Fast track Garwood, Julie, author.
"Family secrets and a hidden past-a woman's search to uncover the truth ignites danger and passion in the latest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Julie Garwood. Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy's girl-her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother. Cordelia can't suppress her curiosity about the woman who gave birth to her, and when she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them. Hotel magnate Aiden Madison is Cordelia's best friend's older brother. He's oblivious to the fact that she's had a crush on him for years. When he gets railroaded into taking her along to Sydney on his company jet, he's unwittingly drawn into a volatile family drama. Aiden wants to help Cordelia get answers about her mother, but threats from her wealthy, high-powered family are quickly becoming dangerous. Sparks are flying between Cordelia and Aiden, but after multiple attempts are made on Cordelia's life, Aiden realizes he must put a stop to the madness before he loses the thing he values most"--
God don't like ugly Monroe, Mary.
Frightened and ashamed, budding teenager Annette Goode, a shy, awkward, overweight girl, hides the devastating secret that her mother's boarder has been sexually abusing her, until her life is changed forever by the beautiful and worldly Rhoda Nelson.
Black fish Llewellyn, Sam, 1948-
Acacia : the war with the Mein Durham, David Anthony, 1969-
Leondan Arkan, the powerful ruler of an idyllic empire, hides the dark realities of their prosperity from his four children, until an assassin from the Mein, a race exiled to an ice-locked stronghold in the north, strikes him down and frees his children.
Top secret : a clandestine operations novel Griffin, W. E. B.
In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. In his first assignment, he's got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but there are enemies everywhere--and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.
Texas true Dailey, Janet, author.
The cowboy who claimed her heart before taking off on a tour of duty planned never to return. But Beau Tyler is back, and Natalie Haskell feels defenseless against the powerful pull of the brawny soldier. Especially when she finds herself suddenly widowed and needing the shelter of his strong arms.
Salvation in the rancher's arms Boyce, Kelly.
Rachel Sutter's world is turned upside down when Caleb Beckett rides into Salvation Falls. He brings news of a poker game gone disastrously wrong--not only has her wastrel husband been killed, he's also gambled away Rachel's home! Suddenly, Rachel is left with nothing but an unpaid debt, and Caleb is holding all the cards--not to mention the deed to her land! There's something about the enigmatic drifter that she is instinctively drawn to, but how can she begin to trust him when so much of his past is shrouded in mystery?"
A heart to heal Pleiter, Allie, 1962-
Guidance counselor Heather Browning is desperate. She needs a mentor to help Simon, a disabled student who is struggling at Gordon Falls High School. Unfortunately, hotshot Max Jones is her only option. Confrontational and cavalier, Max uses his flashy persona to hide the bitterness he has felt since his life-changing accident. Perpetually cautious, Heather finds Max's bad-boy bravado as intriguing as it is infuriating. But as Heather and Max work together to build Simon's self-confidence, they begin to trust each other. Max has never been slow and careful with anything. Can he be gentle with Heather's heart?
Lone star hero Navarro, Jolene.
Single mom Vickie Lawson is back in her Texas hometown, intent on making a better life for her children. But when her son's troubles lead childhood Jake Torres to her door, she realizes her feelings for him never went away. Now a State Trooper, Jake vows not to be distracted by the beautiful woman who once held his heart. He has never revealed to her the secret that tore them apart. Jake fears if he does, she--and the whole town--will never forgive him. But if Vickie and Jake can untangle the past, they may have another chance at forever.
KCPD protector Miller, Julie, 1960- author.
Kansas City Police Deputy Commissioner George Madigan and his assistant Elise Brown work together to catch a stalker while their feelings for each other grow, until a tornado strikes and Elise is taken hostage.
Bridegroom bodyguard Childs, Lisa, author.
Confirmed bachelor and bodyguard Parker Payne must protect Sharon Wells and their son from a homicidal maniac intent on completing his personal mission.
His Montana sweetheart Herne, Ruth Logan.
Olivia Franklin suspected coming home to Jasper Gulch would mean eventually running into her first love, Jack McGuire. But she is adamant that she not repeat the mistakes that led to her broken heart. Yet from the moment she lays eyes on her former sweetheart, her resistance begins to crumble. The tall, handsome rancher made his choice all those years ago. He had gone from the baseball diamond to a high-rise office and finally back home to the Double M--all without her. And no amount of centennial nostalgia can change the past. But the future is another story, and the pretty historian is about to get a lesson in romance from the lonesome cowboy she will never forget!
Never forget me Kaye, Marguerite.
"A KISS GOODBYE. 1914. As war looms, genteel Flora yearns to be more than just an observer. She finds a revolutionary kindred spirit in soldier Geraint--but will their fragile love be crushed before it can start to bloom?"-- From back cover.
The rake's ruined lady Brendan, Mary.
Beatrice Dewey keeps falling for unsuitable men. She believes the man she loved, Hugh Kendrick, is lost to her forever, and now her new fiancé has canceled their wedding! But then Hugh reenters her life trailing rumors of illicit love affairs in his wake. Instead of marriage, he offers her a very public, passionate kiss! To succumb to his skillful seduction would be the ultimate road to ruin, but is there enough of the old Hugh left to convince Bea to give him another chance?
New frontiers : a collection of tales about the past, the present, and the future Bova, Ben, 1932-
"Fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from the six-time winner of the Hugo Award Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory--thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova"-- Provided by publisher.
Last to know Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.), author.
Soon after newcomer Lacey Havnel arrives in the quiet, well-heeled lakeside getaway of Evening Lake, Massachusetts, she is discovered stabbed and a vacationing Detective Harry Jordan must track down the killer before another murder is committed.
Painted horses Brooks, Malcolm (Novelist), author.
Catherine Lemay, a young archaeologist surveying a Montana canyon in the 1950s ahead of the planned construction of a major dam, meets a former mounted cavalryman who shows her the beauty in the stark landscape around her.
Swan Point Woods, Sherryl, author.
Single mom and fashion boutique manager Adelia Hernandez hopes to make a new life for herself in Swan Point, and the restless Gabe Franklin just may be the man to help her, if he can make amends for his past mistakes and finally settle down.
Dead float Easley, Warren C., author.
"If you are a fly fisherman, it doesn't get any better than the salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River, Oregon's legendary trout fishing venue. Cal Claxton--a small town lawyer who works to fish--has to pinch himself when his best friend and fishing guide, Philip Lone Deer, asks him to help guide an upcoming trip with a group of executives from a high-tech firm in Portland. But the trip through the remote Deschutes River Canyon turns ugly when a member of the fishing party is murdered. Everyone in the party is a suspect, including Cal himself. Does the fact that the company's value is about to explode play into the crime? And what about the freight line running along the river? All Cal knows is that he better come up with answers because he's suspect number one."--from publisher's description.
