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The Burgess Animal Book for Children (Dover Children’s Classics)

When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother Nature who is only too happy to help. During their “classroom” chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare and Antelope Jack but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear.
Told with all the warmth and whimsy of Burgess’s stories, this engaging book acquaints youngsters with many forms of wildlife and the animals’ relationships with one another. The charming collection of entertaining tales is sure to transport today’s young readers to the same captivating world of nature that delighted generations of children before them.

The Burgess Animal Book for Children (Dover Children’s Classics)
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Hot Pursuit: A Hostile Operations Team Novel (Volume 1)

First Book in the Hostile Operations Team Series by New York Times Bestselling Author

He took her innocence. He broke her heart. He’s the only one who can save her life…

Ten years ago Army Captain Matt Girard did something he shouldn’t. His best friend offered him her virginity–and he took it. Then he left town and he’s never looked back. Until now.

Matt still makes Evie Baker’s heart pound, but she wants nothing to do with him–especially since he’s only home for a short visit. She’s had enough of men who lie and promise things they don’t deliver. But when her sister goes missing and her ex-boyfriend turns up dead, she’s in desperate need of Matt’s military black ops skills to save the day.

With time running out, Matt puts everything on the line–his career, his future, his heart. Even if it means sacrificing all he’s worked for, he won’t let Evie down this time. Because sometimes the reward is worth the price–especially when it’s the one woman he’s never been able to forget…

THE HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES:
Book 1: Hot Pursuit (Matt & Evie)
Book 2: Hot Mess (Sam & Georgie)
Book 3: Hot Package (Billy & Olivia)
Book 4: Dangerously Hot (Kev & Lucky)
Book 5: Hot Shot (Jack & Gina)
Book 6: Hot Rebel (Nick & Victoria)
Book 7: Hot Ice (Garrett & Grace)
Book 8: Hot & Bothered (Ryan & Emily)
Book 9: Hot Protector (Chase & Sophie)

Each book stands alone and can be read in any order. However, you might best enjoy them in order.

**COMING IN FEBRUARY**
Reckless Heat ~ the prequel to Hot Pursuit! Learn where everything went wrong between Matt & Evie!

Reviews:

“…one of those must read black ops series that is as good as Maya Banks & Cindy Gerard!” — Just Plain Sassy

“Seriously is there a hotter series out there in this genre? Because if there is, I don’t know about it. I have loved these books from book 1 and they are only getting better and better not to mention hotter!!!” — Goodreads

Hot Pursuit: A Hostile Operations Team Novel (Volume 1)
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Seized by Seduction: A Compelling Tale of Romance, Love and Intrigue (The Protectors)

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One glance is all it takes

From the moment his eyes meet hers across the crime-scene tape, ex-con turned bodyguard Quasar Patterson knows he has to see the mysterious Dr. Randi Fuller again. She's a renowned psychic investigator who can foresee danger for others, but not for herself. That makes Quasar doubly determined to watch over her—the closer, the better—as she's drawn into a dangerous gang rivalry.

Both her psychic gift and their blinding chemistry tell Randi that she and Quasar are fated to be entwined. Even as they surrender to the heat between them, there's no guarantee of a happily-ever-after now that an enemy has her in his sights. And claiming a future will take more than Quasar's strength and skill. If he can't risk the heart he's always held in check, they'll both lose for good…

Seized by Seduction: A Compelling Tale of Romance, Love and Intrigue (The Protectors)
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DEAD HILL: a gripping murder mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris

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When a man is killed by being pushed over the edge of a quarry, there is no doubt about who the culprits are. So why can't DCI Harris lay a finger on them?

The theft of the eggs of a rare golden eagle leads to a murder investigation and a serious questioning of loyalties

Surly and abrasive, veteran detective Jack Harris at times shows more concern for the wildlife in his beloved Pennine Hills than keeping up cordial relations at work. Indeed, when a trio of local criminals try to steal the eggs of a rare bird, DCI Harris treats it almost like a personal insult and readies to envelop them in the long arm of the law.

