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The Secret Diary of a Princess

The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
Title: The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
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Published: January 20, 2014

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Ruffing It

Ruffing It
Title: Ruffing It
ASIN: B08CVTJDVZ
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Published: July 12, 2020
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Life in Last Chance Gulch has never been easy for 10-year-old Charlie Fogalman...not with a teacher who just might be a Russian spy, not with Fletcher Stickney, the biggest and meanest bully on the planet. But when Charlie changes into a dog during a magic spell gone bad, things take a turn for the worse. His previous life wasn't easy, but at least he was human. Will Charlie ever walk on two legs again?

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The Mad Days of March

The Mad Days of March
Title: The Mad Days of March
ASIN: B092TQCTWP
Published: April 17, 2021
Author's Twitter: @PhilipCatshill
This is the daily diary of Terry March whose single act of kindness leads to a month of madness and mayhem. After helping an old guy dispose of a blood-stained carpet at the local tip, Terry rescues his old TV remote and while driving home, he uses it to zap phantom aliens! This leads him to an encounter with Police Sergeant Susan. His new resolution to be helpful leads to his first opportunity to be unfaithful to his wife of nineteen torturous years. A soon-to-be divorced Lauren offers her favours to thank Terry for his kindness, but Terry declines the invitation. Within days, another opportunity arises, and Terry can’t convince himself that those phantom aliens haven’t spirited him away to a parallel universe. Before that first week is over, Terry faces redundancy from his mundane job at the local council. In order to tackle the backlog of paperwork, the council employs a temporary typist, Ashley, who closely resembles Terry’s 19-year-old daughter, Megan. Terry’s wife, Brenda disappears and Carol, her twin sister moves in. When a body is found in his garden, Terry is arrested for murder and Carol adds to his torment by accusing him of rape! While in a police cell, Terry encounters further problems as Lauren’s police sergeant husband is the custody officer! But all is not lost! Police Sergeant Susan persuades Carol to withdraw the charge and mysteriously, that old guy from the tip makes a deathbed confession to the murder! But the mad days of March are not yet over. Ashley disappears. Terry’s daughter Megan suffers traumatic memories from her past. Lauren’s house is set ablaze, and a mysterious detective Dave is concerned that Megan too has disappeared! All this in a month of the Mad Days of March! Warning: Sexually explicit content. For adult reading only.

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The Kitchen Brigade

The Kitchen Brigade
Title: The Kitchen Brigade
ASIN: B07MCHV7ML
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Published: January 10, 2019
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Author's Twitter: @laurieboris
If an army marches on its stomach, can a cook find a way to win the war? It's 2049. In a Russian-occupied America torn apart by civil war, Valerie Kipplander--daughter of the assassinated secretary of state--is thrown in jail. When the regime discovers this daughter of privilege is also a talented culinary student, she's forced into service in the kitchen of a Russian general whose troops occupy New York. The general's mansion proves a prison of a different sort. The head chef has a mysterious past, the Russians have a more insidious agenda than what they've promised, the resistance wants her on their side, and one of the guards wants her dead. Valerie knows she must take a stand. The risks are monumental, the choices few. But how long can she serve the men bent on destroying her beloved country?

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When a Stranger Comes

When a Stranger Comes
Title: When a Stranger Comes
ASIN: B075MR6JVG
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Published: 13 Sept. 2017
Author's Twitter: @KarenSueBell
Author Alexa Wainwright vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really? Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn’t realize just how this vow will be tested as she’s magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. Alexa's pact with the Devil is an allegory for the evil lurking in our midst. The social decay of modern society with its excessive greed, the ignorance of our political leaders, and our indifference toward the survival of all species from the effects of climate change, among other environmental pressures, are perhaps brought forth by the darkest forces of human nature.

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Waterwight Breathe

Waterwight Breathe
Title: Waterwight Breathe
ASIN: B07M6MN3K3
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Published: 6 Mar. 2019
Author's Twitter: @LeadvilleLaurel
After Celeste regains consciousness in a mysterious cave, she discovers powerful new abilities--skills she will need for the challenges that continue to demand her attention. This time, the gods are in trouble, and Celeste must decide how, or if, she will help them. With insane scientists plotting to subjugate her village, she and her friends rally for a final confrontation that will change everything.

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The Secret Diary of a Princess

The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
Title: The Secret Diary of a Princess: a novel of Marie Antoinette
ASIN: B004R1Q9PI
Published: January 20, 2014
Author's Twitter: @MmeGuillotine
The dramatic and often tragic years of Marie Antoinette’s early life, told in her own words. This book for young adult readers follows her privileged childhood and adolescence in the beautiful palaces of Vienna as the youngest and least important of the daughters of the all powerful Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and invites the reader to share the long journey, both emotional and physical that ended with her marriage to the Dauphin Louis of France at Versailles. This is the unforgettable story of a charming, fun loving and frivolous young girl, destined for greatness, coming to age in one of the most magnificent and opulent courts that the world has ever seen.

Fortuna and the Scapegrace

Fortuna and the Scapegrace
Title: Fortuna and the Scapegrace
ASIN: B07LGFGRPG
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Published: January 15, 2019
Author's Twitter: @briankindall
Didier Rain has never been so destitute, forlorn, and in dire need of a bath. As he roams the rain-muddied streets of San Francisco, it appears the angels of good fortune have finally forsaken him. Hunted by factions that would seek to do him harm, and suffering an acute case of soul pain, the once dandy rogue sees little promise for sunnier days. In a twist of destiny, a seductive albino soothsayer launches Rain onto the next leg of his life’s stormy voyage, aboard a clipper ship headed for the South Seas where a new life and love await. Is this Lady Luck, or are the gods having fun with their favorite gullible scallawag? At turns ribald, horrifying, and hilarious, Fortuna and the Scapegrace follows Delivering Virtue as book two in Didier Rain’s unfolding epic adventure of foibles, hope, and quest for love and redemption. This is the second book in The Epic of Didier Rain series.

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The Bit Dance

The Bit Dance
Title: The Bit Dance
ASIN: B0765QLBVZ
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Published: October 4, 2017
Author's Twitter: @TilmerWrightJr
What happens when millions of tiny minds find a way to work together? At what point do they become one? At what point are they no longer merely machinery, but actually alive? Kayla Henry is a genius. She has a grasp of technology that far surpasses that of people three times her tender age of fourteen. She has mastered every skill she has attempted to acquire – except the ability to impress her father and appease his overbearing perfectionism. The eBot is the newest offering from her father’s employer that will set the company’s course for as much as a decade. It is a revolutionary toy endowed with groundbreaking technology and an online community that will encourage consumers to share their experiences. Kayla is fascinated by it and longs to be a part of it in any way she can. When an ex-KGB officer appropriates the technology for his own nefarious purposes, it responds in ways no one could predict – or even imagine.

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