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Dianna L. Gunn (Author) WINTERVIEWS

Keeper of the Dawn

Sometimes failure is just the beginning

All Lai has ever wanted is to become a priestess, like her mother and grandmother before her, in service to their beloved goddess. That’s before the unthinkable happens, and Lai fails the trials she has trained for her entire life. She makes the only choice she believes she can: she runs away.

From her isolated desert homeland, Lai rides north to the colder, stranger kingdom of Alanum—a land where magic, and female warriors, are not commonplace.

Here, she hears tales about a mountain city of women guardians and steel forgers, worshiping goddesses who sound very similar to Lai’s own. Determined to learn more about these women, these Keepers of the Dawn, Lai travels onward to find their temple. She is determined to make up for her past failure, and will do whatever it takes to join their sacred order.

Falling in love with another initiate was not part of the plan.

Keeper of the Dawn is a tale of new beginnings, second chances, and the endurance of hope.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

J. P. Midnight (Author) WINTERVIEWS

Beneath Green

Survive. At all costs.

Aev is hiding from invaders who terraformed her planet. But she knows. It’s better to die on the surface than rot underground.

Terraformers overtake Aev’s world. Launching world-evolving mists. They came to cover her white world green. It’s genocide, and she’s lost everything—her family, her home. Now she hides in the shadows underground. From her desperate people. From the enemy.

Subsisting, she scavenges food, water, a place of her own. As her people burrow deeper, she knows the only way to survive is up. She has to get off the newly terraformed planet, or end up as a part of the green world. So when her new mentor asks if she wants “off this rock,” she must trust an unpredictable man with a broken ship.

History

Bill Bryson (Author)

A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson (Author)

Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly EverythingOne of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, traveling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

Children's Books

Shel Silverstein (Author)

The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein (Author)

‘Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.’

Shel Silverstein The Giving TreeSo begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Kell Frillman (Author)

Dark World : The Surface Girl (Volume 1)

by Kell Frillman (Author)

Kell Frillman Dark World.jpgIn the year 2078, a sixteen-year-old girl named Ruby lives in an underground complex designed to protect humanity from a planet that post-alien invasion, can no longer sustain life. While exploring abandoned passageways with her secret lover, Ruby stumbles upon a lost little girl with plenty of secrets of her own. Submitting to her compulsion to protect this child, Ruby begins to question the validity of everything she had been brought up to believe in. Caught between the desire to be loyal to her loving parents and the desperate need to uncover the lies that surround her, Ruby fears that loyalty to one person she loves will inadvertently cause her to betray another. Stuck in a whirlwind where the lines of love, hate, fear, confusion, and forced ignorance are blurred, the lives of those she holds dear are dependent upon whom she chooses to trust, protect and believe in.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Sarah A. Denzil (Author)

Silent Child

by Sarah A. Denzil (Author)

The international no. 1 bestselling eBook.

Sarah A Denzil Silent ChildIn the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.

His body was never recovered.

Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…

Men's Adventure Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Jack Silkstone (Author)

PRIMAL Origin

by Jack Silkstone (Author)

Jack Silkstone Primal Origin”Your mission is to build an organization capable of dealing with men…Men who think they are above the law. Men who sow hatred and pain wherever they walk. Men who are evil.”

That’s the call to arms for Vance, Ice, Mitch, and Bishop, a team of highly trained operatives who’ve gone rogue and formed PRIMAL, a global vigilante unit. They protect the innocent, punish the guilty, and wage war against terrorism, all in the name of justice. Their first target: the wealthy CEO of a powerful corporation and a die-hard jihadist supporter-scheming to exterminate Western influence in the United Arab Emirates. Our four warriors challenge his murderous ambitions, turning the dark arts of clandestine ops against a seemingly untouchable evil. Success gives them access to new resources and new targets, and within a matter of days they’ve brought a Russian mafia cartel to its knees.

Middle Eastern warmongers, insipid Russian mobsters, and all those who prey on the weak and helpless can rest assured: justice comes with a dose of fury when it’s delivered by PRIMAL.

Humor & Satire

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (Author)

Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On!

