The last Monarch butterfly is about to emerge from its chrysalis! Yay! There are two Monarchs that are sticking around the garden and they seem to be getting down to the business of making more Monarchs. I have plenty of milkweed for them to lay eggs on, and plenty of flowers for nutrients. My large butterfly habitat for breeding was a complete bust, and after a second try at it, I now know not to try it again. Sad prisoner butterflies are depressing. Every day I will look for caterpillars, and if I find any I will put them in the small habitat to eat and grow to be fat caterpillars. The true test if my work has been successful though is if they come back next year. Gardening is certainly a hobby of patience.

Trouble on Main Street (Sugar Mountain Book 1)
by Kirsten Fullmer
4.2 Stars (432 Reviews)
Genre: Romance | Mystery

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A cozy mountain town, a sweet romance, and a secret society of sneaky women…

The sleepy hamlet of Sugar Mountain harbors a secret society of women. Don’t misunderstand — the society itself is not secret — it’s the true nature of the group that is hush-hush.

Sugar Mountain is the kind of charming village that tourists adore. If you like small-town charm, quirky shops, and local art, this is the place for you. But when a blood smeared package shows up at the post office and it appears to be linked to a scheme that threatens Heidi Collinsworth’s historic home, the town takes on a sinister vibe. Heidi would lay odds that slimy Mayor Winslow is involved, but even with the enquiring skills of The Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society at work, proof is scarce.

The new guy in town, Adam Williams, is determined not to get involved in Sugar Mountain’s business. His last job in a big city planning office ruined his life, but Heidi needs his help. No matter how hard he tries to stay detached, Adam finds himself eyeball deep in Heidi’s problems, as well as the needs of her teenage son and a homeless dog.

With conflicting theories abound and tensions running high, it’s up to the ladies of the society to don disguises and go undercover. If they’re not careful, the town may fall to a wrecking ball, Heidi may fall for Adam, and the secret society will be exposed.

Meet the cast of colorful characters in this charming and zany introduction to a whole new series of romantic, cozy mysteries!

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Shaking the Tree: A Crime Thriller (Max Strong Thriller Series Book 1)
by Mike Donohue
4.3 Stars (186 Reviews)
Genre: Crime Fiction | Literary Fiction | Action & Adventure

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What would you do if you found a locked suitcase in the woods?
Would you keep it? Would you try to open it?
What would you do when someone came looking for it?

Max is starting over. Fresh out of prison, he just wants to keep his head down, go to work, and maybe grab a cold beer at the end of his shift. He doesn’t even care that the program stuck him in Essex – a nice, but nowhere small town. With his head already full of bloody memories, he’d like it just fine if his past and future stayed nice and quiet.

Too bad the present just got really messy.

A body in a tree. A missing briefcase. A Russian hit man. A DEA agent bent on revenge. Not to mention a sheriff with dangerous ambition and some pissed off bikers. Things are suddenly very interesting in sleepy Essex county. Bodies are turning up. Secrets are coming out. Questions are being asked.

It’s not good being the new guy in a small town.

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Death by Dark Roast: An English Cozy Mystery (The Charleton House Mysteries Book 1)
by Kate P Adams
4.4 Stars (199 Reviews)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Mystery

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The annual Charleton House Food Festival is about to begin. But the first item on the menu is murder…

Nestled in the idyllic setting of Derbyshire’s rolling hills, the ancestral home of the Fitzwilliam-Scott family seems an unlikely location for murder. But when a young man is killed with a part from a coffee machine, recent thefts from local stately homes are put in the shade, and caffeine-loving café manager Sophie Lockwood finds her interest piqued by a pair of unusual cases.

Who would want to brutally murder a gentle giant of a man? And why would a thief, with an endless treasure trove to choose from, make off with a bowl from Charleton House that only has sentimental value?

Enlisting the help of her charismatic and eccentric colleagues, including quick-witted tour guide Mark, Sophie sets off to extract inside information from Detective Constable Joe Greene in return for a generous supply of chocolate croissants. But just as Sophie finds her suspicions falling on a likely suspect, a trail of coffee beans leads to a shocking revelation that turns her caffeine-fuelled investigation on its head.

