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Stealing Jason Wilde                                                                                                         Dee Ernst

 

After her divorce, librarian Annie Reynolds thought she’d closed the book on love for good — it just wasn’t part of her safe, comfortable routine.  But if there’s anyplace she can relax and have a little fun, it’s Dune Road, where she and her closest girlfriends return for their annual getaway in the Hamptons.  She knows it’s just what she needs to escape her empty nest (and empty bed).

A chance encounter with a ruggedly handsome local promises Annie just that.  But when one of her friends meets B-list movie star Jason Wilde — and Jason accidentally mixes a few drinks and his back-pain medicine — the ladies end up with a very high-profile houseguest.  The media calls it a kidnapping, and before long, the FBI is on the hunt.  Soon the ladies’ tame little trip has turned into the adventure of a lifetime.  

 
Courage in Chaos  /  Inner Peace                                                              Kathryn Hermes
 

The counsel of Saint Francis de Sales and the spiritual guidance of Jean-Pierre de Caussade offer practical ways to find inner peace and courage in a world that seems more and more turbulent and unstable. By deepening our trust that God is secretly at work for our good in the midst of every duty and every event, we will be able to face daily problems with calm and faith.

 
 
Surviving Depression                                                                        Kathryn Hermes                    

Depression can strike anyone-even those of us who are deeply committed to living the Christian life. In these dark times, we often feel abandoned, alone, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. Especially in today's chaotic world, there are new distressing realities that weigh upon us: war, economic instability, terrorism, natural disasters...all of which make our sense of security so fragile. And as Christians, such experiences can be accompanied by a great sense of anguish and fear.

This 10th Anniversary "Updated and Expanded Edition" features contemporary world developments and an entirely new practical guide entitled "8 Steps to Inner Peace." 


 

Bullet to The Heart                                                                                        Lea Griffith                    

She was born to love then taught to kill.  She has become everything but is no one. 
Known only as Bullet, she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her.  Changed, molded, and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency, she is one of The Collective’s most valuable assets.  In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting, but her time for vengeance has come. 

 

He was loved, and then he lost.  He has become a hunter in search of revenge. 
Everything was taken from Rand the day a bullet ended the lives of his beloved wife and daughter. He has searched for their killer seven long years, and may now have her in his hands. Rand has suffered, but now the time has come to make The Collective pay, or die trying. 

 
Circus of Lost Souls                                                                                                             Riley J. Ford 
 

Cirque du Lune is killing off teenagers, but it’s all part of the act. 

Or is it? 

  As the body count rises with each performance, one girl at this renowned theater-based summer camp finds herself contemplating what’s real and what’s not. 

What if it's not just a horror show, but a live snuff performance perpetrated by real-life, infamous serial killers? What if the murders . . . are real?

 
 
A Different Kind of Forever                                                                                     Dee Ernst
 

Michael Carlucci, the hot, young musical genius behind the successful rock band, NinetySeven, knows that he's found the woman for him.  Diane Matthews is not just beautiful and smart, she's got an infectious passion for everything in her life, from her three daughters to her new play.  For him, the search is over.  He knows they belong together.  For Diane, it's not as simple.  She's almost 20 years older than Michael.  She's not interested in remarrying, but she can't deny the growing attraction between them - and it's not just his touch that she craves.

 
 
Murder In Mystic                                                                                                    Marilyn DallaValle                       

The peaceful surroundings of the historic seaport, Mystic, Connecticut, enticed Liz and Garret Adams to leave their hectic careers and move aboard their sailboat, Sloopy. Only a year had passed when they stumbled onto the remains of a young, Naval officer, who washed ashore at Napatree Point. While waiting for Garret to return with the police, Liz is gripped by feelings that she does not understand, and would plunge her into a treacherous search for the killer.

 

 
 
Fifty Shades of Grey:  The Experiment                                           Riley J. Ford                     

 

What happens when you try 50 Shades in the REAL world? 

 

When accountant Ben Weaver awakens after an erotic dream, he encounters a wife who is unwilling, uninterested, and who once again has a headache.  The unworldly but focused Ben decides he will do anything to rekindle his sex life, including imitating the erotic techniques of billionaire Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades series.  Unable to withstand the pent-up ache radiating from his tender blue testicles,  Ben decides to take Grey's methods to a whole new level in order to relieve the pressure on his . . . er, marriage.  Shocked by her husband's unusual plan, Kate Weaver hesitates in giving him what he desires.  But for all his trappings of non-success --his ordinary accounting job where co-workers steal his sandwiches and brag about their sex lives, his lack of wealth, his inability to seduce his own wife -- Ben is a man with one saving talent:  the driving determination to reignite his sex life no matter what it takes.  When the couple embarks on a daring and dangerous physical adventure, Kate discovers her husband's fanatical zeal to explore all of Christian Grey's darkest desires, with calamitous results.

 

 
Jump-Starting Boys                                                                           Pam Withers, Cynthia Gill        

 

Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and disaffected. There are dozens of books on underachieving boys, but most parents brave enough to lift one off the shelf are instantly intimidated by the footnotes, graphs, case studies, and academic-speak addressed almost entirely to educators. What about the average guilt-ridden, frustrated mother or father of an underachieving boy? Jump-Starting Boys is the first book on the market that empowers parents, helping them reclaim the duties and rewards of raising their children and navigate the influences of school and media. Filled with reassurance and support, the authors turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence. Through easy tips and action list sidebars, this is the most practical, readable book on the topic.

