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Dead Man's Hand (A Calvin Watters Mystery Book 1)Dead Man's Hand (A Calvin Watters Mystery Book 1)
Luke Murphy
What happens when the deck is stacked against you…

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.

…and the cards don't fall your way?

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.

What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?

Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.

Editorial Reviews:

"Luke Murphy's Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Flower

"It's always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks of mystery-thriller authors. So welcome Luke Murphy, who delivers plenty of both in his debut novel, Dead Man's Hand. Give it an evening and you may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter

"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush

"Luke Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat. Murphy's the real deal." —Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared

"Dead Man's Hand is a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. Luke Murphy pours a load of talent into his first novel, and it takes off on the first page. Vivid characters and wire-taut plotting make Murphy's novel a five star read. Don't begin Dead Man's Hand if you need to do anything else today." —James Thayer, author of White Star

"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Be glad. Be very glad. Luke Murphy puts on display the seedy underbelly of Sin City, where deceit, treachery, vengeance and the double cross are practiced like an art form. For a tight taut thriller, bet on a Dead Man's Hand." —Anthony Bidulka, award-winning author of the Russell Quant Mysteries

"Calvin Watters is an anti-hero you will cheer in this solid debut that poses twisted questions about crime and punishment." —Julie Kramer, award-winning author of Shunning Sarah

"Dead Man's Hand gripped me with terror from the first sentence. Tense! Thrilling! Terrifying! Luke Murphy is a great mood-builder on the order of Dean Koontz!" —Betty Dravis, award-winning author of Six-Pack of Blood

Fruit Is Not Dessert: Rich Low-Calorie Desserts (Scrumptious Low-Calorie Recipes Cookbook Book 1)Fruit Is Not Dessert: Rich Low-Calorie Desserts (Scrumptious Low-Calorie Recipes Cookbook Book 1)
Joan Holcomb
Want to save calories on dessert? Tired of people saying, “have a piece of fruit for dessert?” Then this cookbook is for you! It contains recipes for cakes, pies, pudding desserts, and much more! Why settle for a piece of fruit for dessert when you can have much more?

Recipes include:

Lite Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Lite Lemon Pie
Lite Key Lime Pie
Magic Pumpkin Pie
Quick and Easy Chocolate Pie
Lemony Cheesecake
Lite Fudge
Homemade Low-Fat Brownies
Rich Chocolate Roll Dessert
…and many more!

Important note: the intended audience for this cookbook includes those who are looking for lower-fat, lesser-calorie alternatives to full-calorie foods. Those on an extremely calorie-restricted diet (1000 calories per day or less) or those on a low-carb diet may—or may not—find the recipes useful or applicable to them.

Disclaimer: The contents of this cookbook may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physician's care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joan's results are not typical, and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!

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Five Wonderful Freebies Today

by Alana on December 12, 2012

Bigfoot and BigglesBigfoot and Biggles
Cody Boone
Finally Revealed - The Magical World of Bigfoot!

A Fast and Funny Flight of Fantasy for kids of all ages from 9 to 109.

After a hair-raising encounter with a Texas Bigfoot, Bob and Larry set
out to acquire fame and fortune by capturing the legendary creature
and find themselves swept away into an exciting adventure.

The two friends embark on their dubious mission and during the frantic
day that follows, they meet many odd and eccentric characters.

There is Professor Gunther Wagner, a German Lepidopterist, vacationing
in the land of his childhood dreams and Edgar Brunt, the bully-boy of
Lumpterville - not to mention the mysterious Madame Vladokov.

While the hunters are preparing for the hunt, Bigfoot acquires a new
friend, a tiny white dog named Biggles.

Unaware that they are now quarry, Bigfoot and Biggles roam the mountain
forest having their own adventures. They also meet professor Wagner along
with the widow, Marge Wilson and Sheriff Vernon Cutler. The Sheriff will
(unofficially) testify to this: There is a Bigfoot, he has allies and together
they are a fearsome force.

This fast paced, lighthearted romp proves that there is more than one way
to (try to) catch a Bigfoot and that good and bad, easy and hard and even
success and failure are all in the eye of the beholder.

The Main Course: Healthy and Hearty Main Dishes (a Scrumptious Low-Calorie Recipes Cookbook Book 5)The Main Course: Healthy and Hearty Main Dishes (a Scrumptious Low-Calorie Recipes Cookbook Book 5)
Joan Holcomb
The main meal of the day can be filling without a high calorie count. The important components of a good main dish are healthy ingredients, a low calorie count, and a high protein count. Protein is what gives a feeling of fullness, and satisfies hunger.