Buy Death By Dark Roast today, you won’t be able to put it down.

Book 1 in The Charleton House Mysteries series. A light, entertaining mystery with a coffee loving amateur sleuth who works at one of England’s finest stately homes, and is ruled by her domineering tabby cat.

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The Long Dark Descent: Not Your Average Post Apocalypse Thriller
by B.J. Farmer
4.2 Stars (107 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction

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You’re stuck on an island, seven miles out on a frozen sea. It’s cold and dark. The power has just gone out, and you have no way of contacting the outside world for help. You fret over tough decisions. But then you’ve never made many good ones in your life, so that might be why. But then you look at your friends’ tired and scared faces. All the fears and insecurities are put on hold just long enough to decide to go for help. You’re William, and this is his story.

The story of an imperfect man, pit against a changed world. A world made for hard men and women. Where your countrymen, friends, and family have all been changed, turned into tools of the enemy (enemies). A secret group, the people behind the attacks, have stood in the shadows since just after WWII, waiting for the chance to take over.

William and his band of friends might be the only thing keeping them from their ultimate goal of destroying the US from within.

Will William become the man and the leader fate has destined him for, or will he shirk from that duty and seek the comfort of the bottle and the backseat?

This is the first book of what will be a twelve-book journey. Come find out.

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The Gold Bonanza
by John Russell Fearn
3.4 Stars (6 Reviews)
Genre: Thrillers | Westerns

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A secret worth killing for…

Old prospector Dusty Morgan had never given up hope that one day, he’ll find his long-sought after gold bonanza.

So far, all the gold he’s got is a handful of dust from weeks of sifting rivers.

But whilst trekking through Arizona, near to the town of Hell’s Acre, his luck finally changes.

He quite literally falls into a genuine gold mine.

Dusty knows he can’t just tell anyone about his find, but he figures that Val Kent is probably the only person he can trust with his secret,

Miss Val Kent works her days as a singer at Hell’s Acre’s only saloon, The Last Frontier.

Having grown jaded and looking for a way out of town, when Dusty shows her a chunk of gold, she’s eager to know the mine’s whereabouts.

Drew Carson, owner of The Last Frontier, immediately suspects something’s up.

Managing to cause the old wanderer to reveal his secret, he kidnaps the old man in a desperate bid to keep him from talking.

What’s more – someone else saw Dusty and the gold.

Maninza, a rancher and Aztec Indian, wants to claim the gold she sees as her rightful ancestral property.

If she waits for the right moment, Maninza can swoop in and get Dusty to spill the beans on the gold mine before Carson and his gunhawks can.

Like Carson, all she has to do is be patient.

Meanwhile, suspecting that Carson has taken her old friend, Val ropes in the help of a homesteader, Rod Gayland and his foreman, the portly Bill Tandrill.

Fond of Val, Rod tries to keep her safe but even she can’t escape the bloody mess that ensues…

Can he and Bill find Dusty before its too late?

Full of action and twists and turns, The Gold Bonanza is a thrilling Western about the notions of loyalty, greed and love.

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Wok Recipes: 100 Delicious and Easy Wok Recipes that Everyone Should Know! (2nd Edition)
by BookSumo Press
4.4 Stars (75 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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Wok Time!

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Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book we focus on Wok. The Wok Recipes is a complete set of simple but very unique Wok recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

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• Creamy Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
• Italian Beef Pot Pie
• Chicken Kale Skillet
• Lemon Steak with Parmesan Salad
• New England Fried Chips and Fried Fish
• Bostonian Salad
• Arizona Inspired Quesadillas
• Corned Beef Medley Mash
• Mexican Wok
• South American Pasta Salad
• Mexican Mac n Cheese
• Fesenjun
• Vegetarian Tanzanian Skillet
• West African Dinner
• Ginger Lentil Stew
• Alexandria Rice Casserole
• Tomato Braised Egg wok
• Empanadas in Algeria
• Lamb Batna
• Couscous Ghardaïa

• Much, much more!

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