ego and a small penis. We aren't sure if that's why they got divorced, but they did.
Six Months to Get a Life follows Graham as he comes to terms with being divorced. Will he get over his ex? Will he play a meaningful role in his boys' lives? Will his friends take him under their wing? More importantly, will he ever have sex again?
WARNING: if you are looking for a sanctimonious self-hep book, then Six Months to Get a Life is not for you.
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Bitter Sweet by Mason N. Forbes
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Organised Crime/Organized Crime/Mystery
Tags: Sex Slavery/Human Trafficking/Prostitution/

Harrowing, deeply moving, Bitter Sweet is a gripping revelation of human trafficking, escorts and police corruption. 

Nina’s double-life as a university student and an escort falls apart when she is drawn into a web of violence, human trafficking and police corruption. 
When Nina rescues three girls from the clutches of a vicious trafficker a city-wide pursuit ensues, one in which Nina must outwit not only the police, but also the trafficker and a fate far worse than prosecution. 
Can Nina avoid capture by the trafficker and a life of sexual slavery? Or will she in desperation contact the police? And can she avoid her worst nightmare – exposure as an escort? 

In his heart-pounding début novel Mason Forbes takes the reader on a roller-coaster through the escort business, human trafficking and corruption from the city streets all the way up to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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Dark Canvas by Julia Wild
Genre: Literature & Fiction/Romance/Suspense/Mystery
Tags: Erotic/Sensual/Mysterious
Abbey is at the height of her career, has a lovely home and a steady boyfriend. All is wonderful until someone begins to threaten her. Jake Westaway comes into her life when he brings Abbey a message. He has no intention of sticking around, since she’s definitely not his type, but somehow, he has difficulty leaving…
Jake could see the photographer making his way towwards them, so he dropped his hand on her thigh, fingers spreading beneath the hem of her short dress. `Oh, what the hell!' His fingers moved higher on her thigh - and he knew how Abbey's eyes would ignite. The provocative glow in them was exactly what he wanted Miles to see...to see that he had lost Abbey! and to his best friend. He fumbled with the top button of his shirt - Abbey's seductive closeness making him clumsy. `Here...let me.' Abbey pushed aside his hand and undid his bow tie, then nimbly unfastened his top shirt button. She blew on his exposed neck, taking Jake by surprise; as surprising as the erotic tingling racing over his skin. Just as that all-woman, sensual lop-sided smile of hers curved her lips, the photographer's flash caught the erotic pose...
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Blue Silk Promise by Julia Wild
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance/Romantic Suspense
Tags: Mysterious/Relationships/Thrilling

Nick knows that there is something wrong. Surely he would remember being engaged to someone as quirky and gorgeous as Kayanne? But she insists they are to be married and that she is passionately in love with him. And so the wedding goes ahead and Nick is soon honeymooning with his bride, though it is a honeymoon in name only. But out in the darkness there is someone who is determined to keep it that way - someone who has reason to want Nick dead and Kayanne "widowed"...
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Wolver's Rescue by Jacqueline Rhoades
Genre: Werewolves & Shifters/Paranormal/Romance/Fiction
Tags: Wolf/Wolves/Secret Society/Love/Alpha

Sometimes it’s not the wolves that pose the danger... 

There’s a downside to living in a secret society. Someone has to ensure it remains that way. ‘Bull’ Bulworth is that someone. His current assignment: track a young man who has an unrecognized wolf inside him and eliminate the problem before the truth about Wolvers is exposed to the human world. It’s a simple and straightforward assignment until he meets a woman who makes him think crazy might be contagious. 
In her own words, Tommie Bane is nuttier than a pecan tree. There’s a voice in her head telling her she is something other than human, and a creature she swears is running around inside her body. Just when she’s at the lowest point in her weird and nutty life, she meets a man who tells her it’s all real. Should she listen to the voice of reason or to the voice in her head that keeps shouting “Mate”? 
What do you have to lose when you've already lost your mind? For Tommie, it could be her life. 
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Guardian's Patience (Guardian's of the Race Book 5) by Jacqueline Rhoades
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Paranormal/Demons & Devils/Wizards & Witches.
Tags: Love/Romantic/Bravery/Heroism
Short and round, she dresses like a gypsy in vibrant and sometimes clashing colors. She’s been known to dye her hair to match her mood. She does a Good Deed every day and smiles at everyone she meets. But underneath her happy-go-lucky exterior, Patience Delecourt is lonely and afraid. She’s the mouse in a demon’s Cat-and-Mouse game that’s been going on for years. Her ideal hero would come straight out of the old movies she watches night after night alone in her tiny apartment. 
Stuffy and socially awkward, Broadbent ad Sebastian, Guardian of the Race, has his vision of the ideal woman, too; tall, elegant, cultured, and well-read. But every time he meets someone who might fill the bill, his advances are met with laughter and derision. As hard as he tries to emulate his fellow Guardians; their prowess with women, their clothes, their interests; he just can’t get it right. 
He doesn’t see himself as handsome or a hero. She doesn’t see herself as beautiful or brave. Yet what they find together opens new worlds of wonder for them both. It also opens the doors to old enemies and sets off a series of events that threaten the House of Guardians and the people within it. With the credits ready to roll on their mismatched love story, Patience and Broadbent will have to find the bravery and heroism they see in each other, and decide how much they will sacrifice for love.
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The Alpha's Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Urban/Fiction/Romance
Tags: Werewolves/Shifters/Alpha Male
Can a nerdy city girl find peace and contentment in a small Appalachian town called Rabbit Creek? Elizabeth Reynolds certainly hopes so. When she meets a man who instantly understands how out of step she is with her mother’s country club set and who offers her a quiet place in the mountains where she can write her dreamed of romance novel, Elizabeth jumps at the chance. 
Peace and contentment, however, are a state of mind and Elizabeth soon finds that her state of mind isn’t even close. The bucolic cottage she’s rented turns out to be a run-down cabin without phone service. And that gorgeous Chief of Police, Marshall Goodman, the one she met while covered in mud and wearing granny underpants? The one who sends her heart spinning the first time they meet? It looks like he’s gay. He’s also her landlord and had no idea his cabin had been let. Then there’s Charles, Marshall’s metrosexual brother, who can make her body feel things she never thought possible. He’d be her mother’s choice as an ideal husband. These two men so upset her equilibrium, she’s constantly forced to resort to her mental stack of Lists Elizabeth Lives By. 
After wrecking her car on a deserted country road and fighting both fire and wolves on her very first night, peaceful isn’t a word Elizabeth would use to describe Rabbit Creek. Oh, the people there are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It’s like moving into Mayberry… if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves. 
When an antiquated law is invoked, Elizabeth, being a sane and reasonable woman, wants no part of it, but if she refuses to participate, the people she’s grown to care about will lose everything and she’ll lose the one man she was born to love. There just isn’t a List that covers this!
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The Alpha's Choice by Jacqueline Rhoades
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance/Fiction/Literature
Tags: Werewolves/Shifters/Fairytale
Katarina Bennett stopped believing in fairytales a long time ago. Prince Charming doesn't exist. Careful planning is what makes dreams come true and that's what she's spent most of her life doing. Now those plans have fallen apart. She's lost everything; her fiancé, her job and her home. 
Determined to make a new start, Kat takes a job as a governess and teacher for five orphaned children and finds herself in an old Gothic mansion in the middle of nowhere with people who aren't what they seem. 
Charles Goodman is the Alpha of his wolver pack, the modern descendants of an ancient line of man/beasts who've hidden among the human race for centuries. Charles has his hands full with taking his pack in a new direction and dealing with dissention in the ranks and doubts about his own abilities to lead, but when he meets his feisty new employee, he begins to believe in a future he didn't think possible. 
Together, Charles and Kat, Alpha and Mate, set out to prove all things are possible and fairytales do come true.
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Birmingham Girls by Carol Arnall
This book tells the story of our early lives in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, where we lived in a back-to-back house with our mother. Our father deserted Mom before I was born. She had a desperate struggle bringing us up during and after the war until she remarried.

