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The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)

by Arthur C. Clarke


This grand space adventure explores the fate of humanity a billion years in the future— A visionary classic by one of science fiction’s greatest minds.

 
Far in the future, Earth’s oceans have evaporated and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of Diaspar believe their domed city is all that remains of an empire that had once conquered the stars. Inside the dome, the citizens live in technological splendor, free from the distractions of aging and disease. Everything is controlled precisely, just as the city’s designers had intended.
 
But a boy named Alvin, unlike his fellow humans, shows an insatiable—and dangerous—curiosity about the world outside the dome. His questions will send him on a quest to discover the truth about the city and humanity’s history—as well as its future.
 
A masterful and awe-inspiring work of imagination, 
The City and the Stars is considered one of Arthur C. Clarke’s finest novels.

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Eat to Prevent and Control Disease Cookbook

by La Fonceur


Are you tired of thinking about how to make healthy eating tasty? Are you tired of compromising taste for healthy eating? Are your favorite foods so unhealthy that you can't eat them every day? If yes, then here are 45+ delicious yet healthy vegetarian recipes to prevent and control disease naturally. Each recipe contains one or several superfood ingredients to boost your overall health. Now increase your immunity by enjoying your favorite food. These mostly Indian recipes are full of healthy herbs and spices that are a winner for everyone at the dinner table.


Discover some delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes in the Eat to Prevent and Control Disease cookbook that you can eat guilt-free. This cookbook has specific recipes for all these diseases, from diabetes to hypertension to arthritis. Now eat yummy without worrying about your health!

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Destiny (Experimental Heart Book 1)

by Shannon Pemrick


Most people could never kill without regret.

I don't have that luxury. I'm an artificial creation who exists solely to follow the orders of a tyrannical maniac. Death is the only constant I know.

I want more, so I'm running.

What lies beyond the realm of my former master, presents a whole new set of problems, including a mistake that lands me at death's door. I accept that. Welcome it, really. For a relic of war, death is my inevitable release.

But fate is a fickle creature.

When a dragon saves me—a creature said to be long extinct—then offers me a chance at revenge, I don't know what to believe. Trust gets people killed, but something is different about this creature.

Will he give me the freedom I desire, or is my fate sealed when I agree to his terms?

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EXPERIMENTAL HEART (Complete Series)
Destiny (#1)
Pieces (#2)
Secrets (#3)
Exposed (#4)
Surrendered (#5)
Reborn (#6)

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Note: Like all of Shannon Pemrick's work, the Experimental Heart series contains strong language, violence, substance use, love scenes, and difficult situations.

 
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Sweet Obsession: A Contemporary Romance Anthology

by Ava Quinn


Consumed by their sweet obsessions, these 14 intense and powerful men only bow to the women of their dreams.

Enemies become lovers, billionaires risk everything, and passion turns men into over-the-top protectors who will move heaven and earth to claim the women who've gripped their hearts and won't let go.

When it comes to claiming their Sweet Obsession, nothing else matters. The only thing these heroes can't do is fail.

If you crave swoon-worthy happily ever afters and men with mouths that will curl your toes, you’ve come to the right place.

This collection of fourteen brand new, steamy, stand-alone romances is only available for a limited time. Reserve your copy before it's gone.

Never before seen stories by: Sadie King, Mimi Kinley, Megan Wade, Lia Violet, Lana Love, Khloe Summers, Jane Fox, Haven Rose, Fern Fraser, Ember Flint, Brynn Paulin, Barbra Campbell, Ava Quinn, and Ashley Bostock.

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

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The Way You Love Me: Includes a bonus novella (Angel Falls Book 2)

by Miranda Liasson


Sparks fly between a grumpy single father and a compassionate lawyer in "a sweet, homespun romance that tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways" (Entertainment Weekly) -- perfect for fans of New York Times bestselling authors Jill Shalvis and Lori Foster and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she's a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There's only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can't afford if she's finally going to get the life she truly wants.