What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y’all Should Know Too

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson (Author)

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Suck Your Stomach inThe host of All Things Southern shares the sass and strength of Southern mamas in this spunky guide to life.

In this humorous handbook, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, host of All Things Southern, reveals the all-important lessons Southern Mamas teach their daughters. Readers will discover why blue eye shadow is trashy and learn to interpret regional dialect like the Southern Mama APB, a bulletin translated on Southern streets as: ?Give your heart to Jesus, girl, because your butt is all mine!? Shellie carefully breaks down the teachings behind those famous manners and social graces through her firsthand observations and dry wit. Here?s everything you need to know from how to cope with the unexpected, compete in the Mr. Right Game Show, and raise children?to how to keep that marriage knot tied tight over time. Woven with quotes from real Southern Mamas and sprinkled with recipes and other Southern secrets, this book?s a bona-fide celebration of all things south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Uncategorized

Caroline Lentia (Author)

Awakening

by Caroline Lentia (Author)

Volume 1 of “THE CHOM CHRONICLES”

Caroline Lentia Awakening

Far away from Earth, in the deep of the universe, a galaxy is ruled by Gods and half-Gods.

Choms young queen Daria is the child of them all. Raised on Earth and her true destiny evolving on Chom, she has to fight hard to keep the balance between mortals and immortals.

The Chronicles of Chom is the story of her life.

For half of her life Daria was looking for a unique man – A man that would be able to give her what she needs and satisfy her hunger and desire for love, but no one she ever met on Earth could give her what she wanted.On his home planet Chom, Passio is known

On his home planet Chom, Passio is known notoriously for his countless affairs and his rough life as the leader of the caste of war. No one believes that this wild warrior can be tamed. But the he gets new orders: Find the long lost young Queen and bring her back to Chom…

Romance

Sha Renée (Author)

Forbidden Kisses

by Sha Renée (Author)

What do you do when the person you love is off limits?

Sha Renee Forbidden KissesMilitary regulations prohibit personal relationships between senior officers and their juniors.

Violation of these rules is a serious offense. Unfortunately, for Layla and Ethan, they don’t discover each other’s military status until after they’ve already fallen for each other. With the threat of disciplinary action and their careers at risk, the lovers are faced with an impossible decision.

Layla is an enlisted member of the US Navy. On a weekend trip, she meets and grows close to the perfect guy. Her world is turned upside down when she later discovers he’s a Navy lieutenant, which means a personal relationship with him is forbidden. Is Layla strong enough to walk away from the only man to hold her heart?

She’s everything Lieutenant Ethan Parker wants, and during his darkest moment, Layla was everything he needed. Learning that a relationship with her is off-limits catapults the decorated officer into a place darker than the one she helped pull him from. Ethan is forced to choose between the profession that means everything to him and the woman he’s waited his entire life for.

Can military regulations separate lovers destined to be together?

Urban Life

Rayshonda King (Author)

Undeniable: A Teenage Love Kindle Edition

Rayshonda King Undeniableby Rayshonda King (Author)

***Rerelease of Hood Secrets****

Every hood has its secrets and ever hood wants that hood love.

Nique knows what she knows and won’t let anything change her plans. All she wanted to do was finish school and go to college. One conversation with Hood has changed her plans and has her looking for answers of her own. Once someone close to Nique ends up in a hospital bed there is nothing that will stop at nothing to find out who pulled the trigger. Will playing I spy get her answers she wants, bring her new enemies or get her killed in the process? Looking in all the right places for answers sometimes leaves you in the right place only at the wrong time.

Children's Books Uncategorized

E.V. Jones (Author)

The Wish

by E. V. Jones (Author)

The fate of two worlds rests on the shoulders of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret as an ancient evil is on the hunt for him and the final gift. The Wish is Book One of The Cloverleaf Chronicles, where family, bravery, magic, and Celtic lore mingle to reveal the dramatic adventures of Jack Shannahan, a teen whose life is changed forever because of a single wish.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

J.D. Barker (Author)

Forsaken Kindle Edition

by J.D. Barker (Author)

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

politics & Social Sciences

David McCullough (Author)

The American Spirit:

Who We Are and What We Stand For

David Mccullough The American Spiritby David McCullough (Author)

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us of fundamental American principles.

Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

African American Christian Books & Bibles Women's Fiction

Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

(Nothing But The Truth Book 1)

by Michelle Lindo-Rice (Author)

A broken heart…When Sydney Richardson meets Pastor Noah Charleston it was practically love at first sight. Sydney has battled so much deception in her personal life and in her work as an attorney, she is glad to have a perfect man she can depend on. But her Prince Charming has some secrets that are worse than Sydney could have ever imagined. What will she do when Noah’s past life come to light?

Teen & Young Adult

We All Looked Up

We All Looked Up

by Tommy Wallach (Author)

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in Tommy Wallach’s New York Times bestselling “stunning debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

They always say that high school is the best time of your life.

Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.

Christian Books & Bibles

Love Simplified

Love Simplified

A Tempest Day Production

by Terri J. Haynes (Author)

Tempest Day is an expert on helping others find love through her Connection Parties matchmaking service and the methods outlined in her bestselling book, Love Simplified. She’s one step away from becoming a celebrity matchmaker, the pinnacle of her career dreams.

Teen & Young Adult

The You I’ve Never Known

The You I’ve Never Known

by Ellen Hopkins (Author)

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins.

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby. Dad says home is wherever the two of them are, but Ariel is now seventeen and after years of new apartments, new schools, and new faces, all she wants is to put down some roots. Complicating things are Monica and Gabe, both of whom have stirred a different kind of desire.

Metaphysical Phenomena

Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities

The Art of Living Your Dreams

by Mike Dooley (Author)

Infinite Possibilities is the masterwork from teacher, author, and featured speaker Mike Dooley. As the next step beyond his immensely popular Notes from the Universe trilogy, and his follow up, Choose them Wisely, this book contains even more enriching wisdom for living an abundant, joyous life.

Mike Dooley knows that we create our own reality, our own fate, and our own luck. We’re beings filled with infinite possibility—just ready to explore how powerful we truly are. Manifesting the magnificence of our dreams isn’t about hard work, but rather about belief and expectation. These principles transcend belief, realizing the truth about our human nature.

Teen & Young Adult

Twist

Twist

by Roni Teson (Author)

A Romantic Suspense full of twists and turns…. When a steamy incident in the back seat of a borrowed car plunges sixteen-year-old Beatrice Malcolm smack in the middle of a global manhunt, she discovers that the search for her fugitive father has more to do with her than she could ever imagine. With her mother gone, Bea’s life is unraveling in the worst possible way as she’s thrust into a world of government conspiracy, insanity, and mind-altering experimentation that forces her to make a life or death decision on who to believe—the FBI or her father. In Twist, Roni Teson has crafted a suspenseful tale of love, betrayal and intrigue with a cast of characters who will leap off the pages and stay in your heart long after the last page has been turned.

Teen & Young Adult

P.S. I Still Love You

P.S. I Still Love You

(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

by Jenny Han (Author)

Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times bestselling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which School Library Journal called a “lovely, lighthearted romance,” it’s no surprise that Laura Jean still has letters to write.

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.

She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.

When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

Relationships

F*CK Him!

F*CK Him!

Nice Girls Always Finish Single

– “A guide for sassy women who want to get back in control of their love life” (The Truth about his weird behavior, … of commitment and sudden loss of interest)

Brian Nox (Author)

The MANipulator Manual:

Keep Your Man Interested and Begging for More Without Playing Games

Let me start off by explaining I am in no way talking about the sexual act. F*ck him in this case is not physical, it’s mental.

So many women get in trouble in their love lives, and 99.9 percent of that trouble could have been avoided if they’d said, “Well, f*ck him!” a bit more often. Too many women are way too nice and compliant to their men, especially when these men don’t deserve that kind of treatment.