The Clint Adams special Roberts, J. R., 1951-
"The gold bug never bit Clint Adams, but he's not against providing protection to prospectors looking to strike it big--so long as the price is right. But when George Oswalt's treasure map leads him and Clint to the mother lode, the Gunsmith finds himself digging up more trouble than it's worth. The hoard isn't just overflowing with gold coins--whoever hid the treasure also stowed away some customized rifles, ones Clint recognizes as his own craftsmanship from two years back. And when the former owners show up looking to cause havoc, the Gunsmith decides to prove that making weapons isn't his only specialty" --
Riding home Thompson, Vicki Lewis.
Perfect is good. Imperfect is even better... City-slicker lawyer Jeannette Trenton is about as welcome at the Last Chance Ranch as a rattlesnake at a square dance. She's there to atone for one major mistake. But Jeannette's pretty sure righting her big wrong does not include thinking lustful thoughts about the ranch's new cowhand... Zach Powell knows Jeannette's type--a wound-up-tight perfectionist with one eye on her email at all times. Heck, that used to be him. She needs to shake it loose, face her imperfections and allow herself to make mistakes. There's definitely no mistake about the wickedly sexy vibe between them. This gal is gonna have to "cowboy up"...or miss the ride of her life!
The fortune hunter : a novel Goodwin, Daisy.
"Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi," is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National--until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. This brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures"--
Hounded Rosenfelt, David.
Carpenter gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned eight-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene-- Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system" ... until Pete is cleared of Danny's murder.
Assassin's creed. 4, Hawk Corbeyran, 1964- author.
When Desmond Miles is called away on an urgent mission, he entrusts fellow Assassin Jonathan Hawk with File 24. Hawk sets out to search for the Scepter of Isis - a powerful ancient artifact, lost in time. Through his Assassin ancestor, El Cakr, Hawk travels to Egypt in 1257, where the Scepter lies in the hands of the new Sultan. Pursued in the present by the formidable Templar agent Vernon Hest, Hawk finds himself in a race against time-throughout time.
Never Marry a Viscount Stuart, Anne
Soulminder Zahn, Timothy
Fall of night Maberry, Jonathan.
"Stebbins Little School is full of bodies. It's unthinkable to Desdemona Fox. Children are sobbing as panicked teachers and neighbors beat down their family members outside of the school...or the things that used to be their family members. Parents don'teat their children do they? Officers Fox and Hammond, along with journalist Billy Trout, are calling it the beginning of the end. This is the zombie apocalypse. An insane escaped serial killer is infecting Stebbins County with a deadly virus, and now thewhole world is watching while Fox, Trout, and the remaining inhabitants of Stebbins fight for their life against...what? The undead? The President and the National Guard are ready to nuke Stebbins, PA off the map and cut their losses. But the infection is spreading and fast. Worse, the scientist who created the virus is missing. It's a numbers game as the body count rises, Fox has to contain the infected and evacuate the living before it's too late, and the clock is ticking... Fall of Night, Maberry's nail-biting sequel to Dead of Night, picks up where the first novel left off--on a wild goose chase for a mad man and the missing scientist who gave him new "un"-life. Chilling, gory, and hair-raisingly scary, Maberry fans won't be able to read this fast-paced thriller with the lights off. "--
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches Priest, Cherie.
" Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.... The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny. But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean's depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness. This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe. "--
Fish tails : a novel Tepper, Sheri S, author.
Searching for others who might be interested in adopting their sea-dwelling lifestyle, Abasio and Xulai, along with their children, encounter strange visitors from the far-off world of Lom who have been gathered together to perform one last good deed on Earth before its metamorphosis is complete.
Shatter McCarthy, Erin, 1971- author
"Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after flunking chemistry and finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hookup with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her moodslightly. After all, it's not like she'll ever see the tattooed scholar again... While he's a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she's pregnant after their night of passion, he's at a complete loss. He's prepared to be a good father--unlike his own deadbeat dad--but he's less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child. With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon's devotion stems from growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who's ever made him feel whole.."--
Beautiful you Palahniuk, Chuck.
Invited by notorious playboy C. Linus Maxwell to a Paris hotel, Manhattan legal associate Penny Harrigan discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of sex toys for women that will render men obsolete and make Maxwell the most powerfulperson in the world.
The Frenzy Wolves Lamberson, Gregory
All is bright Spencer, Katherine, 1955-
"In the little town of Cape Light, Reverend Ben Lewis reflects on Christmas past-while his beloved daughter, Rachel, looks to the future. A box of old photographs sparks long forgotten memories for Reverend Ben, images of himself when he was a young minister, a newcomer to Cape Light and his congregation. He remembers the very first Christmas at his new church, when nothing turned out as he expected. A prominent church member and benefactor, Oliver Warwick, stood accused of a serious crime, and the entire town and congregation were quickly torn apart. Ben knew that he must carry the banner of God's love and mercy into the fray, all the while struggling to win his church's confidence and respect and prove to all-including himself-that he was worthy of his calling as a minister. As her father looks back, Rachel Anderson looks to the future, trying to imagine a life without her beloved husband, Jack. But then, single-dad Ryan Cooper appears on her doorstep like an unexpected package. Her son's basketball coach is just the man Rachel needs to shake up her world and show her there's such a thing as focusing-and fretting-too much. Ryan's gentleness, charm, and understanding are a convincing combination, and Rachel soon finds herself imagining a new world filled with hope and love. But deep loss and old fears are not so easily dispelled, and Christmas brings Rachel a serious choice: cling to a past filled with comforting memories, or reach for a future of bright possibilities. "--
The Sweetness of Honey Kent, Alison
Linger Jameson, Lauren.
"From the author of Breathe and Blush comes a blisteringly hot new novel about baring it all. On her last night in Nevada before embarking on a yearlong veterinary internship, Scarlett Malone is celebrating-and looking for one night of incredible pleasure. But the man who draws her eye is not her usual type: He's a cowboy whose alpha-male tendencies tempt her beyond belief. Scarlett can't understand why she wants this man and no one else, but she's determined to entice him to submit. Dr. Logan Brody lives an isolated life in rural Montana, running a ranch and suppressing his submissive tendencies. Only on his occasional trips does he give into his hidden urges. He can't deny his scorching attraction to Scarlett or that she makes him want more, but he never lets anyone break him down fully. He's hers for one night and one night only. But when Scarlett shows up at Logan's door as his intern for the year, he realizes that the walls around his heart are about to crumble-and that this sexy dominant woman hasno intention of letting him keep control."--
A Gift to Remember Hill, Melissa
Murder in time Heley, Veronica, author.
Ellie's housekeeper Vera receives a visit from the man who raped her and left her pregnant years earlier as a schoolgirl, and now wants to adopt the child, but Ellie intends to protect Vera and her child from this unwelcome visitor from the past.
Love without end Hatcher, Robin Lee.
"Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Willthey risk their hearts to love again?Chet Leonard's life was forever changed when his seventeen yearold son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men. Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious fifteen-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King's Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of become involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man. When 84-year-old Anna McKenna returns to King's Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet's families at last discover a love without end"--
Those who feel nothing Guttridge, Peter, author.
While investigating a scandal involving the director of the Royal Pavilion, Sarah Gilchrist and Bellamy Heap discover looted Cambodian antiquities in the tunnels beneath the Pavilion, along with a recently buried corpse.
Gretel and the dark Granville, Eliza.
Decades after a celebrated Viennese psychoanalyst begins working with a woman who claims to be a machine, a young girl retreats into fairy tales, unaware of the dangers in her Nazi-controlled German city.
The goddess of small victories Grannec, Yannick.
One more chance : a Rosemary Beach novel Glines, Abbi.
"In Take a Chance, #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines gave us the story of Grant, who first captured the hearts of new adult readers in Fallen Too Far, and Harlow, the woman who stole his own. Now comes One More Chance... Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker. Someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of herown. Harlow had taken the chance, falling fast and hard for the man who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love... But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now both must decide if they have enough fight to make it work--or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future"--
Spice Glass, Seressia.
"Nadia Spiceland works in the business of temptation. The confections she crafts at the Sugar and Spice Bakery and Cafe lure in the locals. But one customer is interested in more than just her delectable sticky buns... Kane Sullivan teaches human sexuality at the nearby college, where coeds are clamoring for seats in his lectures. Nadia is reluctant to his advances, yet she also has needs. Who better to fulfill them than the man who's referred to as "Dr. Sex" by his female students? Soon Kane creates a hunger in Nadia that nothing can satiate. It weakens her, and that's something she cannot risk. Not again. But Kane's masterful touch might just be powerful enough to melt her heart--and free her to trust again.."--
Crooked River : a novel Geary, Valerie.
"With the inventiveness and emotional power of Promise Not to Tell, The Death of Bees, and After Her, a powerful literary debut about family and friendship, good and evil, grief and forgiveness. He is not evil. I am not good. We are the same: broken and put back together again. Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and her younger sister Ollie McAlister move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a teepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father. But soon after they arrive, a young woman is found dead floating in Crooked River, and the police arrest their eccentric father for the murder. Fifteen-year-old Sam knows that Bear is not a killer, even though the evidence points to his guilt. Unwilling to accept that her father could have hurt anyone, Sam embarks on a desperate hunt to save him and keep her damaged family together.I see things no one else does.I see them there and wish I didn't. I want to tell and can't. Ollie, too, knows that Bear is innocent. The Shimmering have told her so. One followed her home from her mom's funeral and refuses to leave. Now, another is following Sam. Both spirits warn Ollie: the real killer is out there, closer and more dangerous than either girl can imagine. Told in Samand Ollie's vibrant voices, Crooked River is a family story, a coming of age story, a ghost story, and a psychological mystery that will touch reader's hearts and keep them gripped until the final thrilling page"--
Now we will be happy Gautier, Amina, 1977-
Castaway Fawkes, Sara
Unnatural Murder : a Josie Corsino Mystery Dial, Connie, 1944-
Day of vengeance : a Dorothy Martin mystery Dams, Jeanne M, author.
Dorothy Martin's husband, Alan Nesbitt, is heavily involved in the complex and lengthy process of choosing a new bishop for Sherebury Cathedral when one of the candidates is found murdered in his own church.
Hidden in the stars Caroll, Robin.
The Prince's Boy Bailey, Paul
The sassy belles Albright, Beth, author.
When Lewis Heart, football announcer, vanishes after a romp with Vivi Ann McFadden at the Fountain Mist Motel, Vivi does what any Southern woman would do--call her best friend, Blake O'Hara Heart, attorney-at-law.
One in a Million Shalvis, Jill
A Virgin for His Prize Monroe, Lucy
Twelve Days of Pleasure Mello, Deborah Fletcher
The death factory : a Penn Cage novella Iles, Greg, author
Change of Heart Deveraux, Jude
Darling Beast Hoyt, Elizabeth
Once upon a Highland Autumn Cornwall, Lecia
Falling into Forever Bourne, Phyllis
Memory zero Arthur, Keri, author.
Chasing ghosts Driver, Lee.
Shapeshifter Dagger comes face-to-face with his past in the form of an intruder who first wants to hire him, then tries to kill him. The search leads to a technologically advanced city below the surface of the Earth, where all roads lead back to BettaTec, a shadow corporation Dagger would risk everything to destroy.
The bone seeker McGrath, M. J., 1964- author.
"Edie Kiglatuk works as a summer school teacher in the Canadian Arctic. When one of her female students is found dead in nearby Lake Turngaluk, Edie enlists the help of Sergeant Derek Palliser to pursue the case, promising the girl's Inuit family that they will uncover the truth. Meanwhile, lawyer Sonia Gutierrez investigates the toxicity of the lake and suspects that there might be a larger conspiracy involved"--
Tales of Wrykyn and elsewhere : twenty-five short stories of school life Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975.
Unstoppable Richard, Shannon, author.
"Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there's something holding him back. Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated - that's all he's looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he'll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all."--Back cover.
Prototype : a novel Waters, M. D., 1976- author.
The stunning debut that began with 'Archetype' and has readers buzzing concludes in Prototype, when a woman's dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future. Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past--both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents' whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family. But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there's nowhere on the planet she can hide. Declan Burke wants his wife back, and with a little manipulation and a lot of reward money, he's got the entire world on his side. Except for the one man she dreads confronting the most: Noah Tucker. Emma returns to face what she's done but finds that the past isn't the problem. It's the present--and the future it represents. Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter. In the shocking conclusion to M.D. Waters's spectacular debut, Emma battles for her life and her freedom, tearing down walls and ripping off masks to reveal the truth. She's decided to play their game and prove she isn't the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn.
Traitor's storm Trow, M. J., author.
"May, 1588. With Elizabeth Is court rocked by stories of an imminent invasion and one of his key undercover agents missing, Sir Francis Walsingham dispatches Kit Marlowe to the Isle of Wight off the south coast: the first line of defence against the approaching Spanish Armada." - Amazon
Off the Edge Crane, Carolyn
The sweet spot Drake, Laura, 1954-
Revenge Bell, Shelly
Gulliver's travels Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall, Brobdingnag, a land of giants, an island of sorcerers, and a nation ruled by horses.
Shoot to thrill Bruhns, Nina.
Former CIA spy Kick Jackson reluctantly accepts a final mission to stop a violent plot by identifying a terrorist, a situation that places him on the run from deadly enemies and lands his fate in the hands of nurse Rainie Martin.
If Looks Could Chill Bruhns, Nina
Knight of my dreams Sands, Lynsay, author.
Chain Reaction Pendleton, Don
Maximum Chaos Pendleton, Don
Domination Bid Pendleton, Don
Texas Born & Maggie's Dad Palmer, Diana
Offspring Appleton, Scott.
