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Whoever came up with the phrase, “As exciting as watching concrete harden” obviously has never watched concrete harden, because its pretty darn exciting. I was filled with joy and glee when we had concrete poured on the side walkway of our house a few years back. It changed the whole function of the yard. Exciting stuff, see? I bet that same person would not find watching your street get repaved exciting either. Well that is what’s happening today. The boys and I, as well as a few neighbors have set-up chairs to watch. Sipping lemonade and watching all the action. It’s an awesome summer day!

Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery (Gwynn Reznick Mystery Thriller Series Book 2)
by Inge-Lise Goss
4.6 Stars (62 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Crime Fiction | Religious & Inspirational Fiction | Thrillers

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Oil is vanishing from the Cisco field and revealing it becomes a death sentence.

Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look as an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field.

This book is a wild ride of action, adventure and mystery all rolled into one fast-paced story.

Her boss (and boyfriend) Ruben calls and warns Gwynn not to go poking her nose where it doesn’t belong and to wait for his directions. She promptly ignores his orders and sets out to solve the case, which quickly spirals out of her control as she ends up on the perpetrators’ hit list. Will Gwynn be able to maintain her cover — or risk everything to crack the case?

The gripping pace of the story is set from the very first page and this holds true to the end.

Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery

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The Icing on the Cake (A Cooper Glenn Novel)
by Rosemarie Naramore
4.3 Stars (66 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Contemporary Fiction | Romance | Women’s Fiction

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Kristine Branton co-owns a bakery with her mother and sister in the small town of Cooper Glenn. She’s working herself to a frazzle struggling to keep the family afloat, with little help from them.

When Joe Lancaster moves back to town, Kristine literally drops into his arms and into his life — via a rickety ladder and an overly exuberant pit bull mix puppy.

Joe soon acknowledges having feelings for Kristine, but unfortunately, he had dated her big sister Lori when they were in high school, and Lori still has feelings for him.

Can Kristine find her way after a catastrophe event alters her world as she knows it? Will Joe find a place in her heart and life? Or will Lori’s jealousy destroy their budding romance?

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Pancakes and Corpses (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 1)
by Agatha Frost
4.4 Stars (304 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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The 1st book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe’s most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered.

Book 1 in the Peridale Cafe Mystery series! A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe owning female amateur sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!

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Through the Gates
by A.V. Schmidlin
4.6 Stars (31 Reviews)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Literature & Fiction | Literary Fiction

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Who do you answer to after a life of loss and abuse carved thick with your own doubts about morality abruptly ends? Mallory Carter never asked herself this question; until an existence polluted with betrayal by her husband and cut to pieces by the death of her only daughter brings her to a place where she never imagined to be, in front of Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Now, to reunite with her daughter for eternity, Mallory must explain the choices she made when she once believed in no consequence.

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Rath’s Deception (The Janus Group Book 1)
by Piers Platt
4.3 Stars (287 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Thrillers

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On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed… or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all fifty kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can’t anticipate. It’ll certainly cost him what’s left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.

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Something Else Completely

April A. Tayloris’ voice is fresh and inviting, whose books have readers intrigued from page one. Enjoy!

Missing in Michigan: A Paranormal Mystery (Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Book 1)
by April A. Taylor
4.3 Stars (3 Reviews)
Genre: Horror

Is she a medium? A psychic? Alexa Bentley only knows one thing for certain; she can talk to ghosts. And sometimes, they take her advice. Missing in Michigan is ideal for fans of the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Mysteries, quirky female characters, and the Paranormal Mystery/Supernatural Suspense genre. This exciting, funny new series will keep you guessing!

Alexa’s unusual ghost therapy skills take her to a remote corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But this case is much trickier than anything else she’s ever encountered. A grieving ghost, several missing teens, and a supernatural creature from Native American folklore stand in her path. Along the way, she manages a bit of romance and lots of witty humor.

Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries – She’s a witty, mystery-solving ghost therapist. From the author of the Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Series.

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Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga Story (Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Book 1)
by April A. Taylor
4.8 Stars (12 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Mythology & Folk Tales | Fantasy

This clever, dark reimagining of Vasilisa the Beautiful is ideal for fans of The Bear and the Nightingale, Wicked, and Maleficent.

A small village is filled with fear after Vasilisa reports seeing a witch in the nearby cursed woods. Neighbors turn on each other, the land turns bone dry, and bodies begin to pile up. Baba Yaga quickly becomes the primary suspect. Meanwhile, Vasilisa uses her beauty and charisma to bewitch the minds and hearts of every other villager. But is she truly a witch or is something else responsible for all of this mayhem?

