Bone Dry (The Gina Mazzio Series Book 1) by Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb

A NEW FEMALE SLEUTH YOU’LL LOVE—JUST DON’T MESS WITH HER!

“… a medical thriller not for the squeamish.” -Publishers Weekly

Meet Detective Nurse Gina Mazzio: She’s feisty, determined, tenacious, and all ballsy Italian ex-Bronxite. She might remind you a bit of Sandra Bullock when Sandra’s in FBI mode. Detective’s not her real title, RN is, though it might as well be Guardian Angel. Because you know how scary nurses can be; and how compassionate. Gina’s gone into investigative mode because her patients are in danger. And everyone at her fancy San Francisco hospital’s blowing it off like everything’s normal.

Carl Chapman, a young man with an excellent prognosis, has already died–and Gina knows he shouldn’t have. Another patient’s acting weird and desperate; a third, a teen-ager, has actually run away. Gina soon learns Carl’s cancer treatment’s gone missing, in fact finds out her patients are being subjected to a form of blackmail so diabolical Hanibal Lecter could have dreamed it up.

And murdered if they don’t pay up.

They’re blasted with chemotherapy and every other toxic poison available to save their lives. Most days they’re so run down they’re more dead than alive. But there’s one chance for survival—an experimental treatment. In turn, each will be infused with his or her own treated bone marrow – frozen, secure in the hospital’s storage vaults.

Only maybe not so secure. Because then comes the note: “We have your marrow…pay $50,000 or die now!”

Before it’s over, Gina will be stalked, threatened, and nearly killed. This is an action-packed but shocking, take-no-prisoners tale of medical suspense, definitely not for the faint-hearted. But fans of the more hard-boiled medical thrillers (and also of Patricia Cornwell) will eat it up! As well as lovers of, strong women sleuths, hospital mysteries, and all medical fiction, especially fans of Tess Gerritsen, Carolyn McCray, Eileen Dreyer, Lisa Genova, and Robin Cook.

Author: Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
315 reviews

Romantic as Hell – Tales of Woe, Tips of Woo: An Illustrated Guide for the Romantically Challenged by Rodney Lacroix and Noreen Conway

FINALIST – 2016 IAN Book of the Year AwardsFrom the bestselling author of Things Go Wrong for Me and Perhaps I’ve Said Too Much…In this hilarious, heartfelt and surprisingly useful book, bestselling humor author and comedian Rodney Lacroix opens up about his failed romantic endeavors and – more importantly – how you can avoid the same hysterically bad (and sometimes wince-inducing/dry-heave generating) mistakes.Let’s face it. Everyone can use a little help in the dating and love departments. It just so happens that sometimes such help comes in the form of a hysterical book that has a cover showing a teddy bear riddled with arrows and the word “Hell” in the title.Written in Rodney’s trademarked comedic style, Romantic As Hell gives some great relationship advice like:- Why shouldn’t I give a feral cat as a token of my affection?- Why you’re not fooling anyone with that “free back massage any time” coupon.- Which “romantic getaways” should you avoid, and which one may result in having your own shoes thrown at you?- Why doesn’t my man wear his Pinocchio thong?- How can we keep the spark alive while parenting in a house with four children who are all busy annoying the crap out of us?Each hilarious story is punctuated with amazing illustrations that transform the book into a highly entertaining feast for the eyes, as well.Forming a relationship is hard. Keeping a relationship is harder. But adding romance into that relationship? Well, that can be a real bitch, can’t it?Whether you’re trying to find a mate, already dating, trying to keep your marriage fresh or just looking for some new ideas, Romantic As Hell – Tales of Woe, Tips of Woo by award-winning humor author Rodney Lacroix has got your situation covered and is here to save the day.Rodney Lacroix knows two things: comedy and romance. As “A Guide for the Romantically Challenged,” he puts them together in a package that is sure to give the audience some unique concepts and perspectives on affection, and a whole lot of side-splitting laughter.

Author: Rodney Lacroix and Noreen Conway

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
75 reviews

Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 2) by Aileen Erin

***Book 1, BECOMING ALPHA, is free for the month of September***Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction. When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her. Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks. Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?***A 52K Word Novella***THE ALPHA GIRLS SERIESSeptember-Only Promotion!1. BECOMING ALPHA is FREE!2. AVOIDING ALPHA is FREE!3. ALPHA DIVIDED is 1.99!4. BRUJA is 2.99!5. ALPHA UNLEASHED…releases September 22nd!

Author: Aileen Erin

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
285 reviews

Come to Me Alive: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel by Leah Atwood and Lesley Ann McDaniel

Bryce Landry, country music’s hottest star, has it all, or so everyone on the outside thinks. They can’t see his struggle to discover himself, to find his place in unfamiliar territories, both as a dad and as a Christian. He takes a month off and escapes to the small town of Oden Bridge, Louisiana, where his daughter lives with his grandparents.

Sophie Thatcher has never been a risk taker, but she has no complaints and never thought her life lacked until her boyfriend of three years breaks off their relationship. Only then, does she begin to question what she’s missed by always playing it safe. Meeting Bryce is a call to action. She can let fear rule or trust in faith, which means taking the biggest risk of her life.

