My fifteen year old baby basset was eyeballing my coffee this morning. Even tried to grab it. I know I can’t outrun him, but thankfully for now I am still stronger. Not for long though. Hubby and I already fight for the twelve servings of coffee I brew every morning, now I gotta battle it out with the boy? I’m not sure I have it in me. Especially without enough coffee in my system. Winter is coming.

Fifteen Postcards: A time travel mystery (The Old Curiosity Shop Book 1)
by Kirsten McKenzie
4.4 Stars (552 Reviews)
Genre: Metaphysical | Romance | Science Fiction

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History shapes those who travel through it

Determined to save the antiques store she has inherited from ruin after the unexplained disappearance of her parents, Sarah Lester discovers a jumbled collection of vintage postcards which lead her on a journey through time.

Unprepared for the story the postcards weave about their reclusive former owner, Sarah’s life is thrown into disarray as she is transported to Victorian London, colonial New Zealand and to the British Raj in nineteenth century India.

Sarah’s journey through time could solve the mystery of her parents’ disappearance. But one impossible question remains: what will staying in the past do to her future?

Buy now and travel back in time

Fifteen Postcards is the first book in The Old Curiosity Shop trilogy.

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Talon the Slayer (Tales of Talon Book 1)
by A. A. Warren
4.2 Stars (88 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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For the galaxy’s greatest warrior, there is only one rule: Victory or Death…
Talon is a slave, a gladiator. A lifepod malfunction erased his memories and stole his past. All he remembers now are years of brutal combat in the galaxy’s deadliest arenas. But when a mysterious alien sorceress drags him into an intergalactic war, he finds himself fighting for the ultimate prize…

His freedom.

As Talon and a rag-tag crew of mercenaries embark on a vital mission for an exiled prince, they are pursued by an ancient warlord who has unleashed the most destructive force in the galaxy. The key to stopping it? Talon’s lost memories.

If Talon can’t unlock the secrets of his past, his newfound freedom will be lost, and the galaxy will be doomed to annihilation. Wielding a plasma axe and an indomitable will, he must triumph over the evil forces that stand in his way. He must be more than just a warrior. He must become…

Talon the Slayer.

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One Hit Wonder: A Samantha True Mystery (The Samantha True Mysteries Book 1)
by Kristi Rose
4.0 Stars (463 Reviews)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Women’s Fiction

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Do your job or move along already. Trouble is, I’m in too deep to do either one.

A year into Samantha True’s forensic photography classes she knows three things:

1. Crime scenes are messy.
2. Especially when you throw up on them.
3. She may not be cut out for this.

When the police drag her to an investigation, she’s just as baffled by the scene. With clues like superhero masks, disco balls, and Bigfoot, are they ever going to find who did it?
As she digs deeper into the photographic evidence, she realizes her small town is full of secrets. And she might be happier staying in the dark.

A laugh-out-loud mystery that will keep you guessing and quickly turning the pages. One Hit Wonder offers the just right reader escape, but fair warning, this book leaves readers wanting more.

Warning: May cause spontaneous laughter. This mystery offers witty banter, characters you’ll want to be friends with, and is a perfect escape to the Pacific Northwest. Laughing out loud in public may cause curious glances from strangers.

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Northern Escape (Northern Rescue Book 1)
by Tonya Burrows
4.5 Stars (414 Reviews)
Genre: Action & Adventure

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She internalized her physical scars. His emotional walls keep him safe. Will a rescue mission in icy terrain melt their guarded hearts?

Brielle Ives prefers dogs to people, and who could blame her? Her sled dogs are loyal to a fault, trust her implicitly, and couldn’t care less about the scars that mar her face. The only human who’s never disappointed her is her mentor, Dr. William Hunter. When his plane goes missing in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Bree will do anything to find him… even if it means turning to a frustrating, irresponsible, and too-sexy-for-his-own-good California boy for help.

