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The One You Love (suspense mystery) by, Paul Pilkington
Emma Holden’s nightmare has just begun. Her fiancé vanishes, leaving the battered and bloodied body of his brother in their London apartment. Someone is stalking her, watching her every move. And her family are hiding a horrifying secret; a secret that threatens all those she loves. In a desperate race against time, Emma must uncover the truth if she ever wants to see her fiancé alive again.
The One You Love is a fast-paced suspense mystery, full of twists and turns, following in the tradition of writers such as Nicci French and Sophie Hannah.
Since July 2011 it has been downloaded over 900,000 times, has spent a full month at number 1 in the UK Kindle free download chart (July-August 2011), and reached the top of the US Kindle free download chart.
This edition (24th December 2011) addresses the editing and proofing issues of the first release.
Paul’s latest suspense mystery, Someone to Save You, is also available on Kindle. Praise for Someone to Save You:
Almost a Bride by, Patricia McLinn
“A don’t-miss treat!” — Rendezvous
Wyoming Wildflowers — Book 1 — Indian Paintbrush
Originally published by Silhouette Special Edition
Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.
Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can’t resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos.
Maybe – just maybe – his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.
Already Home (Sons of Chance) by, Vicki Lewis Thompson
Daredevil videographer Langford “Hutch” Hutchinson has put his career on hold to help his widowed father run their family store in Wyoming. He doesn’t mean to stay in town for long—though it’s long enough to rekindle his lust for Trina Bledstone. Hutch always had a thing for Trina, but she’s his best friend’s sister—and that meant hands off!
But Trina still has the power to set his pulse racing—and her brother isn’t around to stop them from exploring their sizzling chemistry this time….
Lavender Vows (The Medieval Herb Garden Series 1) by, Jana DeLeon
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First in the Medieval Herb Garden Series, a short novel (about 80 pages) of passion and love in Medieval England. Now with exclusive excerpts.
Lord Bernard of Derkland needs to find a wife, if for no other reason than to satisfy his father and his incessant badgering. He has no interest in marrying, but when he meets the beautiful and gentle Joanna of Swerthmore, he knows immediately that she is the one.
The only problem is: she’s already wed.
Readers who like Roberta Gellis, Catherine Coulter, Tina St. John, and Paula Quinn will enjoy this book.
Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance by, Lucinda Brant
When the Earl of Salt Hendon marries squire’s daughter Jane Despard, Society is aghast. But Jane and Lord Salt share a secret past of mistrust, heartache and misery. Four years on, they are forced into a marriage neither wants; the Earl to honor a dying man’s wish; Jane to save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Beautiful inside and out, the patient and ever optimistic Jane believes love conquers all; the Earl will take some convincing. Enter Diana St. John, who has been living in a fool’s paradise believing she would be the next Countess of Salt Hendon. She will go to extreme lengths, even murder, to hold the Earl’s attention. Can the newlyweds overcome past prejudices and sinister opposition to fall in love all over again?
Australian Romance Readers Awards Finalist for Favorite Historical Romance of 2011.
Ruby by, Lauraine Snelling
A New Dakotah Territory Saga From Bestselling Author Lauraine Snelling!
Book 1 of Dakotah Treasures. Author Lauraine Snelling once again takes readers west to the untamed land of Dakota Territory, introducing new characters both unique and appealing. Ruby Torvald and her young sister, Opal, have received an inheritance from their long-lost father who left home years ago to seek his fortune in the Black Hills. When they leave their comfortable situation in Chicago and arrive at the mining town of Medora to claim their inheritance, the sisters discover that rather than the legacy of gold they expected, their father has left them a shocking bequest. Ruby’s bold determination in the face of scandal leads the reader on a journey both heartwarming and inspiring.
Lady Sophia’s Rescue (Historical Regency Romance) by, Cheryl Bolen
Novella – Regency Romance
Sensuality Level: Sweet
Approximate word count: 20,000
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As Lady Sophia passes through the gates of her new bridegroom’s country estate and he begins to whisper in her ear the delights that await her in his bed, Lady Sophia realizes she has made a most dreadful mistake. There’s only one thing to do. She must bolt.