As the weeks and months pass, they discover finding each other was easy, but holding on will be a different story.

In Come to Me Alive, best-selling author Leah Atwood weaves an inspirational love story of redemption, faith and trust in God.

Author: Leah Atwood and Lesley Ann McDaniel

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
286 reviews

Lane’s End (A Fitzjohn Mystery Book 4) by Jill Paterson

Sydney’s Observatory on a balmy summer evening is the perfect venue for a cocktail party and, it would seem, a murder, for Peter Van Goren’s body is discovered bludgeoned to death in the grounds. The first question Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn must answer is why Van Goren was present given his name does not appear on the guest list. The second is what was the subject of Van Goren’s vehement argument with Richard Carmichael, one of the function’s hosts.

Meanwhile, Richard’s son, Ben Carmichael, a photojournalist, returns to Sydney from an overseas assignment to find his fiancée, Emma Phillips, has gone missing. Although unavoidably dragged into the police investigation, Ben goes in search of her. In so doing, he is drawn to Lane’s End, the abandoned family estate where the very atmosphere awakens disturbing memories.

Through a maze of twisted stories, Fitzjohn follows a winding path to solve his case, but he is not prepared for the spiralling perplexity his quest creates.

Author: Jill Paterson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
391 reviews

Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood: A Humorous Memoir by Tom Purcell

(New & Improved in March 2014: Five New Chapters Have Been Added!)

Nostalgic for your 1970s childhood? Me, too!

I am nationally syndicated humor columnist Tom Purcell (www.TomPurcell.com). My column runs in more than 200 newspapers across America.

In the past decade my readers have made it clear that they especially enjoy humor pieces that relive the misadventures of a typical 1970s childhood — so I wrote a book.

“An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” includes misadventures and fond memories that are relatable to millions of baby boomers, men and women alike.

It includes 22 stories about bike jumps that nearly killed us, vengeance on the sledding slopes, 6th grade puppy love, the old wooden stereo console, the embarrassment of getting the first David Cassidy shag haircut, a beloved family dog that ran away, going through the old photo box as a kid and later as an adult with my mother, a baby sister left behind at the drive-in theater, a regrettable incident in which an 11 year old kid clogs the family room toilet with an apple core, and many other tales from the ’70s.

These stories total approximately 40,000 words or 175 pages. Also, listen to my one-hour radio discussion about humorous ‘70s nostalgia at www.TomPurcell.com! And check out my collection of columns, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!”

For more details, visit me on the Web (www.TomPurcell.com) or email me at Tom@TomPurcell.com.

Author: Tom Purcell

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
184 reviews

Life in Twenty-Something: A Story of Self-Discovery by Evan Tarver

A modern fiction novel with very nonfiction principles and values. It’s a parable, a guiding story about the struggle we all face when looking for our passion and happiness in life.

If you’ve ever believed that you’re destined for something great, and if you’re constantly searching for your purpose, then this novel is for you. Also, if you enjoy observational stories that are chock full of drugs, sex, high-stakes business, money lost, and love found, then this novel is especially for you.

David is misunderstood. By everyone, so it seems. The millennial business enthusiast has failed at almost every career he’s tried. Searching for his life’s meaning and enamored by the startup culture in Silicon Valley, David jumps headlong into a job at a small, albeit growing, business.

He soon realizes, however, that while the company is considered a “startup,” it’s as unfulfilling as any corporate job he’s had, and he chooses to pursue his own entrepreneurial venture, believing that if he can become a famous business owner, he’ll find happiness. But not if his previous employer has anything to say about it. In true Silicon Valley fashion, David’s former boss finds out about his new company and threatens legal action on the grounds that his former employee is in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal crime.

Dave is faced with a dilemma – stay and fight or turn and run? And ultimately, if entrepreneurship isn’t making him happy, what will?

What people are saying:

“Evan approaches his content with careful planning so his publications, whether they be fiction or nonfiction, are fun to read and provide real-world insight and advice. As the Content & Community leader for EOFire I’ve really enjoyed reading his engaging and valuable stories.”

– Kate Erickson, Entrepreneur on Fire’s Content & Community Leader

“What’s it like to be young and smart in San Francisco with a beautiful girlfriend and a promising startup? For millennial Dave LeBlanc, it’s hell, and you won’t want to stop reading until you find out if Dave self-destructs or saves himself. Author Evan Tarver writes with humor and authority about the generation that seems poised at the forefront of a revolution one minute and teetering at the brink of disaster the next. ‘There are a ton of lessons to be learned through my failures,’ Dave says at one point. Read Life in Twenty-Something and you’ll see what he means.”

– Susan Bono, author of What Have We Here: Essays about Keeping House and Finding Home and founding editor of Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative.

“Evan is a past guest of our California Connection radio show and he’s spoken eloquently regarding passion and purpose in life and the workforce. I always look forward to reading his stories and parables on careers and the pursuit of happiness because they provide real value.”

– Maureen Ennor, co-host of California Connection, finance and business talk radio with Bob Lang of CNBC

“Evan’s written an adventure story that keeps your eyes glued to the page and keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next!”