Yet, when two of the criminals descend from the hills into Harris’ snare, rather than the expected three, Harris finds himself with a murder investigation on his hands. But far from being an open and shut case, it is one that will wrench him out of his rural idyll, and back into the gritty criminal underworld to solve.

When the murdered man is identified as a gangland member, Harris is beset by a troubled local community and doubts amongst his colleagues that he can bring the killer to justice. Doing so will force Harris to confront a nasty episode in his own past and question the loyalties of those around him.

This novel is set in the fictional town of Levton, nestled in the bleak and blustery Pennine Hills in the north of England. It is the first in a series of titles featuring Jack Harris and the Levton Police Force, previously published by Robert Hale, London.

DEAD HILL: a gripping murder mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris
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Only Her (A K2 Team Novel)

Former SEAL sniper Cody Roberts has returned from Afghanistan with too many demons and a simple wish: to be left alone. Working for K2 Special Services, caring for the war dogs he rescued, playing his guitar—that’s all he wants to do. But Cody is as protective as his nickname, “Dog,” suggests. A man like that can’t sit back when he realizes the beautiful veterinarian next door is being targeted by an unknown enemy.

Riley Austin is desperate to find out who’s poisoning her animal patients, and she’s stunned by her mysterious neighbor’s suggestion that it’s personal. But Cody makes her feel something else, too: a powerful attraction. He insists he’s no good for her, but those haunted eyes and that chiseled body tell Riley that surrendering to their mutual lust is worth the risk. And despite his conditions—no falling for each other, no regrets once it’s over—she’ll fight to love him just as fiercely as he’ll fight to save her.

Only Her (A K2 Team Novel)
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The Brightest Star in the Sky: A Novel

A wry and life-affirming tale-and the Irish literary star’s latest New York Times bestseller.

Marian Keyes’s inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and captivating stories that deal with real-life issues have won readers around the globe. Reminiscent of the blockbuster movie Love, Actually, her new novel The Brightest Star in the Sky, features seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit descends on 66 Star Street to radically transform at least one person’s life in the Dublin town house. With the comic appeal of Nick Hornby’s novels and delicious drama akin to Jane Green, The Brightest Star in the Sky will keep readers guessing, laughing, gasping, and in tears until the very last page.

The Brightest Star in the Sky: A Novel
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A Lowcountry Wedding (Lowcountry Summer)

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Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s fourth novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Carolina lowcountry.

Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in storied Sullivan’s Island. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a sand dune at sunset… it’s all picture perfect, and half-sisters Dora, Carson, and Harper, and their grandmother Marietta “Mamaw” Muir couldn’t be more excited. Wedding dresses are picked, venues booked, and delectable cakes tasted. What could possibly go wrong?

The answer, the Muir clan is soon to find out, is everything. Carson loves Blake, but struggles with giving up her independence. Harper questions if a prenuptial agreement will help or hurt the future of her marriage, and a newly unfettered Dora is uncertain whether she really wants to walk down the aisle again. Just when it seems things couldn’t get more complicated for the Muir sisters, a stranger arrives bearing a long-held family secret that has the potential to upset even the most carefully laid-out wedding plans. With the weddings mere weeks away, the invitations sent out, and the family in tumult, Mamaw and her Summer Girls discover the enduring and powerful bonds of family, and realize that, no matter how different each bride might be, she can still have her perfect wedding.

A Lowcountry Wedding (Lowcountry Summer)
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The Little French Guesthouse: The perfect feel good summer read (La Cour des Roses) (Volume 1)

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Sun, croissants and fine wine. Nothing can spoil the perfect holiday. Or can it?

When Emmy Jamieson arrives at La Cour des Roses, a beautiful guesthouse in the French countryside, she can’t wait to spend two weeks relaxing with boyfriend Nathan. Their relationship needs a little TLC and Emmy is certain this holiday will do the trick. But they’ve barely unpacked before he scarpers with Gloria, the guesthouse owner’s cougar wife.