"With Ilfedo's beloved wife buried, the Hemmed Land is destined to change, as is he. The sea serpents have again invaded the land and Ilfedo must discover the power behind the sword of the dragon, even as he accepts his people's call to become their LordWarrior. His daughter grows into a beautiful young woman whose wisdom and love endears her to the people, and sets her on a journey to find a race of unique and powerful creatures. But far to the north an evil long ago stirred, and Letrias's workings soon threaten everything Ilfedo holds dear."--Amazon.com.
The King's Pleasure Graham, Heather
Reunion in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called in to investigate the murder of Walter Pettibone by a woman calling herself Julie Dockport, and soon Eve realizes that "Julie" is a woman Eve had put in prison years before who is back for revenge.
Last Lullaby Hamilton, Denise
Final Lap McCarthy, Erin
Somewhere in Germany : an autobiographical novel Zweig, Stefanie.
The Book of Lost Tales. Part 2 Tolkien, J. R. R.
The midwife's revolt : a novel Daynard, Jodi, author.
Becoming a widow after Bunker Hill, Lizzy Boylston struggles to run her farm and midwifery practice as her friendship with Abigail Adams grows and she is thrust into a dangerous role as a spy for the cause.
The pattern of her heart Peterson, Tracie.
"When tragedy strikes, Jasmine Houston must uproot her family from the Northern mill town of Lowell and take over her family's Southern plantation. Tensions are high, and the lives of the slaves they've promised to protect hang in the balance"--Provided by publisher.
Crave the night Adrian, Lara.
"With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense--page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave theNight, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order--an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires--Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire--a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusivequarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing--until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. --
Playing With Fire Eden, Cynthia
Trilby Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896.
Back to school murder Meier, Leslie.
Line War : The Fifth Agent Cormac Novel Asher, Neal
Magic strikes Andrews, Ilona.
When her werewolf friend Derek is attacked and left for dead, mercenary Kate Daniels investigates and stumbles upon a dark plot that could forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.
The forbidden : a vampire huntress legend Banks, L. A.
Damali and her fellow members of the Guardian squad confront their ultimate nemesis in the evil persona of Lilith, the consort of the Un-Named One, who has been summoned from the seventh level to open the portals of Hell and destroy Damali and her associates.
Daybreak Plain, Belva
Plague Maker Downs, Tim
Shiver Jackson, Lisa.
Detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya must team up with the prime suspect in a murder case to catch a serial killer who is keeping New Orleans in the grip of fear, an investigation that leads them to an abandoned asylum where unspeakable evil awaits them.
Death on a high floor : a legal thriller Rosenberg, Charles B, author.
Red or dead : a novel Peace, David, author.
'Red or Dead' is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And the story of the retirement of Bill Shankly. Of one man and his work. And of the man after that work. A man in two halves. Home and away.
Song of the shank : a novel Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- author.
Thomas Greene Wiggins, a slave and musical genius who performs under the name Blind Tom, profoundly changes the lives of all who encounter him as he struggles to navigate through the American landscape during the Civil War era.
Fridays at Enrico's Carpenter, Don.
"Friday's at Enricos, the story of four writers living in Northern California and Portland during the early, heady days of the Beat scene. A time of youth and opportunity, this story mixes the excitement of beginning with the melancholy of ambition, often thwarted and never satisfied. Loss of innocence is only the first price you pay. These are people, men and women, tender with expectation, at risk and in love, and Carpenter also carefully draws a portrait of these two remarkable places, San Francisco and Portland, in the 50s and early 60s, when the writers and bohemians were busy creating the groundwork for what came to be the counterculture. Recently discovered in a complete penultimate manuscript, having been lost since the author's death, we were thrilled to see this book into print. A great champion of Don Carpenter, Jonathan Lethem, has taken on the task of editing and developing this last draft into the shape we imagine Carpenter would have himself accomplished had he lived to see this through and Lethem provides a wonderful introduction to this book, to Carpenter, and to the broad influence of his work which resonates until this very day."--
Blue Moon Rising Green, Simon R.
The sacred vault McDermott, Andy.
When a travel journal she found in Atlantis is stolen, American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, work to stop a cunning billionaire's plot to remake the world while dodging a ruthless killer.
The Covenant of Genesis McDermott, Andy.
When archeologist Nina Wilde makes a discovery that could change human history, but the artifact is stolen, she and her fiancé go up against the Covenant of Genesis, a clandestine group sworn to keep her discovery a secret.
The secret of Excalibur McDermott, Andy.
Archaeologist Nina Wilde and her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, must stop King Arthur's legendary blade from falling into the wrong hands because the truth behind the sword's power could plunge the world in a new era of war.
Missing Lily Larsen, Annette K.
Just Ella Larsen, Annette K.
Poison promise Estep, Jennifer, author.
Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed "The Spider," she's a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target. There's a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name "Burn" sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight...
Captivated love Sullivan, Yasmin
Where relationships are concerned, Safire Lewis is like quick fire. She moves fast to get what she wants--then moves on before things get too complicated. Artist Darien James's laid-back charm arouses her interest from their first meeting. But instead of seizing the opportunity for a no-strings fling, he is looking for a commitment. Darien has been hurt before. Now he wants a passionate connection that will last. With her sizzling confidence, the gorgeous paralegal has become his artistic muse--and the ultimate temptation. First they are butting heads, then they are burning up the sheets. He won't settle for less than everything Safire has to give. And if she will only love her fear of letting go, she might realize that Darien is the one man who will keep her endlessly enthralled.
Death of a stranger Perry, Anne.
For the prostitutes of Leather Lane, nurse Hester Monk's clinic is a lifeline, especially welcome since lately their ailments have escalated from bruises and fevers to broken bones and knife wounds. At the moment, however, the mysterious death of railway magnate Nolan Baltimore in a sleazy neighborhood brothel overshadows all else. Meanwhile, brilliant P.I. William Monk acquires a new client, a mysterious beauty who asks him to ascertain whether her fiancé, an executive in Nolan Baltimore's thriving railway firm, has become enmeshed in fraudulent practices that could ruin him. As Hester ventures into violent streets to learn who is brutally abusing her patients, Monk journeys into the English countryside, where the sight of tracks stretching into the distance revives memories once stripped from his consciousness by amnesia--as a past almost impossible to bear returns, eerily paralleling a fresh tragedy that has already begun its inexorable unfolding.
Parker Field : a Willie Black mystery Owen, Howard, 1949-
When his mother's boyfriend is severely wounded by a shooter, reporter Willie Black's investigation uncovers players from the 1964 Richmond Virginians are being targeted.
The forsaken Atkins, Ace, author.
"The extraordinary new novel in New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins' acclaimed series about the real Deep South-"a joy ride into the heart of darkness" (The Washington Post). Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose-and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody's guess who will prevail-or even come out of it alive"--
Second nature Mack, David, 1969- author.