– Leisa Peterson, Mindful Money Coach, WealthClinic.com

Author: Evan Tarver

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
64 reviews

All He Wants this Christmas: A Single-Dad Holiday Romance by Claire Woods

She is on top of my… Christmas list.All I want for Christmas is HER.I’m dreaming about her sugar plum and jingling her bell. Together we’d burn the whole town down with our lovemaking. The Problem?Our kids hate each other, and both our exes want us back for Christmas.But nothing is going to stop me from making my Christmas Wish come true. I’ll even play dirty if I have to. Being naughty is never going to be so good. It’s time to get to work and make her so hot–she’ll beg me to be her Bad Santa, and I’m up for a little role-playing…

Author: Claire Woods

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
65 reviews

Modern Sorcery (Jonathan Shade Book 1) by Gary Jonas

A SAVAGE MURDERA husband armed with a sword hacks apart his wife in a Denver grocery store. There are dozens of witnesses, and the crime is captured on the security cameras. To the police, it’s an open-and-shut case.To Naomi, the daughter of the couple, it’s evidence of dark magic. She hires her ex-lover, a private investigator named Jonathan Shade to prove her father is innocent.Shade specializes in paranormal cases, but he isn’t buying it. Still, he takes the case, hoping to rekindle their relationship. Instead, Shade finds himself mixed up in supernatural intrigue with wizards, magically engineered assassins, and an ancient sorcerer returned to life who’s willing to kill anyone who stands in his way.Too bad Shade doesn’t have any magic. The Jonathan Shade series so far:Modern SorceryAcheron HighwayDragon GateAnubis Nights 

Author: Gary Jonas

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
175 reviews

WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! by Chris Baker and Matthew Waite

THE MOST MESSED-UP MOMENTS FROM 14 YEARS OF SUPERHERO VIDEO GAMES – AWESOMELY NERDY NITPICKS!
If you’re a superhero fan who loves video games, you’ve experienced firsthand how pretty much every title out there – good or bad, remembered or forgotten – does something that’s absolutely, unapologetically WRONG! with its source material. This ebook documents the most egregious – and most hilarious – offenders from the moment Superman flew onto the Atari 2600 in 1978 all the way through 1992, when Konami’s classic X-Men sucked in quarter after quarter in arcades.
NEARLY 80 SUPERHERO GAMES
Some you’ve played. Some you haven’t. And quite a few you never even knew existed in the first place. Some high-/lowlights:
Purple Dark Knight vs. Green Joker in Batman: The Video Game (NES)
Proven instances of “slapping a license” on an already-developed game
Games that stripped Wolverine and He-Man of their most iconic weaponry
A questionable transportation method for the Man of Steel in Superman (NES)
A Transformers game from the creator of Pitfall!
The strangest comic book license ever to hit the Sega Genesis
The most unnecessary tie-in to a superhero animated series of all time
The Danger Mouse Trilogy
That one lonely Thundercats game
ANSWERS TO BURNING QUESTIONS YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW TO ASK
Who is “the Princess Peach of superhero games”?
Who was the first Marvel character to be featured in three games? And what’s the single gaming appearance he’s had since 1985?
Which super-character is most consistently misrepresented in games?
What common superhero gaming feature was pioneered by LJN’s otherwise absolutely horrible X-Men NES game?
Which hero’s primary gaming nemesis is someone he still has yet to even meet in the comics?
What do an NES game and a major restaurant chain agree is Wolverine’s favorite food?
Why is Carnage getting naked on my SNES?!
GAMING PLATFORMS YOU LOVED…OR DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED
Atari 2600 | Intellivision | Commodore 64 | Nintendo Entertainment System | Game Boy | Super NES | Sega Master System | Genesis | Game Gear | Lynx | ZX Spectrum | MSX | PC-DOS | MORE!
YOUR FAVORITE HEROES (AND SOME YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF)
From Marvel! Spider-Man | Wolverine and the X-Men | Hulk | Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Vision, and a bunch of other Avengers | Punisher | Human Torch and the Thing from the Fantastic Four | Silver Surfer | Howard the Duck
From DC! Superman | Batman | Flash | Swamp Thing
From Other Comic Publishers! Conan | Flash Gordon | Judge Dredd | Ex-Mutants
From Toy Lines and Cartoons! Transformers | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | He-Man and the Masters of the Universe | Bartman and Radioactive Man from The Simpsons | G.I. Joe | Danger Mouse | Gobots | Thundercats
From Commercials! Domino’s Pizza’s Noid | Kool-Aid Man
From Copyright Infringement! The Amazing Spider-Bat
ABOUT THE DUDE WHO WROTE THIS STUFF
With years-long stints at Marvel and LucasArts (you know…home to Star Wars games), Chris Baker has played a role in the release of more than 40 game releases since 2005. To name a few: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel Pinball, Star Wars Battlefront II, LEGO Star Wars II…plus quite a few he’d rather not mention while trying to make himself sound awesome. He also worked in the games press from 1998-2005, most notably as an editor at Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, where he wrote about hundreds of games.

Author: Chris Baker and Matthew Waite

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
100 reviews