Today or tomorrow my 19 Monarch Butterfly eggs are due to hatch. Anyone want to try and guess how many times I have checked on them today? A few hundred times for sure. What would be smart is if I put them in a baby Bjorn and carried them around on my chest all day. Practical? No, but neither is checking on them every ten seconds. They aren’t even looking like they are going to hatch anytime soon. Hubby just checked on them and he noted that there were no black dots on the eggs indicating they were close to hatching. I love that he knew that. Most of the time he shows only half interest in all the garden ramblings I torture him with. To be fair, half is still a lot. Nothing much else is happening with the babies. They just sit there. Maybe I should check again.

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Killer Cruise: A Humorous Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery (Cruise Ship Cozy Mysteries Book 1)
by A.R. Winters
4.3 Stars (733 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery

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All Adrienne wanted was a fun new job on a cruise ship — instead, she’s dealt three big surprises.

“Winters will have you giggling into your book!”

Surprise number one, wonderful: Her best friend Samantha has joined the cruise!
Surprise number two, also quite good: the First Officer is rather handsome.
Surprise number three, definitely not good: Samantha is suspected of murdering a VIP cruise passenger.

Throw in a few more surprises — an over-the-top boss, a potentially homicidal chef, and a blast from Adrienne’s past — and this cruise might end up being Adrienne’s last.

Join Adrienne, her new friend Cece, and First Officer Hot Stuff — er, First Officer Ethan Lee — as they try to uncover the truth before it’s too late…

This is a humorous cozy mystery featuring a strong female protagonist, some unusual friends and co-workers, and a mystery that needs solving! It has no graphic gore, bad language or sex.

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Enemy on the Edge of Town: A Historical Western Adventure Book
by Austin Grayson
4.1 Stars (230 Reviews)
Genre: History | Romance | Westerns

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Jake Brandt, a young gunslinger and former bounty hunter, travels to Jenkins Bend seeking his fortune, or at least his next job. Little does he know that the sleepy little town will soon be a firestorm and he will be caught right in the middle. With Indians lurking around and thirsty for blood, he knows that he needs to stop them from attacking the village. Is his fearlessness enough to help him in this risky mission?

Jake’s life becomes more exciting when he meets Emily, daughter of one of the wealthiest ranchers in the area, and he is instantly attracted to her. Even though he longs to get to know her better, his priority now is to trace the Indians, find out their plan and protect Jenkins Bend. His mission becomes even harder when a greedy shadowy figure’s betrayal will change the course of events. Are Brandt and the townsmen truly prepared for the approaching threat?

With a traitor among them and with time running fast, the stakes become too high. Will they manage to defend Jenkins Bend and triumph over the enemy before it’s too late?

A gripping, action-packed story, featuring authentic and captivating characters, vivid descriptions, and suspense, that will leave readers breathless. A must-read for fans of Western adventures with a touch of romance.

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Wyrd Blood
by Donna Augustine
4.4 Stars (226 Reviews)
Genre: Fantasy | Horror

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Sometimes I wonder what life was like before magic burst into existence, before the Magical War of 810 destroyed our world. What it was like before there were Wyrd Blood, or we were forced into hiding.

And that’s what I’ve been doing for years, hiding me and my crew. But that’s about to end. My crew is starving and things are getting dire. When I get desperate enough to try and steal from Ryker, one of the toughest men in these parts, things go bad and my Wyrd Blood origins are outed.

But it’s not all bad. Ryker can help keep me alive from the mysterious illness that’s been plaguing me. He can also feed my crew. The only thing I have to do in return is start another war.

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California Dreamin’ Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 11)
by Multiple Authors
4.5 Stars (166 Reviews)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Romance | Women’s Fiction

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In the sweet novella TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE by Heather B. Moore, Gwen uses her wedding photography business to keep her life simple and focus on something other than her own broken heart. When Jack, a guy too handsome for his own good, helps her clean up after a photoshoot, then asks her out, she doesn’t know if she can handle dating again. But Jack’s charm wins her over, and she agrees to meet him for dinner. The more she gets to know Jack, the more she likes him, but everything about him seems too good to be true.

GONE FISHING, a charming novella by Kaylee Baldwin, follows Claire as she tries to convince her dad to leave his start-up company as a boat guide and come back home to Colorado. He’s the only one who can defend Claire against her domineering mother. But when she arrives at the San Diego harbor, she’s met with more than one surprise. First, that her dad is truly living his dream and has never been happier, and second, she’s unexpectedly attracted to his business partner, Miguel.

In THE PIER CHANGES EVERYTHING, an enchanting novella by Annette Lyon, Alexandria has one last task to perform for her late husband, who died much too young: scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. She goes to the Santa Monica Pier to do just that, but her plans get sidetracked after meeting Michael and feeling an immediate connection to him. They grab lunch, and the more time they spend together, the more they discover that they have in common — including past romantic hardships. As the day wears on, Alexandria begins learn that her heart just might be able to find love again.

In Jennifer Moore’s captivating novella A HERO’S SONG, AnneMarie’s career as a romance novelist is skyrocketing and her agent books her on a late night talk show. The host gets her to admit that she was in love once, with a guitar player. Moments after her segment, Lance Holden appears on the same stage, to perform his newest song. Is it a terrible coincidence? AnneMarie hasn’t seen Lance ever since he broke her heart ten years ago, and she has refused to think about him again. Their lives are worlds apart, but as Lance tries to reconcile with AnneMarie, she finds herself taking a second chance.

In STAY WITH ME, an endearing novella by Shannon Guymon, Jolie moves to L.A. to take on a nanny position for the summer, since apparently having a degree in art doesn’t translate to getting a job as a graphic designer. When Fitz, the family’s chauffeur, picks her up at the airport, she wonders if every man in LA is model-gorgeous. When Jolie meets her two charges, she finds them adorable and needy. But it’s harder to hold onto her job than she thought with a hostile Mrs. James and her spoiled brother. Fitz becomes both the silver lining of her job and the man who just might convince her to stay in L.A.

In the delightful novella, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, by Sarah M. Eden, Ada is the best realtor around. The best. She prides herself in matching each client with the house that will fit all of their needs. She hasn’t failed yet. So when Craig hires her to find him the perfect condo for him and his son, Ada is up for the challenge. What she may not be prepared for is her unforeseen attraction to Craig, her immediate attachment to his nine-year-old son, and her heart telling her that it’s okay to take another chance.

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Slow Cooker Comfort Foods
by Bonnie Scott
4.2 Stars (194 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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Do you have a busy, hectic lifestyle? Are you looking for fast ways to provide healthy and tasty meals for your family?

If you own a slow cooker or crock pot and have never really used it to its full potential, then you are missing out. Ideal for busy people, a slow cooker does all the work in one pot, while you do something more interesting than cooking.

In the book Slow Cooker Comfort Foods, you will discover 150 of the best slow cooker recipes that take just a few minutes to prepare, including some unique ideas like:

• Game Day Nachos

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• Polish Chili

• Oriental Chicken

• Tex-Mex Turkey

• Cheesy Ham Au Gratin

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Slow cooking isn’t just about casseroles and one pot stews anymore. With this slow cooker cookbook you can produce appetizers, sides, soups and even desserts, all with less fuss than with conventional methods.

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