Women's Fiction

It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

by Portia A. Cosby (Author)

Venni’s cryptic past is filled with secrets. Now that the beautiful executive is trying to settle down with the man of her dreams, she decides to come clean. She admits to a past filled with lies, heartbreak and scandal. But she soon learns that some secrets are best left buried.Once the skeletons are out, all hell breaks loose. In the midst of the drama, Venni’s long-time ally becomes her greatest adversary and her most-hated adversary surprisingly becomes her ally. When it’s all said and done, egos and feelings are tattered and family ties are severed. Will Venni regret coming clean?It’s Complicated is a page-turner that reaffirms we all have a backstory and perfection on the surface isn’t always what it seems.

Children's Books Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Isle of the Lost

The Isle of the Lost

A Descendants Novel (The Descendants)

by Melissa de la Cruz (Author)

Evil tree. Bad Apple?

Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon to the Isle of the Lost–a dark and dreary place protected by a force field that makes it impossible for them to leave. Stripped of their magical powers, the villains now live in total isolation, forgotten by the world.

Mal learns from her mother, Maleficent, that the key to true darkness, the Dragon’s Eye, is located inside her scepter in the forbidden fortress on the far side of the island. The eye is cursed, and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She’ll just need a little help from her “friends.” In their quest for the Dragon’s Eye, these four kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain’t so bad.

Religion & Spirituality

Carry On, Warrior

Carry On, Warrior

The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life

by Glennon Doyle Melton (Author)

Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award

The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery.com whose new memoir Love Warrior is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.

Glennon Doyle Melton’s hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret) experiences have inspired a social movement by reminding women that they’re not alone. In Carry On, Warrior, she shares her personal story in moving, refreshing, and laugh-out-loud-funny new essays and some of the best-loved material from Momastery.com. Her writing invites us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, to let go of the idea of perfection, and to stop making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they’re not hard. In this one woman’s trying to love herself and others, readers will find a wise and witty friend who shows that we can build better lives in our hearts, homes, and communities.

Women's Fiction

It Should’ve Been Me

It Should’ve Been Me Kindle Edition

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Author), Victoria Christopher Murray (Author)

Lights, camera, action…

Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The problem is Hollywood doesn’t know that just yet…..and since her bills aren’t paying themselves, Tamara signs on to star in the new stageplay, It Should’ve Been Me. Get in, get out, get paid…that’s all Tamara wants to do. But her co-stars – including Donovan Dobbs, her ex that left her at the altar and Camille Woods, a young starlet with a serious grudge – could make this the worst decision Tamara’s ever made.

Children's Books

The Night of the Solstice

The Night of the Solstice (Wildworld Book 1)

by L.J. Smith (Author)

When Claudia Hodges-Bradley meets a fox, she knows it will be an extraordinary day. Not just any fox, this vixen is the magical familiar of the sorceress Morgana Shee. For years Morgana has guarded the solitary gate between Earth and the Wildworld, a shimmering parallel universe where legends still live. She alone holds the secret of the mirrors that serve as the last passage to enchantment. But Morgana has been betrayed and imprisoned in Wildworld, and the fox is determined to recruit the Hodges-Bradley kids for the rescue mission.

African American Urban Life

Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia

Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia

by Ashley & JaQuavis (Author)

In this final installment of The Murderville saga, Ashley and JaQuavis bring you the grit, treachery, and street perspective that they have become legendary for.

This thrilling page-turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power. After establishing a connection with “The Five Families,” Dahlia becomes literally untouchable. Her brazen tactics and mafia-style antics become infamous and she is set to take over the country’s black market. But there is only one thing still standing in her way – she is a woman. The competition doesn’t respect her so Dahlia sets out on a bloody mission to ensure the protection of her new kingdom. Liberty has relocated to her hometown only to get a knock on the door by a man she hasn’t seen in years. She reacquaints herself with the past and gets connected with some of the biggest bosses in the country. When fate brings her face-to-face with Dahlia, who will end up victorious? Will Dahlia’s newfound power make her invincible? Or, will Liberty finally get the revenge she deserves? What happens next is the most shocking ending that Ashley & JaQuavis have ever created. This is storytelling at its greatest. Welcome to Murderville 3: the Black Dahlia.

