The Pearlmakers by Duke Tate

The Pearlmakers by Duke TateGreedy developers want Teddy Dollarhide’s land. His only hope for salvation lies under the sea.

Nightmares have him gasping for air. Frequently dreaming of being a sailor on a sinking Spanish galleon, La Gracia, in the seventeenth century, he’s searched for the wreck and its priceless cargo off the Northeast Floridian coast for the last six years. Facing financial ruin from a massive tax bill, Teddy fears he’ll lose his beloved historic estate, Isabella, before he can dredge up the treasure.

However, his luck changes when an antique pistol covered in barnacles surfaces in a new location, and he and his four man crew, The Pearlmakers, shift their search hoping to make the score of a lifetime. But with a brutal hurricane assaulting his little town, Teddy’s renewed fortunes may drown in a mountain of debt deeper than the lost ship’s deepwater secret.

Meanwhile, Teddy falls in love with a beautiful riveting stranger that oddly resembles a Spanish woman from his dreams and his older boys go off in search of a long forgotten family treasure buried in the California mountains.

Nothing is what it seems as time slips away and everyone’s dreams are on the line.

This Special Edition Hardcover features a Foreward by the author, an Appendix packed full extras, plus an illustrated map.

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Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep

Capture the Crown by Jennifer EstepBestselling author Jennifer Estep returns to her Crown of Shards world with an all-new trilogy and a bold new heroine who protects her kingdom from magic, murder, and mayhem by moonlighting as a spy. 

Gemma Ripley has a reputation for being a pampered princess who is more interested in pretty gowns, sparkling jewelry, and other frivolous things than learning how to rule the kingdom of Andvari. But her carefully crafted persona is just an act to hide the fact that Gemma is a powerful mind magier—and a spy. 

Gemma is undercover, trying to figure out who is stealing large amounts of tearstone from one of the Ripley royal mines when she encounters Prince Leonidas Morricone of Morta—her mortal enemy. Gemma tries to steer clear of the handsome prince, but when she finds herself behind enemy lines, she reluctantly joins forces with Leo. Also coming to Gemma’s aid is Grimley, her beloved gargoyle.

Despite the fact that Andvari and Morta are old, bitter enemies, a dangerous attraction sparks between Gemma and Leo. Further complicating matters is Leo’s murderous family, especially Queen Maeven Morricone, the mastermind behind the infamous Seven Spire massacre.

The closer Gemma gets to the stolen tearstone, the more deadly plots she uncovers. Everyone is trying to capture the crown, but only one queen can sit on the throne… 

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When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough by Taylor S. Schumann

When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough by Taylor S. SchumannTaylor Schumann never thought she'd be a victim of gun violence. But one spring day a man with a shotgun walked into her workplace and opened fire on her. While she survived, she was left with permanent wounds, both visible and invisible.
In When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough, Taylor invites us to see what it means to be a survivor after the news vehicles drive away and the media moves on. Healing is slow and complicated. As she suffered through surgeries, grueling rehabilitation, and counseling to repair the physical injuries and emotional trauma, she came face to face with the deep and lasting impact of gun violence. As she began grappling with the realities, Taylor experienced another painful truth: Christians have largely been absent from this issue. Gun violence undercuts God's vision of abundant life and community--and the silence of the church rings loudly in the ears of survivors and families of victims.
Taylor weaves her own incredible story of survival and recovery into a larger conversation about gun violence in our country. With compassion and honesty, she encourages readers to reconsider their own engagement with the issue and to join her in envisioning a more hopeful, safer future for our nation. Move beyond thoughts and prayers and enter into grace-filled dialogue and action.

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(CON)science by P.J. Manney

(CON)science by P.J. ManneyPJ Manney concludes her visionary Philip K. Dick Award–nominated series of a world at war, a virtual search for identity, and the future of humanity.

Five years ago, bioengineer Peter Bernhardt spearheaded an innovation in nanotechnology that changed the course of evolution. Until everything was taken from him—his research, the people he loved, and finally his life. Uploaded as an artificial intelligence, Peter is alive again thanks to a critical reactivation by fellow AI Carter Potsdam.

But a third sentient computer program, Major Tom, is tearing the United States apart, destroying its leaders and its cities. Major Tom’s mission: rebuild a new America from the ruins and reign as uncontested monarch. Carter knows that only a revolutionary like Peter can reverse the damage to a country set on fire.

Caught in a virtual world between an alleged ally and an enemy, pieces of Peter’s former self remain: the need for vengeance, empathy for the subjugated people of a derelict world, and doubt in everything he’s been led to believe. To rescue what’s left, he’ll need to once again advance the notion of evolution and to expand the meaning of being human—by saving humanity.

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