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Better When It Hurts: A Stripped Standalone

by Skye Warren


A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together...

Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.

And my foster brother.

Now he's back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It's payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

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BETTER WHEN IT HURTS is a full-length romance that does stand alone. Fair warning: Blue is a cruel bastard and a dirty talker!

 
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Ruined: A New Adult and Billionaire Romance (His For A Week Book 5)

by Em Brown

 

Tony:

She didn’t heed my warning.

 

I told her that I ruin things, especially people. She’s so innocent and good. I gave her the chance to walk away.

 

She didn’t.

 

Now she’s going to pay the price.

 

 

Desperate to support her family and pay for college, Virginia Mayhew Porter, a Southern fish out of water in glamorous San Francisco, decides to auction her virtue. Only the man who claims her is having second thoughts!

 

International billionaire Tony Lee doesn’t want to grow a conscience and do the right thing with Virginia, but his dark desires might overwhelm her and leave her forever ruined. Can he hold back? Or will he unleash the full force of his passions?

 

Ruined is the fifth standalone book in the His for a Week sexy contemporary romance series. If you like dark heroes, scorching heat, and taking Fifty Shades of Grey to a whole new level, then you’ll love Em Brown’s fiery tale.

 

Get Ruined today to discover an offer too tempting to refuse!

 

 
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The Friessens Books 1 - 5: A Big Family Romance Series (The Friessen Legacy Book 3)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


This special boxed set edition includes 5 Contemporary Romance Books from a big family romance series fans have fallen in love with. Follow the Friessen men and the women they love as they stand by their families through thick and thin.

The Reunion (The Friessens, #1)
The Bloodline (The Friessens, #2)
The Promise (The Friessens, #3)
The Business Plan (The Friessens, #4)
The Decision (The Friessens, #5)
 

THE REUNION


The family you thought you knew.
A reunion you’ll never forget.
A love that lasts forever.
 

THE BLOODLINE


Andy Friessen has two guarantees in life:
1.His wife, Laura, and his children are safe from the control of his family.
2.A safety deposit box holds evidence that could blow his mother’s world apart.
But nothing is ever simple or easy, and one night tragedy strikes, yanking the rug from under him. This time, secrets and lies could destroy the solid foundation he’s built for his family.

 

THE PROMISE


Falling in love with Jed Friessen was a dream come true.

Married to Jed, Diana has a family and is living her happily ever after. She knew heartbreak and suffering as a child, and the pain of rejection, but she now understands what it means to be loved.

However, when the past comes knocking on her door, reminding her of everything she’s left behind, everything she was, and everything she’s lost, her guilt and doubt threaten the life she’s built with her husband.

 

THE BUSINESS PLAN


Neil Friessen has almost everything he’s ever wanted:
•His wife, the woman he’s always loved…
•His children, whom he never believed he would have…
•And an empty bank account.
Until one day, that is, when he comes up with the business plan.

 

THE DECISION


The Friessens, stars of the bestselling series, are back with THE DECISION, another heartwarming fan favorite romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Emily Friessen has everything a woman could want: a husband who’s the love of her life, a family that stands together, and children she wouldn’t trade for anything. To everyone around her, she’s confident and strong—but then, she has to be with a man like Brad, who is all about family and too handsome for his own good.

Emily isn’t as together as she appears, though, and when life throws her and Brad a curveball, it tests their relationship, leaving Emily scrambling and feeling very much alone as both are faced with a decision no parent should have to make.

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First Strike (The Kurgan War Book 1)

by Richard Turner


When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.

The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.

 
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Mystery, Myth, and Mayhem: Short Stories for Mid-Grade Kids

by Ben Woodard

Murder in an old cabin …
Zombies in the school…
An alien spacecraft deep underground…
And more, in this spooky collection of short stories.

Suspense, humor, and fun for mid-grade elementary school kids.