Recently divorced and suffering from the world's worst case of writer's block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He's focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby's beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they're together.


Includes the bonus novella Meant to Be by Alison Bliss!

What readers are saying about The Way You Love Me:"People who love small town romances and fun families will enjoy this."
"A delightful read."
"Liasson continues to lead with her heart and turn reading into an emotionally fulfilling experience."
"[A] wonderful, heartwarming story of struggle, hope, and love."
Angel Falls series:Then There Was YouThe Way You Love Me

 
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Bought (A New Adult Billionaire Romance) (His For A Week Book 1)

by Em Brown


She messed with the wrong billionaire.

Ben:
I saw her. I wanted her. I bought her. BIG MISTAKE.

She was just supposed to be a plaything for a week. But I can’t keep my hands off of her, can’t stop thinking of all the things that I want to do to her. I want to devastate her.

She tries not to want it, and she’s hiding why. But it doesn’t matter. She can try and resist me. She won’t prevail.


An undercover journalist sells herself for a week to expose the darker elements of the Scarlet Auction, but when billionaire Benjamin Lee shows up, it’s not just her scoop that’s on the line…


For a sizzling hot romance with a smart, defiant heroine and a billionaire who can dominate her in all the right ways, download HIS FOR A WEEK: BOUGHT to fire up your fantasies today!

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Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)

by William Gibson


Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

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Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir

by Eliza Watson


FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELIZA WATSON!

"The ending has left me longing to visit Paris and I live in hope I may meet a Luc!" -The Love of a Good Book

"She had us at sexy puppeteer! A fun read." -Chick Lit Is Not Dead


Before Caity Shaw, there was Samantha Hunter...

Event planner Samantha Hunter is prepared for a few challenges when escorting a group of good ole boy beer distributors to Paris, the city of haute cuisine and fine wines. However, she doesn’t foresee being passed up for a promotion because she is too professional and doesn’t knock back beers with her clients.

Her focus soon switches from landing the well-deserved promotion to finding her free-spirited sister, who lives in Paris and has disappeared, leaving behind family secrets to be uncovered. A sexy puppeteer helps Samantha search for clues to her sister’s whereabouts and teaches her to embrace her inner child. And a funeral-crashing psychic demonstrates the importance of living life to the fullest. It takes Samantha’s life spiraling out of control for her to finally get a life.

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The Pawn & The Knight

by Skye Warren


A ruthless billionaire determined to get revenge.


A woman with more to lose than her virginity.

And a sensual game that will break them both.

Gabriel Miller has thirty days to do anything he wants with her body. He can enjoy every inch of her, but he can never let himself fall for her. No matter how sweetly she surrenders.

Author’s Note: THE PAWN AND THE KNIGHT is an exclusive duet including two USA Today bestsellers in the scorching hot Endgame series.

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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

by Tim Parks


“So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review


Tim Parks’s books on Italy have been hailed as "so vivid, so packed with delectable details, [they] serve as a more than decent substitute for the real thing" (
Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, in his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he delivers a charming and funny portrait of Italian ways by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel of Italy.

Parks begins as any traveler might: "A train is a train is a train, isn’t it?" But soon he turns his novelist’s eye to the details, and as he journeys through majestic Milano Centrale station or on the newest high-speed rail line, he delivers a uniquely insightful portrait of Italy. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians—conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants—Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive: an obsession with speed but an acceptance of slower, older ways; a blind eye toward brutal architecture amid grand monuments; and an undying love of a good argument and the perfect cappuccino.

Italian Ways also explores how trains helped build Italy and how their development reflects Italians’ sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond. Most of all, Italian Ways is an entertaining attempt to capture the essence of modern Italy. As Parks writes, "To see the country by train is to consider the crux of the essential Italian dilemma: Is Italy part of the modern world, or not?"

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Changed Hearts: Shifter Romance Box Set

by Amanda LeMay


NY Times, USA Today and Bestselling authors bring you ten heart-stopping shifter romance books in one set. Read on to fall in love.