Religion & Spirituality

Waking Up

Waking Up

A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion 1st Edition

by Sam Harris (Author)

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Waking Up is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

Women's Fiction

Pink & Patent Leather

Pink & Patent Leather

by Candy Jackson (Author)

Sasha “Pink” Jansen has heard the voice of God. He spoke loud and clear at her purity ceremony, when she was just sixteen years old and Pastor Malik Stroman placed that ring on her finger. And He was just as clear when He told her that purity ring would someday be replaced with a wedding ring from the same man . . . all Pink had to do was save herself. Dreams of a life with Pastor Malik were enough to keep the privileged princess committed to her vow, dodging all kinds of temptation, resisting every romance, and the whole time, keeping her eyes on the prize –the day she would become first lady. There’s just one problem – Pastor Malik already has a wife. But Pink is accustomed to getting what she wants – by any means necessary. With her grace and virtue on the line – and what she thinks is God’s word in her head – Pink is on a mission no one understands. She’s determined to show Pastor Malik that they belong together – and come hell or high water, she plans to get the good reverend to agree. Candy Jackson has penned a page-turning tale of one-woman’s quest for love and the spiraling descent she’ll take to get it…

Teen & Young Adult

Essential Maps for the Lost

Essential Maps for the Lost

by Deb Caletti (Author)

From beloved author and National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes a fresh and luminous novel “about love and loss, mental illness, and taking charge of one’s own fate” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

There are many ways to be lost.

Sometimes people want to be lost. Madison—Mads to everyone who knows her—is trying her best to escape herself during one last summer away from a mother who needs more from her than she can give, and from a future that has been decided by everyone but her.

Interview Romance

The Order of Moonlight

The Order of Moonlight by Lexi Miles (Author)
Clair De Lune a young woman, who works at a small town café in the middle of nowhere, likes to live her life off of the radar. One afternoon that all changes when a wildly handsome mysterious suit wearing gentleman walks into her café. Intrigued to know more about the gorgeous enigmatic stranger, when he extends an invite to the masquerade ball later that night, she decides to meet him. Soon Clair finds that there just might be more to him than meets the human eye. Is Clair ready to step into his magical world of passion? BookChatterMagazine.com

Romantic Erotica

Secret Service

Secret Service

An Erotic Short

by Brenda L. Thomas (Author)

Bryce Goodman lives a clandestine lifestyle. Once a 7-figure earner for Morgan Stanley, Bryce is now Philadelphia’s most sought after ticket broker – at least that’s what he wants people to think. In the back rooms of Philly’s most exclusive clubs and restaurants, he secretly manages million dollar investment portfolios of some of the city’s most notorious and dangerous citizens.

From his work, to his dark pleasures, Bryce Goodman lives his life on the edge.

He had everything under control until she came into his life. A new client that could potentially double his net-worth and one, he was sure of, that could take him to his highest peaks of pleasure. He had decisions to make. But were they his to make?

Self Help

Laying Down My Burdens

Laying Down My Burdens

a memoir: A Journey from Abuse to Self-Discovery

by Brenda Thomas (Author)

A gritty and deeply moving depiction of the author’s struggle with domestic violence and its threats to her self-esteem. Laying Down My Burdens tells a frighteningly familiar tale that takes a positive turn as Thomas overcomes a number of obstacles to become an independent, successful woman.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Uncategorized

Shadows of the Stone Benders

Shadows of the Stone Benders

(The Anlon Cully Chronicles Book 1)

by K Patrick Donoghue (Author)

For fans of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels, a riveting archaeological mystery.

World-renowned scientist Anlon Cully is unexpectedly swept into the thick of a suspense-riddled adventure when his archaeologist uncle, Devlin Wilson, dies under suspicious circumstances.

Prior to his “accidental” fall off a New Hampshire mountain trail, Devlin made the discovery of a lifetime – unearthing undeniable proof that a technologically advanced society thrived on Earth long before archaeologists thought possible!

The key to this shocking evidence lies in a set of mysterious stones forged by a long forgotten race of ancient mariners. Instilled with formidable powers to build, communicate, fight and heal, the stones draw the ruthless attention of villainous thieves hell bent on their acquisition by any means possible…including murder.

