I guess it’s time to decorate for Valentines day. I know it’s two months away, and not really that big a deal of a holiday, but the stores have informed me that it is time and I better decorate hard. PINK! RED! HEARTS HEART HEARTS! What did you say? Now I need to buy a Stanley travel mug for $200? Annnnd. I’m out Valentine’s Day is just fine. I like the holiday that tells me it’s a great time for fancy chocolates. But for some reason I really hate Valentine’s Day decorations right after Christmas. The two just seem to clash so horribly. I am just going to do my best to ignore it all until about a week before February 14th. At that point I am going to get the ingredients to make lasagna, maybe pick up a few chocolates for Hubby and the baby bassets, and call it a day. I’m just going to relax until it’s time to worry about Easter.

The Drowning at Dyes Inlet (A Thomas Austin Crime Thriller Book 6)
by D.D. Black
4.5 Stars (1,773 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Crime Fiction

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Sometimes murder comes in waves…
In 1979, a florist’s lifeless body surfaced in the serene waters of Dyes Inlet, an enchanting estuary connected to the vast Puget Sound. Although the murder was never solved, a sinister heart carved into the victim’s back made the case unforgettable.

Forty-four years later, history repeats itself as not one, but two more victims are discovered within 48 hours, each bearing the exact same chilling carving in their flesh. The county’s darkest mystery is about to be ripped wide open.

Enter Thomas Austin, a private investigator with a haunted past he’s finally ready to leave behind. Called in to untangle the threads of one of the most disturbing cold cases in the state’s history, Austin realizes quickly that nothing is as it seems.

To unravel the mystery, he must delve into the past and confront a chilling question: How long can love endure, and to what unimaginable lengths will one person go to preserve it?

Gripping, visceral, and hauntingly evocative, The Drowning at Dyes Inlet is a pulse-pounding mystery that will leave you breathless and questioning everything you thought you knew about the depths of true love.

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Riot: A 1960s Love Story
by Charles Isaacs
4.2 Stars (14 Reviews)
Genre: Political | Historical Fiction

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Two young lovers find each other just as the Vietnam War, the Antiwar Movement, and the Black Power Movement near their explosive peaks. Excitement, danger and heartache lie ahead. It’s September 1967. Steve Harris – white, idealistic, naïve — begins his freshman year. During that year, he will fight to end the war, fall in love, confront painful truths about his family, and be jailed and beaten by police. Through this crucible, he emerges with a transformed consciousness, of the world and of himself.

His awakening begins with a rousing antiwar speech delivered by Emma Gold, a Depression-era radical. When Emma introduces him to young Cat Crawford — inter-racial, brilliant and exotically beautiful – his bewitching is complete. The two students’ instant friendship blossoms before long into a passionate love affair. Their bond is tested, though, by the mounting demands of the times, and by their own deep-seated psychological issues. 1968 is marked by campus unrest, urban rebellion, assassinations, and political violence that leads the two into clashes with the Chicago Police and the National Guard. The story builds to a heartrending climax during the street battles surrounding the Democratic National Convention.

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First Bite: Eleven Full-Length Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Novels Featuring Vampires
by Multiple Authors
4.2 Stars (35 Reviews)
Genre: Romance | Fantasy

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Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance with bite.

Eleven full-length novels featuring Vampires as villains, heroes, anti-heroes, love interests, and sometimes a bit of all the above.

Sink your teeth into these novels by award-winning and USA Today bestselling authors. Download this collection now!

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Grendel & Beowulf by C. Gockel

A curmudgeonly monster and the hero destined to destroy her… they might save the world if they can keep from killing each other. An enemies to lovers romance in a world where myths and fairy tales are real.

Falling Dark by Christine Pope

After surviving a near-fatal car accident, Serena Quinn grapples with uncontrollable visions, retreating from society to escape their grasp. And when a mysterious attack exposes her to a hidden world of scheming vampires, the enigmatic Silas emerges as her sole protector.

A Scarlet Pathogen by C. Rene Astle

Mina Sun is dying for life to return to normal after her mother’s sudden death. So she goes out for a night of drinking and dancing and wakes up to a life she never dreamed existed. Surrounded by vampires, werewolves and demons, will life ever be normal again?