I have also written the book "Whatever Happened After Birmingham Girls" you can read more about that HERE.
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Lyon's Way (The Lyon) by Jordan Silver
Genre: Erotica/Fiction/Romance
Tags: Alpha Male/Biker/Motorcycles/Sexy

Colton Lyon has just rescued his young lover, his Angel from the clutches of a mad man; now all he need do is keep her out of trouble until he gets her to the altar.

About the author: I am an avid reader, writer and traveller who lives in the Northeast of the USA with my husband of many years.
My stories are always about alpha males and the women who love them they're not for the faint of heart so be warned.
You can contact me at jordansilver144@gmail.com/ on my website at jordansilver.net

S.C.A.R.S by Julia Ibbotson
Genre: Children's Books/Fiction/Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery
Tags: Dragon/Dragons/Sword/Knights/Quest/Adventure 
Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life. People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest. How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor ̶ and more importantly, can he save himself?
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The Tomb of The Honey Bee: A Posie Parker Mystery by L.B. Hathaway
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Mystery
Tags: Agatha Christie/Glamour/Clues/Detective

From acclaimed British author L. B. Hathaway comes this exciting new cozy murder mystery featuring the redoubtable Private Detective, Posie Parker. This is the second book in the Posie Parker Mystery Series, although it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. Set across a number of exotic locations during the summer of 1921, 'The Tomb of the Honey Bee' is a classic murder mystery set during the Golden Age of Crime which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey.
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Murder Offstage: A Posie Parker Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 1) by L.B. Hathaway

Genre: Crime Thrillers & Mystery/British Thriller
Tags: Agatha Christie/Downton Abbey/London

The first book in the Posie Parker mysteries. Set in 1921, Murder Offstage is full of intrigue and red herrings. This is a classic murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. 

When Posie Parker's childhood friend is robbed of a priceless jewel and becomes a suspect in a cold-blooded murder case, budding detective Posie vows she will clear his name.
Aided by her seriously gorgeous assistant Len, Posie soon realizes things are not quite as they seem, and the darkly-glamorous world of London's theatre and glittering nightclubs prove far more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.
Just who exactly is the dangerous Lucky Lucy Gibson? And why has she killed the first violin player of the local theatre? And more importantly, what on earth has happened to Mr Minks, the much-loved office cat?
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A Suitable Young Man by Anne L. Harvey
Genre: Romance/Family Saga/Historical/Literature & Fiction
Tags: Lancashire/Mill Towns/1950s/Rock and Roll/Teddy Boys/Dance Halls

A nostalgic tale of friendship, family, love, loyalty and loss, set in a Lancashire mill town in the new Elizabethan era of the mid-1950s. One dark December night, Kathy Armstrong is rescued from two thugs by Nick Roberts, whom she’d known as a schoolgirl. But Nick is a Teddy boy, hell-bent on having a good time in the pubs and dance halls of the era. Shortly after, she meets accountant John Talbot at a party and is captivated by his middle-class charm. To the background of the new rock and roll, a mounting crisis over the Suez Canal, family and personal crises, Kathy struggles with a wayward attraction to Nick and her incubating love for John. But which one is ‘The Suitable Young Man?’

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Project Me by Carol Anne Hunter
Genre: Romance/Romantic Comedy/Women's Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Tags: Divorce/Humour/Humor/Relationships/Love/Family/Mid-life

When her husband of 30 years trades her in for a more current model, Maggie resolves to live the quiet life. The safe life. The single life. 

Well, she is only weeks away from her 50th, doesn't do drink or men and has already embraced Trainee Old Duffer status. But waking up one morning with the office geek and a hangover makes her think again - maybe there is life after marriage. 

She decides to refurbish, re-brand and re-launch, and all before her golden birthday, but she hasn't a clue where to start. Cue the conception of Project Me. Before long, her life is like the night bus - full of users, wasters, halfwits and chancers, all with their own agenda. If only there was someone she could ask for help. 