An all-new Star Trek series begins! A new mission: The late twenty-third century--Starfleet's golden age of exploration. Desperate to stay one step ahead of its rivals, the Federation sends two starships, the scout Sagittarius and the cruiser Endeavour, to plumb the secrets of the vast region known as the Taurus Reach. A doomed race: Drawn by mysterious energy readings to a lush green world, the crew of the Sagittarius find the Tomol: a species whose members all commit ritual suicide just as they reach the cusp of adulthood. An old foe: The crew of the Sagittarius wants to save the Tomol from their cycle of self-destruction, but first they'll need to save themselves--from the most nefarious Klingon starship commander in history.
Now and in the hour of our death Taylor, Patrick, 1941-
"Nine years ago, the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland tore apart two young lovers ... Now, in 1983, Davy McCutcheon and Fiona Kavanagh find themselves worlds apart. Davy, once a bomb-maker for the Provisional IRA, is serving a twenty-five-year sentence in a British prison. Having seen enough of death and violence, he wants nothing more to do with the struggle that cost him his freedom and his love. But old loyalties die hard and, despite himself, Davy is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy on behalf of his fellow Provos. Meanwhile, Fiona has forged a new life for herself in Vancouver, British Columbia, far away from the war-torn streets of Belfast"--Amazon.com.
Trapped at the altar Feather, Jane, author.
Ariadne Carfax has vowed to be with the man she loves, Gabriel Fawcett. There's just one obstacle. On his deathbed, Ari's grandfather decrees that she marry her childhood friend Ivor Chalfont, thus forging a powerful alliance between the two warring families. Giving Ari no time to protest, the elders plan her wedding the next day, forcing her to follow through on the nuptials. Though she is fond of Ivor, Ari has no intention of consummating their marriage--until he kindles an intoxicating desire that she can't ignore. Ivor has loved Ari for years, but he doesn't want an unwilling wife. He wants Ari to ache with the same irresistible longing he feels. And if that's the way to woo her into his bed and into their new life, he won't rest until his new bride surrenders to true love.
How to marry a cowboy Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Texas rancher Mason Harper's daughters want a new mama in the worst way, and when a beautiful woman in a tattered wedding gown appears on their doorstep, the two little girls adopt her-no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Mason isn't sure about taking in a complete stranger, but Lord knows he needs a nanny, and Annie Rose Boudreau stirs his heart in long-forgotten ways. Annie Rose is desperate, and when a tall, sexy cowboy offers her a place to stay, she can't refuse. After all, it's just for a little while. As she settles in deeper, her heart tells her both Mason and her role as makeshift mama suit her just fine. But will Mason feel the same way once her nightmare past catches up with her?
Magnolia Drive Alers, Rochelle.
Love is the sweetest way home . . . After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She's done with acting--and anyone who isn't genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who's bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down-to-earth as he is handsome . . . and he may be her second chance for the real thing. Keaton Grace has had a crush on glamour-girl Francine Tanner for years. He can't believe his luck that she lives in the same small town where he's developing his new film studio. He just has to convince his favorite star to return to the spotlight. Yet the more time they spend together, the more he realizes the smart, funny, sexy woman she is in real life is far better than any role he envisioned. Now what he wants most is to heal her pain--and prove their attraction could be more powerful than anything they ever imagined.--From back cover.
A rather charming invitation Belmond, C. A.
Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Years' War... Then, in a family chateau high above the perfume fields of Grasse, Penny's French cousin offers her the loan of an ancient bridal tapestry. But Penny has barely begun to crack its perplexing imagery before a series of strange events unfolds, threatening to derail the wedding. From a secret chalet on Lake Geneva, to a nostalgic stop at the opulent Train Bleu, to a winner-take-all gamble in Monte Carlo, Penny and Jeremy are off on another romp...while the clock is ticking down until they say, "I do."
Atonement of blood : a mystery of ancient Ireland Tremayne, Peter.
"Winter, 670 AD. King Colgu has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. Fidelma and her companion Eadulf are finally home for an extended stay, and have promised their son Alchu that they'll be able to spend some time together after months of being on the road, investigating crimes. Fidelma and Eadulf are enjoying the feast when it is interrupted by the entrance of a religieux, who claims he has an important message for the King. He approaches the throne and shouts, 'Remember Liamuin!' and then stabs King Colgu"--Amazon.com.
The house of small shadows Nevill, Adam L. G.
"Catherine's last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and a few therapists later, things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself: to catalogue the late M.H. Mason's wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and [preserved animals] ... Catherine can't believe her luck when Mason's elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection until [the] niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle's 'art'"--
Green Lantern Corps. Sins of the star sapphire Tomasi, Peter.
The Green Lantern Corp, having won the war against Sinestro Corp, find their family members in danger and the Star Sapphires begin gaining power on the planet Zamaron.
Celeste Culbard, Ian, author, artist.
In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Fearing the worst, he listens intently -- but suddenly, the caller and everyone else around him disappears. In London, the moment two commuters catch sight of each other on a packed Monday morning tube train, everyone around them vanishes. In Japan, comic artist Yoshi has come to the Aokigahara Forest to hang himself. But when the attempt fails and he slides free, the forest comes alive with mythological creatures. Taking us through the empty freeways of Los Angeles, the deserted streets of London, and the dream world of the Aokigahara Forest, Celeste is an ambitious and profound graphic novel that explores what it means to be alive.
Slocum and the Cheyenne princess Logan, Jake, author.
"Slocum is on the trail to Billings, Montana, with a load of farm equipment when his wagon train is attacked by a Cheyenne war party. Under siege, he kidnaps the chief's daughter, Snow, and holds her hostage as a ticket to safety. It doesn't hurt that she's easy on the eyes and even easier on the soul. But as the Cheyenne princess begins to steal his heart, he finds himself in some real trouble. Because when outlaws along the trail try to take away his prize, Slocum will have to show them that no one takes what belongs to him--not if they want to get away with their lives..." --
Hardship Johnson, Jean, 1972- author.
Path of smoke Cunningham, Bailey.
"In Wascana Park, they're ordinary university students. But after midnight, when the park transforms into the magical kingdom of Anfractus, they become warriors, bards, and archers in a real-life role-playing game."--Cover, p.
The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh), 1893-1957.
On November 11, ninety-year-old General Fentiman is found dead in an armchair at the Bellona Club. No one knows exactly when his death occurred - information essential in determining the recipient of a substantial inheritance. But that is only one of the mysteries vexing Lord Peter Wimsey. The aristocratic sleuth needs every bit of his amazing skills to discover why the proud officer's lapel was missing the requisite red poppy on Armistice Day, how the Bellona Club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis.
The flight of the Eisenstein : the heresy unfolds Swallow, James.
After witnessing the massacre on Isstvan III, Death Guard Captain Garro tries to travel to Terra to warn the Emperor of Horus' treachery, but after his ship is damaged by enemy fire, Garro becomes stranded in a warp, under the control of the Dark Powers.
