It’s very strange how vulnerable you feel when you make something with your own hands and then put it out there to sell. Hubby and I spent a full weekend making cute wooden Halloween lanterns, and really put a lot of thought into the design and quality of each piece. Once they were finished I put them up for sale online. They were well received, I had a lot of people tell me how cute they were, and people were buying them. I felt good. Then came that one person. The one who had to tell me that I was crazy to think they were worth anything. It wasn’t anyone I even knew, but they felt the need to tell me what they thought. All the positive feedback I previously got faded away and this person’s negativity stood front and center. Sure it made me feel bad, but it was a great reminder. A reminder for me when I visit peoples booths at craft fairs, or anywhere people are selling things they made themselves. I see the time and thought they put into making their piece. I understand that I am looking at a piece of the person in each of their creations. It’s a nice point of view.

Invincible – Season 1: A Mystery and Suspense Thriller (The Invincible Trilogy)
by Peter Darley
4.5 Stars (49 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

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From the author of the Hold On! series comes Part 1 in the Invincible Trilogy. (Not to be confused with the animated series of the same name.)

A cursed man. A once-disabled woman enhanced by his extraordinary gene. Now, they’ve found themselves trapped in a deadly game.

Death and destruction follow Ryan Scott wherever he goes — a curse he calls The Influence.

Then, he learns he’s not like other humans. He has a unique genetic variant that slows his ageing, regenerates his cells, and makes him impervious to toxins. He carries within him a virtual miracle cure that could save the lives of millions.

Multiple sclerosis victim, Laura Shepherd, is cured when scientists develop the ultimate serum from Ryan’s DNA. But they never predicted how it would enhance her physical capabilities.

Horrific deaths occur when the mysterious threat that has haunted Ryan’s life strikes again. With Laura by his side, they face a gauntlet of deadly traps that challenge their abilities to the limit.

But could there be a connection between Ryan’s extraordinary gift… and his terrible curse?

Get the pulse-pounding first installment in the Invincible Trilogy today, and join two heroes as they struggle to survive against the gravest odds!

(A heads-up: while the mysteries and goals pertaining to this book are resolved by the end, the story is not complete until the end of the third book. The ‘cliffhangers’ at the end are actually an introduction to the next story arc.)

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Mail-Order Melanie (Rocky Ridge Romance Book 7)
by Margery Scott
4.5 Stars (157 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction | Religion & Spirituality | Westerns | Romance

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Left penniless and homeless, Beckham socialite Melanie Rutherford sees no other option but to become a mail order bride. Luckily, a wealthy rancher in Colorado needs a wife, and although she’s not entirely thrilled with the idea of going west, at least she’ll be able to live the lifestyle she’s accustomed to. However, when she arrives in Cedar Valley, Colorado, she learns that her betrothed has married someone else.

When Tom Harper’s brother, Earl, elopes with his childhood sweetheart, Tom is elected to break the news to the mail-order bride he was supposed to marry. Tom has no intention of getting married, yet something about the woman who arrives on the stage makes his brain shut down and he finds himself offering to take his brother’s place.

With nowhere to go and no way to get back to Boston, she accepts Tom’s proposal, only to discover that Earl had lied about many things – including the fact that he didn’t own a prosperous ranch, but that he and his family owned a… farm! And she’d be expected to work!

Can a woman who only knows how to host dinner parties and attend the opera ever become a real farmer’s wife? And can a man who didn’t want a wife ever become a real husband? Will Melanie and Tom be able to put their differences aside and allow themselves to have a real marriage?

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Searching for The Eminent: Towards the Apocalypse
by Marvin North
5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)
Genre: Action & Adventure | Fantasy

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SEARCHING FOR THE EMINENT: TOWARDS THE APOCALYPSE begins five years after the events of MARCH OF THE MEEK. It continues the intertwined story of Rekco Curse, Cathy Wyman, and Kyoku as they seek to survive in the last inhabited city on the planet — Last Thesi. As the coming apocalypse draws nearer, each of them must find their place in the world and decide whether they will fight for its fate or allow nature to take its course.

Tensions in Last Thesi rise as the madness, a disease with no known cause or cure continues to afflict its people, always resulting in the same outcome: death. Born from the chaos, a new group of apocalyptic fanatics — known as the Doombringers, seek to bring terror to the city. After their attack on one of the Runic Towers is broadcasted over the radio for all the city to witness, Rekco’s frustrations will lead him to make a desperate decision. How will his chance encounter with the scholar, Dim Smithy, come to change his fate, and the fates of all those around him?

Come along for the adventure of a lifetime as Rekco, Cathy, and Kyoku explore and unravel the mysteries of Last Thesi — both inside and out! Venture to the high-tech High District; to Runic Caverns; to the jungles of Gendoli; the dark waters of the Shattered Coast; and underground civilizations — those lost and those hidden away. Will their journies bring them closer to hidden truths that will save their dying world — or simply push them towards the apocalypse?

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Yellowhead Blues: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery
by R.E. Donald
4.6 Stars (69 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Crime Fiction

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A finalist for the 2020 Whistler Independent Book Award!

Just west of the Rocky Mountains, a frightened horse with a bloody saddle is found running loose on the Yellowhead highway. Former RCMP investigator Hunter Rayne is on the road in his eighteen-wheeler when he’s flagged down to help calm the horse and find its missing rider.

The horse with the bloody saddle leads Hunter and a good-natured French Canadian cowboy into a complicated murder mystery. The police are none too happy with his interference, but Hunter strongly believes the RCMP has arrested the wrong man and sets out to uncover who stood to gain from the death of a wealthy ranch owner.

His belief in the suspect’s innocence is shared by a rookie female RCMP constable who joins him in the search for the truth. She befriends the dead man’s young fiancé in an effort to get answers, and discovers that the vulnerable Texas beauty is not who the victim’s family believes her to be.

This is the fifth novel in a unique mystery series set on the highways of North America.

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A Texas Mexican Cookbook: Delicious Texas Recipes and Mexican Recipes for a New Style of Tex Mex Cooking (2nd Edition)
by BookSumo Press
3.9 Stars (35 Reviews)
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

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The Texas Mexican Connection. Texas Recipes. Mexican Recipes. A New Style of Tex-Mex Cooking.

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Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book we focus on Texas and Mexican recipes. A Texas & Mexican Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Texas and Mexican recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

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Here is a Preview of the Texas and Mexican Recipes You Will Learn:

• Cajun Turkey Stew
• A Southern Style Potato Salad
• Easy Jalapeno Bites
• Pinto Beans from Texas
• Texas Style Fried Chicken
• Sweet Honey Chicken
• Texas Mexican Burritos
• Authentic Southern Corn
• Mexican Cheese Dumplings
• Tostadas
• Guadalajara Gravy
• Easy Texas Grilled Chicken
• Hickory Mushroom Stuffed Burgers
• Spicy Sweet Potatoes
• Texas Classic Armadillo Eggs

• Much, much more!

Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. So even though the recipes will be unique and great tasting, creating them will take minimal effort!

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