Emergency! Code Red, woman down, send back up! 

The clock's ticking...
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Applause (The Dudley Sisters Quartet) by Madalyn Morgan
Genre: Family Sagas/Historical/Historical Romance/Fiction/Romance/Sagas
Tags: WWII/London/Blitz/Fascist/Saga

In the early years of World War 2, Margot Dudley works her way up from usherette to leading lady in a West End show. Driven by blind ambition Margot becomes immersed in the heady world of nightclubs, drink, drugs and fascist thugs – all set against a background of the London Blitz. To achieve her dream, Margot risks losing everything she holds dear. 

APPLAUSE is the second book in the DUDLEY SISTERS QUARTET.

Foxden Acres (The Dudley Sisters Quartet) by Madalyn Morgan
Genre: Family Saga/Historical Romance/Romance
Tags: War/WWII/London/Blitz/Land Girls/

On the eve of 1939 twenty-year-old Bess Dudley, trainee teacher and daughter of a groom, bumps into James, heir to the Foxden Estate. Bess and James played together as equals when they were children, but now James is engaged to the more socially acceptable Annabel Hadleigh. 

Bess takes up a teaching post in London but when war breaks out and London schoolchildren are evacuated she returns to Foxden to organise a troop of Land Girls. 
Traditional barriers come crashing down when Flying Officer James Foxden falls in love with Bess. But by this time Bess has come to know and respect Annabel. Can she be with James if it means breaking her best friend’s heart? 
And besides, Bess has a shameful secret that she has vowed to keep from James at any cost…
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Drumbeats by Julia Ibbotson
Genre: Literature & Fiction/Fiction/Saga/Contemporary Fiction
Tags: Africa/Travel/Romance/Ghana/West Africa/Teaching/Nursing

Drumbeats is the first novel in a trilogy and follows 18 year old English student Jess through her gap year in West Africa. It's a rite of passage novel set in the mid-1960s when Jess flees her stifling home background for freedom to become a volunteer teacher and nurse in the Ghanaian bush. Apprehensively, she leaves her first real romantic love behind in the UK, but will she be able to sustain the bond while she is away? With the idealism of youth, she hopes to find out who she really is, and do some good in the world, but little does she realise what, in reality, she will find that year: joys, horrors, tragedy. She must find her way on her own and learn what fate has in store for her, as she becomes embroiled in the poverty and turmoil of a small war-torn African nation under a controversial dictatorship. Jess must face the dangers of both civil war and unexpected romance. Can she escape her past or will it always haunt her?
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Look Inside


    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Tags: Ghosts/Witches/England/Monsters

    For centuries, a tiny band of men (and they are all men) have held the monsters and forces of nature at bay. Without them, hungry elementals would swarm over Britain, consuming life for their fuel and demanding sacrifices to restore their powers. Operating out of a secret arm of the Church of England, these witch-finders protect ordinary people, allowing them to live their lives. And their center, the College of St. Van Helsing, attempts to bring new generations of witch-finders to the noble cause. Burnout and the toll of the job doesn’t make it easy and the College’s insistence that only men are qualified drives many who would best serve to become witches instead.
    A witch-finder considering abandoning the church and using magic to expand his family estate confronts an elemental who promises him sex and power. A drunk student finds his own power being used to bring forth a legendary ghost dog. An angry storm disguises the yearning of a mother for her child—and her willingness to destroy a city if witch-finder magic kills that child. A Neolithic dog seeks to protect its family, still confused about why it was abandoned. An angry elemental has found a loophole in the wards that bind it to the earth and plans its escape on the day that doesn’t exist.
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Magnolia House by Pauline Barclay
Genre: Family Life/Women's Fiction/Contemporary Fiction
Tags: Family/Relationships/Home

When Jane Leonard gave half of her house to her only son, little did she realise that within twelve months, she would be forced to sell the home she had lived in for nearly five decades. 

The choice for this action was not hers, but the events that led up to her handing over fifty percent of Magnolia House paled by comparison to what happened after the ink had dried on the documents that named the new owners.

As Magnolia House is put on the market for sale, love and betrayal, hopes and dreams and ultimately family loyalty will affect the lives of all of those who become involved.
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Storm Clouds Gathering by Pauline Barclay
Genre: Family Life/Love & Romance/Literary Fiction/Relationships
Tags: Yorkshire/North of England/Gritty/Love/Despair/Family
Storm clouds are gathering, silently and slowly, too far away to worry about. Or so it seems. But ignoring what is brewing will have dire consequences for the people caught up in the maelstrom. 

Shirley Burton is too busy cheating on her husband, having a laugh and looking for fun to alleviate the boredom of her childless marriage. Kathleen Mitchell is too wrapped up in running around after her beautiful family to worry about her health. Anne Simpson has two things on her mind: her forthcoming marriage to Paul Betham, who seems to want to control her, and her career, which she does not want to give up. 

Can Shirley really expect to deceive her husband and get away with it? Can Kathleen hold it all together, and is Anne able to have the best of everything? 

Storm Clouds Gathering is a story of human emotion, passion and heart-rending grief. Set against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, these three families will be tested to the limit as betrayal, loss and love threaten to change their lives forever.

Elf Killers by Carol & Tom Phipps
Genre: Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery/Science Fiction/Epic
Tags: Elves/Trolls/Fairies/Faeries

It is the very worst time to be in the woods. 

Oisin’s plan is to come with his bow to help Aedan and Doona lead a party of children into the forest to gather the maidenhair seedlings his people would take across the sea as they flee the trolls who hunt them as prey. Maybe he can be back in time for supper. And if he only dares to dream, he might also be back in time to speak with Doona alone. 
Dyr's plan is an early evening head smash for the foolish Elves who think they can steal away to the sands of the endless eye sting water and build their strange float huts. They will make a glorious feast. 
But on the way, Dyr's brutes stumble across Oisin's gathering party and attack, leaving Aedan mortally wounded and scattering Doona and the children to flee in terror into the dark mountain woods, only to be run down and captured by the bloodthirsty trolls. 

