Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training? W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief? There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup. Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour. When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help? The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new novella. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.

Author: Ally Carter

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
405 reviews

May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy (May the K9 Spy Book 1) by KC Frantzen and Taillefer Long

Sometimes I start with a well-thought out plan, and sometimes, me being me, things just happen. In my imagination I’m on my way, heading anywhere. Because anywhere’s better than here.

Which is why I’m staring at this latch. I’m going to escape today. I’ve been watching closely to see how they work it, though no one’s noticed.

Humans… So unaware…

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In this first-of-the-series adventure, May, an imaginative young Schnauzer, tells her own story in first dog. She escapes a bad situation through adoption into the home of a grouchy Labrador. When her new family moves to the country, May ventures out where she’s not supposed to be, and discovers an odd “bird” near a rickety old shed with a secret.

She’s on her way to becoming a K9 Spy!

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“The Perfect Book for a Child to Read or to Read to a Child!

Heres a book a child will love! It expresses all the Right Values: Love, Respect, Patriotism, Courage, Honor, Duty & Caring. All wrapped up in an adventure sure to please both young and old!

C.S. Lewis was right. The best children’s books are equally enjoyed by adults. “May on the Way” can be read on three levels and enjoyed on each. A very young child will like the antics of the feisty heroine, May, a Schnauzer with a keen sense of conscience. The older child will enjoy the spy adventure with the characters facing a ‘coming of age’ in that they must face their fears. The adult reader will see serious topics being treated in a way that a young person can appreciate.”

“Fully illustrated, a good read for animal lovers 8 years and up.”

“My tweens are loving May’s story!”

“I just love it and rarely read a book in one sitting but took the time and am so glad I did. I shall re-read it.”

“3 of the 4 winners of our Literacy awards chose May’s book as a prize.”

“The kids went crazy over it!”

“I love how you proposed questions at the end, and the ‘code’ to complete. Make the kids think!”

“You had me from the first paragraph. Thanks. When I’m finished, it goes to the grandkids.”

“KC Frantzen’s May on the Way: How I Become a K9 Spy is a delightful tale of a Schnauzer rising above a horrid beginning to become a bigger than life puppy hero, a story guaranteed to charm any child in your life. A host of illustrations by Taillefer Long adds to the fun of this charming story.”

“What a fun story – very creative and kudos to the illustrator as well!”

“I love how you tell your K9 story, weaving in spiritual and establishment values. It’s definitely a page-turner.”

“You rock May. Now don’t let this fame go to your head, young lady!”

“I have heard positive feedback from many of the teachers who were there for your presentation.”

“She LOVES this book”

“I am 12 years old. I just finished your book… I loved this book so much that I don’t want to read the sneak peek of the next book at all, because I want the book itself!!!”

“It was a pleasure to read, quite a tail or should I say a nub? I may not wait until Christmas to give the boys their books. Well done!”

“Your lively, attention-getting spy book is making the rounds here at Silver Springs Retirement Center. Everyone LOVES it!”

Author: KC Frantzen and Taillefer Long

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
74 reviews

Maisy and The Missing Mice (The Maisy Files Book 1) by Elizabeth Woodrum

Dive into Maisy’s world of mystery and lollipops!Maisy Sawyer is not your average fourth grade student. She is a detective with a special skill for solving mysteries. She loves black and white mystery movies, cherry lollipops, and her dog, Reesie. When a thief known as The Black Boot steals the school’s mascots and her lollipops, Maisy sets out to solve the case. Can she help return the mice to their home in the science lab? Will she ever see her beloved lollipops again? Find out in the first book in The Maisy Files series.

Author: Elizabeth Woodrum

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
57 reviews

Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training? W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief? There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup. Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour. When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help? The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new novella. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.

Author: Ally Carter

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
403 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1) by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Author: Willow Rose

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
450 reviews

Whiskey Sour – A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 1) by J.A. Konrath

Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself ‘The Gingerbread Man’ is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again…and Jack is next on his murder list.

Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, and Endurance.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

Author: J.A. Konrath

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
1813 reviews

Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

Macey McHenry—Glamorous society girl or spy-in-training? W.W. Hale V—Heir to an American dynasty or master thief? There are two sides to every coin. Whether these two can work together is a tossup. Born into privilege, Macey and Hale are experts at mingling with the upper class. But even if they’ve never raised an eyebrow at the glitz, neither teenager has ever felt at home with the glamour. When Macey and Hale meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they’re at the center of a hostage situation, and it’s up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey’s spy skills and Hale’s con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help? The worlds of Heist Society and the Gallagher Girls collide in Ally Carter’s fast-paced, high-stakes and tantalizing new novella. Get a behind the scenes glimpse as Ally delivers an irresistible thriller that is full of her signature style and savvy twists.

Author: Ally Carter

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
403 reviews

"You’re not my monster!": Help Kids Overcome their Fears. (Bedtimes Story Fiction Children’s Picture Book Book 1) by Sigal Adler

Help Kids Overcome their Fears****************************When little Dan started to sleep on his ownHis parents were proud of how much he’d grownThey gave him a monster, a sweet little dollTo prove to the world – he was not scared at all!

Author: Sigal Adler

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
60 reviews

Bed-Bugged (Doodlebugged Mysteries Book 1) by Susan J. Kroupa

Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand.

Now he has a job sniffing out bed bugs for a new boss, Josh Hunter, owner of Hunter Bed Bug Detection.

The best part of the job? Molly, the boss’s ten-year old daughter, who slips Doodle extra treats when she’s not busy snapping photos with the camera she carries everywhere. But Molly has secrets of her own. And when she enlists Doodle’s help to solve a crime, his nose and her camera lead them straight into danger.

A charming mystery for dog lovers of all ages.

Author: Susan J. Kroupa

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
239 reviews

Free Me (Found Duet Book 1) by Laurelin Paige

From the NYT bestselling author of the Fixed Trilogy…

I wasn’t supposed to be working the night I met JC.

Before him, I’d been content with the daily grind, managing one of NYC’s top nightclubs. So what if my life didn’t have a happily ever after? I didn’t believe in that anyway.

Then JC showed up.

Sexy, rich and smooth-talking, JC is nothing more than a distraction. I’m not interested in a night-in-shining latex so it’s easy to push the playboy away. Or it is until my life spins unexpectedly out-of-control. Then he’s there for me, offering a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires that requires me to abandon my constant need for control.

His no-strings-attached lessons obliterate my carefully built walls. And as I discover freedom, I start to feel things for him that I shouldn’t. Things that make me fear for my newly vulnerable heart. Because JC has secrets of his own, and his secrets don’t want to set him free.

BOOK ONE OF TWO. This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.

Author: Laurelin Paige

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
778 reviews