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Not Perfect: A Novel
by Elizabeth LaBan

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

February 01, 2018

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<p><b>From Elizabeth LaBan, the acclaimed author of <i>The Restaurant Critic’s Wife</i>, comes a captivating and very funny novel about a wife and mother’s fall from grace, and why keeping up appearances is <i>not</i> her biggest secret.</b></p><p>Tabitha Brewer wakes up one morning to find her husband gone, leaving her no way to support herself and their two children, never mind their upscale Philadelphia lifestyle. She’d confess her situation to her friends—if it wasn’t for those dreadful words of warning in his goodbye note: <i>“I’ll tell them what you did.”</i></p><p>Instead, she does her best to keep up appearances, even as months pass and she can barely put food on the table—much less replace a light bulb. While she looks for a job, she lives in fear that someone will see her stuffing toilet paper into her handbag or pinching basil from a neighbor’s window box.</p><p>Soon, blindsided by catastrophe, surprised by romance, and stunned by the kindness of a stranger, Tabitha realizes she can’t keep her secrets forever. Sooner or later, someone is bound to figure out that her life is far from perfect.</p>
An Honest Policy
by Alex Logan

Language

English

Pages

82

Publication Date

January 18, 2018

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<i>Hope, Honesty, and Death to Humanity.</i><br /><br />Tom is an accomplished, charming, and corrupt politician who has just clutched a presidential nomination. But just as he is confirmed, a surprising new candidate enters the picture.<br /><br />An ancient eldritch god with a penchant for honesty and apocalypse reveals itself. If elected, it promises to right the wrongs the government has created through highly violent—but straightforward—means.<br /><br />To Tom's horror, voters across the nation are nothing short of enamored.<br /><br />Now with everyone against him, Tom must convince voters that he is an honest politician and that the government can change for the betterment of everyone.
One Big Joke (Key West Capers Book 13)
by Laurence Shames

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

January 18, 2018

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“What is with you lately?” Lenny’s wife would like to know. “You’ve been acting like everything is one big joke.”<br /><br />And it’s true—unemployed TV writer Lenny Sullivan has been having trouble seeing his life and times as anything more than fodder for edgy wisecracks. But when he bolts to Key West to refresh his lighter side, things suddenly turn serious. Well, sort of serious. A bullying businessman in league with a pair of bumbling mobsters is plotting to burn down his best friend’s struggling comedy club. The pill-popping star of his last best chance at a hit show is under a death threat from a very sore loser in a love triangle. And Lenny’s staunchest ally in the fight to keep the club, the star, and the laughs alive happens to be a 90-something named Bert the Shirt. Fortunately, Bert has a soft spot for comedians and is the savviest if not the most grammatical guy in town…<br /><br />Deftly balancing suspense and humor, mayhem and romance, Key West color and showbiz glitz, ONE BIG JOKE uproariously entertains while making a sly but impassioned argument for the saving grace of comedy in tough times.
The Sidelined Wife (More Than a Wife Series Book 1)
by Jennifer Peel

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

January 14, 2018

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<b> She's getting back in the game, one blog post at a time.</b><br /><br />Samantha Higgins never thought driving her husband's car would forever change her life. But one conversation later, heard through his Bluetooth, and Samantha is changing her last name. While trying to figure out who Samantha Decker is, she writes what she thinks is one final post on her blog, announcing her divorce. When the post goes viral, she finds herself with a new title, The Sidelined Wife, and an unbelievable following.<br /><br />To make matters more interesting, her younger brother's best friend, Reed Cassidy, who was a thorn in Samantha's adolescent side, moves back to town as the new head football coach for her son's high school team. Unbeknownst to Samantha, Reed has harbored a crush for his old babysitter all these years. But, Samantha isn't keen on dating anyone, much less a younger man that used to booby trap her bedroom with firecrackers.<br /><br />While Samantha is doing her best to learn and even make up some of the rules of single life and being a semi-celebrity, Reed comes in and changes the game. Now Samantha must decide if she should get back on the field or if she prefers the sidelines.
Man Card (Man Hands Book 2)
by , Tanya Eby

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

January 15, 2018

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<b><i>A sexy new stand-alone comedy.</i></b><br /><br /><b>Ash:</b><br />I still don't know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor--our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down...<br />It can never happen again. I don't even like Braht. He's too slick. He's a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes.<br />So why can't I get him out of my head?<br /><br /><b>Braht:</b><br />There are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow.<br />Ash is my missing my piece. She's the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don't call her the Ashkicker for nothing.<br />Eventually I'll win her over...if my past doesn't ruin everything first.
Deadly Summer (Darling Investigations Book 1)
by Denise Grover Swank