 
 
Into You                                                                                                                                              Riley J. Ford                                       

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER IN HUMOR, TEEN FICTION, AND MYSTERY!

 

What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there's a catch...     She can only read people's thoughts when she's kissing them.

When a member of the track team is murdered, Winter has an opportunity to use her special ability to find the killer. Trouble is, kissing everyone on the track team isn't such a good idea when you have a new boyfriend. Talk about complications!
Should Winter persevere using her secret power to catch the murderer still in their midst, even if it means risking her relationship with her one true love?

 

 

 
Carpe DiEmily                                                                                                                      Riley J. Ford                           

 

Emily Keane has her life all planned out.  She's played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of:  a job promotion, a fiance, and a corfortable future she can count on.  But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life.

From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she's falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough?
Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . . .

 

 

Little Flowers                                                                                                                       Kathryn Lively                          

A doctor known for performing abortions - murdered.

A teenage honor student from a good Catholic family - pregnant.

A barren young woman soured on relationships - unwilling to love.

One bullet, one week changes the lives of so many people.  Discover which of life's "little flowers" bloom in the face of adversity and strengthen through hope and forgiveness.

 


 

St. Catherine  of  Siena                                                                          Mary Fabyan Windeatt                   

The Catholic Audio Children's Saint Series is the first line of Catholic audio books to bring alive Mary Fabyan Windeatt's storied lives of the saints for children.  Arguably, the greatest line of saints books ever written for children, each book masterfully and dramatically brings alive each of the saints.  This series is sure to plant unforgettable seeds in the souls of all who hear.

Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the greatest saints for our children to come to know.  Born to a noble family in the great Italian city of Siena, Catherine was blessed to receive miraculous visions of saints and our Lord Jesus Christ.

This story brings the reader from the drama of her earliest years in her parents home who opposed her joining the Dominican Order all the way to Catherine's heroism in bringing the Holy Father back from France to Rome where he belonged.

 

 
Deadly Little Secrets                                                                                               Kathryn Casey                          

A man of God...driven by the devil

 

To his parishioners, minister Matt Baker seemed a pious and good man. To his wife, Kari, he was a devoted husband and caring father. Always sunny and vivacious, Kari never questioned their frequent relocations from one small Texas Baptist church to another. Even when tragedy struck, Kari remained strong - until one day, inexplicably, she took her own life.

To friends and family, Kari's suicide made no sense - and they struggled with questions they couldn't answer. Why couldn't Matt hold a job with any one church? Why did he cut off all contact with Kari's devastated parents soon after her death? And who was the blonde companion he began appearing with just days after the funeral? But it would take a team of investigators and dogged determination to bring Matt Baker's dark secrets to light - revealing a shocking history of lies, infidelity, cruelty, and sexual obsession that may have led a serial predator cloaked in God's word to commit murder.

 

 

The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice                          Abigail Reynolds    
                                                                                                                                                                                           

A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist...

 

Marine biologist Cassie Boulton has no patience when a modern-day Mr. Darcy appears in her lab on Cape Cod. Proud, aloof Calder Westing III is the scion of a famous political family, while Cassie's success is hard-won in spite of a shameful family history.

When their budding romance is brutally thwarted, both by his family and by hers, Calder tries to set things right by rewriting the two of them in the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice...but will Cassie be willing to supply the happy ending?

 

 

A  Descent  Into  Hell                                                                                                  Kathryn Casey         
 

Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar boy had a dark, unpredictable streak, one that ensnared him in the perilous underworld of drugs and guns. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave's search led to Colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found.

A Descent into Hell is the gripping, true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history - and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was "just the way I roll".

 

 

Better  Off  Without  Him                                                                                         Dee Ernst            

 

Mona Berman is an expert at Happily Ever After - after all, she's a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best.  So when her husband of 20 years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 30 pounds lighter, and French, she's got a lot of adjusting to do, both personally and professionally.  Lucky for her she's got three savvy teen daughters, a few good friends, and Ben, the world's sexiest plumber, to help her along the way.

First she decides that her next book will be the anti-romance - her heroine finds the best part of her life AFTER getting dumped.  Next her daughters tell her she needs to start practice dating, and summer at the Jersey shore is the perfect place for that.  She's also juggling her soon-to-be-ex, a loony aunt, and a match-making neighbor, while Ben is sending her romance-driven imagination into overdrive.

Can Mona's life imitate art?  Can she write her own happy ending?

 

 

Stay Tuned                                                                                                                                    Lauren Clark                  
 

For TV producer Melissa Moore, crisis management comes with the job.  From employee disputes to her high-maintenance boss, there's not much she hasn't seen or can't handle.  But no one--including Melissa--expects a fistfight during the ten o'clock news.  

When sexy-but-crazy Alyssa Andrews lands a punch on her co-anchor's face, Melissa jumps on set to help.  She's determined that WSGA's reputation won't be destroyed on her watch.  Both anchors are fired and Melissa agrees to fill in--but not before polishing her look from haircut to heels.   While the new Melissa wows WSGA viewers, her personal life starts fraying at the edges.  Melissa's husband is away more than he's home, leaving cryptic Post-it notes in his wake.  Her mother's antics spiral out of control at the nursing home and a stalker decides Melissa is her next target.  What happens next?  Stay Tuned to find out...   

 

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