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Living in Italy: the Real Deal

In 2008 the author emigrated to Italy, bringing husband and dog along, to start Bed & Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni. But a lot of hurdles had to be taken before the first guests could be accommodated. In 2014 Stef reported about his adventures in buying and reconstructing the house, obtaining a tax number and a bank account, registering at the commune and at the national health service, importing their car and a range of other things that lead to a myriad of bureaucratic troubles. These problems were always resolved in a truly Italian fashion, leading to raised Dutch eyebrows and hilarious scenes. As a reader you will encounter a range of characteristic Italians, from sympathetic to villainous, from moving to shameless. Real Italians of flesh and blood, sometimes cliché, somtime ...

Category:Non-Fiction
AuthorStef Smulders
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Lies & Betrayal

This is a  modern story that began in 1998 and ends in 2012. It is based on true events that take place in a small rural town, not far from the ocean, in Northern California. The main characters are the chief of police, his sergeant, who happens to be his wife, and the wife's former brother in law. His deputies and others come and go. The chief is in charge to enforce the law as he sees fit. There is little to no oversight. All seems well, even with the Native American owned casino, and the International School for Clowns -- but was it?  Underneath the calm, in the dark parts of one's life, there are drugs, and criminal acts, followed by a shooting, rapes, guns, sex, and courtroom antics.

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorC. R. King
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Love Comes Later

When newlywed Abdulla loses his wife and unborn child in a car accident, the world seems to crumble beneath his feet. Thrust back into living in the family compound, he goes through the motions—work, eat, sleep, repeat. Blaming himself for their deaths, he decides to never marry again but knows that culturally, this is not an option. Three years later, he’s faced with an arranged marriage to his cousin Hind, whom he hasn’t seen in years. Hard-pressed to find a way out, he consents to a yearlong engagement and tries to find a way to end it. What he doesn’t count on, and is unaware of, is Hind’s own reluctance to marry. Longing for independence, she insists on being allowed to complete a master’s degree in England, a condition Abdulla readily accepts. When ...

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorMohanalakshmi Rajakumar
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Lady Morgan's Revenge: Letitia's Naughty Regency Novella

This version of the story is a “modified” version of An Indecent Charade. You spoke, we listened: you said that AIC was too long and that Letty’s interfering male relatives bogged down the story. We agree! We want to present you with Lady Morgan’s Revenge: Letitia’s Naughty Novella, in which the bumbling idiot relatives have been removed, the hot sex scenes kept (one even extended!) and the inclusion of a very hot scene that was left on the cutting-room floor. If you want the Traditional, no sex version, please buy An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance. After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that ...

AuthorAlicia Quigley
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Loss of Control

Jeanie Madison is the girl everyone in Accounting can depend on. She might be the girl-next-door but that doesn’t stop her from having naughty thoughts about Steve, the hot guy from Audit who is leading her latest out of town assignment. When her boss passes her over for a promotion in favor of a colleague’s son, she hits her limit on patience. Just when she thinks her week couldn’t get worse, her due diligence reveals instances of fraud. At least the fraud gives her an excuse to work closely with Mr. Hottie. Steve Waltman is the sexy Auditor all the girls swoon over. After getting burned in a previous relationship both personally and professionally, he decided he would never date another co-worker. That rule has kept him focused and helped him move up in the company. He ...

AuthorDena Garson
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Lucky Blow

Thanks to the deities in her family tree, Romi has been enslaved to a life of larceny since birth. Well, except for that one night, four years ago, when the goddess of love and debauchery sprang her from her prison, slipped her some sort of magical roofie, and introduced her to an irresistible blacksmith for a little tryst resulting in a child. So when two powerful gods show up and offer her a way out of her thieving lifestyle for good, she jumps at the opportunity. All she has to do is blow on a magical sword and imbue it with luck. But when the same gods use the sword to rip Zeus’s essence from his body, Romi’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom. Now Romi, her mysterious fling, and her teenage griffin babysitter have to steal back Zeus’s essence from a cast of powerfu ...

Category:Fantasy-Urban
AuthorAmanda Washington
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Life After Perfect

Katherine Barclift had it all: the perfect job, the perfect car, and what she thought was the perfect marriage. But when her entire world collapses in one stomach-churning instant, she hits the road and keeps driving until that so-called “perfect life” is just a dot in her rearview mirror. A chance encounter leads her to make a pit stop in Boot Creek, a drowsy little North Carolina town where she can call herself Katy, soak up the peace and quiet…and drink in the bluer-than-blue eyes of Derek Hansen, a local doctor still wrestling with his own painful past. Both Katy and Derek are wary about giving romance another shot, but they can’t deny the intense attraction between them. And if being in Boot Creek has taught them anything, it’s to take life as it comes a ...

