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Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel
by Maddie Dawson

Language

English

Pages

378

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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<p>Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.</p><p>When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.</p><p>And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.</p>
Quirks & Irks: Contemporary Poetry On Modern Life
by The Modern Folk Poet

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<b>Are you baffled by political correctness gone mad? Get ready for some light relief!</b> <br /><br />The Modern Folk Poet is a mysterious creature from the Southeast of England who has been entertaining appreciative live audiences for decades with his unique blend of irreverent rhyming poetry and songs.<br /><br />“Quirks and Irks’” is a collection of (mostly) humorous poems which comment on the contradictions of modern life ranging from the most banal ridiculousness to the more poignant and profound themes like death and ageing that we all face. <br /><br />Prepare to be astounded, delighted, mesmerised and confounded as the Modern Folk Poet shares his quirky take on modern life with other folks who may SECRETLY think the same way! <br /><br />Lovers of Pam Ayres and Richard Stilgoe will find the sharp, dry ironic punchline style they love delivered in fine form in this warm hearted collection of lightly politically incorrect tales from The Modern Folk Poet.
Cocktales
by , April White

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English

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Publication Date

May 26, 2018

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About the Cocktales Anthology:<br />'Cocktales' is a limited-release anthology (available *only* from May 26 – August 26, 2018) of original, never before published material, some of which is raw and unedited. Each story was specifically written for this anthology.<br /><br />The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).<br /><br />*ALL* net profits will be donated to:<br />1) Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and<br />2) Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.<br /><br />Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.<br /><br />Authors with material included (as they appear in the anthology):<br />Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword<br />Dylan Allen – 'Cocked and Loaded'<br />Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Double Cocked'<br />Whitney Barbetti – 'Cocksure Grin'<br />Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'A Wicked, Cocky Plan' <br />K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Magical Cock and Bull'<br />Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Don’t Get Cocky'<br />L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal' <br />Mariah Dietz – 'Landmines'<br />Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – 'Cock and Balls'<br />BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.'<br />Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall'<br />Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Tricky Bond'<br />Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – 'Cockamamie'<br />Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Couture'<br />Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Culinary Cock-Up'<br />Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Crimson Cocktail' <br />Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Swag'<br />Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Love & Hate at the Stallion Station'<br />Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Going Down'<br />Katyi McGee - USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocksure Co-Star' <br />Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cockblocked'<br />Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Getting It Up'<br />Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Her Cocky Russian'<br />Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman'<br />Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’<br />Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Fight or Flight'<br />CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Capo'<br />Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Beard and Hen'<br />Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Color of Love'<br />Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Aligned'<br />Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – 'All'<br />Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series'<br />Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Until the Cock Crows'<br />Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Chocolate and Cockup'<br />Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – 'The Golden Sombrero'<br />Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Alpha'<br />Karla Sorensen – 'Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story'<br />Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Mafia'<br />April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Code of Conduct'<br />
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel
by Andrew Sean Greer

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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<b><b>A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (<i>New York Times Book Review).</i></b></b><b><b><i></i><br /><br />WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<br />National Bestseller</b><i><br /></i>A<i> New York Times</i> Notable Book of 2017<b><br />A <i>Washington Post </i>Top Ten Book of 2017<br />A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Top Ten Book of 2017<br /></b></b><b><b><b><b>Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award<br /> </b></b></b><i><br /></i>"I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, </b><i><b>Washington Post<br /><br /></b></i><b>"Andrew Sean Greer's<i> Less</i> is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."-<i>-</i>Christopher Buckley<i>, New York Times Book Review</i></b><i><br /><br />Who says you can't run away from your problems?</i> You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.<br /><br /><b>QUESTION</b>: How do you arrange to skip town?<br /><br /><b>ANSWER</b>: You accept them all.<br /><br /><i>What would possibly go wrong? </i>Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.<br /><br />Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, <i>Less</i> is, above all, a love story.<br /><br />A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author <i>The New York Times</i> has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," <i>Less </i>shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.<i><br /><br /></i>
Arrogant Devil
by R.S. Grey

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

May 10, 2018

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<b>A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.</b><br /><br />Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.<br /><br />When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.<br /><br />My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.<br /><br />Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.<br /><br />Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.<br /><br />Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.<br /><br />Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.<br /><br />Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.<br /><br /><b>ARROGANT DEVIL is a full-length romantic comedy of 93,000 words. For a limited time, I've also included an excerpt from my #1 bestselling sports romance THE SUMMER GAMES: SETTLING THE SCORE!</b>
Fields' Guide to Abduction: A Poppy Fields Adventure Book 1 (The ...
by Julie Mulhern