Straddling the line Burton, Jaci.
"Trevor Shay has it all--a successful football and baseball career, and any woman he wants. But when he finds out his college mentor's daughter is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid. Haven Briscoe has finally landed a dream job as a sportscaster for a major network. But she hasn't been able to move past the recent death of her beloved father, and it's affecting her career. A plum assignment following the daily life of sports superstar Trevor Shay might be just the inspiration she needs... Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world. The chemistry between them flames higher than one of Trevor's home runs and faster than his dashes to the end zone. But as they grow closer, Haven stumbles onto Trevor's closely guarded secret, one he's hidden his entire life. And despite his protests, now it's Haven's turn to put everything on hold to help Trevor. Will he let her in and trust her with a secret that could blow his professional and personal world apart?" --
Longarm and the lady lawbreaker Evans, Tabor.
"HELLCAT IN HANDCUFFS Hell hath no fury like Naomi Foster, the felonious female that Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long has been charged with transporting from Wyoming Territory to Denver for trial. In theory, Longarm has help in the form of C. Burton Hood--but the young deputy-in-training is greener than a frog and hornier than a toad, both of which turn out to be big problems when it comes to watching their pulchritudinous prisoner. After Foster uses her feminine wiles to hoodwink Deputy Hood, it's up to Longarm to catch the slippery siren--but he'll have to dodge the bullets of bushwhackers, who seem to be coming out of the woodwork to take the lawman down" --
The mark of the Tala Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- author.
Andromeda, a high king's middle daughter, finds her life taking a drastic turn when the king of a supernatural land of shapeshifters and demons takes her as his queen.
Sultry pleasure Evans, Lindsay.
A hot Miami night. A glittering gala. And a gorgeous billionaire who wants to spirit her away. This might be a fantasy for most women but Diana Hobbes. She is at the charity event representing the nonprofit adoption agency she has poured her heart and soul into. And despite the hot body, easy charm and luxury ride of playboy Marcus Stanfield, Diana has nothing in common with him. Marcus is unaccustomed to having women refuse him. So he is surprised by Diana's brush-off--and intrigued. Angelically kind and devilishly sexy, Diana is worth more than a little effort so an epic seduction campaign begins. Lavish evenings, small touches and grand gestures all say I want you. The desire is mutual, the tension maddening. But which will Diana ultimately choose holding back or giving in?
Between Schafer, Kerry.
When an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes, Vivian Maylor discovers that her visions of mythical beasts is real and is plunged into a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to distinguish and control.
A girl's guide to vampires MacAlister, Katie.
On a visit to the Czech Republic, Joy Randall (a skeptic of all things paranormal), is suddenly thrown into the dark, dangerous world where vampires known as Dark Ones stalk the night. Armed with nothing more than a wicked sense of humor and a bag of rune stones, Joy does her best to untangle the threads involving a serial killer, vampires (both real and pretend), and the handsome, mysterious man who may or may not be what he appears.
The Clayborne brides Garwood, Julie.
Three spirited brothers--once a mismatched gang of street urchins--learn that love flourishes in the most unexpected places.
Cold in July Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
"Richard Dane has killed a man. Everyone in the small town of LaBorde, Texas knows Dane acted in self defense-- everyone except Ben Russel, the father of the criminal who invaded Dane's home. When Russel comes looking for revenge against Dane's family, the two fathers are unexpectedly drawn into a conspiracy that conceals the vilest of crimes. Surrounded by police corruption, mafia deception, and underworld brutality, Dane, Russel, and eccentric PI Jim Bob Luke have discovered a game they may not survive."--Publisher's description.
Betrayed Scottoline, Lisa
Hope to Die Patterson, James
The Cinderella Murder : An Under Suspicion Novel Clark, Mary Higgins/ Burke, Alafair (CON)
The Job Evanovich, Janet/ Goldberg, Lee
The Escape Baldacci, David
The two swords Salvatore, R. A., 1959-
The final title in the latest New York Times best-selling trilogy from R.A. Salvatore. This title is the third and final hardcover release in the latest trilogy from R.A. Salvatore, which once again features his popular dark elf character Drizzt Do'Urden. Both of the previous titles in the series were New York Times best-sellers upon hardcover release, while the first title in the trilogy, The Thousand Orcs, hit the list upon mass market release as well. The second title in the series, The Lone Drow, had the highest debut ever on the New York Times best-seller list for a Salvatore title with Wizards of the Coast, Inc. at #7, and it stayed on the list for 10 straight weeks.
The thousand Orcs Salvatore, R. A., 1959-
The latest New York Times best-seller from R.A. Salvatore, now in paperback! The Thousand Orcs is yet another top release from premiere Forgotten Realms author R.A. Salvatore. This mass market reprint focuses primarily on his signature character, Drizzt Doourden, who has been the subject of most of Salvatore's best-selling titles for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. This title includes a sample chapter from the author's next hardcover, The Lone Drow. One dark elf. Two enchanted blades. One unknown enemy. And a horde of invaders. When a blood-thirsty band of orcs led by an as-yet-unseen enemy comes rampaging out of the spine of the world, it lays waste to everything in its path. Dark elf ranger Drizzt Do'Urden and his most trusted friends find themselves in the path of destruction. As blades slash and feet trample, even the heroes may not survive a desperate stand.
The devil's waters Robbins, David L., 1954-
Dead sleep Iles, Greg.
A mysterious series of paintings in a Hong Kong art museum, including one featuring a woman who bears a striking resemblance to her, draws photojournalist Jordan Glass into a painful search for the murderer of her twin sister.
Hide and seek Rankin, Ian.
Sanshirō : a novel Natsume, Sōseki, 1867-1916.
"One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary." --Book Jacket.
Miracle in a dry season Thomas, Sarah Loudin.
"In small town West Virginia, 1954, one newcomer's special gift with food produces both gratitude and censure. Will Perla Long and her daughter find a home there?"--
The rainbow troops Hirata, Andrea.
"On Indonesia's Belitong Island--impoverished and tyrannized by tin-mining interests--a wily group of schoolchildren fight for their right to education"--
Beyond belief Johansen, Roy.
"Joe Bailey is the Spirit Basher. Formerly a professional magician, he's become an ace police detective in Atlanta, debunking phony psychics and spiritualists who prey on the gullible. And he's just caught his first sensational murder case." -- Jacket.
A catered Christmas : a mystery with recipes Crawford, Isis.
Caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are coping with their busiest time of the year when they are recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against each other, resulting in murder.
A catered Halloween : a mystery with recipes Crawford, Isis.
When wealthy socialite Amethyst Applegate is found dead at a charity haunted house that Bernadette and Libby Simmons are catering, the sisters investigate the connection between her death and the decades-old death of a young girl.
Cat laughing last Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.
The colonels Griffin, W. E. B.