AuthorNancy Naigle
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Lizzie in the Land Beyond

Hijacked by witches, kidnapped by a dwarf and enraptured by river sprites -- will Lizzie ever manage to go home? And if she can, will she want to? Lizzie is an exhausted honor student and an enthusiastic amateur folksinger. She wakes one day in a strange and terrifying new land. The women who revive her tell her she can never go home, because they scooped her up when she was about to die. Lizzie must somehow navigate this fantastic land (where there are giants and mermaids and goblins and a really infuriating man whose best friend is a wild cat), try to determine how she got fished out of her life in the first place, and find a way, if any, to get home again. But if she does find a way — will she really want to go? "A beautiful mixture of sorcery, mythical beasts, and aliens, Lizzie in ...

Category:Fantasy
AuthorSusan McDonough-Wachtman
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Love and Charity

A man with many layers, and a woman whose heart is big enough for all … if he'll let her in. By day, Emily Sanders is a successful corporate attorney in Melbourne, Australia. But by night, she's the pro bono advisor at Ellen's House, a shelter for women in dangerous domestic situations. Emily's own father abandoned her and her mother to financial ruin. Now Emily supports them both, and devotes her free time to bringing hope to other women like her mum. But when the man behind the charity decides she's not the right woman for the job, or for him, how will she convince him otherwise? Nathan Johnson is a successful architect with his own firm. He's driven by two passions--to succeed, and to be nothing like the man who raised him. As a boy, he watched his own mother die at his father's ...

AuthorFiona Miers
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Love's Stormy Weather

When storms appear in our lives we finally open our eyes to see what has been in front of us. Gracelyn Gregg is a 23 years old college graduate awaiting her first teaching job. She has everything she could want, a long time best friend, a college boyfriend and plans for her life. Until her boyfriend, Blaine tells her he is leaving for the Congo for an undetermined amount of time. Can her best friend Judah pull her out of her depression while she remains faithful and help her pass the time waiting for Blaine to return? Judah Pearce is Gracelyn’s best friend since middle school. Judah has always had a strong feeling for her, however being a couple of years younger than Gracelyn he has been stuck in the friend zone. With Blaine gone can he convince Gracelyn that what they have is more t ...

Category:New Adult
AuthorAmelia Whitmore
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Lady, Lover, Smuggler, Spy

Mrs. Valerie Carlton is the widow of a soldier who died in the Peninsular Wars. Disowned by her family for “marrying down,” she survives working as a governess. When the elder son of the family makes unwelcome advances, Valerie leaves, seeking refuge with a close friend until she can find another position. Sir Tarquin Arlingby, a wealthy, handsome bachelor on his way home, is staying at the same inn as Valerie and witnesses her being robbed before she can board the coach. He goes to Valerie’s aid and is instantly attracted to her. As her friend’s home is near his estate, he offers to drive her there. An unfortunate accident forces the pair to spend a night in a village inn. Over dinner, Valerie talks about her experiences during the Spanish campaign against Napoleon and the sense of ...

AuthorAlicia Quigley
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Lady Margaret Turnbull Cozy Mysteries Box Set

This women sleuths box set includes the first FOUR mystery novellas from the UK 's Lady Margaret Turnbull Cozy Mystery Box Set; a collection of amateur sleuth murder mystery novellas and is 117 pages of murder, revenge, greed and dark family secrets. MEET LADY MARGARET TURNBULL She considers herself as an amateur woman sleuth. Detective Tom Sullivan considers her as the village busy body; somewhat a nuisance but a necessary one if he wants to solve a crime. She is invariably right, much to his annoyance. Maggie is the widow of a UK dot com millionaire, now owner of Bangalow, Australia’s best bed and breakfast guesthouse, Lawler’s Loft, where she also runs the district’s finest cooking classes. It’s the perfect breeding ground for gossip, something she finds invaluable in helpin ...

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorC T Mitchell
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Liz Lucas Cozy Mysteries #1

Join Liz Lucas, the owner of the Red Cedar Lodge and Spa, her dogs, and her new friend, Roger, as they become involved in solving murder mysteries. This boxed set contains the first three books in the best selling series. Second chances, quirky characters, and challenges abound. Plenty of recipes, good food, and dogs! The author has been named seven times by Amazon as one of their All-Stars.

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorDianne Harman
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Lake Of Sins: Escape

Hundreds of years ago, the Great Death desolated the planet, killing most humans and animals. The world that was reborn is filled with human-animal hybrids. The descendants of humans rule over the others using segregation and subjugation to enslaved and command. Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows she won’t be chosen to stay in the encampment and breed. Instead, she’ll be taken from camp, never to be seen or heard from again. She has one week to discover where they’ll take her and that means she needs to sneak into the woods – again. But this time she stumbles across mutated monsters and predators long thought to be extinct.

