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Citadel 

By Jack Remick

Irven DeVore, an evolutionary biologist, writes that "Males are a breeding experiment run by females."  What if, in fact, women ran everything?…

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NEW RELEASE!

Never Touched 

By Laney Wylde

What if you woke up from your worst nightmare, only to find the world watching it? On repeat. With relish.
What if those viewers found you? Cornered you until you performed the nightmare live?
Would you run? Fight?
Or charge admittance?…

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ARC REVIEW!

Claiming Amber
(A Broken Heart #2)
 

By Vi Carter

When Amber Green gets arrested, it’s Emmett Harrington who comes to her rescue. He’s a far cry from a prince in shining armor. He’s more like the prince of the criminal underworld.

His armor - A 9mm pistol.

If you like Mafia Style Romances then Claiming Amber will feed your addiction for a romance with lots of drama…

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NEW RELEASE - REVIEW!

Sisters and Brothers

By Fiona Palmer

The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

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NEW RELEASE!

Belle: An Unbowed Novel

By Liz Meldon

Rule #1: Never fall in love with the client. 

Belle
I’m terrified. 
I’ve never done this before—two months on a private island, isolated from the rest of the world, just me and my new client…

Dean
I’ve wanted her from the first moment I saw her. 
Belle Bennet, escort. Darling Belle, sweet girl, on her knees, bound and gagged, writhing in pleasure—or pain. The choice is mine…

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NEW RELEASE!

Sisters and Brothers

By Fiona Palmer

The new novel of heartbreak, adoption, family and a father's love by the Top Ten bestselling author of Secrets Between Friends, Fiona Palmer.

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SPOTLIGHT!

Come Back

By Sally Crosiar

Vi Masters wonders… can you come home again? More, she wonders why anyone would want to. She fled upright, backwater Freedom, Iowa at seventeen and hoped never to return. But this time, she can’t stand up against the pleas of the aunt who raised her. It’s one weekend. How bad can three days be?

Three measly days in a wonderful eighteen-year marriage – that’s what Vi’s stepmother hopes. But what if Ben discovers what Tammy knew about why his daughter ran away – something he seems determined to finally find out? She can’t be sure Ben would forgive her, and that’s got Tammy scared to her bones.

One day in and Vi has to face how Aunt Sadie is failing, Caregiving will surely wreak havoc on Vi’s hard-won career, but how can she not? At least she might be able to turn the party Sadie’s planned into a night even Alzheimer’s won’t let Sadie forget.

But that’s before Vi finds out Nate Barlow has moved back to town. Now after all she’s already survived, Vi must dig deep for courage. Nate will never be able to accept Vi’s past. Will he? Who knew hope would be so scary?

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SPOTLIGHT!

Come Back

By Sally Crosiar

Vi Masters wonders… can you come home again? More, she wonders why anyone would want to. She fled upright, backwater Freedom, Iowa at seventeen and hoped never to return. But this time, she can’t stand up against the pleas of the aunt who raised her. It’s one weekend. How bad can three days be?

Three measly days in a wonderful eighteen-year marriage – that’s what Vi’s stepmother hopes. But what if Ben discovers what Tammy knew about why his daughter ran away – something he seems determined to finally find out? She can’t be sure Ben would forgive her, and that’s got Tammy scared to her bones.

One day in and Vi has to face how Aunt Sadie is failing, Caregiving will surely wreak havoc on Vi’s hard-won career, but how can she not? At least she might be able to turn the party Sadie’s planned into a night even Alzheimer’s won’t let Sadie forget.

But that’s before Vi finds out Nate Barlow has moved back to town. Now after all she’s already survived, Vi must dig deep for courage. Nate will never be able to accept Vi’s past. Will he? Who knew hope would be so scary?

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POP-UP BOOKSTORE!

HELP MAKE A POP-UP BOOKSTORE! 

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REVIEW! - The Secret Lives of Royals

The Secret Lives of Royals

By Shalini Dua

The Secret Lives of Royals is a mix of The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. Take out all of the drinking, and this book would be great for tweens.

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COVER REVEAL! - Flygirl

Flygirl

By R.D. Kardon

“Tris Miles is a heroine for our times. Set in the late 1990s, "Flygirl" by R.D. Kardon examines one tenacious woman's struggle to survive in a vocation dominated by men who want nothing more than to see her fail. Readers will fall in love with Tris who is a force to be reckoned with. Based on Kardon's own experiences as a female pilot, "Flygirl" is written with both authenticity and heart.”

- T. Greenwood, author of "Rust & Stardust," "Where I Lost Her," and "Two Rivers"

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January Authors

The following are just a few authors that were born this month and some of my favorites written by them. This is by no means a complete list.  You'll find some classic authors as well as some that are new and up-and-coming. Some are legends while others are as green as the spring grass.  Some are dark and mysterious and others are bright and bubbly. And some lost and almost completely forgotten or today's bestseller. All are completely different, and yet each have very one big thing in common: Love for telling a story.

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Better Than the Movie

I feel like every time I turn around there is another book I’ve recently read being turned into a movie. So, I decided it was time that I gave an abbreviated list of books I found to be better than the movie.

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Audio Book Extra

Missing, Presumed

By Susie Steiner

What happened to Edith? Was her complex love life at the heart of her disappearance? And when a body is discovered, will it solve the mystery or add more questions?

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