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The Black Heart of the Station by Jay Allan Storey

The Black Heart of the Stationby Jay Allan Storey

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Delinquent or Prophet? Whichever one teenager Josh Driscoll is, he may be humanity’s only hope for survival.

Josh lives in The Station, a city buried deep beneath the surface of a frozen, lifeless earth, its origins lost in the mists of time. His frequent rule-breaking exploits are focused on a single question – how did we get here?

But Josh goes too far when he steals a space-suit and escapes to the surface to explore.

As punishment, the governing Council, of which his father is a member, forcibly enrolls him as a novice monk at Saint Carmine’s, the Station’s resident monastery. At first desperate to escape, Josh finds himself drawn into the monastery’s ancient texts.

Deciphering an encrypted journal hidden for centuries, he learns that the Black Heart, a mysterious complex sealed off after an ancient asteroid strike, may hold the answers he’s been seeking, and may be all that can save the city from certain annihilation. When the deranged head of the Council is determined to demolish the Black Heart and doom them all, Josh leads a desperate battle to stop him.

But can Josh and his tiny band of followers prevail in time to avert catastrophe?

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Ripped from the Headlines!: The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimes by Harold Schechter

Ripped from the Headlines!: The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies' Most Memorable Crimesby Harold Schechter

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Bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter explores the real-life headline-making psychos, serial murderers, thrill-hungry couples, and lady-killers who inspired a century of classic films.

The necktie murders in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy; Chicago‘s Jazz Age crime of passion; the fatal hookup in Looking for Mr. Goodbar; the high school horrors committed by the costumed slasher in Scream. These and other cinematic crimes have become part of pop-culture history. And each found inspiration in true events that provided the raw material for our greatest blockbusters, indie art films, black comedies, Hollywood classics, and grindhouse horrors.

So what’s the reality behind Psycho, Badlands, The Hills Have Eyes, A Place in the Sun, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Dirty Harry? How did such tabloid-ready killers as Bonnie and Clyde, body snatchers Burke and Hare, Texas sniper Charles Whitman Jr., nurse-slayer Richard Speck, and Leopold and Loeb exert their power on the public imagination and become the stuff of movie lore?

In this collection of revelatory essays, true-crime historian Harold Schechter takes a fascinating trip down the crossroads of fact and fiction to reveal the sensational real-life stories that are more shocking, taboo, and fantastic than even the most imaginative screenwriter can dream up.

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Lotus Effect: A Psychological Thriller by Trisha Wolfe

Lotus Effect: A Psychological Thrillerby Trisha Wolfe

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From USA Today bestselling author Trisha Wolfe comes her most gripping psychological thriller yet.

Lakin Hale, true crime writer and victim of an attack that left her for dead, helps crime solvers and victims close cold cases, yet there is one crime she hasn’t been able to solve:

Her own.

As she embarks on a new case, working closely with Special Agent Rhys Nolan, the details of the murder begin to eerily resemble the event that nearly ended her life. A silhouette of a man haunts her dreams, but there were only two people there that night–Lakin and her murderer. Is the phantom hero who pulled her from the water a delusion, or is he the only one who can unlock her dark memories?

Buried in a watery grave of lotuses, the victim calls out to Lakin, unearthing painful memories of what was stolen from her that fateful night. For those that played a part, it’s now time to answer for their sins.

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Grace by Contract (Once Upon a Duchy Book 1) by Rachel Rossano

Grace by Contract (Once Upon a Duchy Book 1)by Rachel Rossano

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After her father uproots the family to the northern duchy of Brackenhurst, Grace Eldon and her four younger sisters struggle with a new life of hardship. Desperate to keep a roof over their heads amid mounting debts, she and her youngest sister seek employment in the Duke of Brackenhurst’s household despite fearsome rumors.

Scarred and maimed from a terrible fire Silas Isling, Duke of Brackenhurst, buries himself in his work to avoid the stares of pity and fear. When one of the new maids shows no fear at his appearance, he is intrigued. That is until his meddling steward gives her the task of cleaning Silas’ bookroom. It is a most unwelcome disruption since he prefers to be alone.

While a thief plagues his castle, an old nemesis reappears, and enemies invade in the guise of guests. Amidst the distractions and chaos, Grace brings some unexpected order. Once convinced his scars had stolen all hope for love, Silas finds his life forever changed by the quiet maid. Could she love a scarred Duke?

A reimagining of Beauty and the Beast

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Surreal Absurdity by Jim Lively

Surreal Absurdityby Jim Lively

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What is it about Charles Pierce that makes people want to kill him?

He’s retired from his law practice, does pro bono work for non-profits, and has turned all his attention to focus on his art. He even rented a studio, as part of a gallery where exhibitions are well attended and the wine flows freely.

So why does a mysterious and hostile young man threaten him, while the woman who tried to poison him last year shows up at an exhibition to purchase one of his abstract paintings?

Charles can’t seem to avoid associating with criminals. Even Detective Gonzales believes he is somehow involved in a series of local murders because his business cards are found at the scene.

No one, least of all Charles, can explain it, but the more he seeks clues and answers, the more he finds the whole situation to be a Surreal Absurdity.

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Fake It For Me by Weston Parker

Fake It For Meby Weston Parker

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I need a woman to help me shut up my big Greek family.

And my new intern is perfect for the job, though pretending to have a relationship with her might be a little taboo.

Good thing I’m in charge.

Being a self-made billionaire, I haven’t spent much time looking for love.

None actually.

Lucky for me, it’s fallen right into my lap.

This pretty American girl has zero sense of direction, but a good heart and a sexy smile.

I’ve always been smitten by a woman that needs rescuing, or so it seems.

Something tells me that she might be more than I bargained for.

Either way, I just need her to fake it for me until it appears real.

Funny how real it quickly becomes.

Every Good Girl Deserves a Bad Boy. ~ Weston

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