Can Oisin find the bonfires of the trolls and rescue them before it’s too late? And what then? Will any of them live long enough to reach safety?
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The Decalogue by Mark Pettinger
Genre: Police Procedurals/Crime/Thrillers/Mystery/Fiction
Tags: Manchester/Police/Murder/Detective/Serial Killer

DCI Jonny Priest, fresh from his recent promotion bids a fond farewell to The Metropolitan Police and heads north west for a new challenge with the Greater Manchester Police Force. He is immediately thrown into a murder investigation; a teenager brutally murdered in a nightclub. Priest soon realises that this is not the first murder of its kind in the area, and with a truly sinster pattern emerging, DCI Priest and his team have a race against time to prevent further deaths.

Fresh starts never quite delivering the promises they hold; DCI Priest is met with two elements from his past - one very much welcome, the other tragic and long forgotten. Has he got what it takes to lead and inspire a new team? Can he keep his personal challenges from impacting on his work life ? Can he catch a serial killer before he strikes again?
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Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb
Genre: Humour/Humor/Romantic Comedy/Comedy/Romance
Tags: Columbia/Journalism/Weddings/Brides

Take an up-for-anything reporter. Add a world-weary photo-journalist. Put them together . . . light the blue touch paper and stand well back! Posing as a bride-to-be, Charlee Montague goes undercover at a boot camp for brides in order to photograph supermodel Anastasia Markova. At Charlee's side and posing as her fiancé, is Rafael Ffinch award winning photographer and survivor of a kidnap attempt in Columbia. He's in no mood to cut inexperienced Charlee any slack and has made it plain that once the investigation is over, their partnership - and fake engagement - will be terminated, too. Soon Charlee has more questions than answers. What's the real reason behind Ffinch's interest in the boot camp? How is it connected to his kidnap in Columbia? In setting out to uncover the truth, Charlee puts herself in danger ... As the investigation draws to a close, she wonders if she'll be able to hand back the engagement ring and walk away from Rafa without a backward glance.
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Guernsey Retreat (The Guernsey Novels Book 3) by Anne Allen

The latest page-turner offering mystery and romance from the Award-Winning Author of Dangerous Waters 
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Romance/Contemporary
Tags: Guernsey/Channel Islands/London 

Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection… 

A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from there past. 
Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger - for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm's journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father's home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War. 
At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice. 
Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing…
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Lyon's Angel by Jordan Silver
Genre: Erotica/Romance/Biker Fiction/Alpha Male

Colton Lyon the tough talking pierced, tattooed biker has fallen for the young Kat Sloan as soon as she moves to town and starts working for him. When he finds out about an attack in her past Colt does the only thing a man in his position can do; he handles it. Now all he wants to do is be with his woman, his crew and his bike; but will an old enemy stand in the way of his happiness?
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The Gift: Awakening by J.P. McLean
Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Ghosts/Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction
Tags: Urban Fantasy/British Columbia/Adult/Flying/Night Vision/Crystal

Every Gift has its Price… 

When young Emelynn Taylor accepts a mysterious gift from a strange woman on the seashore, her life alters irrevocably. Haunted by strange dreams and terrifying powers she can’t control, Emelynn returns years later to the coast of British Columbia where she vows to take command of her unruly “gift”. A near-fatal miscalculation drops her into the hands of a secret society who share the mystery; but as they steer her into unknown territory, conspiracies and hidden agendas are revealed. Will Emelynn master her dangerous gift and escape the unfolding web of perils before they take her life?
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The Gift: Revelation by J.P. McLean

Genre: Fantasy/Thriller/Mystery/Suspense/Ghosts
Tags: Urban Fantasy/British Columbia/Adult/Flying/Night Vision/Crystal

Dangerous Alliances…

In Revelation, the second book of The Gift Trilogy, there’s no turning back for Emelynn Taylor, newly awakened flier still discovering the powers of a gift she can barely control.

Secrets unravel like threads from a dark shroud … a magical book … friends who are not what they seem … a powerful faction with claims on Emelynn … a Machiavellian plan with her at its brutal centre.

Threatened by a mysterious and terrifying enemy, Emelynn forms an uneasy alliance with another flier she doesn’t trust. She must risk everything to thwart an evil scheme and save her covey. But at what cost?

The Gift: Redemption by J.P. McLean
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure/Science Fiction/Contemporary
Tags: British Columbia/Crystal/Flying/Ghost/Urban Fantasy

Precious Gift…Cursed Power… 

The Gift: Redemption is the stunning conclusion of J.P. McLean’s whirlwind trilogy set on the coast of British Columbia. Having barely survived a brutal attack by a murderous psychopath who coveted her gift, Emelynn Taylor seeks peace with her unruly powers and a new beginning. Instead, she collides with intrigue and becomes the target of faceless terrorism. 

When the escalating violence spreads to the inner circle of her covert community, powerful figures within it surrender to paranoia, and Emelynn uncovers a tyrannous conspiracy that threatens to expose the gift and all those who share it. 

With no way out, Emelynn must face her worst fears and gather all her strength to protect those she loves . . . and she must do it alone.