 
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JAX (Breaking the Declan Brothers, #1)

by Kelly Gendron


“Some boys can get rough, some don’t always listen when you tell them to stop, and some boys, they’re just monsters. You gotta be careful who you play with…” ~ Jax Declan

I’m a tease, always have been. In my teens, Jax Declan tried to warn me about staying away from the bad boys. The only boy I ever wanted was Jax. But, no matter how much I tried to play with him, he rejected me.
I haven’t seen Jax Declan in years. A couple friends and I are going back to the Bayou for the summer. A little older now, and a bit wiser, I’ve decided that I’m going to find my teenage crush and I’m going to break him. This summer Jax Declan will play with me.


But the closer I get and the more I learn about the reserved, discreet, and sexy Jax Declan. Well, I’m starting to think that Jax Declan might just be one of those bad boys he tried to warn me about all those years ago.

 
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The Survivors (Life After War Book 1)

by Angela White

 

Post-Apocalyptic Survival

"War was uglier than we’d imagined. The Draft was reinstated, taking our men and boys. Within days, stores had nothing on the shelves; people began to starve. Hospitals closed due to lack of space and medicine. Police stopped answering calls, stopping coming to work at all. Topside production faded; communications became spotty. Then the power went off…and it didn’t come back on."

The fall of society triggered a hard, new life where survival became the only focus. We shunned each other and the old ways, killing anyone who was different. We reverted to primitive behaviors, using the war as an excuse to commit unspeakable atrocities, and humanity slipped deeper into the abyss of possible extinction. Soon, darkness blanketed the post-apocalyptic lands with hatred and violence that seemed to have no end. The future, cold and dark, offered little hope.

Humanity's Fate Hangs in Balance

Survival isn’t a given for anyone as mysterious forces move the gifted pawns across a horror-filled chessboard toward a final apocalyptic battle that will save the survivors or bury them under the nuclear ashes.

This file includes:

  • Character bios
  • Deleted scenes
  • Notes from the author
  • The first chapter of book 2

What Readers think:

“I found this ebook for free a long time ago & fell in love with it right away. I love how the descriptions about the places, people, & things they are doing & going through. Reading this book got me thinking a lot about survival. I've even gotten my Ham Radio License bc it's showed me how much I wasn't prepared if something like this were to ever happen. It's an amazing series & I look forward to each new book when it comes out.” –Robin Akers


“I took one look at the cover and thought Life After War would be an interesting series. The first book free hooked me. Nothing like finding a diamond in a sea of a million books to read.” -Crystal Kirby


“Never before have I read a novel so full of the evil man will likely perpetrate in this scenario, and still so full of light and hope for the future. I have not been able to stop reading it!” -David Orr

Need to Know Information

Length: 880 pages
ISBN#: 978-1-9459-2701-0
Next in series: Adrian’s Eagles
Box sets are now available! Why have more files than you need?
Related to series: Alexa’s Travels

 

 

 

 

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Elite Power: Trent: Supreme Legacy Book 1

by P.T. Macias


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Prince Trent Konig ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I was born an Elite and forged by the king.

I’m ruthless and soulless, a bastard to fear.

I’m merciless, I’m fierce, and trained to kill.

I’m broken, I’m evil, not worthy of her love.

My Baby Girl has a halo; she’s truly an angel.

I always knew she’s my soul mate, and yet I force myself to wait.

This wild need compels me to claim her and drives me insane.

My heart aches, my soul rages, and I refuse to have her near.

I can’t crown her my queen; thus, the kingdom is not at peace.

The danger and intrigue shroud the Elite.

The wrath of war is in the air, and a woman’s scorn is always a power to fear.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Lady Yvette Kaiser ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I pray he forgets his past deeds, his fears and believes in the greatness that he is.

No matter what he thinks, no matter where he goes, I keep my eye on him, waiting for his call.

I wait, I dream, I think of him.

I place my heart in his hands, knowing that he’s my man.

I only know that we belong, and our souls are fated to be one.

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Experience the world of the ruthless masters, the Elite Supreme Power dictating society and the world.