Fairy tales depict Vasilisa as beautiful, brave, and fair. But what if terrible was a better description? Baba Yaga has been called everything from a murderous witch to an ambivalent guardian between the living and the dead. But what if she was simply an observant, skeptical elderly woman who was cast out of society for being different? Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga Story encourages readers to look beyond the attractive surface to find the ugly evil hidden within.

This dark, reimagined fairy tale was created with adults in mind, although it’s also suitable for most young adults. Vasilisa the Terrible is not intended for young children, unless you’re comfortable sharing the darker, gruesome fairy tale style with them that was exhibited in the original, uncensored Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

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Death Song of the Sea: A Celtic Story (Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Book 2)
by April A. Taylor
Genre: Mythology & Folk Tales | Literature & Fiction

The Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales series of standalone, reimagined fairy tales, myths, and folklore continues with this retelling of the classic Irish Folktale The Bride’s Death-Song.

Aileen and her father have a secret; they can control the sea and everything within in it. Despite this, Aileen’s mother and sister perished in the sea, and the young woman believes she is stuck forever in her ancestral home on Ireland’s West Coast. She goes to the shore daily and asks the sea for one gift: “Bring me someone to love, marry, and raise children with.” Getting her wish could cost her everything, though, including her own life.

This dark take on a classic tale examines the line between life and death, and it also asks a very important question – how far would you go to save someone you love?

Please note that these books are not intended for young children. They’re perfect for adults and young adults, though, along with slightly older children who are comfortable with the content of the original, uncensored Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

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The Haunting of Cabin Green: A Modern Gothic Horror Novel
by April A. Taylor
3.5 Stars (12 Reviews)
Genre: Horror

Welcome to Cabin Green, where the setting is familiar, but the story is completely unexpected. This original, terrifying psychological thriller is the debut horror novel from the author of the highly rated Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Series. Socially conscious, inclusive, and raw modern Gothic horror that reflects the world around us and takes a close look at the destructive nature of grief. Current Goodreads average rating (as of June 18): 3.8 stars.

Going to Cabin Green alone after the death of his fiancée was Ben’s first mistake. His second mistake was tempting fate by saying, “There’s no such thing as an evil building.” Now he’s caught in a nightmare of his own making deep in the woods of Northern Michigan. Even worse, a family history of mental illness makes it impossible for him to know if the ghosts haunting the cabin are real or all in his head.

This modern Gothic horror story takes the reader directly into Ben’s hellish experience. Is he crazy? Is a ghost haunting him? The only way to find out is to make it to the end of this deep, dark thrill ride that’s filled with more twists than a roller coaster.

This book was inspired by a real-life, spooky green cabin in Northern Michigan that’s so well-hidden it can’t be found by GPS!

Within this novel, you’ll be taken back and forth in time. The time frames are indicated by clear markers. These time jumps provide valuable background information about the main characters and allow you to get to know them more intimately. These jumps are also used as a device to weave a thread throughout the entire book that provides clues about the cabin’s sinister secrets. Pay close attention: Can you guess the shocking ending?

Content Warning: This isn’t a Saw-type torture story, but it does contain gore, sex, profanity, and deeply disturbing psychological themes. This isn’t a fluffy horror story; it’s emblematic of the destructive, devastating nature of depression/grief. Readers are taken directly into the main character’s experience, which means that feelings of confusion are normal and intentional. Until Ben knows what’s going on, readers won’t know, either! For mature readers only.

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Dinner And A Pin

I’m on a shopping spree for Disney trading pins again. I haven’t bought any yet, but I am window shopping like mad. The problem is there are just too many. How is one to choose? As luck would have it, three of my friends have trips planned to Disneyland, so I can ask each of them to pick me up a pin or seven. This is very reminiscent of when I was going nuts for Lego mini-figures. I still love the little buggers and I have a display case full of them, but now my attention has moved on to pins. My hubby asked me what I wanted for our wedding anniversary and I blurted out excitedly that I wanted the Limited Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout 2017 Disney Opening Day Pin! He gave me the same look that the teacher from the movie A Christmas Story gave the little boy who wanted the Red Rider BB gun. I have a Red Rider and I would be more than happy to trade it with him for that pin. I get the feeling hubby was thinking more along the lines of a nice dinner. My poor hubby is so happy he married an adult.

Wild Prey :A Mysterious Crime Exposed By A Ranger Turns Into A Thrilling Deadly Investigation
by Yossi Uzrad
4.5 Stars (17 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | World Literature | Crime Fiction | Action & Adventure

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Shlomki is haunted by memory of the woman, left for dead, whose life he saved 20 years ago.