The bride-on-the-run is rescued by the exceedingly handsome William Birmingham who thinks she’s a woman named Isadore, and though he’s the richest man in England, she mistakes him for a common (but well-to-do) criminal. Since she’d rather be dead than wed to her wretched bridegroom, Sophia pretends to be Isadore and take her chances with the provocative Mr. Birmingham. But how could she have known that her ruse would bring the gallant Mr. Birmingham into such peril from the wicked man she married? And how could she have known her enigmatic rescuer would ignite passions she never knew she possessed?
Candlelight Wish (Wishing For Love, Book One) by, Janice Bennett
Blush: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content) When Phoebe Caldicot loses her much-needed job as an instructress at a select Bath seminary, she knows exactly whom to blame. Sir Miles Saunderton, the elder brother of one of her pupils, is managing, infuriating and the last man she ever wants to see again. As she gazes into a candle flame, she wishes for security. Marriage seems her only option, but where can a penniless ex-schoolmistress find a suitable husband? The rippling water in a silver bowl stills, and Lady Xanthe Simms and her huge white cat Titus see the image of the desperate young lady. But desperation and wishes are what keep life busy and entertaining for the resourceful fairy godmother. With a melodic hum—and the fluttering to the floor of one of her gold-tipped wing feathers—Lady Xanthe sets forth to grant Phoebe the opportunity to make her wish come true. But opportunities are never certainties… Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere.
Meeting Destiny (Destiny Series – Book 1) by, Nancy Straight
Lauren is visited in her dreams for years by a stranger claiming to be her destiny. Destiny becomes reality when paths cross during a failed robbery attempt. Lauren and the stranger experience chemistry like no other and now her doubt over her long time relationship with her high school sweetheart is not her only secret…someone else knows about her keen intuition and sixth sense.
A mysterious clairvoyant seeks Lauren out and tells her not only of her life now but what the future may hold. Soon Lauren is in the middle of a murder investigation and a questionable friendship with the key suspect. Law enforcement, friends and family are concerned for Lauren but unfortunately they are unaware of the true danger…Sinister forces are at work and will stop at nothing to destroy Lauren’s abilities.
No One But You by, Jillian Hart
More Than Words: Bestselling authors & Real-life heroines
We all have the power to effect change–we just need to find the strength to harness it. With every good deed done, and helping hand offered, we are making the world a better place. The dedicated women selected as this year’s recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words award have changed many lives for the better, through their compassionate hearts and unshakable commitment. To celebrate their accomplishments, bestselling authors have written stories inspired by these real-life heroines.
In this book, Jillian Hart honors the work of Mary Byberg, a committed volunteer for Nellie’s Shelter for Women and Children in Toronto, Ontario.
We hope More Than Words inspires you look inside your heart and to get in touch with the heroine
Dancing in the Moonlight (Silhouette Special Edition) by, Raeanne Thayne
Lieutenant Magdalena Cruz had come home…And though all she wanted was to be alone, infuriatingly handsome Dr. Jake Dalton—of the enemy Daltons—wouldn’t cooperate. And she needed him to, because the walls around her heart were dangerously close to crumbling every time he came near.…
Jake had spent most of his life trying to get closer to Maggie, with little to show for it. But she was the woman he’d always wanted, and no injury in the world could change that. Now if only he could convince her that the woman who stood before him was beautiful, desirable, whole…and meant to be
Baby Bonanza (Silhouette Desire) by, Maureen Child
Twins? The startling revelation that his affair with Jenna Baker had produced two little boys was almost impossible to grasp. Tycoon Nick Falco had never considered himself the settling-down type, yet now that fatherhood had been thrust upon him, he was determined to give his sons his name. But their mother wasn’t about to let him back into her life…at least not without those three little words Nick had never, ever said.
The Bride’s Baby (Harlequin Romance) by, Liz Fielding
The wedding of the season!
Events manager Sylvie Smith is organizing a glittering fund-raising event: a wedding show in a stately home. She has even been roped into pretending to be a bride… a bride who’s five months pregnant!
The bride everyone is talking about!
It should be every girl’s dream to design a wedding with no expense spared, but it’s not Sylvie’s. Longbourne Court was her ancestral home, and she’s just discovered that the new owner is Tom McFarlane–her baby’s secret father.