They are the professional, the men who had been toughened by combat in the mine-laden fields of Europe, in Korea, in Greece, in Indochina. Now, in the twilight of a dying decade, they must return to the States to forge a new type of American soldier--one to be tested on the beaches of Cuba and in a new war yet to come.
The major's daughter Francis, J. P., author.
"April, 1944. The quiet rural village of Stark, New Hampshire, is irrevocably changed by the arrival of 150 German prisoners of war. And one family, unexpectedly divided, must choose between love and country. Camp Stark is under the command of Major John Brennan, whose beautiful daughter Collie will serve as translator. Educated at Smith and devoted to her widowed father, Collie is immediately drawn to Private August Wahrlich, a peaceful poet jaded by war. As international conflict looms on the home front, their passion blinds them to the inevitable dangers ahead"--Page 4 of cover.
Never coming back Weaver, Tim, 1977- author.
" A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver's American debut. Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found-Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver's thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end"--
Falling for Max Stacey, Shannon.
"Max Crawford has reached the point in life where he's starting to think about settling down. Unfortunately, he's always been a little awkward when it comes to social interactions, and working from home doesn't help. He spends so much time alone, painting beautiful, historically accurate model trains that half of Whitford has begun to joke that he may be a serial killer. Not exactly prime husband material. Tori Burns has found happiness in Maine, thanks in large part to her shifts at the Trailside Diner. She likes the work, and she loves the local gossip. When shy, geeky Max Crawford becomes a regular, she's intrigued. When she finds out he's in the market for a wife, she's fascinated...and determined to help. Molding Max into every woman's dream turns out to be much easier than expected. But has Tori's plan worked a little too well? As she turns his comfortable life all sorts of upside down, she'll have to find a way to show just how she's fallen for him...the real him"--Page  of cover.
Banquet of lies: a novel Diener, Michelle.
1812: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy catcher. She must identify her father's savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping. Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master. Lord Aldridge's insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle's every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is--and, in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger
Ice shear Cooley, Martha, author.
"In M.P. Cooley's thrilling debut suspense novel, widowed FBI agent June Lyons returns to her hometown in the rust belt of upstate New York to take a job with the local police department, when she discovers a body in the frozen river, the investigation unmasks a sordid maze of politics, drugs, and an outlaw motorcycle gang, and June finds that still waters run deep in this small town"--
The Boleyn reckoning : a novel Andersen, Laura.
"Elizabeth Tudor is at a crossroads. Though her brother William has survived the smallpox, scars linger on the king's body and mind and he marches to the drumbeat of his own desires rather than his country's welfare. Wary, Elizabeth assembles her own shadow court to protect England as best she can. Meanwhile, Minuette and Dominic have married in secret, but the truth cannot stay hidden for long. Faced with betrayal by those he loved most, William's need for vengeance pushes England to the brink of civil war and in the end, Elizabeth must choose: her brother, or her country?"--
What strange creatures Arsenault, Emily, author.
"After her brother is arrested for murder, Theresa's quiet life is turned upside down as she immerses herself in a world of political and legal scandal, white-collar crimes and controversial convictions in order to prove his innocence in the next gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault"--
If it is your life : stories Kelman, James, 1946-
Thursdays in the park Boyd, Hilary.
Jeanie is on the brink of turning sixty. When her husband George retreats from his conjugal duties, she is deeply hurt and very confused: Has she done something wrong? Is he in love with someone else? Her pained bewilderment turns to anger as he remains unable, or unwilling, to provide answers. The bright spot of Jeanie's week is Thursday, the day she takes her granddaughter to the park. There, one day, she meets Ray--age-appropriate, kind-hearted, easygoing, and sexy, everything that George is not. As her relationship with Ray begins to blossom and she begins to think that her life might hold in store a bold second act, she begins to wonder if she has the courage to take a step off the precipice of routine and duty and into the swirling winds of romance.
World of trouble Winters, Ben H.
"With the doomsday asteroid looming, Detective Hank Palace has found sanctuary in the woods of New England, secure in a well-stocked safe house with other onetime members of the Concord police force. But with time ticking away before the asteroid makes landfall, Hank's safety is only relative, and his only relative--his sister Nico--isn't safe. Soon, it's clear that there's more than one earth-shattering revelation on the horizon, and it's up to Hank to solve the puzzle before time runs out . . . for everyone" --
The mistress of Normandy Wiggs, Susan.
Rand Fitzmarc has fought his way to prominence under the banner of King Henry V. At long last, his loyalty to the English crown will be rewarded with a title and land ... in Normandy, France's richest prize. Now the freshly knighted nobleman will have to battle once more for the right to possess his French barony, and for the hand of the woman who holds it.
Mr. Right goes wrong Morsi, Pamela.
Like a bad-choice-making boomerang, Mazy Gulliver has returned to her mom's tiny house in Brandt Mountain. But this time, she's got her teenage son, Tru, in tow and no intention of messing up ever again. Mazy's so determined to rebuild her life she hardly minds being the new loan collector, or even working for Tad, her ex. She's not here to make friends--or fall in love. Sweet, dependable Eli Latham has loved Mazy since they got pretend married in second grade. But after being burned by Mazy for two decades, Eli's got a new strategy. Mazy likes bad boys, so a bad boy is what he'll be. How hard can it be to act like a jerk? Not for the first time, men are making Mazy crazy, though she's determined to do what's right for her and Tru. But breaking old habits is hard, and if she really wants things to change she'll have to face her biggest adversary: herself.
Pet sematary King, Stephen, 1947-
When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetery, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins.
Knights of Sidonia. 9 Nihei, Tsutomu, 1971- author, artist.
"If humanity's latest bold experiment, Tsumugi Shiraui, can be said to have a mother, it would be the Hawk Moth, which provided the placenta. Their fateful encounter on Planet Nine will spell the end of one of them."--Page  of cover.
Petersburg Bely, Andrey, 1880-1934.
Where thy dark eye glances : queering Edgar Allan Poe
Blood of the demon Rowland, Diana, 1966-
"Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of 'othersight' to see what most people can't even imagine, but she's become the exclusive summoner of a demon lord. Or maybe it's the other way around. The fact is, with two troublesome cases on her docket and a handsome FBI agent under her skin, Kara needs the help of sexy, insatiable Lord Rhyzkahl more than he needs her. Because these two victims, linked by suspicious coincidence, haven't just been murdered. Something has eaten their souls. It's a case with roots in the arcane, but whose evil has flowered among the rich, powerful, and corrupt in Beaulac, Louisiana. And as the killings continue, Kara soon realizes how much there's still to learn about demons, men, and things that kill in the night--and how little time she has to learn it."--P.  of cover.
Shoot the moon Letts, Billie.
A beautifully told story of a small Oklahoma town and a mystery that has haunted its residents. In 1972, Morgan David Evers, no more than a baby at the time, disappears in the tiny town of De Clare. Only his pajama bottoms are found on the banks of Willow Creek. Now, 30 years later, he mysteriously returns in this edgy, intriguing tale peopled by authentic heartland characters.
