Mayan Interface
Near the end of the Terminal Classic Mayan period, a high priest commits a murder where a sacrifice is needed. The consequences of his deed will reach across worlds and ages. In our own time, Lydia Rosenstrom is a master translator working with an archeological team in Yucatán and on a virtual reality simulation of the ancient site. She is drawn into a dangerous convergence of realities. This tightly-woven tale blends mysticism, technology, archaeology, and authentic Mayan history. This is not a saga about supposed prophecies of the end of the world! It is instead an engrossing story of challenges, consciousness change, and transformation

Bad Games: A Novel (A Dark Psychological Thriller)
The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games…
The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games…though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind.
But it doesn’t matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not.
An intense psychological thriller, Bad Games has the dark, mind-bending chills of The Bad Seed combined with the fish-out-of-water dread and suspense of Deliverance.

Just a Little Crush (Just a Little Series | Part 1)
When a class assignment requires seventeen-year-old Julie to shadow someone on the job, she’s overwhelmed by the decisions she’ll have to make. After all, she has no clue what she wants from life post-graduation. So when her Uncle Charlie, Oakland’s Chief of Police, suggests Julie fulfill her twenty hours of required job shadowing at the local police department, she’s thrilled at his solution. Thinking she’ll spend her days filing paperwork behind a desk, she finds herself quickly agreeing to his proposition. But Julie’s expectations are soon turned upside down when she meets Luke, the young and handsome (albeit somewhat stubborn) officer she’s assigned to shadow on patrol.
With every hour she logs with Luke at the wheel, her feelings stir deeper, and Julie can’t help but wonder if what she’s feeling has developed into more than just a little crush.

From Now On
Jo Mitchell is a thirty-something woman deeply covered in her career and the safety of her overstuffed apartment. Her love life seems to have hit a stonewall while the little family she has takes turns tormenting her fragile being. Trapped in this hum-drum her, somewhat unspectacular, career is what sets her apart and is her only success.
Right in the midst of this chaos a new mysterious man (Mark) begins working at her company. Much to the disbelief of Jo it appears that he is interested in her. They quickly create a rapport and Jo’s head is spinning. Could this finally happen to her? Could her dreams truly come true?
But there is a sadness that sometimes sweeps across Marks mind and darkens his beautiful eyes. And then he runs away and leaves Jo standing there in confusion and agony. Jo must know and won’t give up on her dream. But could the dream be costing her too much?
From Now On is a story of hope and hopelessness. Of wanting to love and be loved. Of love and fear. Of wanting the thing the most that scares you the most. From Now On will entertain you, thrill you, move you and stay with you for a long long time..

Dominant Species Volume One — Natural Selection (Dominant Species Series)
It started as a peaceful visit to his weekend getaway in the Sierra foothills. Hours later teacher Phil Lynch finds himself living a nightmare. Paralyzed and taken prisoner, his body is used as an unwilling host in a bizarre and gruesome series of parasitic infections. As the terrible truth about the alien visitation unfolds, a small group of captives must first understand – then fight for escape from the terror that holds them prisoner. Their struggle will stretch razor-thin the human will to survive.
Imagine an alien science where tissue, bone, nerves, and muscle are used like we use iron, wood, rubber and wire. Now imagine yourself held captive with hundreds of others by beings who wield this grisly technology as easily as we do hammer and saw; beings whose lineage can be traced through the morally hollow, parasitic branches of nature’s evolutionary tree. What would you do to survive? Would you re-draw the boundaries of your own morality to stay alive? What would you compromise? How might you escape? This is the context of Natural Selection, the first of three volumes of the Dominant Species Series of books.

Breakers (Book 1)
In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.
When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn’t the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.
Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1)
An Amish settlement in Ohio has run afoul of a law requiring their children to attend public school. Caleb Bender and his neighbors are arrested for neglect, with the state ordering the children be placed in an institution. Among them are Caleb’s teenage daughter, Rachel, and the boy she has her eye on, Jake Weaver. Romance blooms between the two when Rachel helps Jake escape the children’s home.
Searching for a place to relocate his family where no such laws apply, Caleb learns there’s inexpensive land for sale in Mexico, a place called Paradise Valley. Despite rumors of instability in the wake of the Mexican revolution, the Amish community decides this is their answer. And since it was Caleb’s idea, he and his family will be the pioneers. They will send for the others once he’s established a foothold and assessed the situation.

Saving Wishes (The Wishes Series #1)
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.
She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.
Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.
When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.
Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit the life she’s living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

The Alphabet Book of Animals – Easy Ways to Learn the ABCs
Introducing your child to the alphabet – from ABC to XYZ – in a fabulous way. Explore the alphabet with your child in this exciting animal alphabet book. This animal picture book will capture your child’s curiosity about the animal kingdom and the world around him, while he gets his abc learning on.
Filled with vibrant, captivating photos of animals from A to Z, it includes the common animals that your child can recognize in her everyday life, as well as the more exotic to engage her in wonder and develop her curiosity. They can all say “cat” or “dog” but won’t you be proud as she showcases her knowledge when she’s the first kid in her preschool to say “ibex” or “koala.”

Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween)
These desserts, snacks, and drinks will appeal to people who want something cute and seasonal. And it will also appeal to the folks who respect the culinary adventurousness of Hannibal Lecter and the Donner party, but aren’t willing to fully commit to the requisite lifestyle change to jump in whole hog (or long pig in this case.)
Read on to find the perfect treat for your Halloween gathering.

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