In this cookbook, I have included main dishes using chicken, beef, and fish, as well as recipes which do not have red meat or fish. All recipes are under 300 calories per serving, and many are well under 300 calories per serving.

Important note: this is not a cookbook with zero calorie (or near-zero calorie) recipes. The very nature of these main dishes and their ingredients mean that the calorie count will never be zero, or even close to it. Those looking for minimal calorie main dishes are advised to seek commercial preparations specifically made for very low calorie diets.

Also, these recipes are not necessarily low-carb. With healthy ingredients such as fat-free milk and vegetables, they often include GOOD carbs.

Disclaimer: The contents of this cookbook may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physician's care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joan's results are not typical, and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!

OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series Book 1)OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series Book 1)
Shalini Boland
'I was completely shocked at how all the events unfolded at the end. I really did not see it coming ... If you like post-apocalyptic books, this story is for you.'

Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars.

In the future, sixteen-year-old Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through the Perimeter and murders her sister. She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she'll be dead before she's past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable than she ever expected.

Cut to the present day where Eleanor's world is falling apart. This time next year, civilisation won't be quite so civilised . . .

Praise For OUTSIDE:
'Any fan of recent popular series such as Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc, would definitely enjoy this read.'
- Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

'Outside is written in a way that kept me flipping through the pages, biting my fingernails and that good old 'one more chapter' feeling was ever-present.'
- The Aussie Zombie.

'A post-apocalyptic road trip thriller with the accelerator firmly on the floor.'
- Faye Meredith, author of Becoming Edward

The perfect escapist adventure for both adults and teens.

Boys For Sale (Book 1): A Novel about Human TraffickingBoys For Sale (Book 1): A Novel about Human Trafficking
Marc Finks
More than 2,000,000 children worldwide are bought and sold each year to be used as slaves.

This could be just one of their stories....

When his parents agree to send Tavi off to a special school in the city that promises wealth and success, they have no idea that they are handing their son over to real life human traffickers.

Tavi's excitement soon turns into horror as he learns what kind of a life he has been forced into and the things that are expected of him. As his world comes crashing down around him, he struggles to stay true to himself in the midst of the darkness.

But when one of his friends dies a horrific death, Tavi knows that he must escape if he is to survive and ever have a chance at a normal life again.

This is a story about Tavi, a boy who has been sold into human trafficking, and the man who is responsible for Tavi's fate.



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Travel And Stay Fit With These Freebies!

by Matt on September 25, 2012

The Must See Sights Of Kauai (Must See Travel)The Must See Sights Of Kauai (Must See Travel)
Richard Matthews
In Kauai, there are plenty of spectacular sights and sounds for vacationers to see. The Hawaiian island is never devoid of things to do. There are scenic beaches, majestic cliffs, and reclusive rainforests. Not to mention the plethora of activities and dining options that are available.

This, straight to the point, guide will point out everything that you must see on your stay on the beautiful island of Kauai. Pick it up for your Kindle and let us guide you around the island and ensure that you take in all of the amazing sites that Kauai has to offer.

Healthy and Fit: Delicious Green Drinks To Lose Weight And Feel AwesomeHealthy and Fit: Delicious Green Drinks To Lose Weight And Feel Awesome
Patricia Richards
Not only are vegetables complete sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, most green vegetables contain good amounts of protein. In fact, spinach is 44 percent protein, the highest of all green leafy vegetables. In the United States, the percentage of dark green leafy vegetables consumption is still lower than recommended.

Green smoothies provide an easy way to consume a large amount of dark leafy greens in one serving. Along with benefits for healthy hair, skin, and nails, and weight loss promotion, green vegetables provide an abundant nutrient supply best utilized when the cell walls of dark leafy greens are ruptured. Chewing green vegetables into a creamy consistency isn’t possible, but using a high-powered blender to make a smoothie with these greens will rupture the cell walls and increase the nutrient absorption in our body.

Green juice, like green smoothies, also gets a lot of buzz. And unlike more pedestrian juices as apple, orange, or grape, "Green Juice" can deliver different intermingling flavors like salty and sweet, spicy and sour, or tart and warm. Smoothies don’t lend themselves to tart or spicy taste as with green juices where each ingredient produces a unique flavor property.

So add those vegetables to your diet everyday with green smoothies and juices. When going green—meaning more vegetables, use the smoothie and juice recipes in this book, each with green in them to perk up your need for green.

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