Literary Gold 5/23/16

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Getaway to Murder
by Liz Turner
Leo Loams is a sensation. Gentle and loving, with a sharp eccentric air about him, he’s got an army of followers who swear by his book on knowing oneself through psychology. He's also got a multi-million dollar contract from a big four publisher, and a loyal group of devotees who owe him their success and their lives.

Victoria Armstrong believes less in psychology and more in hard work, and she’s glad to cater for Leo’s getaway at the historic Larch Luminary Hotel. Her business needs his business!

All is not what it seems, however, when Leo turns up dead! In the midst of the tragedy, a heavy snow storm hits the mountain. The road is impassable so no one can leave, and the RCMP can't make it in. With tensions mounting and the killer on the loose, Victoria must solve the mystery.

Could it be the bull-like gym owner with his long-burning flame for Leo's secretary? Or maybe it's the seductive real estate agent with his flaring temper and recent business losses. Maybe it's the dreamy secretary herself, with the anger that simmers under her air of helplessness?

But why kill Leo? One of his followers has taken fate into their hands, and as more bodies pile up, it's up to Victoria to figure out who!

Breezy Friends and Bodies
by Anne R Tan
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Raina Sun thought cleaning her grandma's house in San Francisco to prepare for Chinese New Year would be a breeze. Instead, she finds her deceased grandfather’s secret journal and ends up French kissing the train tracks in a mugging incident.

After putting the move on her grandma, her grandfather’s BFF took an elevator ride straight to the Heavenly Gates. And the second time Raina ends up flat on her back without a man in sight, she suspects the Year of the Monkey would leave her skulking in cold damp places where family secrets are better off dying with the dead.

For readers who like fun cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

The Girl He Knows
by Kristi Rose
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She wants one night, he wants forever.
Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, who she’s known her entire life. Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code. From his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment…two things Paisley has had enough of.
When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.

McCloonan's Boys
by Annie O'Haegan
The citizens of McCloonan believe that Ms. Libby is their matron of charity and goodness, but there is something very disturbing about her three young foster boys. Only the middle school principal and the school nurse suspect that there is something sinister happening in Ms. Libby's home.

The foster boys are trapped in a cycle of abuse they cannot report without bringing more harm to themselves, and must figure out a way to expose Ms. Libby and her terrible secrets.

McCloonan's Boys is a story of three children who must outsmart the adults in their lives to protect each other and unshroud the psychotic woman who has everyone fooled. It is the story of bravery, wits, and the incredible bond that develops between helpless victims of abuse.  

Second Chance
by Vernon Coleman
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Vernon Coleman has been compared to some of England's best known and loved humourists. Second Chance is a joyful romp of a novel set in the idyllic surroundings of the English countryside. The characters leap from the page as they draw the reader in to this tale of Biffo Brimstone who overcomes the adversity of modern day living by, quite simply, running away. He leaves an unrewarding job, a shrewish and demanding wife and a pair of surly grown-up children and abandons his mundane life. A train journey takes him to a part of the country he has never visited before and he finds himself in the village of Fondling-Under-Water. It is there that his new life begins.
Sunday Times bestselling author Vernon Coleman has written over 100 books which have sold over two million hardback and paperback copies in the UK and been translated into 25 languages. His books include Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (which has been filmed) and the Bilbury series. Vernon Coleman is a qualified doctor and his medical books include Bodypower and How To Stop Your Doctor Killing You.

Girl Wife Prisoner
by Hanna Peach
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Drake Blackwell is intelligent, successful, controlling, and hiding a violent family past. He just made his latest investment: Noriko.

Imported from Japan and wed to a stranger, 17 year old Noriko struggles to stick to the rules of a Good Wife. Drake can’t seem to love her, not the way she wants to be loved. She meets Keir, a passionate young gardener who gets under her skin and ignites a fire in her she can’t ignore. In the midst of her quiet desperation she thinks she has found happiness. And a glimpse of hope.

But it can't last...can it?

The Key of Amatahns
by Elisabeth Wheatley
In a land where those with magic are esteemed and revered, Janir guards a secret that would send her to the headsman's block at a word. As one of the reviled Argetallams, she has the power to destroy enchantments and steal others' magic—an ability that has caused bloodshed for generations.

Raised as the illegitimate daughter of an influential lord, she was determined to turn her back on her heritage, but when her power manifests, leaving a nobleman dead, she has no choice but to flee her adoptive home. In exile with the help of a fearless young enchanter and an elf sworn to protect her, she finds herself entangled in a quest to hide an ancient artifact from the kingdom’s enemies.