The Deadliest Game by H.E. Joyce

Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Crime/Romantic Suspense/Psychological/Literary Fiction
Tags: Boston/Deception/Murder/Maine/Psychotherapy/Chicago

A storm is coming, to the small town of Brooksville, Maine, and also for Laura. After moving from Chicago with her young son, Laura finds a degree of the inner peace she has longed for. However, the idyllic life she has found changes when Laura meets Michael Peterson at a Halloween dance. After a brief romance they marry and, for a while, life seems perfect. That is, until she begins to receive disturbing phone calls and sees shapes lurking in dark shadows. Deep feelings of distrust take over her thoughts. Is she losing touch with reality? Or is her past catching up with her?
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Insectipids by June Gundlack

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Children's Books/Young Adult

It’s only a fly… 

Often ridiculed for being different was normal for young James Allen. 
He was used to it – until he found himself on the receiving end of a happy-slapping incident. This turned out to be the spur he needed to change his life and, in doing so, for him to make a difference to the rest of the world. 
Inspired by his secret childhood friend, Zoga, his decision takes him on adventures far and wide, introducing him to challenges most adults would cringe at or shy away from. 
A short while before his 16th birthday, James develops an increase in physical and mental powers. Energised by his drive and ability to think and act faster than most, he saves the world from the nemesis known as INSECTIPIDS. 
“It’s only a fly.” Those four simple words will forever be a reminder that ‘only’ could mean far worse… 

Insectipids - an inter-galactic adventure for young and young adult readers!
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Between Today and Yesterday by Joanna Lambert
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Literature & Fiction
Tags: Spain/Marbella/Marriage/Relationships

The village of Meridan Cross is in mourning. Laura Kendrick, owner of Little Court Manor, is dead. The family she leaves behind find themselves not only trying to come to terms with their loss but also deal with their own individual problems.

Nick Kendrick is a bitter, resentful head teacher whose career ambitions have not been fulfilled and whose mental state is on a serious downward spiral. Jenny, his patient and understanding wife has become a target for his frustrations. His daughter Charlotte, a bright and clever pupil at his school, has also become a victim of his unpleasant mind games.
Ella, Nick’s sister, beautiful and successful, has a much-envied marriage to ex-rock star turned record producer Matt Benedict. Matt is currently in Spain with partner Baz Young recording an album with Rosetti, their star act. Newspaper reports coming out of Marbella concerning Matt and one of his former protégés are giving Ella serious cause for concern.
Baz Young and the band’s front man Christian Rosetti are unhappy. They should be in New York but Matt switched the venue to Spain without any explanation. Could it be the fact that Marcie Maguire, a woman whose career Matt launched nearly twenty years ago is performing here? And if that is the reason, why? 
When Ella and Jenny find themselves flying out to Spain to help an old acquaintance, they join Matt, Baz and the band in their luxury villa in the hills above Marbella. Reunited with Matt, Ella now hopes she will be able to scotch the rumours and show the world her relationship with her husband is rock solid. But when Jenny receives an urgent call to return home to sort out Nick’s deteriorating mental state, Ella finds herself alone and facing a woman who appears to be not only very firmly back in Matt’s life but also hell bent on destroying their marriage.
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The Other Side of Morning by Jo Lambert

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance/Women's Fiction
Tags: Tuscany/Somerset/Love/Betrayal/Deception

Charlotte Kendrick’s ill-fated relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti still haunts her. The new man in her life, handsome, rich Italian restaurateur Marco D’Alesandro, is everything she wants. But when beautiful heiress Rossana Caravello arrives to spend time with his family as their house guest she wonders whether history is about to repeat itself. Marco insists he loves her and that he has no interest in their guest, but how can Charlotte believe him when everything about his behaviour around Rossana indicates he is lying? Giving him the benefit of the doubt, Charlotte wonders whether his ruthless stepmother Thérèse may be involved, and decides to find out more about the young heiress. However, far from putting her mind at rest, what she discovers leaves her feeling more unsettled than ever about her future with Marco… 

From rural West Somerset to the glorious rolling landscape of Tuscany and the Italian lakes THE OTHER SIDE OF MORNING is a story of love, betrayal, deception and ultimate sacrifice.

A Little Love (No Greater Love) by Amanda Prowse

Genre: Romance/Literary Fiction/Women's Fiction
Tags: London/Love/Secrets

Everybody needs a little love in their lives... 

Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. 

But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past - especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love... 

From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies - and finding happiness before it's too late.
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Chatty Cat: The First Six Months by Suzan Collins
Genre: Animal Books/Pet Care/Children's Books
Tags: Animal Rescue/Pets/Cats

One woman. One cat. Two very different ways of thinking. Meet Chatty Cat and her human [hooman] as they get to know one another. Chatty Cat is a smart but scared cat who has been adopted and is getting used to her new home. Her hooman thinks she knows exactly what Chatty Cat is thinking and what she needs. Chatty Cat however has other ideas and with a mind of her own, her hooman begins to wonder who is actually in charge.
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The Strontian Factor: A Delusion of God's Will by Mason N. Forbes

Genre: Thrillers/Crime/Mystery/International Mystery & Crime
Tags: Suspense/Murder/Intrigue

International Bestselling and highly acclaimed author Mason N. Forbes, The Strontian Factor is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller A must read for fans of Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth and John Grisham 

The evidence is scant, the connection unknown and the reason a mystery. Jamie Strachan, a top-class defence analyst, is faced with a seemingly impossible task: he must link the death of his brother-in-law to an ex-Fallschirmjäger and a devout pharmaceutical magnate. 

With the help of a high-ranking police officer and the tacit support of the Secretary to the British Cabinet, Jamie exposes a scheme of immense magnitude, the consequences of which would lead to a conflagration between the West, and the Islamic and the Developing worlds. 
Mason Forbes takes the reader on a breathtaking, high-speed quest from the Highlands of Scotland to the Pacific Northwest and back to Europe in an attempt to prevent a crime against humanity. 
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The Runaway Year by Shani Struthers
Genre: Romance/Holiday Romance/Contemporary/Women's Fiction
Tags: Cornwall/Trecastle/Brighton/Love

Dumped by her hotshot boyfriend and boss, Layla Lewis quits her job and heads to Trecastle in North Cornwall to house-sit for a friend-of-a-friend. Trecastle isn’t new to her; it's a place where she holidayed regularly with her now-estranged mother. It’s also the home of Hannah McKenzie, her childhood friend. Hannah has tempted her with a place to live and a job in the local pub. Needing time to nurse her battered heart and escape her “real life” for a year, Layla accepts.

