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  • Crossing Tinker's Knob

    Crossing Tinker's Knob

    A contemporary romance for anyone who's ever believed that true love never leaves our hearts. . People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone. But the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence. Becca Miller has lived her life trying to do the right thing, even when its cost has been giving up the boy she loved and wanted to marry. The sacrifice she made for her sister isn’t one she regrets because there was no other choice for her to make. And for eighteen years, she lives this choice with full commitment and as little looking back as she can manage. When Matt Griffith returns to Ballard County for the funeral of his grandmother, the path that had seemed so straight begins to loop back and take her across feelings she thought she had put away for good. As it turns out, those roads we’ve traveled do not fade at all. They simply wait to be retraveled, leaving us with the decision to follow them exactly as we did before, or make a different choice and find out where it will lead us. 428 pages

  • The Clockwork Cathedral (The Time Corps Chronicles Book 1)

    The Clockwork Cathedral (The Time Corps Chronicles Book 1)

    Medical student Felicia Sanchez is only trying to help an injured man when she slips through a time rip and into 19th century New Orleans, one very different than the one she knows from history books. The only person who can get her home is Professor Seamus Connor, a former convict seeking a quiet life of obscurity. But even the “mad Irishman” knows that recreating a freak accident is next to impossible. With the help of a local street urchin, they discover that their problems run deeper than solely getting Felicia back to her own time. The three of them must unravel the secrets of a steam engine that operates upon a scientific impossibility and the mysteries of a grand cathedral at the center of town, where clockwork automatons perform for rapt audiences. But can a convict, a guttersnipe and an accidental time traveler prevent the destruction of a city and the death of thousands? Others are watching, and Felicia may not be the only time traveler in New Orleans. 307 pages

  • Severance Kill (Martin Calvary Book 1)

    Severance Kill (Martin Calvary Book 1)

    Martin Calvary is going to Prague to kill a man. First he has to rescue him. Calvary works for The Chapel, a branch of British Intelligence that identifies enemies of the state who are beyond the reach of the law, and eliminates them. Permanently. But Calvary has had enough of the killing and wants out. His employers make him an offer: if he carries out one more assassination, he’s free to leave. If he refuses, evidence of his involvement in all the previous killings will be passed on to the police and he’ll become a wanted criminal facing life in prison. Trapped, Calvary travels to Prague to carry out the hit. The target is Sir Ivor Gaines, a retired senior British diplomat and Cold War traitor who escaped justice more than twenty years ago. But Calvary discovers he’s not the only one with an interest in Gaines. Also hunting him are the city’s gangland boss, and the local branch of the successor organisation to the Soviet KGB… Calvary’s hit on Gaines fails, and he’s plunged into a race against time to locate and terminate the man before either Prague’s premier organised crime family or the Russians discover just why Gaines is so important, and what the explosive repercussions would be were he to be taken to Moscow. Haunted by the memory of a terrible error he made five years ago, Calvary must track down Gaines to achieve severance not only from his job, but from his past itself. 268 pages

  • Ankerside: or Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

    Ankerside: or Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

    Thursday evening. Inky Venables returns to his home town in the Midlands, sacked after ten years as a national journalist in London. It is the week before Christmas and he faces a bleak future, sustained by memories of past headlines and the hint of a job on a new Sunday regional paper. He still has his dreams. 450 pages

  • Trust In Me (Covington Family & Friends Book 1)

    Trust In Me (Covington Family & Friends Book 1)

    Brooke Covington is a member of the illustrious and influential Covington Family. She is young, sexy, smart, and has everything going for her as far as her career is concerned. However, her private life is far from okay. An unfortunate event after a New Year’s party has left her faith in the opposite sex fractured. In an effort to get away from the obsessed man who ruined her trust and threatened her future, she leaves Long Beach and heads back to her suburban childhood home in Atlanta, GA in the hopes of some peace of mind and have a little fun with her best friend. Little does she know that her return to her hometown will bring her face-to-face with the boy she previously loved and once saved her life. Reid Burke is a popular doctor as well as one of the most eligible bachelors in Atlanta. Yet his looks and status won’t save him from the humiliation and heartbreak that come from finding his wife-to-be in the arms of another mere hours before they are to marry. Public embarrassment from that event leads Reid to a place in which he thought he’d never return. While there, he is able to reflect on his choices and become reacquainted with the daughter of his mentor who just happens to be the chubby girl he saved from the community lake nearly 18 years ago. A series of up and downs, a string of obsessive exes, and a couple of near death experiences sends them on a journey that tests their faith in each other and forces them to face the issues they have with trust, fidelity, and their own inner uncertainties about love and relationships. When they come out on the other side, will they go their separate ways or will they learn to trust in one another for their own sanity and their future? 332 pages