Kiss of the Winter Moon – Amanda LeMay
I hadn’t planned on meeting my mate, my 
sakana. I hadn’t planned on a rare and precious bond to connect our minds, bodies, and souls. I also hadn’t planned on fighting for my life.

Hunting Season - Kate Rudolph

This werewolf will protect his mate.
Owen has one job: keep Stasia from being abducted. Easier said than done when his fiercely independent client tries to fire him the moment they meet. His werewolf senses howl to life and he's certain of one thing: Stasia is his.

Awakened by Fire - Erin Kellison
Billionaire dragon shifter Warrick Voclain’s seat on the Triad means ruling the Bloodkin with an iron fist, so when his trusted steward's beautiful granddaughter Samantha—all grown up now—uses illegal magic in his presence, he must adhere to the rule of law. But only she has the rare ability to see the coming storm, and she'll need Warrick's help to stop it. Adversaries wait in every shadow, and the easiest way to strike down a powerful dragon is to go for the heart...in Warrick's case, Samantha.

Claiming His Chance - Ellis Leigh
When Cahill sets his sights on Trinity, nothing can stand in the way of the fighter claiming her. Not the heavy debt his pack must repay, not the other fighters out to show him who’s more dangerous in the ring, not even the possibility that she may be mated to another. Once a fighter, always a fighter—and Cahill’s more determined than ever to throw a knockout punch for the chance of a real win with his fated mate.

Feral Ice, Ice Dragons Book One - Ann Gimpel
Doctor and biochemist, Erin signed up for six months aboard an Antarctic research ship to escape her stifling surgery practice. Jerked from her cozy cabin, she’s dumped in an ice cave by thieves who assume she’s dead. Far from it, she’s about to be swept into sensual dragonesque secrets far beneath the Antarctic ice.

Cross: Big Sky Alien Brides—Beast Battalion 1 - Elsa Jade
As the wyvryn shifter in charge of dangerous beasts, Cross wants an easy, quiet mission protecting the relaunch of an alien mate-matching outpost on some backward planet called Dirt. Meanwhile, data designer Tyler Lang needs to invent a “universal mating algorithm”—and she doesn’t believe in shapeshifting aliens 
or dating! Now secrets, sabotage, and seduction are swirling around the Big Sky Intergalactic Dating Agency!

Axel: Single Daddy Shifters #1 - Tasha Black
Becoming a dad is the best thing that has ever happened to burly bear-shifter Axel, even if raising a child alone is hard. When help arrives in the form of a live-in nanny, his baby, Noah, loves her, and Axel's inner bear is driven wild by the curvy human woman. So what if she has a few secrets?

Loved by the Bear – Book 1 – V. Vaughn
When Audrey LeRoux’s brother is kidnapped, she’s yanked back into her role as the werebear alpha in line. To save her brother and her clan, she’s going to need Max Levesque by her side. But she discovers she has to earn the heart of her true mate in a contest that could cost them an entire kingdom.

He Ain’t Lion – Celia Kyle
Curvaceous, blonde bombshell Maya Josephs is looking for a little action to take her mind off of her recent break-up, and an evening at Genesis is exactly what she needs. When she meets the hotter than hot, super-sexy owner, Alex O’Connell, the alpha lion shifter is just the man to fit the bill for a one-night stand. What’s the harm in a girl having a little bit of fun?

Bound by Blood – Tracey H. Kitts
Nicole Austin has just become the next in line to become a badass vampire slayer. Unfortunately, she was just beginning to develop a relationship with Max, a sexy werewolf. But now she can’t hunt one monster and consort with another. Or can she?

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Broken Bride

by Stella Gray


I was sold to him to settle a debt... but Dante Bellanti never settles.


My father was always a gambling man.
Unfortunately, he never could pick winners.
When the wolves closed in, he chose himself, like always.

He traded his freedom... for mine.

