Trapped in Room 217

     Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Trapped in Room 217

Jayla Walters isn't sure what to expect when her father's job uproots her and her brother, Dion, to Estes Park, Colorado. But right away, something doesn't seem right with their hotel. Jayla soon discovers that their home for the week, Room 217 of the Stanley Hotel, is the most haunted place in all of Colorado. Barely asleep the first night, Jayla watches a ghostly woman walk toward her bed. And the ghost visits her room every night. What does the ghost want? And what happens when Jayla and Dion get in her way? Every state has its own spine-tingling stories of ghosts and mysterious hauntings grounded in its regional history. The Haunted States of America series uses real-life ghost lore as jumping off points to new, chilling tales. But beware: sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.

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    Bastard in It

     Chelsea Camaron

Bastard in It

Bastard in It Rags to riches, this is one passion fueled ride ... are you ready? Red Raised the son of a Hellion, born with the blood of a villain, I wear my patch with pride—earned never given. Frank "Tank" Oleander gave me his name, his club, and his respect. I earned my cut, my place, and even this ride as a bastard child. I am Kenneth "Red" Oleander. I find comfort in chasing skirts, raising hell, and the open road. Kylee I was born to the struggle. Life is my hustle. I am Kylee May Grayson. I know hard knocks, trouble, and defeat. Fate lands him in her world, she's got one choice—keep fighting or learn to enjoy the ride. *This book contains mature content not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Content includes strong language, violence, and sexual situations. All parties portrayed in sexual situations are over...

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    My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge

     Pepper Basham

My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge

Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918 where Laurel McAdams endures the challenges of a hard life while dreaming things can eventually improve. But trouble arrives in the form of an outsider. Having failed his British father again, Jonathan Taylor joins is uncle's missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse. Laurel feels compelled to protect the tenderhearted teacher from the harsh realities of Appalachian life, even while his stories of life outside the mountains pull at Laurel's imagination. Faced with angry parents over teaching methods, Laurel's father's drunken rages, and bad news from England, will Jonathan leave and never return, or will he stay and let love bloom?

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    The Storm - eARC

     David Drake

The Storm - eARC

THE THRILLING RE-TELLING OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND FROM MASTER OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY DAVID DRAKE CONTINUES! A young Champion must rescue a friend and battle an enemy at the heart of a chaotic world. The universe has shattered into chaos and monsters. Jon, the Leader, is dedicating his life to reuniting the scattered hamlets into a Commonwealth where all humans can live protected against the darkness and the things that live in that darkness. But no man can reshape the universe by himself. Jon has Makers to build weapons and clerks to handle the business of government--but he also needs Champions to face the powers of chaos which will not listen to any argument but force. Lord Pal of Beune is one of those Champions. He has fought monsters and evil on behalf of Mankind, and he will fight them again. But now Guntram, the man who transformed Pal from an ignorant rube into a bulwark of the Commonwealth, has disappeared. Pal must locate his friend and mentor--and then he must battle an entity which may be at the core of the splintered universe! Pal of Beune: A humane man in a universe full of inhumanity. Pal of Beune: A strong man in a universe where some recognize only strength. Pal of Beune: A hero who will keep going until something stops him--and who hasn't been stopped yet! Praise for *The Storm:* “I finished The Storm last night. I loved it. It was such a sweet read. Pal is one of [Drake’s] best people, humane and strong and generous, and his voice carries the whole book.”—Cecelia Holland About prequel *The Spark*: ". . . entertaining tale combining the feel of Arthurian legend with nifty far-future super science . . ."—Publishers Weekly “Drake retells Arthurian legend to perfect effect… efficient world building and likable characters.”—Booklist About David Drake: “Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.” —Publishers Weekly “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.”—Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!”—Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.”—SFReader.com “[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…”—Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist **

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    The Valentine's Curse

     Jodi Thomas

The Valentine's Curse

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas takes you back to the Old West, where two strangers find love in the least likely place, with the least likely person, just in the nick of time . . .

As a Yankee in Texas two years after the Civil War, cowboy Broderick Monroe is given the jobs no one else wants to do—including keeping company with the cursed Widow Allen at the annual Valentine's Day dance thrown by his boss's wife.

After losing two husbands to the war, Valerie Allen has become a local pariah. Rumor has it that if a man touches her, he'll be dead by morning. But Brody believes in curses about as much as he believes in love.

One secret embrace in the moonlight leads Valerie to think she has found a kindred spirit, but fate—and the curse—aren't done with her yet . . .


Originally published in Be My Texas Valentine

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    Wolves of Rome

     Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Wolves of Rome

From the international bestseller Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Wolves of Rome is a historical thriller about two brothers and the betrayal of Teutoburg Forest that devastated the Roman Empire.

BOUND BY BLOOD. DIVIDED BY AN EMPIRE.Deep in a dark, foreboding forest, the Roman Empire will face its bloodiest test.3 BC. Two wild Germanic brothers, Armin and Wulf, are held hostage in Rome to keep their father from rebelling against the Empire. As the years pass, they are moulded into ideal soldiers: brave, disciplined, ruthless. Attributes that are to be tested when a conspiracy arises, threatening their emperor and the Empire's future . . .As serving Roman soldiers, the brothers are separated at opposite ends of the Empire, each proving their bloody might on the battlefield. But Armin begins to realize that no matter how far he travels and how many lives he takes, he has an inescapable bond to his father, mother and the...

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    Muslim

     Zahia Rahmani


Muslim: A Novel is a genre-bending, poetic reflection on what it means to be Muslim from one of France's leading writers. In this novel, the second in a trilogy, Rahmani's narrator contemplates the loss of her native language and her imprisonment and exile for being Muslim, woven together in an exploration of the political and personal relationship of language within the fraught history of Islam. Drawing inspiration from the oral histories of her native Berber language, the Koran, and French children's tales, Rahmani combines fiction and lyric essay in to tell an important story, both powerful and visionary, of identity, persecution, and violence.

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    47 Degrees

     Justin D'Ath

47 Degrees

Zeelie wonders if they're in danger.
When temperatures soar to 47 degrees one hot summer day, 12-year-old Zeelie hopes the nearby bushfires everyone's talking about aren't heading towards her family's new home. What will they do if the wind changes direction? What about their belongings and their beloved pets? And why hasn't her mum and brother returned from Melbourne?
Nothing can prepare Zeelie for what's to come.

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