Category:Fantasy
AuthorL. S. O'Dea
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Love on the Wind

Six years of traveling for her television series has left host Kiley Nelson longing for a place to call her own. Spending a weekend at her girlfriend’s beach house is the perfect reprieve, especially when she purchases property to finally settle down. But her peaceful escape is shaken when she smashes into a car containing the sinfully sexy and infuriated passenger, Jeff Hammond, who immediately melts her heart. Jeff, staying at his friend’s Montauk home to relax after a trying week of building a home for a spoiled diva, doesn’t count on sharing his weekend with the flaky, yet incredibly sexy, Kiley. He agrees to build her house, despite the tug on his heart as Kiley turns him on in every delicious way. Passionate weekends and shared dreams begin to shape the house they start to bu ...

AuthorPC Zick
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Libra - Silver Blood Collection

Imagine if Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean vanish with the wrong turn of a key! As a silver blood soldier, it is Roy’s mission to stop that from happening. As the alpha of a werefox clan, Mori uses all of her skills to help her husband prevent the catastrophe to both Earth and the paranormal worlds. Together, they tread the dangerous water, fighting the most notorious supernatural forces from the multiverse and the magical land.

Category:Fantasy-Urban
Lost Witness

Single mom Betsy Holmes gets more drama than she bargained for when her mother Claudia drops a bomb that rocks her to the core: Betsy's father wasn't alone the night of his fatal car crash three years ago. Determined to prove Claudia wrong, Betsy investigates—and in the process she uncovers some disturbing family secrets that will change her life forever. "... goes further than the regular whodunit and delves into the hilarity that is family life"—Louise Woods (Readers' Favorite five-star review)

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorMarla Bradeen
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Looking for La La

Bored stay at home mother, Cathy, finds her predictable routine upturned as she investigates a lipstick-covered love postcard sent to husband, Declan. Who is this mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And - wait - is Cathy actually being stalked? With all her friends hiding secrets, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and the stress of organizing the school's Save The Toilets dance, soon it's not only Cathy's marriage that's in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan's new assistant and a possible murderer on the scene and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, even deadly, revelations.

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorEllie Campbell
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Lone Hunter

One billion dollars. Two killers. Three ways to die. A villain emerges from the collapse of the Soviet Union and threatens to destroy Finch, Eve and Sochi. And behind the scenes a more sinister menace prepares to strike them all. The encrypted files should shield the billion dollar fortune at stake, but only if Finch can turn one killer against the other.... Unless Finch, Eve and Sochi are murdered first. If you have an appetite for organized crime series, you’ll love this new crime trilogy. Add a slice of noir novels, the juice of steamy PI mysteries, the zest of a financial thriller series. Soon you’ll be stewing in this new technothriller trilogy — and begging for more. Lone Hunter brings the Finch Trilogy to a close. Inspired by true events, these three books deliver ...

AuthorD. F. Bailey
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Lyric's curse

When a young crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him than he does. With the old witch's help, Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous than his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land ... Dragons have returned.

Category:Fantasy
AuthorRobyn Wideman
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Letting Go

Category:New Adult
AuthorJessica Ruddick
Lowcountry Stranger

There’s a stranger in town. And it’s no coincidence when she shows up uninvited at a Sweeney family wedding. All eyes are drawn to this urchin who seems to have washed in with the tide. Before the night is over, the doe-eyed waif charms young and old with her street smarts and spunky personality. For better or worse, Annie Dawn is here to stay. The memorable Sweeney sisters from Her Sister’s Shoes have returned with more suspense and family drama to hold you spellbound until the dramatic conclusion. As she approaches the next stage of her life as an empty nester, Jackie is torn between expanding her fledgling design business and spending these last precious months with her boys before they fly the coop. Her own worst enemy, Sam is terrified of making a commitment to Eli M ...

AuthorAshley Farley
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Love, Die, Neighbor: A Cozy Mystery ~ The Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Prequel

A Prequel to the Mystery Series that has won the hearts of fans all over the world! As the mother of an active toddler and the wife of an often absent husband, Kiki Lowenstein already has both hands full. But when the Lowensteins move into their new house on the same day the construction crew leaves, Kiki must learn to juggle boxes, baby, and big expectations. Her determination to be a good neighbor hits a serious roadblock when she angers the Nordstroms, the couple who live next door. Then Sven Nordstrom dies under mysterious circumstances, and Kiki is forced into the one role she never planned on playing: amateur sleuth.