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English

Pages

Publication Date

May 28, 2018

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Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl extraordinaire, agreed to a week at the newest, most luxurious resort in Cabo. After all, what's better than the beach when a girl is feeling blue? When Poppy is abducted, she'll need all her smarts, all her charm, and a killer Chihuahua, to save herself in this new series from the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. <br /><br />Dead body #1 found in bed, with me. That was a shock.
<br />Dead body #2 found in bed, not with me. That was a relief.<br />
Dead body #3 died telling me I’m a lousy actress. I already knew that.
<br />Dead body #4 died trying to kill me.
<br />Dead body #5 died kidnapping me.
<br />Dead body #6 died guarding me.
<br />Dead body #7 was a really bad man.
<br />Dead body #8 was an even worse man.<br /><br />That's a lot of dead bodies for a girl looking for a week's relaxation in Cabo. And, I’m probably leaving a few out—math isn’t my thing. Unless I can escape the cartel, I might be the next dead body.<br /><br />“Poppy Fields is in a tough spot. People are dying at a statistically significant rate after interacting with her, starting with her ex-boyfriend. Now a drug cartel is chasing her, the police have taken her passport, and that beach vacation where she was supposed to chill out has turned into a nightmare. Action, humor, great characters, and an intriguing mystery, Mulhern has packed a lot into this excellent mystery. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy!” ~ Julie Moffett, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Lexi Carmichael Mysteries<br /><br />"The best book I've read this year!" ~ Gretchen Archer, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Davis Way Crime Capers<br />
Noir: A Novel
by Christopher Moore

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<p><strong>INSTANT <em>NEW YORK TIMES </em>BESTSELLER!</strong></p><p>The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more.</p><p><em>San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . .</em></p><p>It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It’s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.</p><p>Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. </p><p>When one of Sammy’s schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets—and more than a few strange goings on—if he wants to find his girl. </p><p>Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. It’s all very, very <em>Noir</em>. It’s all very, very Christopher Moore.</p>
Adjustment Day: A Novel
by Chuck Palahniuk

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p>The author of <em>Fight Club</em> takes America beyond our darkest dreams in this timely satire.</p><br /><p>People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.</p><br /><p><em>Adjustment Day</em>, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.</p><br /><p>Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:</p><br /><p><em>Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.</em></p><br /><p><em>The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.</em></p><br /><p><em>A smile is your best bulletproof vest.</em></p><br /><p>When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.</p>
The Judge Hunter
by Christopher Buckley

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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The latest comic novel from Christopher Buckley, a hapless Englishman embarks on a dangerous mission to the New World in pursuit of two judges who helped murder a king.<BR><BR>London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar “Balty” St. Michel is twenty-four and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king’s navy.<BR> <BR>Fed up with his needy relative, Pepys offers Balty a job in the New World. He is to track down two missing judges who were responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. When Balty’s ship arrives in Boston, he finds a strange country filled with fundamentalist Puritans, saintly Quakers, warring tribes of Indians, and rogues of every stripe. Helped by a man named Huncks, an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past, Balty travels colonial America in search of the missing judges. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Samuel Pepys prepares for a war with the Dutch that fears England has no chance of winning.<BR> <BR>Christopher Buckley’s enchanting new novel spins adventure, comedy, political intrigue, and romance against a historical backdrop with real-life characters like Charles II, John Winthrop, and Peter Stuyvesant. Buckley’s wit is as sharp as ever as he takes readers to seventeenth-century London and New England. We visit the bawdy court of Charles II, Boston under the strict Puritan rule, and New Amsterdam back when Manhattan was a half-wild outpost on the edge of an unmapped continent. <i>The Judge Hunter </i>is a smart and swiftly plotted novel that transports readers to a new world.
Space Team: The King of Space Must Die
by Barry J. Hutchison

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

May 11, 2018

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<b>It isn't just war. It's <i>space</i> war!</b><br /><br />Geronimus Krone, the most dangerous man in existence has altered the course of time, appointed himself King of Space, and now rules the galaxy with the help of his four monstrous generals and their armies.<br /><br />Cal Carver and his crew are the galaxy's only hope. But, reeling from their recent loss, they can't stop Krone on their own. Fortunately, they've got a whole bunch of friends they can call on for help.<br /><br />With Krone's grip tightening around thousands of helpless star systems, a much larger Space Team must find a way to crush his armies, defeat his generals, and finally face off against the King of Space himself.<br /><br />But first, they've got a funeral to attend...<br /><br /><b>Featuring implausible time travel, the Four Horsemen of the Spacepocalypse and the return of Tobey Maguire, <i>Space Team: The King of Space Must Die</i> is the explosive conclusion to the third Space Team trilogy.</b>

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