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  • Claimed

    A Daring Rescue Emma Paulsen is a geneticist driven by science. But she's also a psychic, so when a dark, good-hearted vampire frees her from the clutches of the evil Kurjans, she realizes he must be the man who's been haunting her dreams. But with a virus threatening vampires' mates, Emma may discover a whole new meaning of "lovesick".

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  • Fated

    Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she's used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But "whatever it takes" has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem.

    Or Else! Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he's there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he's a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he's had that long to practice. . . Goodreads

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  • Blue Eyed Devil

    MEET THE BLUE-EYED DEVIL - His name is Hardy Cates. He's a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind.

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  • The Hidden Witch

    In this sequel to The Witch Boy, Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn't a shapeshifter. He's taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family.

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  • Walking with Miss Millie

    Alice isn't happy to leave Ohio and move to Rainbow, Georgia to help take care of her ailing grandmother. It doesn't help that when they get there grandma is worse than they thought she was. Alice just wants her absentee dad to come and take them back home. She wants her brother Eddie to be back in Ohio where he can go to the school for the deaf and not public school. She meets her grandma's neighbor Miss Millie and starts walking her dog Clarence. Unfortunately, Clarence won't walk with anyone other than Miss Millie, so Alice actually walks Clarence and Miss Millie.

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  • Joplin, Wishing

    Joplin never knew her grandfather but when he dies she and her mom still have to clean out his house. Her grandfather was a famous author and all her mom wants are his papers, but she does let Joplin have one keepsake. Joplin takes a broken platter in a tin. When she gets it home her mom's friend Jen helps her get it restored. The first person they take it to is Lucius Doyle who creeps them both out. Once the platter is repaired Joplin notices the young girl on it and wishes she had a friend like that. The next day the girl in in the garden waiting for her.

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  • Dragons in a Bag

    Jax isn't happy that his mama dropped him off with an old lady he has never met. And then it turns out Ma is a witch and has a bag of dragons to deliver to a magical dimension. While Jax agrees to work with Ma as her assistant for the day, things don't go exactly as planned. First they don't make it to the magical world but to the past in the time of dinosaurs instead! And then Ma and Jax get separated and Jax is left on his own with the dragons. He gets help and eventually finds Ma again, but of course things still don't go to plan.

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  • The Losers Club

    Alec wants to spend all of his time reading books. Unfortunately there are things like school and homework and parents who don't appreciate his love of books. His parents and principal give him an ultimatum. Either he quit reading all the time and pay attention in class or he spends the summer in class. He also has to go to after school care every day. Alec assumes that after school care will be a great time to just sit and read for three hours, but the program director has other plans. He has to join the activities or the clubs or do homework.

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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita and their survival of Auschwitz and Buchenau. Lale was given the job of tattooing numbers on the arms of the people being held in the camps. It is a job that gives him certain privileges. He is able to get money and jewels from the people who work in the Canada and purchase extra food to smuggle in to the other prisoners. One day he meets Gita when he tattoos her arm. It is love at first site, but how do you fall in love in a concentration camp when every day could be your last? It is a harrowing tale of death and love.

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  • Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans

    Fagan sketches the journey of Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon (his term for anatomically modern humans) out of Africa and shows how the severe ice age likely brought about the demise of Neanderthals. He really sticks to the data when discussing the climate changes and archaeological evidence. However, he postulates wildly in other areas, particularly when it comes to gender differences and how Cro-Magnon's might perceive Neanderthals.

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  • Animal Madness

    A heartfelt tribute. Braitman explores the depth of emotions animals, how they suffer (often from human mistreatment), and how relationships with other animals, as well as humans can heal them.

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  • The Seventh Wish

    Charlie has a pretty idyllic life even if she doesn't always get the attention she craves. She has an older sister she adores who is away at college.  Her parents are attentive and interested. She has friends and a hobby she loves, Irish dancing. Even though she is afraid of the ice, Charlie goes ice fishing with her friend Drew and his grandma one day. Her world changes when she catches a fish that talks to her and grants a wish for its freedom. When her wish to not be afraid of the ice comes true, Charlie seeks out the fish and more wishes.

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  • Lions and Liars

    Frederick Frederickson is tired of being bullied by his friends and enemies at school. When a hurricane cancels his family's annual Christmas cruise, Frederick is fed up. He ends up in a boat on the river without a motor or a paddle. He comes ashore at a boys' camp for troublesome boys although he doesn't know that is what kind of camp it is at first. They assume he is Dash, a troublesome and infamous delinquent. He is assigned to cabin 13 with Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor, and Ant Bite. Frederick likes camp and the fact that he is not the flea in the food chain of life at there.

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  • Check, Please!

    Eric Bittle is a freshman on the hockey team at Samwell University. As a former figure skater, Eric loves the ice, but isn't a big fan of checking. Enter Jack, the captain of the team who coaches Bitty in checking and not being afraid on the ice. Jack, Bitty and the other players live in the hockey house together where Bitty feeds them all and shows off his culinary skills, especially his baking of pies. The guys are an awesome group and accept Bitty as his gay self. They become a family as they move through the years of college. 

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  • Illegal

    Ebo has lost his entire family. All he has left is his brother Kwame. So when Kwame leaves Ebo decides to follow. They are finally reunited and work to get enough money for passage to the coast. They have to make their way across the desert to the port city. This is a dangerous journey and very few make it. In the port they have to work for passage on a boat to Europe. Their boat ends up being a dangerous rubber dingy. They quickly run out of food and water and the boat springs a leak. They are lucky enough to be spotted by an overloaded ship heading to Europe as well.

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