  • Seeking Luca

    Seeking Luca

    The favorite son of one of New York’s most formidable dynasties, Leonardo Riccardi has everything a man could want: power, wealth, status - and Isabella, his stunningly beautiful wife. All this changes when his father, Don Benito Riccardi, publicly reveals that Leonardo is not his blood son, but was cruelly abducted at birth from his impoverished migrant parents. Crushed and humiliated, Leonardo turns his back on the father he feels has deceived him. He soon discovers, however, that the world outside the protection of the Riccardi family is very, very tough. . . When Don Benito dies his true son, Enrico, takes control of the family. Coveting Isabella and fearful of Leonardo’s popularity, Enrico frames Leonardo for murder and he is sent to prison. Ten years pass. Leonardo is now living rough on the streets. A broken man, he has no name, no family, and no birthright. He has, however, one burning ambition: to discover his real parents and his true heritage. Only then will he truly learn who he is. Starting with their arrival in New York as destitute Italian migrants, Leonardo traces his parents’ journeys from northern Italy, to Britain, and finally across to America. The parallel stories that unfold tell of his parents’ individual struggles through incredible hardship and adversity as each fights a desperate battle to survive. As he discovers the shocking truth of the world in which his parents lived, Leonardo realizes that his own ordeal was but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of human suffering and endurance. At last, his search brings him his resolve, and with it, the name bestowed on him by his mother 45 years previously: Luca. 311 pages

  • Codename: Moneyman (Codename File Book 1)

    Codename: Moneyman (Codename File Book 1)

    British SIS [SIS: secret intelligence service] selects a man to carry out a sanctioned termination in Tenerife. He leaves on the mission unaware of his true purpose. He's really one part of a secret plot to uncover a spy deep within the London, Whitehall establishment. The mission rapidly turns deadly. He soon discovers the world of international espionage has placed him in a desperate situation and presented him with an impossible task. Chinese, Russian and British agents hunt him while his only London contact does what she can to help. Will his combat skills as an elite soldier be enough to keep him alive long enough to complete his mission and discover the truth or will time run out? 257 pages

  • Shadow of Hope

    Shadow of Hope

    A secret passed from generation to generation. A line of heirs destined to protect those they once persecuted. One god who seeks to destroy humanity's last Hope... Zoe is an ordinary woman who talks to her grandmother’s spirit, was raised by her coven, and is estranged from her father. Until one day she finds out that the necklace left to her by her mom, holds humanities last hope. Evan is her reluctant protector, the last of the Templar Knights, who's watched her from the shadows since she was a teenage girl. When an assailant from the past emerges and steals the key to keeping the rest of the world safe, Evan and Zoe must form a tenuous alliance to get it back. Up against a mysterious enemy older than time, and a really pissed off God of War, Zoe and Evan have the odds stacked against them as they try to reclaim the Hope of all humanity. That's if they can avoid killing each other. 302 pages

  • The Unfortunate Basil Albright

    The Unfortunate Basil Albright

    Third truth, third fiction, third exaggeration. Baz’s life is like a jigsaw puzzle, once connected every piece has an effect on the other, however distant. As the picture evolves his life becomes increasingly tortuous. This is the unlikely story of Basil Albright‘s life from his earliest memory to the tragic consequences of his death. A loner, a father, a one-time lover and a killer. Baz brushes shoulders with gangsters, tackles the most uninhabitable airfield of the Second World War and joins a drug-fuelled hippy commune. He questions beliefs and searches for answers. But most of all, Basil Albright is a victim of unfortunate events. 370 pages

  • Wrecking Crew

    Wrecking Crew

    Hidden behind the walls of power, the corrupt and materialistic businesses, and the convenient death of every inconvenient whistle-blower, hides a secret organisation called the Wrecking Crew. For years they have been manipulating businesses and empowering Governments. They don’t care what they do or how they do it, as long as the price is right – but this time they have gone too far. Now one man is on a mission to stop them. Eric Stone is trustworthy, easy-going and friendly – he’s your all-round nice guy. His first rule in life was always “Don’t get involved,” but when he discovers the shocking truth behind his friend’s death, he feels compelled to act. Stone is no stranger to risk, but the Wrecking Crew is the most dangerous adversary anyone has ever faced. Soon he and his friends are dragged into a desperate race for survival, where no one can be trusted. Can Eric Stone destroy the Wrecking Crew, or will he become their next victim? 304 pages