A Cookbok By Ted by, Ted Summerfield
These recipes are much better than the title of my cookbook. I have used these for many years at home and my restaurant. Among the recipes included are: Fish Pie, Mulligatawny, Greek shortbread, Double Peanut Butter Roll-ups, Quiche Lorraine, Tourtiere, Pecan Pie, Cherry Pie, Beets and Oranges, Butterscotch Pie, Curried Shrimp, and Three Cheese Rice. Also information on herbs and spices
Easy Appetizer Recipes by, Instructable Authors
Easy Appetizer Recipes gives you full step-by-step instructions for 15 easy and impressive appetizers you can make for your next party. Impress them with fresh bruschetta, easy crab cakes, or even jalapeno poppers! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by party-food experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make sure your next party is a success. Party on!
Our Quirky Pot Luck Recipes by, various contributors
We’re a diverse group of friends and coworkers with a mission: a Holiday Potluck to celebrate the season and share in some friendly competition. With a small budget, a few hours of preparation, and some late-night cooking, we put together a down-sized Top Chef potluck competition — save for the fame, sweating and nervous breakdowns.
As potlucks were created in the nature of giving, it seems only right to want to share our recipes — and some tips on setting up the event — with fellow food lovers.
The Turtle Boy (The Timmy Quinn Series (Book One)) by, Kealan Patrick Burke
Available for the first time on Amazon Kindle, Kealan Patrick Burke’s Bram Stoker Award-winning coming of age story The Turtle Boy.
School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery.
But on the day they encounter a strange young boy sitting on the bank of Myers Pond, a pond playground rumor says may hide turtles the size of Buicks, everything changes.
For it soon becomes apparent that dark secrets abound in the little community, secrets which come cupped in the hands of the dead, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Pete’s summer of wonder becomes a season of terror, betrayal and murder.
“..takes the small town setting of Delaware, Ohio, and imbues it with just enough wonder to evoke Bradbury and early King and even a dash of Mark Twain circa Tom Sawyer.” – Chizine.com
“If you have a young child, or remember when you were one yourself, The Turtle Boy is a book you don’t want to miss.” – The Midwest Book Review
FREE TO DIE by, Bob McElwain
Brad Ashton fled three years ago to avoid a conviction for murder. Now he’s back. And his hope for freedom appears to be within reach.
Unfortunately there are those who have no interest in his legal status; they only want him dead or on the run once more.
But for Brad, running is no longer an option. It’s a table stakes game in which the risks are high. But he puts everything he has, including his life, on the table, then settles in, determined to win every hand.
Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series)) by, Edie Claire
“A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight.” –Carolyn Hart
“A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn’t put it down.”–Tamar Myers
The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer’s grave… Too bad his body didn’t!
Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.
Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?
The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!
Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2002.
To Love Anew (Sydney Cove Series #1) by, Bonnie Leon
Hannah Talbot has no one. Forced to leave the only home she’s ever known, she works for a cruel employer who brutally takes the one thing she has left–her dignity. When she is banished from London, she is certain God has turned his back on her.
John Bradshaw was a successful businessman whose untamed spirit sometimes wanted more. When he is betrayed by those closest to him, he loses everything–his wife, his business, even his freedom. John’s and Hannah’s paths are about to cross. Aboard a ghastly, nineteenth-century prison ship from London to Australia, John and Hannah must keep hope alive and trust God’s unconditional love.
One Deadly Sister (Sandy Reid Mystery Series) by, Rod Hoisington
In this first book in the Sandy Reid Mystery Series, an almost-too-clever young law student in Philadelphia gets a life-or-death call from her estranged brother who just moved to Florida–she tells him to go to hell. She doesn’t need this. She’s holding an old grudge and resents having her life in Philadelphia interrupted. The brother doesn’t come looking for trouble, he simply wants to get past his Philadelphia divorce and start a new life in Florida, but woman-trouble comes looking for him.