When Ellis Hunter enlisted in the Army at eighteen, he put Alaska — and his womanizing drunk of a father — in his rearview mirror. He promised himself he’d never return, but even he can’t resist Bree’s panicked plea for help. If she’s hell-bent on trekking into the bush to find his father, then he’s determined to go with her. But Ellis isn’t the only one shadowing Bree’s rescue attempt…

When the search for answers leaves Ellis and Bree trapped together in the wilds of Alaska, they’ll have to put aside their differences — and an attraction hot enough to melt glaciers — to survive the elements. Because someone dangerous lurks in that icy wilderness… a killer desperate to keep Dr. William Hunter’s secrets buried deep in the snow.

Northern Escape is the thrilling first book in the Northern Rescue romantic suspense series. If you like captivating family dynamics, steamy chemistry, and edge-of-your-seat action, then you’ll love Tonya Burrows’ sizzling adventure.

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Slow Cooking Two Ways: Favorite Slow-Cooked Recipes Made Two Ways: Dutch Oven and Slow Cooker
by Louise Davidson
4.4 Stars (26 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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Prepare slow-cooked meals to perfection with these kitchen-tested recipes! Best of all, you can choose your method! All recipes come with two sets of instructions: one for the Slow Cooker and the other for the Dutch oven. Your meal preparations are kept to a minimum and the house will smell heavenly!

By having a choice between slow cooking with your crock pot or your Dutch oven, you have more flexibility and can plan your meals better depending on the time you have and your inclination towards either method. Both give excellent results and flavorful meals your family will enjoy.

Slow cooking is a great way to prepare tougher cuts of meat, which is a great way to keep your grocery bill down while still providing all that nutrition your family needs. Here, we’ve shared a variety of recipes for easy casseroles, soups, stews, and even breakfasts and desserts!

Recipes in this collection are not relying on a lot of canned or processed ingredients. This makes for healthier choices and the kids won’t even notice they are eating their vegetables!

Cooking with a slow cooker

Slow cookers allow you to go home to a flavorful one-pot meal ready to eat All you have to do is to prepare the ingredients in the morning, put them in the slow cooker and leave it. No mess, no dishes to clean, and little time spent in the kitchen. This also means less work and faster preparation time.

Compared to ovens, slow cookers require a significantly lower amount of electricity. This means lower bills for you to pay. Another money-saver is that with slow cookers, you can buy less expensive, tougher meats because the slow cookers will make them more tender.

Slow cooking with Dutch ovens

There will be days when you want to make one of these dishes and maybe you didn’t think to set up your slow cooker before you left. Or maybe you’re home and you’d just rather use your Dutch oven. Go ahead! For every recipe, we’ve given you directions for the Dutch oven as well. In your Dutch oven, you can still have tender, succulent meats, but you can brown them quickly without dirtying an extra skillet. Also, your Dutch oven is just as happy in the oven as it is on your stovetop, so it’s one of the most versatile pots you likely own. And you will have only one pot to clean! Most recipes can be made ahead of time too! Talking about an easy way to plan and prepare your meals!

Either way, you’ll be preparing a nutritious, home-cooked meal for yourself and your loved ones, using whole ingredients that you probably have on hand or can easily find at your grocery store.

We have included at the beginning of the book a whole section on both how cook perfect one-pot meals with the crock pot and with a Dutch oven with plenty of tips for beginners to more seasoned cooks.

Inside, you’ll find recipes like:

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
“Overnight” Breakfast Casserole
Split Pea Soup
Southwestern Bean Soup
Tex-Mex Chicken
Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Thighs and Vegetables
Baked Ziti and Sausage
Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin
Creamy Pork Chops
Salisbury Steak Dinner
Beef and Peppers Cheese Melts
Pasta Primavera
Creamy Tortellini and White Bean Casserole
Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary
Cherry Cobbler
Gooey Caramel Blondies
And many more!

Each tempting recipe comes with an image, a detailed list of ingredients, cooking and prep times, number of servings, nutritional information per serving, and step-by-step instructions for the slow cooker and for the Dutch oven allowing you to create those favorite foods your family loves and craves, whether using a slow cooker or a Dutch oven.

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