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<p><b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Denise Grover Swank gives a former TV star one more shot at fame—and it proves to be a killer comeback…</b></p><p>Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television’s most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she’s hit—what gossip sites just <i>love</i> to call—the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she’s coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.</p><p>Winging it as a faux PI, she’ll solve off-the-cuff mysteries in her hometown of Sweet Briar, Alabama. For added drama, there’s police chief Luke Montgomery, inconveniently Summer’s first and only love.</p><p>It’s when Summer stumbles upon a very real corpse that <i>Darling Investigations</i> takes an unexpected twist. The growing list of suspects is a big draw to viewers, but the reality is that Summer doesn’t know whom she can trust. Someone has written this killer new scene especially for her, and unless Summer gives the role everything she’s got, it could be her last…</p>
Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24)
by Janet Evanovich

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>Janet Evanovich’s<i> #1 New York Times</i> bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... <br /><br /></b>Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.<br /><br />Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.<br /><br />If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.<br /><br />As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?  <b><br /></b>
This Could Hurt
by Jillian Medoff

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<p><strong>“Periodically a writer captures the pattern of comedy and tragedy that peppers office life like alternating colors of carpet squares. . . . As smart as Medoff’s critique of corporate inanity is, it’s tempered by compassion for these people, who are ultimately tender with each other, too. . . . Medoff finds plenty of hurt—but strains of hope, too.” </strong></p><p><strong>—Ron Charles, The Washington <em>Post </em></strong></p><p>A razor-sharp and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our lives—a riveting fusion of <em>The Nest, Up in the Air,</em> and <em>Then We Came to the End</em> that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend them.</p><p>Rosa Guerrero beat the odds as she rose to the top of the corporate world. An attractive woman of a certain age, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research is still a formidable presence, even if her most vital days are behind her. A leader who wields power with grace and discretion, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her staff. No one admires Rosa more than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a benefits vice president whose whole world is Ellery.</p><p>While Rosa is consumed with trying to address the needs of her staff within the ever-constricting limits of the company’s bottom line, her associate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, happily married father of two, finds himself drawing closer to his "work wife," Lucy Bender, an enterprising single woman searching for something—a romance, a promotion—to fill the vacuum in her personal life. For Kenny Verville, a senior manager with an MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to bigger and better places—that is, if his high-powered wife has her way.</p><p>Compelling, flawed, and heartbreakingly human, these men and women scheme, fall in and out of love, and nurture dreams big and small. As their individual circumstances shift, one thing remains constant—Rosa, the sun around whom they all orbit. When her world begins to crumble, the implications for everyone are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny find themselves changed in ways beyond their reckoning.</p><p>Jillian Medoff explores the inner workings of an American company in all its brilliant, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. Authentic, razor-sharp, and achingly funny, <em>This Could Hurt</em> is a novel about work, loneliness, love, and loyalty; about sudden reversals and unexpected windfalls; a novel about life.</p>
The Rabbit Great And Terrible: Book Three of the Waldo Rabbit Ser...
by Nelson Chereta

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

December 27, 2017

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Torikai is the Golden City, the City of Ruin and Fortune, and a place where you can find almost anything... for the right price. Waldo and company arrive looking for information. What they find is a suspicious mage guild, a delusional queen, an entire city awash in greed and deception, and an old acquaintance who is VERY happy to see him again. Getting the information he's looking for won't be easy, but when has that ever stopped Waldo? The Great Rabbit has come to Torikai, and the Golden City will never be the same!
The Hungry Dragon Cookie Company (The Unconventional Heroes Serie...
by L. G. Estrella

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

January 04, 2018

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The Hungry Dragon Cookie Company – it sounds crazy, but it might just be Timmy’s ticket to financial security and a fully renovated castle.<br /><br />To earn a pardon and avoid prison or execution, Timmy, Grand Necromancer and Lord of Black Tower Castle, has been completing missions for the Council with the help of an elite team of truly heroic individuals.<br /><br />There’s Katie, his apprentice. She’s brilliant, cunning, and maniacally devious. She’s also ten years old, extremely adorable, and loves billowy robes and the colour pink.<br /><br />There’s Avraniel, the pyromaniac elf who is responsible for more property damage than anyone in Everton’s history (including dragons, natural disasters, and demon gods).<br /><br />There’s Gerald, the hyperventilating bureaucrat who is at the top of every monster’s menu.<br /><br />There’s Old Man, a retired legendary swordsman whose hobbies include bonsai trees, fishing, and the occasional duel to the death.<br /><br />There’s Amanda, ancient vampire and sophisticate who knows all about the Council’s founding because she was there when it happened.<br /><br />And then there’s Spot. He’s cute, cuddly, and friendly. He loves tug-of-war and fetch. He’s also a fire-breathing dragon who can devour an entire cow in about thirty seconds.<br /><br />The Hungry Dragon Cookie Company is a collection of fourteen short stories that take place before, during, and after the first three parts of The Unconventional Heroes Series. Each story hopes to answer important questions like:<br /><br />How does a company involving cookies and dragons even work?<br /><br />How did a trans-dimensional, protoplasmic horror and a Grand Necromancer become friends, and how did that horror develop an addiction to cake?<br /><br />How does an ancient vampire acquire the comely, young virgins she needs to maintain proper vampiric health without looking like a total weirdo?<br /><br />Answers to all of these questions and more will be revealed. With unconventional heroes like Timmy and the gang around, life is never boring.

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