Unfortunately, he arrives in the small Florida ocean side town just as someone murders the local gubernatorial candidate. The brother doesn’t have a clue about women and gets seduced and framed. He hasn’t bothered with his estranged sister up north for years but now, as a stranger in a hostile town, she’s his only hope. She reluctantly decides to at least check out her brother’s predicament. This small step leads the audacious sister into an ever-increasing entanglement of deceit, double-cross, and danger, as she can’t leave well-enough alone and goes after the real killer in this fast-paced mystery.
The first book in the Sandy Reid mystery series. THE PRICE OF CANDY is the second book in this fast-paced series with the sassy protagonist and amateur sleuth. The third book in the series is SUCH WICKED FRIENDS.
A Very Special Delivery by, Linda Goodnight
It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger’s faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters’ presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she’d craved.
AT RISK ((Steve Cline Mysteries)) by, Kit Ehrman
This stirring first mystery is set in Maryland’s rich horse country where Steve Cline seems, at twenty-one, much too young to be in charge of a major stable. Seasoned by summers on a dude ranch, his skills and stamina are sorely tested when he’s hijacked early one morning along with some of the stable’s horses. His escape turns him into a killer’s target in an environment where a complex scheme develops and everyone, no matter how innocent, courts risks . . .
“It’s amazing what horses can do for a mystery. Kit Ehrman’s debut novel, AT RISK . . . reeks of authenticity, and the hunters and jumpers have personality to burn. When seven of these horses are stolen in the dead of night, Stephen Cline, the 21-year-old barn manager . . . in the honored tradition of a Dick Francis hero, vows to track down the thieves . . .” ~ The New York Times
Both horse lovers and crime fans who’ve never stepped into a stirrup will relish Ehrman’s riveting debut, set on a Maryland horse farm. When his successful surgeon father disowns him after he drops out of college, 21-year-old Stephen Cline takes a job as barn manager of Foxdale Farm, which specializes in the training and boarding of thoroughbred jumpers. In the middle of a late February night, Steve visits the stable to medicate a sick horse only to stumble on a horse theft in progress. Haunted by the events of that night after barely escaping from being kidnapped and murdered, Steve resolves to track down the perpetrators before they find him. In spite of the warnings of state police detective James Ralston, he continues his search to unravel what becomes a suspenseful mystery, but not before he puts himself in grave peril. The cold, wet Maryland spring vividly turns to summer amid the smells of horses, hay and sawdust as the plot gallops forward. As a former groom, veterinary assistant and barn manager, Ehrman treads Dick Francis territory with a sure foot. From Steve’s girl-crazy friend, Marty, to the motherly farm manager, Mrs. Hill, to the ruthless villains who leave more than one body in their wake, she has created a memorable cast. The sensitively drawn relationship between Steve and the alluring Rachel, a boarder at Foxdale, is one of the novel’s highlights. With his youthful zeal and perseverance, Steve Cline makes a captivating hero and sleuth, one readers will be eager to see again.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to the hardcover edition
“The smart money could make the unusually likable protagonist a favorite in the Francis Stakes.” ~ Kirkus
“At best, only a small fraction of first novels turn out to be first in a series (why assume that success for At Risk?) The overarching reason is that its author is thoughtful and clever, as well as skilled. Ehrman’s writing is unobtrusively crisp . . . The plot is intricate, intriguing, and solid in the best traditional style . . .” ~ The Drood Review
“At Risk by Kit Ehrman is suspense on steroids and one of the best debut novels to hit the crime literature racetrack since Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War. Clear ample shelf space for a Steve Cline series because Ehrman, a real-life horse farmer, has hit for the literary trifecta.” ~ Andrew McAleer of Austin Layman’s Crimestalker Casebook
“Kit Ehrman’s AT RISK is for fans of Dick Francis and anyone who likes an edge of your seat, fun, page-turning whodunit.” ~Al Blanchard
“Fast-paced action throughout.” ~Midwest Book Review
The following is a review:
Considering the cost of the book version of this work, I specifically enjoyed the cost of this format. Also, it is very handy to be able to both search and highlight various passages.
I found that is perhaps has too much speculation on the value of herbs to cure too much – but this obviously has more to do with the 1908 print date than anything else. Curiously, many of the terms for various herbs has also changed.
So, this is a huge book on the period where herbs were the best (and often the only) curative. In modern practice one must take caution is just embracing all the recommendations.
