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Comic Thriller “Death and Taxes” Pits an IRS Repo Squad Against the Mongolian Mob, Radioactive Cows and a Murderous Eunuch

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Mark Douglas is an IRS accountant, a former Marine content to hide out in his cubicle and audit suspicious tax returns. His latent thirst for action is satisfied by occasional forays into the field, armed with tear gas, a bull horn, and a rental truck to haul in whatever pays the back taxes of the most egregious evaders. Life is good for Mark. After long days at the office courting carpal tunnel syndrome, he joins his co-workers at their local watering hole to relive past glories deciphering fraudulent tax returns, ponder unexpected consequences of tax loopholes, and ogle busty barmaids. Mark’s boss, Lila, is a beautiful and sexy tax prodigy. One day, she discovers “odd jiggles” in three seemingly unconnected…

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Memoirs Take Center Stage in This Week’s List of New Releases

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Memoirs take center stage in this weeks list of new releases. Garth Brooks documents the first five years of his career in the; Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman shares her journey from the gym to Olympic gold; and Rachel Jeffs’ riveting escape from her abusive father and the fundamentalist Mormon church she was raised in.   The Anthology Part 1 – Limited Edition, Garth Brooks This limited edition book covers the beginning years of Garth Brooks’ work. The project is definitely a project of love, and includes never-before-seen photos, documents the evolution of his music, and the firsts: that first time being recorded, the first time hearing himself on the radio, and the first time topping at #1 in the charts.…

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5 Books ABC’s American Housewife is Definitely Reading on Her Couch!

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Fall TV is here and life just makes sense again. I can’t wait to dive into some new shows, especially as so many of them look both adorable and hilarious. Perhaps none look quite as adorable or hilarious as American Housewife on ABC, starring Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, an ultra-curvy outcast housewife who finds it impossible to fit in with the other suburban moms. Who are all size 2. And who only drink kale smoothies. Check out the charming trailer and just try not to fall in love: Mixon stole all our hearts when she played April on the insanely funny Eastbound & Down, so I can’t wait to watch her tackle this new role. I can already tell…

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15 New Contemporary Romances We’re Obsessing Over

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We definitely enjoy our fair share of vampires and fantasy worlds here at BookTrib, and we’re pretty much willing to read any historical romance with a Fabio-style hottie baring his six-pack on the cover. But every once in a while it’s nice to dive into a straightforward contemporary romance novel. The setting is familiar, the characters are relatable, and there are no corsets in sight. Whether these novels feature motorcycle gangs, hot cowboys or businessmen who like to dominate in the bedroom, we’re hooked on modern romances. Here are 15 new contemporary romances that we can’t stop obsessing over this month: With Every Breath: A Slow Burn Novel, Maya Banks (Avon, August 23, 2016) Thanks to her unorthodox alpha heroes,…

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Whodunnit: 4 Quirky Detectives from Books and TV

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Detective shows are pretty common, and we’re used to the age-old stereotypes. We have the gruff old cop who knows the ropes, the young new upstart who wants to buck the system. There’s the serious female detective in pantsuits and the family man who drinks a little too much and can’t quite let the job go at the end of the day. But my favorite type isn’t too serious or tortured – no, I love a good quirky detective. There have been a surprising amount of detectives who use humor and clever deducting skills to solve crimes. Here are three of my favorite – and one book! – that you should definitely be bingeing on: Sherlock   There have been…

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SUMMER READS 2014: Evanovich, Hilderbrand and Sparks return with captivating tales

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Long plane rides. Hours baking on the sand. Days in places where the weather should be perfect. Yes, it’s almost summer, so I thought I should give you a rundown of the best new novels for relaxing by the pool, or keeping you sane during your six hour layover in Newark. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, June 17) Any book from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series can get me through a long day at the beach. I have been known to burst out laughing so loudly that people have come from forty paces away to check on me. We’re in luck this summer, Top Secret Twenty-One hits the shelves and it promises to be as much fun as…

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