Hannah is a talented artist as well as a barmaid. She lives in the village center with her boyfriend Jim, a singer in a local band. They are happy together, or as happy as they can be, considering. Hannah loves Jim, but there is someone she loves more and it’s pushing them to breaking point.
Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Layla’s fiery yet loyal friend Penny seeks revenge on her behalf, sending a forged email that could damage her ex’s business prospects. Penny wonders if she has gone too far but is soon preoccupied with her own problems: the sizzle has fizzled in her marriage, and she feels neglected. After getting frisky with Dylan one night, she confesses all to her husband—and he’s been like ice ever since.
Over the course of a year, there is laughter and heartache as all three endeavor to reign in their tumultuous love lives—discovering you can run all you like, but if it’s love you’re up against, true love, good things can only happen when you stand your ground.
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The Consequences Collection by Melanie Robertson-King

Genre: Short Stories/Contemporary Fiction/Literature & Fiction
Tags: Scotland/Canada/Poetic/Mystery

The Consequences Collection is an eclectic compilation of twelve stories ranging from non-fiction through creative non-fiction to pure fiction, in prose and poetry. 

The story of a Scottish Home Child is based on fact and told from the child's point of view; The Mystery Woman of Kinettles is a non-fiction article on the appearance and subsequent disappearance of a woman's body near the Wellington County House of Industry (Poor House) in 1879 Southwestern Ontario. 

Some of these stories are lighter than others, and some might even beg you to leave the lights on.
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A Shadow in the Past by Melanie Robertson-King

Genre: Historical/Fantasy/Paranormal/Romance
Tags: Time Travel/Scotland/Love

Nineteen-year-old Sarah Shand finds herself thrust back into the past. There she struggles to keep her real identity from a society that finds her comments and ideas strange and her speech and actions forward, unlike Victorian women. 

When Sarah verbally confronts confining social practices, including arranged marriages, powerful enemies commit her to a lunatic asylum. 
After falling in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, Robert Robertson, she must decide whether to find her way back to her own time or to remain in the past with him.

A Beastly Scandal by Shereen Vedam
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Ghosts/
Tags: Psychic/Cheshire/London

Lady Annabelle Marchant was a belle of the ball in London until she used her psychical senses to save a man’s life. She failed miserably, leaving him dead and her disgraced. All she wants now is a chance to comfort his widow by cleansing the woman’s home of her husband’s restless spirit. But the widow’s son, the beastly Lord of the Manor, accuses her of coming to the wilds of Cheshire to snag him as a husband. Thoroughly disgusted, she is bent on proving him wrong. Lord Rufus Marlesbury, the Earl of Terrance, is suspected of murdering his father. He has come home to clear his name by finding the real killer before the new year or the king has promised that Rufus will be called in front of the House of Lords to answer for the crime. He does not have time to waste fending off a marriage-minded miss who has inveigled an invitation to his home by playing on his grief-stricken mother’s worst fears. With an unruly manor ghost terrorizing the occupants and corpses piling up in the village, Belle must find a way to see the man beneath the beast and Rufus must learn to believe in the love of a woman who has no reason to trust him. Only by working together can they stop a vengeful ghost before it torments the guests or before the killer strikes again.
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MASTER by Catherine Taylor
Genre: Erotica/Erotic/Romance/Suspense/Romantic/Fiction

It is 1995, four years after Ukraine has declared independence. 

Lena Petrenko cares little about her country or her miserable life. As the daughter of a racketeer, she has seen enough violence and has shut the whole world out. She lives in her bedroom with her baby doll and immerses herself in fairy tales, creating her own happy endings. 
When her father forces her to attend his cage fights, Lena finds herself caught up in the brutality when she is claimed as the winner's trophy. Her terrifying champion is nothing like the prince of her stories. He is every bit the beast and she is hardly a beauty. 
Lena soon learns that there is more to this stranger than his hard exterior. He has a dark history and an agenda that somehow involves her, but behind all the muscle beats a tender heart. As she begins to face her own terrible past, she finds him to be an unlikely ally, evoking everything she has buried deep inside, including her passion. 
As her feelings for him deepen, Lena finds herself contending once again with a violent world. Now her captor must become her saviour, at the risk of losing each other, or losing their lives. 
Strictly Adults only
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Love & The Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Coen
Genre: Travel/Holiday/Vacation/Peru/Brazil/World Travel/Ireland
Tags: Spiritual/Dating/Myth/Love

A woman's voyage of self discovery begins on the internet leading all the way to Brazil and onto the Andean highlands of Peru.

Devastated from her relationship break- up, Kate Canavan is

at a loss until she re-discovers a hidden painting of the triple Goddess from Greek mythology. Her interest in mythology and spirituality is re-ignited. A voyage of self discovery begins with internet dating using the names of each of the Goddesses in the triple myth. 
When a health scare intervenes Kate and her friends go together to visit a famous healer in Brazil and a spiritual guru in Peru, where all three friends begin spiritual journeys of forgiveness, gratitude and learning to live in the now. 
Read it to find out if Kate finds love along the way.
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FLY OR FALL by Gilli Allan
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Women's Fiction/Romantic Fiction
Tags: Marriage/Adultery/Lovers/Family

“Will the allure of the unknown ever overcome the fear of stepping away from solid ground” 

When her husband urges a move away from London, Nell struggles to justify her fear of change and the presentiment of some unknowable disaster? 
Nell feels cast adrift, far from home, friends and everything familiar. Trevor is unrecognisable as the man she married; their twins, Jonathan and Juliet, are grumpy and difficult. The new house is a building site and she’s unsettled by Patrick, one of the builders, who’s notorious as a womaniser. But he makes no pass at her. 
New friends, Kate and Fliss, are preoccupied with appearances and extra -marital adventures. The health club, where Nell takes a bar job, is a hotbed of flirtation and gossip. Nell distances herself at first, but she’s flattered by the attentions of a beautiful and enigmatic young man called Angel. When the romantic fantasy becomes fact, she feels guilty and triumphant. She wants to unburden to another friend, the quirky, new-age Elizabeth, but..... 
The foreshadowed disaster - felt as a tremor at the start of the story - rumbles into a full blown earth-quake. When the dust settles, nothing is as it previously seemed. The love which blossoms unexpectedly from the wreckage is doomed, and shocking truths about her friends, her husband, her teenage twins and even herself, are exposed. 
The story follows the dismantling of all Nell’s certainties, her preconceptions and her moral code, and the future, for the woman who feared change, is irrevocably altered. But has she been broken or has she transformed herself?
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Saint or Sinner by Gil McDonald
Genre: Western/Romance/Westerns/Romantic Fiction
Tags: Cowboy/Bounty Hunter/Ranch/Outlaws