Every Step in Canning The Cold-Pack Method by, Grace Viall Gray
The following is a review
Canning like your grandmother did, This is an excellant book on many of the lost and forgotten ways of canning food. While some people may frown on older methods due to modern day health issues, I really wanted this valuable knoweldge for use when it might not be practical or have modern equipment available to put up my harvest. This is a rare and really valuable book,that with a bit of common sense and following the warnings in the book,one can can almost anything. This book was a mainstay in its time and well respected by housewives as a handy reference guide.
Organic Gardener’s Composting by Steve Solomon
The following is a review
Great explanation of composting, Steve Solomon’s “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades” is a truly wonderful book and a must for anyone gardening west of the Cascades. “Composting” is a very good book, but is variable. It feels as if Solomon is getting a little crotchety as he ages, and the book would have profited from an editor with a strong pen since the writing style occasionally gets annoying.
Solomon’s explanation of Carbon Nitrogen ratios is excellent. I now understand better why my compost does what it does at different speeds different times of the year. He is realistic about the benefits of compost and does not uncritically accept the Rodale “Organic” party line. However, I think he goes too far in rejecting it. Solomon has clearly seen many people overcompost and damage their soil’s ecology. Yes, too much of anything can be bad and one can increase humus content irrationally, but I think he is too negative. Most of the gardens I see have been neglected and one really can “build the soil” to improve fertility, moisture retention, etc. I would prefer the message to be “It takes time. Don’t try build your soil too fast. Do soil tests regularly.” not “only try replace the humus you take out”. He ends one section with “I conclude that organic matter is somewhat dangerous stuff whose use should be limited…”. On this I disagree strongly. In my experience it is a rare case when someone overcomposts. However, I must strongly agree with Solomon on the advantages of using soil testing and using a good organic fertilizer mixture in addition to applying compost on your garden. He gives his famous recipe for complete organic fertilizer (I originally saw it in “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades”) and I can vouch for its efficacy.
Solomon raves about poor nutrient value of vegetables caused by over composting. I only partially buy his nutrition arguments. Yes, poor soil can grow veggies with poor nutrition. But the argument does not follow not to build your soil. If veggies grow well and taste great, I trust that measure of nutrition. On the nutrition arguments
he is doing what he accuses other of, making an assertion and providing no
evidence to back it up.
If you are interesting on composting the book is well worth reading. In fact, it is probably more fun because of the flaws I have just complained about.
The following is a review
Great practical guide, basics and history,
This book can be very useful for the small space gardener as it discusses at length, basics of gardening. Anywhere the book describes use of horses, logic would indicate that a tiller of varying sizes could be substituted. Crop rotation is also discussed, and multiple acres are not needed for this.
I enjoyed the instructions on constructing a manure-driven hotbed. This was the way it was done before electric seedling heat mats were around. Also prepping sods for seed starting. It reminded me of the way things were done years before pellet pots, plastic seed flats and cell packs were common.
The book is old enough to resurrect much of the forgotten techniques used by our grandparents and great-grandparents -of the way things were, the way things could be again for those trying to garden more naturally and self-sufficiently… not buying everything from the garden store. It might also be helpful for the budding survivalist who no longer wants to rely on manufactured products.
I found the list of seed varieties in the book to be fascinating. Recognizing many of the listed varieties to still be available today. It was neat to see some of the Heirloom seed choices i made were also the Author’s picks.
The age of the book in most cases matters very little when it comes to gardening basics, things don’t change much at all. In fact, this book might be better for beginners since it is a book that encourages a do-it-yourself and a ‘from the ground up’ tone. It is almost void of any pre-made devices and there are no gimmicky products being hocked.
The old standby tools are recommended, time tested and readily available.
My only real problem with the book at all is that the rewrite of the eBook version omitted a number of images and pictures that would have been helpful. But a quick internet search of the names of the described items in most cases will quickly locate images.
The book itself is full of sound instruction, good logic and the author has a friendly writing style.
The book is about 100 years old and free… just download it already. It is well worth the time spent to read it.
Electricity for the farm Light, heat and power by inexpensive methods from the water wheel or farm engine by, Frederick Irving Anderson
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