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Adult #31: HOT COPY (Contemporary Romance)

When a misunderstanding puts awkward intern Wes at odds with his brilliant beautiful boss Corrine, he ends up doing her dry cleaning and car washing instead of marketing projects. He’d hate her, if he didn’t admire her. She’d enjoy torturing him, if she didn’t think he was adork-able. And okay, hot. When they tumble into a secret affair, they’ll decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for love. A #MeToo relevant story, DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets DATING YOU/HATING YOU.

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Adult #32: OFF THE RECORD (Romantic Suspense)

I’ll be Gone in the Dark meets The Crossfire Series. For freelance reporter Stella Thompson, Cole Maxwell’s sex life is not news. Most men would be offended, but Boston’s most enigmatic bachelor is intrigued by Stella’s disinterest in him. With her own set of reservations, she accepts his invitation to explore his clandestine world. But falling for him means risking her privacy and destroying her credibility and her future as a serious investigative journalist.

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Adult #33: ADAM (Suspense with Speculative Elements)

School shooting victim, Adam Lucas struggles with permanent disability, chronic pain, and the poisonous gift of reading minds. Ceaseless bombardment from the sewage of humanity’s thoughts turns Adam into the king of not caring, bending his gift toward drug dealing and blackmail. The last thing he wants is to be anyone’s hero, but when he’s jolted by the depraved thoughts of an unknown killer and falls for the intended victim, he’s forced to do something he hates—get involved.

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Adult #34: THE MONSTER THEY MADE (Dark Contemporary Fantasy)

No matter how many times Adeline kills her sister, the bitch won't stay dead. But everyone Adeline conjures turns against her—even the Prince Charming husband she thought she needed. Now, on an anniversary cruise intended to save her marriage, Adeline is trapped with her most dangerous creations: an unkillable sister hell-bent on destroying her life, and a handsome stranger with the key to saving it.

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Adult #35: TO BURY A MONSTER (East African-inspired, Black #OwnVoices Fantasy)

I am sorry to inform you that while one will prevail, the other must perish. Twin mercenaries Niles and Cassia find their bond strained as every bounty drives Niles deeper into his darkness and Cas toward her faith; until cryptic letters found on a would-be assassin force them to choose what they hold onto. Ciceria’s Prince Marcellus is not himself—whether he knows it or not. A race against the demon of time and stolen memories will determine if he loses himself completely. As each searches the mounting bodies for answers, they find their connection to each other in Ciceria’s lore—and its lies.

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Adult #36: THE MINER’S HYMNAL (Literary Mystery)

VERONICA MARS meets WILD WILD COUNTRY. At a California college built atop a flooded 1850s mine, music major Lou Bancroft and novice PI Jimmy Tsang investigate the bizarre gold-worshiping cult that runs the school as they track a killer.

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Adult #37: STRUCK (Sci-Fi Thriller)

A freak accident leaves Persee with an eye injury that mysteriously influences those around her, so she exiles herself to protect those she loves. Enraged by her decision, her enthralled ex becomes a danger to Persee and her family, forcing her to find a way to end his obsession or die trying.

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Adult #38: ASH, OAK, AND THORN (Nordic Fantasy with LBGTQ elements #OwnVoices)

In a haunted forest, exiled witch Wytha seeks the means of her redemption: a gift for the king who banished her for witchcraft gone awry. But when she finds the perfect prize, Wytha and her loyal band of misfits are savaged by spectral barrow wights determined to stop her. Wytha must uncover which of her cherished friends is summoning the spirits, or risk losing the only home she has left: family.

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Adult #39: A NATURAL HISTORY OF VIENNA (Historical Fiction)

The only thing ambitious, straitlaced Johann Matthias Plischke and privileged, profligate Georg Knauss have in common is the five years they spend together scouring Brazil for natural specimens for Austria’s imperial museum. They return to Vienna eager to part ways, but that isn’t so simple—their time in Brazil has changed each of them in ways only the other can understand, and as the years pass, their rivalry turns into an enduring friendship. But when revolution sweeps through Europe the two men find themselves on different sides of the barricades, and their bond is put to the ultimate test.

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Adult #40: DEAD SILENCE (Paranormal Mystery)

KINSEY MILLHONE meets THE DEAD ZONE: Since her sister’s death twenty years ago, Maureen Quinn's been supernaturally blocked. She meets a man with a plan to get her powers back which is great because her drug dealer client is starting to doubt her abilities and gives her an assignment she can’t refuse. Forced to solve a murder to save herself, Maureen will stop at nothing to find the killer. But someone is working against her—either one of the murdered teen’s friends or the spirit of the dead girl herself.

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