Leroy Vance is a hard hearted bounty hunter, hot on the heels of a gang of outlaws, when he gets his horse shot out from under him. Injured, and on foot, in the wide flat lands, Vance faces almost certain death. Help comes in the form of a buggy driven by two foreigners, father and son. They take him to the nearest town, and drive off without a word. When he eventually tries to buy a new horse, Vance is directed to the ranch owned by the foreigners. There, he finds some excellent stock. But the ranch holds a secret. The foreigners don't train the horses themselves; that is done by the wife of the younger man, and her little brother, who are both abused and beaten by the men. Vance swears to rescue the woman and boy. But Fate has a few tricks up her sleeve, and a lot can change in a short time. Vance falls in love with the man's wife as he helps them to escape. But with her husband hot on their heels, will the trio escape? And will Leroy Vance, bounty hunter and sinner, finally find True Love with the wife of another man?
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Wedding Dresses and Spurs (Wedding Dress Series) by T.D. Jones
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Romantic Fiction/Romantic Comedy
Tags: Texas/Cowboy/America/USA

Savannah Monroe is a wedding dress designer who is delivering one of her latest designs to a client in Twin Stars, Texas. Not only does Savannah deliver the dress but her life changes in the process when she meets Wes Rogerfield.
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Topaz Eyes by Nancy Jardine
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Historical/Saga/Suspense
Tags: Vienna/Minnesota/Heidelberg/Mughal/Jewels

A peculiar invitation to Heidelberg embroils Keira Drummond in the search for a mysterious collection of extraordinary jewels once owned by a Mughal Emperor; a hoard that was last known to be in the possession of Amsterdam resident, Geertje Hoogeveen, in 1910. 

Who among the progeny of Geertje- hitherto unfamiliar third cousins brought together for the quest - can Keira rely on? Distrust and suspicion among them is rife. 
Which one is greedy, and determined enough, to hire thugs to tail her… and worse… as she travels to Vienna and Minnesota? Can Keira even trust Teun Zeger - a Californian she is becoming very drawn to - as they pair up to unearth the jewellery? 

As they follow a trail of clues, will they uncover the full collection before the hired gun kills them? Details remain furtive and undisclosed until danger and death forces their exposé. And who harbours the ultimate mystery item that is even more precious than the Mughal jewels? 

Greed, suspicion and murder are balanced by growing family loyalty, trust, and love.
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Dudgeon's Bridge by Adrian L. Youseman
Genre: Historical/Crime/Thriller/Suspense/English History
Tags: Civil War/English Civil War/Roundheads/Royalists

English soil, so treasured, hasn’t always been a green and pleasant land. The times when life was cheap and governments were proved with butchery and bloodshed, are, in reality, only a few hundred years behind us. The history we take for granted is littered with the prejudices of originating scholars and the editing of the victors from any given age. 

The 17th century Civil War split families and towns, killing by proportion more English men than WW1 and WW2 combined. History has polished its account to let us believe that somehow it was the birth of our democratic nation, but this was no rite.
Dudgeon’s Bridge takes you through these times. 
A boy is born into a town beset by the worst of these troubles and must struggle to make his mark, whilst trying to look after his family. We know too well in today’s world that one simple life can change the world we know, but little of those in the past who did. This is the account that’s waiting to be told, for the monstrosity of war creates its children and just like so many of them, the truth is so often the first to be orphaned.
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Forever Love by Vicki Case

Genre: Poetry/Love/Loss/Poetic/Family/Relationships
Tags: Grief/Grieving/Love lost/Adultery/

To lose someone you love through death is tragic. Losing someone you love—your soul mate and best friend—via an ambiguous and unexpected text message is devastating; it can destroy your soul. When you lose a loved one, you go through the process of grieving that enables you to accept their loss and eventually let go. When the person you love severs you from their life and walks away without offering an explanation, how can you do the same? How can you understand and accept the loss so that you can move on with your life?

Forever Love is a collection of poetry that considers the process of rebuilding a life after such a callous and devastating loss. The fourth volume in a series, it explores how author Vicki Case worked through this dark period in her life, searching for closure and answers to her questions. In the midst of her grief, she discovered the power of the written word in healing and began composing poetry that reflected the raw emotions she was experiencing.

Forever Love contains soul-revealing and vividly honest descriptions of her emotions as she looked for a way to move beyond the hurt and devastation of a love lost.

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Finding Mother by Anne Allen
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Relationships/Family
Tags: Jersey/Guernsey/Channel Islands/Spain/WWII

Prepare to be swept away by a heart-warming tale of family relationships and love 

Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love… 
Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed. 
Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in the family. Two women are forced to reveal long-buried secrets. One going back as far as the Second World War. Lives are transformed as choices have to be made and the past laid to rest… 
This contemporary romantic drama is the second of The Guernsey Novels, a series of stand-alone books by the award-winning author Anne Allen. It is likely to appeal to lovers of the works of Joanna Trollope and Maeve Binchy.
"A sensitive, heart-felt novel about family relationships, identity, adoption, second chances at love… With romance, weddings, boat trips, lovely gardens and more, Finding Mother is a dazzle of a book, a perfect holiday read." Lindsay Townsend, author of The Snow Bride.
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The 20's Girl, the ghost, and all that jazz by June Kearns
Genre: Romance/Family Saga/1920s/Historical Fiction/Flappers

1924. The English Shires, after the Great War. 

When her jazzing flapper of an aunt dies, Gerardina Mary Chiledexter inherits some silver-topped scent bottles, a wardrobe of love-affair clothes, and astonishingly, a half-share in a million-acre ranch in south-west Texas.