Taste the excitement and the mysterious allure of falling in love.

Enjoy the opulence, the adventure, the power wars, the suspense, the corruption, the drama, lies, secrets, and the omnipresent danger cloaking their life.

The Elite power is supreme, but love brings them to their knees!

Note ~ Elite Power, Supreme Legacy Series are also standalone stories and no cliffhangers. (Dark Mafia Romance . . . . . . HEA)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Excerpt! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

"Baby Girl you're my weakness! I have to work, I have responsibilities, and I’m dark. You know why we need to wait, and you know that I have needs, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not my heart, my queen.”

Yvette clear green eyes tear up, she sniffs, glaring at him she points her index finger against his hard-chiseled chest, emphasizing every word.
“Don’t you get it?

Really? I can’t stand this! You keep telling me that. I’m trying to be patient.
Do you know, do you understand that I’m hurting? Yes, I hurt when I know that
you’re out. . . . out there with some hussies! I. . . . . want . . . .you, I want to see you every day!”

“Baby Girl.”

“Do you know what I want? I want you to handle your needs yourself or come to me. This bullshit that I have needs doesn’t cut it!”

“Ok, I’ll handle it because we’re waiting!”



 

 
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World Football Domination: The Virtual Talent Scout

by Anthony Ranieri


It's 2050 and the renaissance of football (soccer) thinking has just begun. This is the first installment of a football science fiction journey shared by two countries from opposite ends of the world.

‘Are you sure there is no wreckage?’
‘Nothing at all, we checked all the surrounding areas and nothing.’
Gunnar’s mind shifted to conspiracy theories and the possibility there was foul play at hand.

When Gunnar Grimsson's player identification drone goes missing on the outskirts of Iceland's Reykjavik airport, foul play and subversion are to blame. Ambitious nations bent on dominating world football at all costs embark on a mission to steal the revolutionary technology.

Will Gunnar have the clout to protect his proprietary invention from his adversaries? He may stand a chance when he ushers the support of his Australian friend and football scout, Robby Denehy.

With twists and turns throughout the story, world football domination keeps you on your toes by providing glimpses of what the future of football beholds.

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Running into the Darkness (The Deepest Darkness series Book 1)

by D. A. Bale


Samantha never intended to kill the President. As a doctor, she swore an oath to protect life – not take it. But that was before he ordered the murder of her family.

Swept from the frigid New York City winter, Dr. Samantha Bartlett returns to the Midwest to once again confront the sting of death – and face those she left behind. But she’s not alone. A strange man she dubs “Shades” haunts her every step as she seeks answers to the inferno which claimed her grandmother’s life, an eerie reminder of her parents’ deaths. The secrets Samantha uncovers forever shatter the image of those she only thought she knew.

Confronted by Shades, Samantha joins a secret underworld known only as the Elite, where a web of power and control is woven deep within governments worldwide. Their sights are set on the seat of domination behind the Resolute desk that is the powerhouse of nations – the presidency of the United States of America. Samantha becomes the Elite’s unlikely key to infiltrating the White House at its most intimate levels.

The Hippocratic Oath. All doctors swear by it. But the most despicable deeds must be avenged. The quest for blood swallows Samantha in a veil of darkness and threatens to destroy everything she once stood for.

And from the darkness there is no escape.

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The Submission of Lady Pennington: A Wicked Hot Erotic Historical (Red Chrysanthemum Book 11)

by Em Brown


An erotic historical romance to heat up your reading…

Lady Pennington is no demure Regency miss, and she has her eyes set on Mr. Cedman Ashley, once an alpha Master at the Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where members engage in taboo forms of debauchery.

But Master Ashley hung up his flogger years ago, vowing never again to take up his wicked ways…until his hand is forced by the beautiful and clever Lady Pennington.

All her ladyship wants is one night of wicked decadence with Master Ashley, and she’s willing to resort to blackmail to get it. Reluctantly, Master Ashley agrees to provide her what she wants. But he’ll do it as a set-down.

