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The Wild Quartet Series by Miranda Neville

The Wild Quartet Series by Miranda Neville A four book series centered around a group of badly behaved late-Georgian art collectors. Four Oxford friends got into mischief and wrought havoc, then everything fell apart. Find out what happens ten years later.   The Second Seduction of a Lady (The Wild Quartet, #0.5) Enter the thrilling, sexy world of Georgian England in this splendid Miranda Neville novella—and catch a glimpse of Caro, the heroine of The Importance …

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Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy

The Deal (Off-Campus #1) She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy… Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means …

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The Lying Kind by Alison James (Detective Rachel Prince #1)

The Lying Kind by Alison James (Detective Rachel Prince #1) A MISSING CHILD. A DEAD WOMAN. WHO IS NEXT?  Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper is taken from her bedroom. Her mother is distraught. She is convinced her estranged husband, Gavin Harper, has abducted their daughter. Detective Rachel Prince is leading the investigation but is soon out of her depth as she searches for the most high-profile missing child in the country. To uncover the truth about Lola’s disappearance, Rachel must untangle …

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.  Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family–and to locate his teenage daughter, …

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The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Nevermoor #1)

The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Nevermoor #1) A cursed girl escapes death and finds herself in a magical world–but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination  Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh …

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa Nana, a cat, is devoted to Satoru, his owner. So when Satoru decides to go on a roadtrip one day to find him a new home, Nana is perplexed. They visit Satoru’s old friends from his school days and early youth. His friends may have untidy emotional lives but they are all animal lovers, and they also wonder why Satoru is trying to give his beloved cat away. …

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Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since time immemorial. As far back as Homer’s Odyssey, Beard shows, women …

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A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden

A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind–the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days. Drawn from his lair by a thirst for …

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Black Magnolia by Lena Black

Black Magnolia by Lena Black This isn’t love. It’s business. I knew this day would come long before my parents informed me of my engagement to Shaw LeBlanc. I was brought up with the knowledge I’m nothing more than a pawn in my father’s game. This wedding is about money and political gain, the exchange of power and sex. Not love or an inability to spend our lives without each other. During the planning of …

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”  Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the …

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I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her …

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Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #2)

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) Sarah Andersen’s second comics collection picks up right where the first left off – huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated personal essays!) follow the ups and downs of the unrelenting self-esteem roller coaster that is young adult life: budgeting woes, cramps, the nuances of sweater theft, and the joy of staying home all …

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Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #1)

Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles #1) Are you a special snowflake? Do you enjoy networking to advance your career? Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? Ugh. Please go away. This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day …

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The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C. C. Hunter (The Mortician’s Daughter #1)

The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C. C. Hunter (The Mortician’s Daughter #1) Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.  Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days …

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Sorry I Peed on You (and Other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy) by Jeremy Greenberg

Sorry I Peed on You (and Other Heartwarming Letters to Mommy) by Jeremy Greenberg Wouldn’t you love to know what your toddler’s thinking when he refuses to stop jumping on the couch? Jeremy Greenberg’s hilarious and thoughtful letters give parents a glimpse into the minds of their little ones. Finally, we can hear “first person” how a kid really isn’t fooled by broccoli buried in cheese, how he’d really appreciate it if he could start …

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Bloom by Beau Taplin

Bloom by Beau Taplin A stunning collection of 140 short poems about growth and renewal from popular Australian poet Beau Taplin. Beautifully designed with several pieces to a page, Bloom offers a unique twist on age-old topics: love, grief, and learning from them.   FREE Download Bloom by Beau Taplin EPUB [Filescdn]

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90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood

90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood An introspective journey into the glamorous world—and temptations—of Japanese nightlife, by former model Chelsea Haywood. The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night culture that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district can be a surreal place. Overworked Japanese business men will pay handsomely for the services of a hostess—someone to talk to, someone to provide hot towels and drinks, and sometimes just a companion with whom to sing karaoke with …

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free. Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. …

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The Vampire Games by Stephanie Archer

The Vampire Games by Stephanie Archer My name is Bianka, and I live in a world a lot like yours. Or at least, I used to. Then I got harvested. Taken into eerie darkness underneath the surface of my world, I’ve learned that cities like mine – Hidden Oaks – are just places that the vampires keep humans until it’s time to drink their blood. Now it’s my turn. They’re harvesting me. But I’m fighting …

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Fallen Woman of Világos by Ursula Grey

Fallen Woman of Világos by Ursula Grey Karolina’s survival is dependent upon her wits and beauty. She uses men as they use her, remaining with them only long enough to take what she needs before disappearing in the night. Barely escaping her last relationship with her life, and with little more than the clothes on her back, she is in desperate need of a benefactor. She hatches a plan to feign amnesia in the hope …

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Unspoken Feelings of a Gentleman II by Pierre Alex Jeanty

Unspoken Feelings of a Gentleman II by Pierre Alex Jeanty What is left unsaid can often be more detrimental to any relationship than most believe. Unspoken words seem to alter what has actually been spoken, more than most people realize. This book is the continuation of the story of a man who was bound by pain, imprisoned by guilt, and faced many obstacles while rising above it all. Through every page of this unofficial man’s …

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A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma

A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir by Ian Buruma A classic memoir of self-invention in a strange land: Ian Buruma’s unflinching account of his amazing journey into the heart of Tokyo’s underground culture as a young man in the 1970’s When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more than an idea in his mind, a fantasy of a distant land. A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper middleclass youth, what …

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All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva

All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva A haunting, diverse debut story collection that explores the isolation we experience in the face of the mysterious, often dangerous forces that shape our lives Anjali Sachdeva’s debut collection spans centuries, continents, and a diverse set of characters but is united by each character’s epic struggle with fate: A workman in Andrew Carnegie’s steel mills is irrevocably changed by the brutal power of the furnaces; …

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Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin

Back Talk by Danielle Lazarin From an award-winning debut writer, a beautiful and unapologetic collection of stories about women’s unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface In “Floor Plans,” a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In “Appetite,” a sixteen-year old grieving her mother’s death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her …

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea The definitive Mexican-American immigrant story, at once intimate and epic, from an acclaimed storyteller. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader. Across one bittersweet weekend in their …

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The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene From the creators of the New York Times-bestselling The 48 Laws of Power, comes a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power Which sort of seducer could you be: Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who …

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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the …

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The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day. Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never …

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Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy. Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this …

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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive. An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. …

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s …

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A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1)

A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen (The Devils of Dover #1) Duke. Scoundrel. Titan of business. August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber. He’s known—and reviled—for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts. It’s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep. Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School …

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The London Trilogy by Sherry Thomas

The Luckiest Lady in London (The London Trilogy #1) Felix Rivendale, the Marquess of Wrenworth, is The Ideal Gentleman, a man all men want to be and all women want to possess. Felix himself almost believes this golden image. But underneath is a damaged soul soothed only by public adulation. Louisa Cantwell needs to marry well to support her sisters. She does not, however, want Lord Wrenworth—though he seems inexplicably interested in her. She mistrusts …

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