Crimson Trial by Holly Hook

In a world where vampires reign, humans suffer, and challenging the elite is forbidden, I broke the rules. Striving to change our fate, I catch the eye of the powerful and relentless vampire. He reenters my life with a chilling proposition: “You’re mine.”

Harsh Line by Ann Gimpel

I’ve been hiding out forever in one guise or another. My nightclub, Ascent, is an “ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies” haven. For everybody. I’m a Vampire. Far be it from me to judge.

Dead Rising by Debra Dunbar

When necromantic magic threatens the humans and supernaturals in Baltimore, it’s up to Templar Aria Ainsworth to right the wrongs and put the dead back in their graves.

When Vamps Bite by Nicole Zoltack

Detective Clarissa Tempest is determined to keep her city safe from vampires — but first, she needs to convince her team that they exist at all. Suspended from the force, Clarissa has no choice but to take matters into her own hands…

Blood Vice by Angela Roquet

When Detective Jenna Skye wakes up in the morgue to discover her partner is dead, she thinks her night can’t get any worse. Then she finds a werewolf squatting in her house and drops dead at dawn. She’s always wanted to take a bite out of crime, though maybe not this literally.

Moonlight, Roses & Murder by Lorri Moulton & Anna-Violetta Carsini

Selina is a woman with a secret… and she has been hiding it for a very long time. When someone leaves a body behind her club, she is drawn into a web of mystery and murder.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

Her rare blood type sealed her fate as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Now eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky must evade the biggest threat of all… a forbidden love.

Between Blood and Stone by Marie Harte

Fact: Vampires are the strongest of all the magir. Fact: Vampires are cruel, capricious creatures who believe in getting even at all costs. Fact: Stealing from a vampire? The worst move Fara has ever made.

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by Susan Swanson
Genre: Science & Math | Crafts, Hobbies & Home

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Do you feel overwhelmed by the behavior of your energetic dog?
Have you ever wished that your dog would obey commands, stay calm and be the perfect companion in every situation?
Do your dog’s signs of stress and anxiety make you anxious?

If the answer is “YES”, then read on because this is the book you have been looking for! ???

I get it. Dealing with an energetic dog who never seems to get tired, especially with just the basic exercises, can be nerve-wracking. Perhaps you’ve tried to train your dog using common sense and personal experience, only to find that he still won’t listen or remains problematic. You may not know where your dog came from or how he was treated in his early years. Perhaps past training mistakes have left their mark, making corrections seem more daunting as time goes on.

You’re not alone in this challenge. But here’s the good news: there is a way to engage your dog’s mind and keep him mentally happy and calm. “Mental Exercises for Dogs” is the solution you’ve been looking for!


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Minestrone Mischief: A Culinary Cozy (The Italian Kitchen Mysteries Book 4)
by Rosie Genova
4.4 Stars (49 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery

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National bestselling author Rosie Genova is here with the latest, never-before-published entry in the tasty Italian Kitchen Mysteries!

When a Halloween stalker shows up on Mischief Night, Vic encounters lots of tricks, no treats, and one murder…

It’s the post-summer season in Oceanside Park, and mystery writer Victoria Rienzi’s hometown is preparing for one last blast on the boardwalk — its annual Mischief Night parade, held the evening before Halloween. While Nonna keeps her busy making treat bags full of Italian candy, Vic dreams up the perfect costumes for herself and Tim: Nick and Nora Charles, the famed detective pair from The Thin Man movies. Completing their look is a canine scamp, Willie, borrowed to play the part of Nora’s pet terrier.

But Victoria’s excitement is dimmed by the presence of a stalker, Edward Millman, who’s seen lurking around the Rienzi family restaurant. And who shows up at the Mischief Night parade dressed as Victoria’s book sleuth, Bernardo Vitali. But halfway through the parade, Willie sniffs out trouble, leading Vic and Tim on a not-so-merry chase that brings them to a dead body — Victoria’s stalker, Edward Millman. And in a scene straight out of Victoria’s latest book, Millman is found with a knife sticking from his chest, along with a nasty note: You deserved this.

As Vic digs into the details of the victim’s life, she wonders: Is it life imitating art? Or is there a more deadly form of mischief at work this Halloween?

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