By commanding her submission, he’ll make sure that she never again dares to trifle with him.

READER ADVISORY: This erotic Regency romance contains explicit scenes, BDSM elements, acts of submission and dominance and other forms of wicked wantonness.

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The Chateau Debauchery Starter Set: Wicked Hot Erotic Romance

by Em Brown


Two erotic historical romances to steam up your reading...

This starter set contains light BDSM and features the following stories:

Submitting to the Rake

Desperate to save her cousin from certain ruin with a notorious rake, Miss Heloise Merrill impersonates her cousin and takes her place at the 'Chateau Debauchery.' Heloise intends to convince the rake -- Sebastian Cadwell, Earl of Blythe -- to turn his attentions elsewhere. What she doesn't intend is to be splayed across his legs and spanked!

Deprived of his intended guest, Sebastian Cadwell intends to provide the meddling Miss Merrill a much deserved set-down. But when his hand connects with her lovely derrière, he finds he wants to do more than just administer a light spanking. He wants her total submission.

Submitting to Lord Rockwell

For debt-ridden Deana Herwood, losing a hand of cards to the wealthy Lord Rockwell is bad enough. But when he proposes that she settle her loss to him by spending one night offering her body up to his pleasure, she finds herself caught in a bind.

After agreeing, she discovers that his carnal appetite includes a preference for the taboo. When she expresses her reservations, he offers an even more outrageous proposition—he will owe her a hundred pounds if she fails to spend at his hands. Can she win the wager or will her body succumb to the wicked attentions of Lord Rockwell?

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Allies and Enemies: Fallen, Book 1 (Allies and Enemies Series)

by Amy J. Murphy


2016 Dragon Award Finalist - Best Military Science Fiction Novel

Allies and Enemies: Fallen is the first book in this space opera series.

Purpose-bred soldier of the vast and far-reaching Regime, Commander Sela Tyron is as subtle as a hammer. To hammers, any problem can look like a nail, but the solutions aren't always that easy. When Sela encounters a son she is forbidden to know, falls in love with a man who is clearly off-limits, and is abandoned with her team on a planet full of insurrectionists, things get complicated...

Fans of galactic space opera and Firefly will delight in this "Indiana Jonesesque experience through space" and the introduction of a new kick-ass heroine in Sela Tyron.

2016 Nominee - 1st Annual Dragon Awards (Dragon Con) "Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel"
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Similar categories: space opera, military scifi, galactic empire, science fiction action adventure series, space opera military science fiction, science fiction action adventure military, space opera ebook series, scifi heroines, alien conflict, space marine, female warrior, strong female characters.

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One Fine Mess

by Mark Petersen


It’s time to show some ovaries.

All Jules Nichols wants is respect—and babies. A quiet life with a happy family. So with the help of her lover, she comes up with a plan to get rid of her abusive hubby. Once Eddie’s dead she and Wesley can live on the insurance money. Quietly. Happily.

They’ve thought everything through: alibis, misleading clues, disposing of the murder weapon, even how often Jules should check in with the cops to make sure something is being done to find Eddie’s killer.

Still, good thing she’s bold and determined, because despite all her planning, the baddies start lining up against her. First it’s the Mob, then drug-dealing bikers, then even her crazy sister. At the same time, the Vermont State Police won’t go away, and Wesley’s not exactly manning up to deal.

There’s also the little issue of that head in a box. 

When Wesley and their new baby are abducted, it’s no time for Jules to lose her own head. Who could have known it would be so hard to commit one little murder and start a family? 