But they are not the only ones after the relic and soon their paths cross with a rival from Janir's distant childhood. With no hope of help or rescue, the fate of nations will depend on a fifteen year old girl and her mastery of powers she doesn't understand.

The Case of the Wilted Broccoli
by Will Hertling
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Willow and her brothers, Elon and Linden, want to build the best science fair project ever, and their plan to build a quadcopter that can fly itself is sure to win. But they’re up against stiff competition, including Willow’s best friends.

The science fair takes an unexpected backseat when students at Mt. Hood Elementary start getting sick, including Willow. Everyone thinks it’s just a stomach flu, but Willow suspects there’s something wrong with the school lunches.

Willow, Elon, and Linden will have to work together, using their autonomous quadcopter and all their detective skills to trace their food back to its source to solve The Case of the Wilted Broccoli.

by Tilly Bagshawe
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Sasha Miller arrives at Cambridge University with a single goal: to earn a place among the great scientists of her time. But that dream comes crashing down when the naïve student is seduced by her womanizing professor, Theo Dexter. She trusted him with her heart—and with the brilliant original theory that would jump-start her career. Now Theo is claiming her work as his own, and a devastated Sasha vows revenge.

Eight years later, the newly rich and famous Theo Dexter is the darling of the American media and every woman’s fantasy. Every woman except one. Now head of a successful business empire, Sasha has spent years laying the groundwork for the payback Theo so richly deserves. But if she’s going to do this thing right, she can’t do it alone. She’ll need the help of the only other woman who knows the ugly truth hidden behind Theo’s handsome façade: his spurned ex-wife Theresa. Together, the pair will concoct a plan for revenge so spectacular it will make every man think twice.

Sweet Masterpiece
by Connie Shelton
When she's not baking her delectable pastries Samantha Sweet breaks into houses for a living. Sometimes, the things she discovers lead to trouble. When she finds an unmarked grave on a property in a remote spot in Taos County, New Mexico, Sam calls in the authorities. A small mural painted inside a closet in the abandoned house provides clues and Sam is caught up in an investigation alongside the good-looking Deputy Beau Cardwell. A fortune in artwork, a bogus will, and a wooden box that seems to give Sam powers she never dreamed she possessed--it all adds up to a dynamic paranormal romantic mystery.

Then, there is all that chocolate! Sam's real goal in life is to use her elegant baking skills to open her own pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets. She's gaining quite the reputation as a baker with a magical touch, but a few obstacles stand in her way. Her grown daughter shows up on her doorstep--jobless and homeless; her bank account is at an all-time low; and trying to work from the tiny cramped kitchen in her home is becoming impossible.

Somehow, Sam copes and she finds that her dreams might just have a chance of coming true.

Red Spirit
by Humphrey Hawksley
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Early 1989. The Soviet Union is about to collapse. And a new superpower is about to emerge. China.

But it is a country of secrets - which only one woman can unlock.

If she can stay alive...

Dr Sally Parsons' lifelong ambition has been to excavate the tomb of the ruthless first Emperor of China. But her hopes are dashed when the project is threatened with closure. She turns for advice to her old tutor Dr Jefferson Binsky, who offers her an amazing deal. If Sally agrees to deliver a computer disc to a contact in China, she will learn the secrets of the tomb of emperor Qin Shi Huang - and how to gain access to it.

But the disc contains the diaries of a man intimately involved with the death and internment of Chairman Mao - and the explosive secret they contain could re-write the past - and re-shape the future.

In this explosive geo-political thriller Humphrey Hawksley draws on years of experience as the BBC's most respected expert on Asian politics and international affairs to create a taut and compelling story that captures a moment when China was about to re-emerge as a global power.

Fate's Fables Boxed Set (Fables 1 - 8): One Girl's Journey Through 8 Unfortunate Fairy Tales
by T Rae Mitchell
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Reality sucks. Make-believe rocks. That's been Fate Floyd's motto for as long as she's been a fantasy geek. But now she can hardly tell what's real and what's not. She's been spelled and mysteriously trapped within a deadly fairy tale world bound by the Book of Fables. Her only way home is to travel through the book's 8 unfortunate fairy tales and change them into happily-ever-afters. And if dealing with scheming sorceresses, greedy goblins and heartless faeries isn't enough to test her sanity, there's Finn. The Scottish boy who looks like he stepped straight out of her dreams. Fate wants to believe in her own happy ending, but the reality is, her road to freedom isn't straight and danger lurks around every bend.

A beautifully intricate fantasy infused with darkly gleaming magic, a feisty heroine and a romance sure to leave you breathless. Perfect for lovers of fairy tale adaptations and fans of The Ugly Stepsister, Unenchanted, and Cinder.

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