He forced me to marry.
Now Dante Bellanti owns my body.
I'm just another possession for a man who already has too much.
So I won't let him have my heart.

But you know what they say about gambling.

The house always wins.

And I'm at the mercy of the Bellantis...


Book One of Three in the all-new angsty, sizzling Broken Series.

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No Promises (Iron Bound Book 1)

by Z.J. Cannon


I used to be a hero. Then I grew up.

I’m Kieran Thorne, the world’s only living half-fae. The gig comes with a few perks—immortality, magic I can’t control, fae assassins constantly on my heels. And the chance to protect the good and the powerless against those who are neither.

For hundreds of years, that’s what I did. Until I got tired of the humans I saved repaying me by burning me at the stake or shooting me in the heart. I traded in my white hat for a mansion on the beach, and started living by a new creed: look out for myself, and let the humans solve their own problems.

But now Winter fae are going missing, and someone has planted a trail of evidence leading right to my door. I have two choices: let Queen Mab’s feral enforcer carve me to bits, or help her find the real culprit.

Looks like I’m back in the hero business. But this time, I’ll remember the lesson it cost me so much to learn:

There are no good people in this world, and no righteous causes. Humanity is corrupt. The fae are cruel and vicious. Me? I’m a little of both.

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Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat, and Dog Treats

by Tamlyn Black


What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course.

From Cynthia D'Alba – Hot AssetsA CPA must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper
From Donna Alward - Doggie on her Doorstep When Emily's flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em's doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door.

From Jenna Bayley-Burke – 
The Guy Next Door - Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs...and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog.

From Mandy Harbin
Rescuing Orion - When undercover FBI agents foster a dog to investigate a money launderer, ignoring their attraction becomes difficult with playing house with a cute pooch.

From Parker Kincade
 - Rescued Cowboy - A spirited foster dog is determined to make his lovable animal rescuer and a transient cowboy into his new permanent family.

From Melissa Schroeder 
Last Love - A single mom tries to avoid her one-night stand, but her dog, Houdini, keeps leading her to his door.

From Lexxie Couper
 - Who's A Good Boy? - After meeting a feisty dog trainer and a 3-legged dog, the future PM of Australia questions his future and his life.

From Shana Gray
 – Dogs on A Plane- A heavy snow strands a bush pilot and socialite with a pack of love hungry pups. Who saves who?

From Laura Trentham
 -Nobody’s Hero - An ex-con tries to persuade an abandoned puppy and an innocent romance author he's nobody's hero.

From Tamlyn Black 
 Nobody But You - A grumpy cowboy has his world upended by his sister's new BFF and the stray dog she brings to his door

 
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Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini: An Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy (SEALs in Paradise)

by Paradise Authors


A Navy SEAL who wants seclusion. A diva who craves the spotlight. The deal they make could give them both what they need . . . if they don’t kill each other first! Reality TV has never been so hot!

Navy SEAL Clay "Dirtman" Hagan's retirement plans are simple. Buy the dilapidated beachfront cottage he found listed for a song, fix it up, and live out his days in solitude. Everything is set until an anonymous bidder drives up the price of his future paradise.


TV talk show host Tasha Jones is flying high, until one word—CANCELED—sends her crashing. Now she's looking to resurrect her career with a new home renovation show if they can get around the buyer standing in the way of the perfect property.

When the competition turns out to be the obnoxious a-hole from her embarrassing drunken one-night stand, the battle for the property really heats up as the insults—and the sparks—fly. The producer notices the chemistry between them and decides the viewers will too and "Hot House" is born.


If Clay agrees to have the self-centered star and her cameras in his house for the duration of the show, he walks away as the owner in the end. If Tasha can put up with living in the bungalow with the Neanderthal control-freak during the construction, she gets a hit show and her career back. Win-win.


It shouldn't be too hard since the director loves when they argue on camera, which is good since they agree on nothing. Well, almost nothing. They do both agree that they pretty much hate each other and neither one wants a repeat of their one night together . . . So why does it keep happening?

