All this exercising is killing me. Come to think of it, I don’t remember one single time when I exercised that I actually feel good afterwards. I was always sore, had trouble moving, and felt like I got run over by a truck. How is this good? I never feel bad after sitting on the couch. The couch loves me and treats me well. Last Monday we went to the beach and took a three mile walk along the water’s edge. I wasn’t in it for the exercise, but that was an added bonus. The next day my legs were toast. Tuesday the baby bassets went for two bike rides, and today my muscles are screaming like I hadn’t been doing this almost every day this Summer. Today we are going on a nice easy hike to Armstrong Woods National Reserve. My partner in crime has promised me that it would be much easier than our last hike to Hood Mountain. I think she is going to make it easy so I won’t get scared off. I am trying to be a good influence on my baby bassets, and with school now being from home, I have to make sure they stay active. I am really going to miss those PE teachers… a LOT!

The Darkest Winter: An Ending World Post-Apocalyptic Novel (Savage North Chronicles Book 1)
by Lindsey Pogue
4.9 Stars (56 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Action & Adventure | Science Fiction | Horror

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X-Men meets The Walking Dead in Lindsey Pogue’s super-human survival story, fraught with Crazies (not Zombies), dynamic characters, and bursting with raw emotion you can feel deep in your bones.

The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began.

A group of orphaned misfits.
The wildlands of the last frontier.
Superhuman abilities, harrowing adventures, and heartbreaking secrets.

Elle – Haunting shadows are nothing new to Elle St. James, she’s been running from them all her life. But since the outbreak spread from the lower forty-eight, new monsters lurk in the darkness. After Elle wakes from the fever, capable of horrific deeds, she fears she’s one of them. When she stumbles upon four orphans, Elle’s forced to discover what happens when her greatest fear becomes her darkest secret and her only hope of surviving.

Jackson – After the world goes mad and takes his family with it, Jackson Mitchell tosses aside his badge and decides a bottle of bourbon and the depths of despair are preferable to any semblance of living. All of that changes, however, when a group of young survivors are in dire need of his help and Jackson sacrifices his blissful oblivion in order to keep them safe. As they trek further away from the collapsing cities, Jackson must rely on his knowledge of the backcountry and the traditions of his people, or succumb to the dangers of the Alaskan wilderness.

Brought together under the worst possible circumstances, Elle and Jackson must face the inexplicable realities of the new world. Their past lives are over, and the arctic isn’t all that’s savage anymore.

From the author of the bestselling, post-apocalyptic world of The Ending Series, comes a new standalone series of epic adventure set in the virus-ravaged world of The Ending.

Over 500 pages of new characters, locations, and adventures — The Darkest Winter can be enjoyed on its own or in conjunction with The Ending Series novels. **Rated R for violence and possible triggers.**

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Escape to Indigo Bay: Four Sweet Beach Reads (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series)
by Multiple Authors
4.4 Stars (98 Reviews)
Genre: Romance

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Love is always in the air when you visit Indigo Bay.

Get swept away by the magic of this beachside small town. Grab a sweet tea from Caroline’s Cafe and take a stroll to the Chocolate Emporium for a quick treat. Then warm your toes in the sand and indulge in a happily ever after — or four!

From NYT bestselling author Jean Oram: Sweet Matchmaker??
When Ginger says yes to a marriage of convenience to help keep Logan, the father of a special-needs child, in the country she figures it’ll also get her matchmaking grandmother off her back. But as inconvenient feelings develop for her new, handsome husband, she discovers he’s also an undercover secret agent. When his mission ends, what will it mean for their marriage… and her heart?

From author Jeanette Lewis: Sweet Illusions??
After escaping a cult, Eva Malone longs for the anonymity and peace of a small town. When she meets a local police officer, sparks fly. Eva keeps her past a secret, but Ben wants to know more about the mysterious woman capturing his heart. Will the secrets he uncovers lead to a happy ending or… heartbreak?