Aided by friend Pebbles McCarver and police detective Jennifer Stevens, Anlon follows traces of bewildering clues left by his uncle in a dangerous chase to unravel the stones’ secrets before the killer strikes again and escapes with the priceless artifacts.

Peppered with the thought provoking intrigue of a Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child thriller, Shadows of the Stone Benders leaves readers questioning the technological prowess of modern man and the belief that Neolithic humans were nothing more than unsophisticated cave dwellers.

History

The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

by Timothy B. Tyson (Author)

In 2014, protesters ringed the White House, chanting, “How many black kids will you kill? Michael Brown, Emmett Till!” Why did demonstrators invoke the name of a black boy murdered six decades before?

In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional.

The national coalition organized to protest the Till lynching became the foundation of the modern civil rights movement. Only weeks later, Rosa Parks thought about young Emmett as she refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Five years later, the Emmett Till generation, forever marked by the vicious killing of a boy their own age, launched sit-in campaigns that turned the struggle into a mass movement. “I can hear the blood of Emmett Till as it calls from the ground,” shouted a black preacher in Albany, Georgia.

But what actually happened to Emmett Till—not the icon of injustice but the flesh-and-blood boy? Part detective story, part political history, Timothy Tyson’s The Blood of Emmett Till draws on a wealth of new evidence, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant, the white woman in whose name Till was killed. Tyson’s gripping narrative upends what we thought we knew about the most notorious racial crime in American history.

Occult & Paranormal

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Lessons from the Other Side

by Tyler Henry (Author)

From Tyler Henry, a twenty-year-old clairvoyant and star of E!’s hit reality series Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, comes Between Two Worlds, a memoir about his journey as a medium thus far.

“Dying doesn’t mean having to say goodbye.”

Tyler Henry discovered his gift for communicating with the departed when he was just ten years old. After experiencing a sudden, accurate premonition of his grandmother’s death—what Tyler would later describe as his first experience of “knowingness”—life would never be the same. Now in his twenties, Tyler is a renowned, practicing medium, star of the smash hit E! reality show, Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, and go-to clairvoyant of celebrities, VIP’s, and those simply looking for closure and healing. He has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose, Margaret Cho, Jaime Pressly, and Monica Potter.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Uncategorized

Murder at Sea of Passenger X

Murder at Sea of Passenger X

Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #5

by Anna Celeste Burke (Author)

“Man Overboard!” That’s not what you want to hear when you’re a week into a 10-day South Sea Island honeymoon. Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler are living it up on Marvelous Marley World’s luxurious cruise ship, the MMW Fantasy of the Sea when trouble strikes.

Stolen jewelry. A murdered man and his killer on the loose, and an unidentified passenger overboard. Who is passenger X?

The deluxe accommodations, 5-star cuisine, legendary Marley World entertainment, and exotic locale comes with something extra–a boatload of mystery!

Horror Interview Science Fiction & Fantasy

Maneater

Maneater: A Valdosta Pynes Novella (The Clean Blood Series Book 2)

Maneaterby W. Charlene Ammons (Author)

Life as the undead ain’t always easy in the Big Easy. Just ask Valdosta Pynes…

After being turned into a vampire by a fallen angel, Valdosta left the only home she’d ever known to start her life over on the haunted streets of New Orleans. Using her Dark Gift to help others, she is hired as a hit woman by a shady organization known only as The Conservancy. While on a mission, Valdosta’s life takes a dramatic turn when the target of her assassination survives the attack. Now, not only is she at the top of Heaven’s terror watch list, she’s being tracked down by a seasoned investigator with a nose for blood, and stalked by werewolves who may or may not have her best interests in mind.

History

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Einstein: His Life and Universe

by Walter Isaacson (Author)

The definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award­–winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein.

Motivational Personal Transformation Uncategorized

The Magic

The Magic

by Rhonda Byrne (Author)

One word changes everything…

For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes.

African American

Beautiful Mistake: The Rise And Fall Of The Barnes Brothers

Fall Of The Barnes Brothers

by Nikki Brown (Author)

“Blood don’t make you family, loyalty does” is a saying that the Barnes Brothers live by. Their troubled childhoods lead them all to the woman who would change their lives forever, Ann Barnes. Her and her brother Ray take the boys in and raise them to be the men they are today but sometimes the past has a way of destroying what’s built.