  • The Queen's Cipher

    The Queen's Cipher

    ‘The truth is so hard to tell, it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.’ Award-winning investigative reporter David Taylor blends fact and fiction, suspense and satire into a vividly imagined novel in which an Oxford don uncovers a conspiracy of silence over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. The ingenious codes and ciphers of a medieval German monk disappear after his death only for one of his number codes to surface in an Elizabethan spy’s eye-witness account of what the Virgin Queen was doing behind closed doors. Centuries later, research fellow Freddie Brett deciphers this long-forgotten report in Lambeth Palace Library and finds himself following a trail that leads him to the very book that established the Stratford actor’s credentials as a playwright and to a shadowy scientific brotherhood that treated drama as a form of mass communication. In unravelling this mystery Brett encounters not only academic opposition but an unseen enemy who will stop at nothing to possess the personal testimony of the man behind Shakespeare. As he races across Europe in search of such a prize, Brett’s life is in danger. But he was to know the full story. Even if it kills him! The Queen’s Cipher is an extraordinary book; a highly entertaining detective story that challenges conventional history. 452 pages

  • Baltimore

    Baltimore

    In Baltimore, Jelena Lengold offers an exquisite portrayal of a Belgrade writer, a woman in her forties, whose tightly packed, unresolved inner conflicts with herself and the people closest to her have led her to a sobering dead end. She is compelled to turn around and look closely at the routine of her everyday life – her marriage, family, friends, loves, lies and the likes. What she finds is a strange mixture of uncertainty and boredom, insecurity and determination which grow into fullblown frustration at sessions with her therapist. The writer’s block the protagonist suffers from is a metaphor for a blocked life, a life led in the recesses of reality represented in bouts of silence, web cam voyeurism and Internet flings. 151 pages

  • Searching For Hope

    Searching For Hope

    On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath. Help. Me. Find. In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam's mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man's cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own. Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. 201 pages

  • Root Memory

    Root Memory

    Since turning his back on the British post-punk music scene in the early eighties, Nero Bain has been on a downward slide. Now it's 2008, and while the financial world is teetering at the brink of a precipice, mild man of rock Nero has tipped over the edge of his own crisis and is admitted to a psychiatric unit. There he reflects on the passions of his '70s teenage years: music, his first and long lost love... and a plan to launch the first snail into space. These days he's a rent collector for an uncompromising loan shark, Fin Dixey, but recent distractions have resulted in a misunderstanding over money. Nero decides to escape to the country from his seedy Oxford surroundings, embarking on the trip with friend and ex-roadie, Kevin. While on the road, searching for a new direction to his life, Nero retrieves a screwed up scrap of paper bearing a short, cryptic instruction which leads him to meet with a succession of peculiar situations and individuals. In the process, he uncovers intriguing buried layers of his family history and experiences an intense visionary insight into the true meaning of empathy -- ultimately attempting an audacious and unorthodox solution to his problems. 304 pages

  • Jasmine Evans and the Master of the Lamp: A genie magic book

    Jasmine Evans and the Master of the Lamp: A genie magic book

    All her life Jasmine has moved from place to place with her Dad never settling anywhere for long. When they move to a small coastal town in Australia Jasmine hopes that all this will change and she will have the chance to be an ordinary girl. But things do not go according to plan and one fateful afternoon she discovers that she has the power to grant wishes. Her new powers unlock a dangerous secret that threatens her new home, her friends and her very existence. Now as she begins to solve the mystery of her past with the help of ancient societies and mythical creatures she realizes she is being stalked by a dark enemy and must race against time to stop them from imprisoning her forever in the mystical and fabled lamp of Aladdin. Age Level: 8 - 14 | Grade Level: 3 - 8 174 pages

  • Bath Time For Little Lou: A children's book for children who don't want to take a bath

    Bath Time For Little Lou: A children's book for children who don't want to take a bath

    Does your child hate baths? Do you have the same argument every night at bath time? Then this book is just for you! It’s not one of those long and boring books.–oh no! This book is short and fun to read ,with lots of rhymes and humor and big , colorful illustrations. A bath time rhyme is about a small, naughty girl who likes to be wild and get dirty. She learns that having a bath can also be enjoyable. This book will help convince your kids, that bath time can be fun. If we can't make a perfect world for ourselves, let's make a better one for our children. Age Level: 4 - 6 | Grade Level: K - 1 17 pages