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The Omega Command (The Blaine McCracken Novels Book 1)

by Jon Land


A space shuttle is destroyed during flight, and the CIA recalls disgraced agent Blaine McCracken to uncover the people responsible

A space shuttle disappears during a routine repair mission, 180 miles above Earth’s surface. An intelligence operative with a dark secret is murdered, his car set ablaze, while he is in the middle of fulfilling a depraved fantasy. And a reporter receives a message from a dying man that suggests the organization responsible may be one of the world’s most prestigious corporations.

The government knows just one man who can untangle this mystery: a throwaway on the deactivated list. Exiled to a desk job in Paris for stepping on the wrong toes, Blaine McCracken is a killer—a ruthless pursuer of truth who will let no one, friend or enemy, stand in his way when civilian lives are in danger.

McCracken gets results, and his country needs him now more than ever.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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Her Unexpected Engagement (Checkerberry Inn Book 2)

by Kyra Jacobs


Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye. Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help--her former best friend.


Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother's financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescued. Now the temptation to change the "temporary" arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.

Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order:
Book #1 ~ Her Unexpected Detour
Book #2 ~ Her Unexpected Engagement
Book #3 ~ Her Unexpected Hero

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Sweet Talking Rancher (The Millers of Morgan Valley Book 5)

by Kate Pearce


In this sweet and sexy spin-off of New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce’s beloved Morgan Ranch series, the close-knit folks of Morgantown, California, have long memories—and big hearts to go with them.
 
Everyone in rancher Danny Miller’s life wants to know how he feels about his teenage flame returning to Morgan Valley. Danny wishes he knew. After the disastrous ending of their relationship, and Faith’s choice to leave town all those years ago, Danny’s rebuilt his life without her. But he’s about to have a very practical reason for needing her in it again—despite the very impractical desire she inspires once he lays eyes on her . . .
 
Faith McDonald hadn’t planned on returning home, but with her dad retiring, her help is needed at the family veterinary practice. She’s hoping that by now, folks have forgotten what happened between her and Danny—even if the two of them never can. With a mystery infection decimating the Miller cattle, she and Danny soon find themselves on the same side for the first time in forever. There was a lot of trouble in their past, but the good parts never really flamed out, including their intense attraction. And their shared determination to cure the cattle might just lead them to a healing of their own—and a whole new all-grown-up future . . .
 
Praise for The Rebellious Rancher
 
“Sensual. . . . This sexy tale is sure to please cowboy fans.”
—Publishers Weekly

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Bed and Breakfast and Murder (Fiona Fleming Cozy Mysteries Book 1)

by Patti Larsen


PEACE AND QUIET CAN BE MURDER!


Fiona Fleming had hoped inheriting her grandmother’s bed and breakfast and returning home to quiet Reading, VT would be a welcome escape from the city life in New York and her cheating ex-boyfriend. She figured the most excitement she’d face would be making beds, pesky customers and the awful stench coming from her grandmother’s ornery pug, Petunia. Instead, she finds herself elbow-deep in clogged toilets, the town blackmailer floating belly-up in her fish pond and she’s the prime suspect.

She's soon looking for answers in the seedy-side of the tiny town and winds up in dangers she never even faced in the city. While she is surrounded with help from the odd cast of characters in this bizarre town, she’s not sure who she can trust. Her back-up, however, consists of her flighty yet fashionable childhood friend, her grandmothers nosy neighbor and her beloved father who seems to have secrets of his own. Then there’s the buried treasure she can’t figure out and how to get her mind off of how great the new sheriff’s backside looks in his uniform.

Can Fiona uncover the truth before the handsome sheriff puts her behind bars instead of asking her out?

Book 1 in the Fiona Fleming Cozy Mystery series!
Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series.

A light, cozy mystery read with a reluctant dog loving female inn owner, in a small town setting with quirky characters.

*No cliffhanger!
*No swearing!
*No gore!
*No graphic scenes!

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