Haunted by a psychic cat and the ghost voice of that aunt Leonie, Gerry feels driven to travel thousands of miles to see the ranch for herself.

Against a background of big sky, cattle barons and oil wells, she is soon engaged in a game of power, pride and ultimately, love, with the Texan who owns the other half.
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Time In Paradise by T.A. Garcia
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Young Adult/Time Travel

Jade Gonzalez always wanted to go to Hawaii, so a winter vacation to visit her mother’s college friend Leilani sounds great. The trip comes with a price though. Jade has to take her midterm exams early, and she won’t get to spend Christmas with her grandmother. Even worse, she’ll miss the school’s Winter Ball, and she was just asked to go to the dance with one of the cutest guys in school. All things considered, it’s a disgruntled Jade who boards the flight to paradise. Once she arrives in Hawaii, however, everything changes. The beauty of the islands captures her heart, and Leilani’s sixteen-year-old son, Kai, just might be enough to make up for missing the Winter Ball. When Kai sings about the legend of Hidden Falls, which grants your heart’s desire, Jade has to see the magic waterfall for herself. A hike to the falls ends in disaster, though, with Kai injured and trapped while Jade is knocked unconscious. When she wakes, Kai is gone, and in his place is another boy in old-fashioned clothes. Pono Kaluhiwa and his pretty friend Ilima seem familiar, and when Jade finally places them, she’s shocked. When she first met them, they were an elderly couple enjoying a luau. The magic of Hidden Falls has transported Jade to 1950s Hawaii! Now Pono has fallen for Jade, who knows he’s supposed to be with Ilima, even as she’s attracted to the handsome boy. If Jade stays in the past, she could change all of their lives forever. And what of Kai, trapped at Hidden Falls fifty-six years in the future? Unless Jade gets home, he might never be found. A story of romance and first love set against the beautiful mountains and beaches of Hawaii, A Time in Paradise reminds readers they don’t need to settle for a good life when they could have a great one. But, for Jade, will that life be in the past or in the present?
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Classics: Why we should encourage children to read them by Fiza Pathan
Genre: Education/Study/Social Sciences/Language/English Language

With the aid of this small book, I want to propagate the importance of classics to everyone, every student, parent and teacher.Through this book I shall introduce to you the various classics that have influenced me, the different skills one can develop by reading good literature and how sometimes good fiction makes reality a lot more tolerable.
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Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino by Jane V. Blanchard
Genre: Travel/Travel & Holiday/Europe/Adventure/Non-Fiction

What do you like most when reading about adventures: descriptions about the terrain, the culture, the challenges, the personal growth, the interactions between other adventures? Women of the Way successfully combines all these elements in a heartfelt and personal recounting of Jane V. Blanchard's 2011 five-hundred mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago--hiking from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France over the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles in Spain, and then westward across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella.

Though Women of the Way is about Jane's journey on the Camino de Santiago and discussions with women she met along the way, this is not a "chic" book. It is about embracing the Camino. Jane discusses how she prepared for the Camino, the daily rituals in long-distance walking, the camaraderie, the personal changes, and the beauty and appeal of the most popular of all the pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino Frances.
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With Love From Libby by Shirley Ford
Genre: Women's Fiction/Fiction

From the age of ten, Libby’s ambition was to join the police force. Her parents initially thought it amusing, but as she grew older, they tried their best to discourage her. At the age of twenty-one she achieved her dream and began a wonderful career alongside her best friend Carol. Neither her or Carol were involved in any serious relationship, they enjoyed life to the full, then one day, a sergeant by the name of Jack Smith entered her life. Ten years older than Libby, he directed all his arduous attention on her and within six months, she had fallen completely under his spell; much to the disbelief of all her colleagues. 

As happens in so many relationships, once Libby succumbed to Jack and they married, her life was never the same again. Her husband no longer gave her the attention she craved. He controlled her life right down to whom she could or could not go out with. He blamed her for the two daughters she produced, and ridiculed her for not having a son. She became a downtrodden housewife; the sort of character who you want to grasp by the shoulders and give her a good shake. 
Then Libby discovers a talent for writing. Her husband and daughters poke fun at her when they find out, so she continues to write in secret, building up a large repertoire of short stories, always about the same character. It is the only thing she has in her life to keep her sane. 
One day life takes a dramatic turn and Libby finds herself alone for the first time in years...
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The Goddess Workshop by Margaret K. Johnson
Genre: Humor/Humour/Comedy/Women's Literature

When four very different women respond to an advert for a course at the church hall promising women a ‘garden of earthly delights,’ not all of them know exactly what they’ve signed up for. And when they discover that a giant reproduction from the Kama Sutra has replaced the usual portrait of the Queen, more than one of them contemplates doing a runner before it’s too late. But then Jade Gate, their mysterious and charismatic workshop leader, arrives and sweeps them along with her extravagant enthusiasm. 

Before they know it, Reenie, Kate, Estelle and Janet are being encouraged to speak to their inner sex goddesses and to support each other in their mutual quest to become fully functioning sensual beings. It’s just a pity that personal conflicts and life events seem determined to thwart their common goal...
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Handy Man (Calladine & Bayliss 1) by H.H. Durrant

Genre: Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Detective

Was it gang warfare? Was it about drugs? Or was someone new shaking a serious fist at the old guard? DI Tom Calladine didn’t think so. He trusted his instincts and they told him that this was something else entirely. This was murder – brutal, gory and extreme. Someone was secretly working on a quest of his own. A murderer with an inventive mind who killed with skill and left bloody remnants of his victims strewn all over his patch. Finding the culprit would prove challenging and in the end give him the shock of his career so far. 

First in the Calladine and Bayliss series of detective novels. 
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