From USA Today bestselling author Stacy Clafin: Sweet Reunion??
Maggie’s determined to stay single, but her meddling aunt wants her married. When, despite her intentions, Maggie falls for the notorious bad boy Canyon, Aunt Lucille doesn’t think he’s good enough for her, so she vows to keep them apart. Will Maggie continue to open her heart to love despite the many obstacles, or will the single life prove to be her best option?

From USA Today bestselling author Melissa McClone: Sweet Holiday Wishes
??Saving his marriage is at the top of Mitch’s Christmas list. Will a romantic holiday vacation be his and Lizzy’s second chance at a happily ever after or will it lead to a final goodbye?

Carve out some me-time and savor these four feel-good beach reads. The town of Indigo Bay is the perfect place to indulge in your next reading escape. Don’t miss out on this limited edition collection.

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Turn On The Light
by Yael Shachnay
4.1 Stars (24 Reviews)
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Psychological

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When you play the game, stretching the borders, you can get lost and forget the rules.
Naomi leads a so-called peaceful life. She lives in a lovely apartment with her loving, supporting husband and their two teenage children, works for a daily newspaper, and in her free time concentrates on art.

But all this isn’t enough when her entire world is turned upside down one evening after which she’s drawn into a maelstrom of emotions and urges, lies and enigmas.

Secrets from the past surface and merge with new ones, and Naomi discovers she’s living a complex life with parallels in several worlds: the people closest to her are also hiding from her their secrets and abusing her trust.

With a sharp scalpel and piercing sensitivity, Yael Shachnai invades her protagonist’s soul, painstakingly exposing the feelings and thoughts hiding behind the pretty clothes and carefully applied makeup, while also bravely and honestly scrutinizing concepts such as happy families, relationships, family dinners, protective motherhood, loyalty, and love.

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The Salty Taste of Murder (A Foodie Files Mystery Book 1)
by Christine Zane Thomas
4.1 Stars (70 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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A page-turning whodunit that keeps you guessing to the very end.

Thirty-year-old Allie Treadwell is a singleton. She’s a foodie and a runner, a restaurant reviewer by day, and a Netflix aficionado by night. She lives to eat and eats to live.

But Allie’s latest review is plaguing her with guilt. How was she to know that the restaurant’s owner, her one-time high school nemesis, would be murdered the same day Allie’s salty review hit the newsstand?

Handsome detective Javier Portillo steps in to solve the case. The problem? He’s got it all wrong. Allie is convinced he’s put an innocent man away for the murder — her old friend, Miller.

As Allie works to clear Miller’s name, and her own reputation, she finds that one false step has put the real killer onto her.

Can Allie solve this case without winding up with the next obituary? Find out. Buy it today!


Foodie Files Mysteries are quick reads with no swearing, no gore, a little bit of romance, and no cliffhangers.

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Gunman’s Rendezvous: A Western Trio
by Max Brand
Genre: Literature & Fiction | Historical Fiction | Westerns | Classics

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A wounded gunslinger fights for his life in this collection of three classic stories from one of the most popular Western authors of all time!

Luck is initially on Cheyenne’s side in “Gunman’s Bluff,” as he manages to kill one Martin brother and wound the other in a shootout. But in the process, Cheyenne himself is shot in the shoulder, and it will be a while before he’ll have use of his right hand. But with the Martin family immediately out for revenge, Cheyenne doesn’t have time to heal, and he’ll need more than just one good hand to keep him alive.

“Torridon” tells the story of Paul Torridon, raised from the age of seven by his family’s archrivals, the Bretts. Over the years the hatred between the local clans slows to a simmer, until one day a majestic Brett family colt becomes a one-man horse… to none other than Paul Torridon!

Finally, in the title story, wealthy rancher Oliver Lane is believed to be near death. Lane’s will calls for his entire fortune to be passed along to his drifter nephew, Sandy Lane, but only if Sandy should return before a set date. After that, it’s all up for grabs for Henry Barnes, and Barnes is not one to leave such matters to chance!

Max Brand has been captivating audiences for generations with his vivid tales of wild frontier exploits. Gunman’s Rendezvous finds the legendary author in top form, spinning three edge-of-your-seat stories that find rugged heroes in life-and-death situations.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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