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The Warsaw Conspiracy (The Poland Trilogy Book 3)

by James Conroyd Martin

 

A Gold Medal IPPI Winner

Engaging and opulent, The Warsaw Conspiracy unfolds as a family saga set against the November Rising (1830-31), partitioned Poland's daring challenge to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly illustrating the psyche of a people determined to reclaim independence in the face of monumental odds, the story portrays two brothers and their fates in love and war. Michal is a seasoned veteran soldier, cautious of the evolving conspiracy; Jozef, his much younger brother and impassioned cadet, finds himself caught up in the vortex of a daring plot to abduct the Grand Duke of Russia. With Siberia or emigration to France looming as heart-rending contingencies, matriarchs Anna and Zofia stay steadfast in their resolve to steer the clan through ever-muddying waters.

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Carnelian (The Chalcedony Chronicles Book 1)

by B. Kristin McMichael


Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of years ago. Seth’s past led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now, and he just found exactly what he has been looking for. Mari had dreams of college being a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself not fall for the handsome Seth Sangre. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest.

As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a past of his own that’s literally in the past. Suddenly, Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be, and maybe he isn’t the player who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime-and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

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Sam's Song: A Sam Smith Mystery (The Sam Smith Mystery Series Book 1)

by Hannah Howe


“If you like psychological detective stories with a touch of humour and romance, you will love Sam Smith.”

An audio book of Sam's Song, narrated by Suzan Lynn Lorraine, is now available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.

Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.

Sam’s Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.

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The Children of Darkness (The Seekers Book 1)

by David Litwack


But what are we without dreams?

"The plot unfolds easily, swiftly, and never lets the readers' attention wane... After reading this one, it will be a real hardship to have to wait to see what happens next." ~ Feathered Quill Book Reviews (Awarded "The Children of Darkness" the Gold Medal in Science Fiction & Fantasy)

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.

In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy, for a truth from the past awaits that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might once again release the potential of their people.

Yet they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written: “If there comes among you a prophet saying, ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the Light.”

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2015 - Best Book in SCIENCE FICTION

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit." ~ Kirkus Reviews
 

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Highside: a novella

by Lizzie A. Williamson


Brie is given a second chance at life until she's betrayed by the very person she thought would cherish her.

 
Breanna O'Donnell's childhood made her the person she is today. Or rather that's what she likes to believe, what other purposes could there have been to the years of abuse she and her brother Finn suffered at their father's hand?
 
Rescued by the Mitchell family, Brie and Finn learn for the first time that love can come without pain. Brie, a hard-nosed businesswoman leads Jesse Mitchell's racing team. Her love for him could complicate everything.
 
Jesse Mitchell, MotoGP rider, has always been in the lead until circumstances leave him broken. He turns to Brie for support but she has a secret that could ruin everything. A secret that could change their lives forever.
 
Every story needs a beginning; this story is the beginning of the Between the Lines series by Lizzie A. WilliamsonWill Jesse and Brie find love? Or will Brie's secret ruin everything?
 
Highside is the first book in the Between the Lines series. This is not an HEA but a prequel to the next book in the series. Make sure not to miss the next book, Offsides.

 

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Dan Alexander, Pitcher (Bottom of the Ninth Book 1)

by Jean Joachim


Fed up with cheating women, Dan Alexander, star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks, grew restless. Searching for something more than a bar babe, he zeroed in on a girl in the stands. He never expected to see a beautiful chick pushing frankfurters. But the hot dog girl looked as smokin’ as the food she was selling.

Holly Merrill found a place to hide in plain sight, as a vendor at Nighthawks’ stadium. Keeping her secret safe and simply happy to stay alive, she never considered finding love an option. After all, a bad girl doesn’t deserve a decent guy, does she?

Coming off his best season ever, Dan went into the playoffs, hell bent on winning the pennant and playing in the World Series. But could he maintain his focus on the field, where everything was going right, when off the field everything was falling apart?

CAUTION: locker room language.

First book in The Bottom of the Ninth Series. Other books in the series are:
2) Matt jackson, Catcher
3) Jake Lawrence, Third Base
4) Nat Owen, First Base
5) Bobby Hernandez, Second Base
6) Skip Quincy, Short Stop
7) Will Grant, Center Field
8) Extra Innings
9) A Nighthawks' Christmas

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