Shlomki, a park ranger in the Sea of Galilee region in northern Israel, is haunted by the rape and attempted murder of a young tourist who came to see the sites where Jesus performed his miracles. He found the young woman left for dead by the side of the road in a national park. She survived, but police were unable to solve the case and eventually dropped it.

Shlomki teams up with Amir to defy all-powerful local authorities and seek justice

Shlomki’s earnest and naïve demeanor leads him into conflict with the local security forces, who are used to bending the rules as they please. Amir, a Bedouin who works for the tax authorities, is sent to investigate Shlomki’s finances, but the two end up joining forces and reopen the unsolved case. Together they pursue the murder investigation, discovering much more than they had been seeking about the powerful men of the secret forces who control the land.

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For Finlay (For You Book 1)
by J. Nathan
4.6 Stars (127 Reviews)
Genre: Romance | Literature & Fiction | Sports

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Finlay Thatcher is a lost soul, guilt-ridden after the death of her twin brother. When Alabama’s football coach gives her the opportunity to work for him, she knows it’s her chance to move on, even if it means living her brother’s dream.

Caden Brooks is Alabama’s star quarterback. He’s got it all. The attention of adoring fans. A girlfriend who’d do anything to hold on to him. And a future in the pros. He’s getting along just fine until Finlay steps into his life, despising him at first sight and pushing his buttons like no other.

Unfortunately for Finlay, and her attempt to keep Caden at arm’s length, there’s nothing Caden loves more than a challenge. The problem with this challenge is she comes with a secret that has the power to destroy everything.

This New Adult Romance is book one in the For You standalone series. Each book can be read as a complete standalone as it follows a new couple.

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Am I the Killer? – A Luca Mystery Crime Thriller: Book #1
by Dan Petrosini
4.0 Stars (76 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Literature & Fiction | Action & Adventure

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Is it really possible not to remember killing someone?

Peter, a brain-injured veteran with plenty of motive, is arrested for a brutal murder.

Det. Luca investigates but is hampered by either the marine’s inability or unwillingness to recall.

Where Does Justice End And Vengeance Begin?

Haunted by an old case, Luca is obsessed with finding the truth about what happened. Its highly doubtful you will learn who did it until the final page.

Am I the Killer?

The first book in the riveting, stand-alone, Luca Mystery police procedural series.If you like hardened detectives, unexpected plot twists, then you’ll love this gripping whodunit.

Written by International Bestselling Author, Dan Petrosini.

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City of Angels
by K. Patrick
4.7 Stars (50 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Sagas | Contemporary Fiction

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Michael is a 17 year old amateur boxer living in a group home in East Los Angeles. With the help of his trainer, a former prize fighter and ex-convict named Jerry, Michael has overcome early childhood tragedy to become one of the top amateur boxers in the nation and earned an invitation to the Olympic trials.

As he awaits his final bout, an unforeseen incident forces Michael to move into a new group home where he meets Maria, a house manager with a heart of gold, and Lizzie, a newly arrived 6 year old girl who is struggling to adjust to her new reality. Over time Michael, Maria, Lizzie, and the other residents of the home come together to form what they all want most in life: a family.

Just when everything seems perfect, their world is turned upside down. And this time, Michael can see no way to save himself or the family he has grown to love.

City of Angels is an epic saga that takes you on an emotional journey that will touch your heart.

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Dreams and Shadows (The Aylosian Chronicles Book 1)
by Jeffrey Collyer
4.4 Stars (30 Reviews)
Genre: Religion & Spirituality | Religious & Inspirational Fiction | Literary Fiction | Fantasy

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He thought he’d be safe in a magical world. He was wrong.

With little to live for, 18-year-old Michael is only too eager to enter a world where magic is common and where wonders are created with little more than thoughts.

But it’s not home he finds there. Deadly beasts and hidden evils lurk around every corner, and they’re hunting him.

And it’s not just the monsters who want him.

Dragged from one people to another, Michael must discover the truth amongst lies if he is to escape a tyrannical leader who is after his very soul.

Alone, wounded, and lost, he finally must make the biggest decision of his life: to allow himself to die, or to live.

To prevent a genocide.

To save the woman he loves.

And most dangerously, to discover the truth of who he really is.

Dreams and Shadows is the first book in the fantasy series, The Aylosian Chronicles. If you enjoy plot twists and turns, wisdom literature to make you ponder, and stories both tragic and triumphant, this novel by Jeffrey Collyer will linger in your mind long after you have finished reading.

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