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The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters – Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #0.5)

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Urban Fantasy
47 Pages
Kindle; $2.66
Published: July 1, 2011
Samhain Publishing
5 out of 5 Stars

Book Description:

Are blind dates supposed to be this bloody?

A “Secret McQueen” Story

They say it’s impossible to find a man in New York City. Secret McQueen needs to find two in one night. Of course, it’ll mean pulling off the impossible find and kill a displaced rogue vampire without disrupting the first promising date she’s had in ages. As a werewolf hybrid used to walking a fine line of survival in the vampire world, though, Secret eats impossible for breakfast.

Somewhere between hello and the first round of drinks, Secret makes her move. Her target, Hollywood’s biggest star, shouldn’t be hard to spot. Just look for swarms of fans. Except every time her vampire liaison, Holden, helps keep her mission on track, her date runs further off the rails.

Either Holden has a hidden agenda, or he knows more than he’s letting on about her quarry. One way or another, Secret is determined to get her man, and meet Mr. Right. Or die trying.

Warning: This book contains a sword-wielding assassin whose barbs are sharper than her blade, a vampire with serious brooding issues but a skilled tongue, and an A-lister with a bad habit of eating his fans. This novella takes place approximately one year prior to the events of “Something Secret This Way Comes.”

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Tough Justice Countdown by Tyler Anne Snell (#2.3) and by Emmy Curtis (#2.4)

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Mystery
~90 Pages
Received from Harlequin via Netgalley for an honest Review
Kindle Only: $0.99
Published: February 1, 2017
Harlequin Special Releases
Tough Justice Countdown Part 3 of 8
4 out of 5 Stars

Book Description:

The bomber’s latest threat has thrown the Crisis Management Unit into chaos! As Lara Grant struggles to hold her fractured team together, she discovers a possible connection between this case and her own past–something she can’t reveal to anyone, especially now. Because when the bomber’s next target chooses to keep his secret, terror turns to an intimate form of torture, and anyone’s past can be used against them…

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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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Memoir/Autobiography
315 Pages
Paperback; $9.94
Kindle; $9.99
Published: March 20, 2012
Knopf
6/5 Stars
6 stars

Book Description:

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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Tough Justice Countdown by Carla Cassidy (Tough Justice #2.1 & #2.2)

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Mystery
85 Pages
Received from Netgalley for an honest review
Kindle Only; $0.99
Published: February 1, 2017
Harlequin Special Releases
Tough Justice Countdown Part 1 of 8
5 out of 5 Stars

Book Description:

Tick. Tock. BOOM.

FBI Special Agent Lara Grant had thought that she’d put her past behind her—finally—with her last case. But now a serial bomber is targeting Manhattan’s elite power players, offering them a choice between saving hundreds of lives or seeing their darkest secrets exposed. Lara is working with the Crisis Management Unit to stop the bomber, but how will she react when she’s the one who has to choose between truth…or death? 

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Killer Chef by James Patterson and Jeffrey J. Keyes

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Mystery
144 Pages
Paperback; $4.99
Kindle; $3.99
BookShots
Published: November 17, 2016
2 our of 5 stars

Book Description:

Caleb Rooney knows how to do two things: run a food truck and solve a murder. When people suddenly start dying of foodborne illnesses, the stakes are higher than ever…

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Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by J.K. Rowling

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Children, YA, Fantasy
1 Page
Free Online Read
You can Read it Here
Published: June 28, 2016
5 out of 5 Stars

Story Description:

The great North American school of magic was founded in the seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud.

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The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze

Autobiography/Memoir
256 Pages
$9.91 Paperback
$11.99 Kindle
Atria Books
Released: September 29, 2009
6/5 Stars
6 stars

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