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ROCK, RATTLE & ROLL

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ROCK, RATTLE & ROLLTARYN ELLIOTT & CARI QUINN
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

Loving in fast forward...

Love on the fast track has been the definition of Harper and Deacon McCoy's relationship. In between studio sessions with Deacon's band, Oblivion, and building a new clientele for Harper's catering business, the newlyweds haven't had time to sleep let alone have a honeymoon.

Deacon convinces Harper that they need a week alone together before her business as well as a new album and tour swallows them whole. Since Texas has always held special meaning for them, they head to Galveston to recharge and remember what it's like to just be a couple.

A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin on skin action is just what the rock star ordered. Until the future once again comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:Deacon is a bass player for a band that is …

TO DIE FOR

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TO DIE FORPHILLIP HUNTER
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

A broken man.

A broken city.

A ray of hope.

A poignant thriller a damaged ex-boxer in London's ganglands. This powerful debut is a surprisingly empathetic read, dark but redemptive.
HUBBY'S REVIEW:Joe, is an ex-boxer, ex-military, who is now doing small jobs with other guys in crime nothing to big. They decide to rob a casino and after a few days go by and he does not hear from anyone about his cut he tracks down one of the guys. He finds out that one of the other guys on the crew ended killed two days after they had finished. He then goes on to explain that another job he did with someone else a guy on that crew ended up killed afterwards also. Being a big guy this guy did not want to bring it up to him, but now Joe is figuring that he is being set up as the fall guy for something bigger and must get to the bottom of it. He has nothing to lose for his life is over either way. A good book with strong characters and you get caught up i…

THE POLARIS PROTOCOL

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THE POLARIS PROTOCOLBRAD TAYLOR
Posted:  Nov.  29, 2014

Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are used to putting their lives at risk, but in The Polaris Protocol it’s Jennifer’s brother and countless more innocents who face unfathomable violence and bloodshed.

Pike and Jennifer are in Turkmenistan with the Taskforce—a top-secret antiterrorist unit that operates outside US law—when Jennifer gets a call from her brother, Jack. Working on an investigative report into the Mexican drug cartels, Jack Cahill has unknowingly gotten caught between two rival groups. His desperate call to his sister is his last before he’s kidnapped.

In their efforts to rescue Jack, Pike and Jennifer uncover a plot much more insidious than illegal drug trafficking—the cartel that put a target on Jack’s back has discovered a GPS hack with the power to effectively debilitate the United States. The hack allows a user to send false GPS signals, making it possible to manipulate everything from traffic sign…

FLIRTING ON ICE

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FLIRTING ON ICEVERONICA FORAND & SUSAN SCOTT SHELLY
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

Mr. Perfect has found his kind of trouble...

Professional hockey player Zac Elliott is in top form. He's having the best season of his career, the local fans can't get enough of him, and he's in the middle of the most successful contract negotiations of his career. When the sexy little spark between Zac and the team owner's daughter blazes to life, no matter how forbidden, he can't resist.

Philanthropist Heather Ryan can't keep her hands off of Zac. If her father finds out, it could end Zac's career and ruin her reputation. What they share is deeply passionate and intensely private...until the press exposes their illicit relationship.

Now the fans have viciously turned against Heather, Zac's game is faltering, and even his team has deserted him. The only way out of the penalty box is for Zac to play hockey like life—and love—depends on it...

HUBBY'S REVIEW:This was a fast read…

ANYTHING BUT MINE: WHEN YOU'RE GONE #1

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ANYTHING BUT MINETARYN ELLIOTT
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

BOOK 1 in an all new TRILOGY.

Rock star Logan King has come home to Winchester Falls for the annual Summer Festival. Only this time he's hauling a helluva lot more baggage than a few suitcases and vintage guitars. His closet contains more than the usual skeletons…and if he doesn't keep the door firmly locked, someone might get harmed. The specter of what haunts him forces him to turn away from anything more than one-night-stands.
Until Izzy and her topaz eyes finally give him a reason to try again.
Since moving to town Isabella Grace has found friends and a place to belong for the first time in her life. Running the Summer Festival is the perfect way to show how important her new community is. She just never planned on a whirlwind fling with a man too used to saying goodbye. Or to fall for a guy who has as many secrets as he does hit songs.
Logan is used to protecting himself, but protecting Izzy is all new territory. With every…

U. S. MARSHALS

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U.S. MARSHALSMIKE EARP
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation’s development for more than two hundred years.

Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization’s hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening book, written with the service’s full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization—the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.

Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren’t responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on U.S. soil, an ext…

SHINING STAR: EARTH, WIND, & FIRE

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SHINING STAR: EARTH, WIND & FIREPHILIP BAILEY
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

A revealing and heartfelt memoir from the lead singer of the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire

With more than ninety million records sold and eight Grammy awards throughout its forty-year history, Earth, Wind & Fire has staked its claim as one of the most successful, influential, and beloved acts in music history. Now, for the first time, its dynamic lead singer Philip Bailey chronicles the group’s meteoric rise to stardom and his own professional and spiritual journey.

Never before had a musical act crossed multiple styles and genres with a quixotic blend of astrology, Universalism, and Egyptology as Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) did when it exploded into the public’s conscience during the 1970s. The group’s shows became sensory experiences with their dramatic staging, shimmering costumes, elaborate choreography, baffling magic tricks and a thumping backbeat. At the center of it the group was its charismatic foun…

SECRETS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

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SECRETS OF THE LIGHTHOUSESANTA MONTEFIORE
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn't love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have.Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. She died tragically in what the village thinks is suspicious circumstances, and now she is stuck in a limbo, unable to move on.

And between the two of them is an old lighthouse - the scene of so much tragedy. Can each woman find the peace she so desperately longs for? And can they find the way to live again?
HUBBY'S REVIEW:A book that is a love story but it is also has a ghost in it. But I went with it for it was Ireland and I wanted to see how thi…

THE MOTHER COURT

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THE MOTHER COURTJAMES D. ZIRIN
Posted:  Nov. 29, 2014


This is the first book to chronicle the history of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the most influential District court in the United States, from the perspective of a practicing attorney who has argued many cases before some of its most esteemed judges. It gives first-hand insight into the evolution of our justice system where it has been, where it is now and where it is going. It provides an anatomy of what a trial is all about in an American courtroom, featuring the most famous trials of the period in the greatest court in the nation. It gives the reader a taste of what the storied judges of the period Weinfeld, Murphy, Mansfield, Tyler, Motley and Palmieri, to name a few were all about, how they thought, how they judged, and why they were the worthy keepers of our sacred right to justice, as well as the historical traditions of the Court."

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book looks at the cases or some of…