Category:Mystery-Cozy
AuthorJoanna Campbell Slan
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Love's Prayer

From acclaimed author Melissa Storm comes the first in a brand-new series of sweet and wholesome small-town love stories with the community church at its center… Summer Smith is at a crossroads in life. Fresh out of college with no idea what comes next, she agrees to take over her aunt’s flower shop for the season. She arrives in the small, close-knit community of Sweet Grove, Texas, hoping to find some answers. Ben Davis has lived in the shadow of his family’s mistakes for years. Forced to give up everything he ever wanted for himself, he begins to consider taking his own life in a final effort to end all the pain. A desperate plea sent to the God he isn’t even sure he believes in is soon answered by a series of miracles that bring Summer and Ben crashing into eac ...

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorMelissa Storm
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Live from the Road

When Meg asks her best friend if life is just about divorce and death, she knows she’s almost hit bottom. But before she drowns in her beer, an idea leaps onto the bar, attaching itself to Meg and Sally, throwing them in a van with their grown daughters. Route 66, from start to end, awaits them. In this fiction travel book, visit Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis and more as Route 66 history and magical realism touch the lives of these four women. A spiritual guide visits Meg in a Tucumcari laundromat and an eagle totem serves as a symbol of hope, helping the women overcome tragedies, from young love heartbreak, deceptions, divorce, and suicide. You’ll find the best places to visit out west along the Mother Road. And you’ll fall in love with Meg, S ...

AuthorPC Zick
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Light My Fire

No Way. I can’t be falling for him. No freaking way...,. Alexandria I’ve been the acting chief at this station ever since they let Larry go. There’s no reason why they shouldn't make my position official. I’m a seasoned firefighter and I’m the best man for the job. Besides, I need the raise that comes with the promotion. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford to leave my alcoholic husband and put my daughter in a private school. The last thing I need is someone coming along and screwing it all up. Chance When they asked me to leave my small town fire hall and head on out to the big city, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I can think of a million places I’d rather be. But, the ex-wife’s harassing phone calls and visits finally did me in. Befor ...

Love Me Tender

In this compelling, family life romance, Anne Pichette is an eighteen-year-old exchange student who goes to live in Texas for a year. Rose Walsh, her host mother, treats her like a daughter and Anne believes her life is perfect. Rose’s teasing, devilishly handsome son, Clint, on whom Anne develops a crush, has a lot to do with this belief. One night, Anne shares her tender passion with Clint, but sadly, he’s too inebriated to remember. A week later, she returns to Paris devastated—and pregnant. Then eight years later, Rose begs her to return to see her through a terminal illness. How can she refuse?

LUCIAN: A James Thomas Novel (Book Four of the James Thomas Series)

Sarquis’ portraits changed everything. James Thomas has the identity of the man hunting him, but there’s one problem… James can’t kill him until he has the code that will save Mak Ashwood’s life. And the man hunting him is the only one with the code. James must take him alive, but he can’t do that without resources. Resources he doesn’t currently have. James will do anything to protect those he loves, and that includes making a deal with Europe’s most feared and violent man. The same man that wants to kidnap and torture James’ girlfriend. A man known as Alexandr Biskup. The risks are grave. The deal will create a powerful alliance, but the clock is ticking: if James fails, he and everyone he loves will die. LUCIAN is the fourth novel in Brooke Sivendra’s romantic suspense se ...

AuthorBrooke Sivendra
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Lady Star Wind

Are they merely luckless lovers … or a legend come back to life? Mark Denaltieri, ex-Sector Special Forces, has been hired by the Outlier Empress to rescue her granddaughter, Princess Alessandra, from kidnappers. Since the Empress once had him tortured and banished, she’s the last person Mark wants to work for. But he takes the job. He’ll save Alessandra, his first love, and discover why she didn’t speak for him when he desperately needed her. Then he’ll be on his way, finally free of his past. Alessandra would rather her rescuer was anyone but Mark–after all, he let her believe he was dead all this time. But when the couple are forced to flee her captors by Traveling via a strange crystal globe, they find themselves in a lovely Oasis on a desert planet, the old attraction sizzling b ...

Category:Science Fiction
AuthorVeronica Scott
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Loveable Christmas Angel

Aloha! Sweet romance, lovable angel, and a prickly little boy’s Christmas wish. Christmas in Hawaii! How lucky can a girl get? Except Leilani is bringing her mother’s ashes home to Waikiki and has an urgent plea of help from an aunt she’s never even met. After winning two free nights in prestigious Hotel Jordan, things take a turn she never expected. First, she is stuck in an elevator with the prickly, but luscious Mr. Jordan. Secondly, her aunt is a sick woman and only held on for one reason. She wants to pass on her most precious possession… her five-year-old grandchild. The same prickly little fellow that takes one look at Leilani, slaps his fist on his hips and yells, “Go away!” Kale is the owner of the Jordan Hotel Chain and he can’t believe ...

Category:Romance Sweet
AuthorMimi Barbour
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