Rupert, the ailing guesthouse owner, is shell-shocked. Feeling somewhat responsible, and rather generous after a bottle (or so) of wine, heartbroken Emmy offers to help. Changing sheets in the gîtes will help keep her mind off her misery.

Thrust into the heart of the local community, Emmy suddenly finds herself surrounded by new friends. And with sizzling hot gardener Ryan and the infuriating (if gorgeous) accountant Alain providing welcome distractions, Nathan is fast becoming a distant memory.

Fresh coffee and croissants for breakfast, feeding the hens in the warm evening light; Emmy starts to feel quite at home. But it would be madness to walk away from her friends, family, and everything she’s ever worked for, to take a chance on a place she fell for on holiday – wouldn’t it?

Fans of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Nick Alexander will want to join Emmy for a glass of wine as the sun sets on the terrace at La Cour des Roses.

Praise for The Little French Guesthouse

‘Like sunshine on a cloudy day this is a book to warm your heart. I loved it.’ Shellyback Books

'Could not put down this fabulous book, peppered with humour and characters you can relate to. A wonderful, laugh out loud summer read. One to share with friends and recommend to strangers.' Renita D’Silva

‘From the very beginning to the very end, I absolutely adored this book … If I ever found myself in a jam I would want a Rupert in my life for sure (even with his persistence and tendency to butt-in)! The emotional journey that ended up being The Little French Guesthouse is sometimes sad, sometimes infuriating and sometimes hilarious … and abso-freaking-lutely worthy of a comfy chair, a cozy blanket and a nice cuppa.’ Well Read Pirate Queen

‘A delightful story about love, community, getting over a crappy boyfriend and starting over. Had me snorting with laughter.’ For the Love of Books

‘A feel-good, heart-warming story of friendship and finding yourself, this is beautifully written fiction … a joy to read.’ Writing Round the Block

The Little French Guesthouse: The perfect feel good summer read (La Cour des Roses) (Volume 1)
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Summer in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel)

A widow at twenty-six, Primrose Bloom returns to idyllic Good Hope, Wisconsin, with her two rambunctious young boys, seeking the beauty of the lakeside landscape and the comfort of home. After the loss of her husband and her job, all she’s looking for is peace.

Prim is resolved not to date again until her boys are in college, but her will starts crumbling whenever she’s around her former high school debate partner, Max Brody—who just happens to live in the charming cottage next door. Max has reservations of his own about giving love a second chance and is determined to keep his distance. But when the two pair up to work on the town’s Fourth of July celebration, the fireworks over Green Bay aren’t the only sparks flying. Are Prim and the small-town boy she left behind perfectly wrong for each other…or perfectly right?

Summer in Good Hope (A Good Hope Novel)
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SHE: A gripping serial killer detective thriller

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"Absolutely brilliant. A real page-turner. Highly original. I could not put this thriller down." Chris Anderson

A gripping murder mystery detective thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.

Detective Inspector Munro is a burly Scottish policeman who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Detective Sergeant West is an intelligent young woman, new to the force, with a lot to prove.

When a missing person case lands on their desks, Munro is skeptical there is much to it. But their investigation soon comes to some strange findings, and before long, a body is found.

With a serial killer on their hands they must act fast to trace a woman placed at the scene of the crime. Yet discovering her true identity, let alone finding her, proves difficult. And as the plot thickens they realize the crime is far graver than either of them could have imagined.

If you like crime fiction with a killer twist you will love SHE, the latest Scandinavian style suspense thriller by Pete Brassett.

"When you read Brassett's books you enter a world you don't want to leave." Sally Heath

PETE BRASSETT is the author of several crime fiction thrillers, all are available on Amazon Kindle:

KISS THE GIRLS follows the story of a soldier who gets into trouble after returning home, traumatized by war. THE WILDER SIDE OF CHAOS is a racy fast paced international crime novel. THE GIRL FROM KILKENNY and PRAYER FOR THE DYING are both murder mysteries set in Ireland. BROWN BREAD is a farce about a family who literally get away with murder.

* Look out for AVARICE and new release ENMITY, also featuring DI Munro and DS West.

SHE: A gripping serial killer detective thriller
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