Lachelle Weaver Sister Surrogate
African American Women's Fiction

Sister Surrogate

Sister Surrogate

by LaChelle Weaver

Three sisters and a baby equal family drama…

Bridgette, Ivy and Savannah have always been close…but their sisterhood hasn’t been without its challenges. Yet these sisters always manage to come together in times of need.

When Savannah, the youngest sister, is faced with a life-altering illness, which threatens her lifelong desire to have children, one of her sisters offers to give her the ultimate gift- to become her surrogate.

Action Adventure

Origin

Origin: A Novel

by Dan Brown (Author)

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

Women's Fiction

The Apartment

The Apartment

by Danielle Steel (Author)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment—a spacious loft in Hell’s Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Boy

The Boy: A Novel

by Tami Hoag (Author)

An unfathomable loss or an unthinkable crime? #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag keeps you guessing in her most harrowing thriller yet.

A panic-stricken woman runs in the dead of night, battered and bloodied, desperate to find help…

Humor & Satire

Curious Minds

Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel

by Janet Evanovich (Author), Phoef Sutton (Author)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry.

Addiction & Recovery

Making Progress

Making Progress: Life’s lesson through the eyes of an addict Kindle Edition

by Brady Moller (Author)

Every decision you make today will have an impact on your future decisions tomorrow, regardless of where you fit in this game of life.

Sometimes we make decisions fully believing that it was our best decision and ends up being the worst decision we could have made. What’s important though is how fast we are willing to get back up and start again. Each piece has to keep moving. Mistakes are made and learnt from.

Romance

Say I’m Yours

Say I’m Yours

by Corinne Michaels (Author)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance STANDALONE romance.

I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

African American Women's Fiction

In Haven

In Haven

by B. Love (Author)

Raleigh Simone couldn’t tell you anything about love and family. After watching her mother suffer from the abuse of her father for years, Raleigh decided love would never be worth the possibility of pain.

Haven Jackson didn’t have a normal childhood growing up. He didn’t experience the love and nurture that his friends received from their mothers, or the guidance and teachings they gained from their fathers. It was because of his lack of a loving family that Haven made finding a wife to love his priority.

Humor & Satire Romance

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

by Anna Bell (Author)

“Romantic and refreshing” Mhairi McFarlane. A hilarious new romantic comedy for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella or A Year Of Being Single

Abi’s barely left her bed since Joseph, the love of her life, dumped her, saying they were incompatible. When Joseph leaves a box of her possessions on her doorstep, she finds a bucket list of ten things she never knew he wanted to do. Will completing the action-packed list – no easy challenge for the naturally timid Abi – be the way to win back her man? Or might Abi just have a surprise in store…?

Humor & Satire Women's Fiction

Crimes Against a Book Club

Crimes Against a Book Club

by Kathy Cooperman (Author)

Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty (Author)

The #1 New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly called “a surefire hit.”
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…

A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?

What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Parenting & Families Uncategorized

HOUSE MAID

HOUSE MAID: A story behind the suffering of a Sri Lankan Migrant worker in Saudi Arabia.

by Indika Guruge (Author)

House Maid

A story behind the suffering of a Sri Lankan Migrant worker in Saudi Arabia. A mother of four children struggles to manage her family with a stubborn, drunken, worthless husband. She works in a local factory, but is not satisfied with the salary. She thinks migrating to a foreign land would be the only hope, and securing a job in the Middle East will just be the answer to all her problems. Flying to Saudi Arabia as a housemaid was a dream come true, and her place of work was her dream home. Yet, day after day, this woman comprehends her mistake and regrets her stupid action. She is trapped not only by the secured walls of the Arabian house, but also by rules, regulations, and her negligence on working in a foreign land. The money she hardly earned does not serve its purpose either, as her drunkard husband grabs it all, leaving a little to the family. After confronting serious suffering and torture, and at the heavy cost of her children’s safety, she realizes that money itself does not bring the contentment she desired, but the route to happiness involves many things more…