The book of Taltos Brust, Steven, 1955-
An omnibus featuring assassin Vlad Taltos and his dragon companion contains "Taltos," in which Vlad pursues a thieving Dragaeran employee to the lair of Sethra Lavode, and "Phoenix," in which he must repay a debt to the Demon-Goddess with his professional services as an assassin.
Depths Mankell, Henning, 1948-
In 1914 Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is covertly measuring the depths of Swedish coastal wasters. On one of his missions, Lars discovers a feral but beautiful woman living alone on a remote island. Passion, suspicion, and violence are awakened in him and soon he is living a double life-lying to his wife and his superiors and submerging himself in a pool of deception that has shocking consequences.
Little mercies Gudenkauf, Heather, author.
Veteran social worker Ellen Moore is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife. But one blistering summer day, a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined, threatening to shatter everything she holds dear, and trapping her between the gears of the system she works for. Meanwhile, ten-year-old Jenny Briard suddenly finds herself on her own, forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her street smarts. The last thing she wants is a social worker, but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide, little do they know just how much they can help one another.
Crouching vampire, hidden fang MacAlister, Katie.
When something threatens her ghostly charges and she is hunted by the vampire community, Pia Thomason, torn between her mistrustful husband Kristoff and his best friend, Alec, resigns herself to making the best of her new life.
The string diaries Lloyd Jones, Stephen, author.
A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night--her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape an enemy with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.
Something happened Heller, Joseph.
Bob Slocum, an average, middle-aged man with a good job, slowly becomes more and more unhappy with the routine of his life.
Beyond a doubt Coble, Colleen.
Bree Nichols is trying to put her life back together after losing her husband in a plane crash and being separated from her young son, Davy, for a year. Her life becomes more complicated, though, when she finds human skeletal remains in her basement. The decades-old mystery takes center stage as Bree tries to understand her romantic feelings for forest ranger Kade Matthews. At the same time, Kade's teenage sister, Lauri, and her boyfriend, Brian, get into trouble by breaking into off-season cabins, where Brian meets regularly with a mysterious man to discuss shady business deals. When Lauri finds a trunk filled with memorabilia about Bree and her family, she worries that someone is trying to hurt them.
Dragon avenger Knight, E. E., author.
Fleeing a group of slave-trading dwarves, Wistala, a young female dragon, finds herself alone after her brother sacrifices himself to save her and must overcome her grief to find others of her own kind and seek revenge.
The lilac bus : stories Binchy, Maeve.
Every Friday night Tom Fitzgerald's lilac bus leaves Dublin for the country and adventures for his 7 weekend commuters.
Blade of the samurai : a Shinobi mystery Spann, Susan.
"Master ninja Hiro Hattori is trying to sleep when he has an unexpected visit from his friend Kazu, a fellow shinobi and member of the same ninja clan working undercover at the shogunate. Kazu says that Saburo, the Shogun's cousin, has been stabbed to death within the walls of the Shogun's palace with Kazu's dagger, and that though he is innocent, he fears he will be blamed for the murder. He begs Hiro's help in escaping the city. But before he can flee, Hiro and Father Mateo, the Jesuit priest under Hiro's protection, are summoned to the palace to aid in the investigation"--
The causal angel Rajaniemi, Hannu, author.
"With his infectious love of storytelling in all its forms, his rich characterization and his unrivaled grasp of thrillingly bizarre cutting-edge science, Hannu Rajaniemi swiftly set a new benchmark for Science Fiction in the 21st century. Now, with his third novel, he completes the tale of the many lives, and minds, of gentleman rogue Jean le Flambeur. Influenced as much by the fin de siècle novels of Maurice leBlanc as he is by the greats of SF, Rajaniemi weaves intricate, warm capers through dazzling science, extraordinary visions of a wild future,and deep conjectures on the nature of reality and story. In The Causal Angel we will discover the ultimate fates of Jean, his employer Miele, the independently minded ship Perhonnen, and the rest of a fractured and diverse humanity flung throughout the solar system"--Provided by publisher.
All I love and know Frank, Judith, 1958-
"For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed. In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couple's two children, both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship"--
The devil's chair Masters, Priscilla, author.
In the peaceful setting of the National Trust near Church Stretton, south of Shrewsbury, Tracey Walsh drives herself and her four-year-old daughter, Daisy, up the remote Burway in the early hours of the morning, tragically loses control of her car and crashes into the valley below. Tracey is rushed to hospital, but where is Daisy? She has vanished, provoking an intense police search of the area around the Devil's Chair, land that is rife with legends and strange stories of witchcraft, sorcery and unexplained disappearances. Detective Inspector Alex Randall, the senior investigating officer, soon admits to coroner Martha Gunn that he is baffled by the case. Alex and Martha must sift through fact and fiction, folklore and reality in their search for answers.
Hunting season Barr, Nevada.
When Park Ranger Anna Pigeon is called to historic Mt. Locust on Mississippi's Natchez Trace Parkway, the last thing she expects to encounter is murder. But the man Anna finds in the stand's old bedroom is no tourist in distress. He's nearly naked, and very dead, his body bearing marks consistent with an S&M ritual gone awry.
Crucible of war Hochstetler, J. M.
Bending the rules Andersen, Susan, 1950-
Margaret Truman's undiplomatic murder : a Capital crimes novel Bain, Donald, 1935-
"Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter Janet for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator's son"--
A little yellow dog : an Easy Rawlins mystery Mosley, Walter.
1964: Easy has given up the street life and has taken on a job as a supervising custodian at Sojourner Truth High School. But his newly found carefree lifestyle is threatened when two corpses are discovered at the school and the police think Easy is involved.
Breaking danger: a Ghost Ops novel Rice, Lisa Marie.
"Only one man and one woman can stop the world from burning in this thrilling final volume in Lisa Marie Rice's sexy Ghost Ops series, in which an elite super-secret military team must face down doomsday and protect the gifted women they love. Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses, is one of the few safe places remaining in a world on fire. Run by the Ghost Ops team, three dangerous, fearless, soldiers who were once betrayed and disgraced will fiercely protect their country and the women they adore from a deadly plague that has turned people into violent monsters. Beautiful brilliant Dr. Sophie Daniels is trapped in her home with the only antidote to the plague. Former Ghost Ops elite operative Jon Ryan is sent on a suicide rescue mission, brutally fighting his way to her side. Together they must cross treacherous terrain before they can return to Haven. But for them to succeed, Sophie must trust this tormented soul and place her life, and her heart, in his hands. Years of combat training has prepared Jon for this moment. Unafraid, nothing is too dangerous now that he's found Sophie. He will risk everything, fight anyone, for her and a future filled with hope and love. The Ghost Ops Series Book 1: Heart of Danger Book 2: I Dream of Danger Author's Note: BREAKING DANGER is the thrilling conclusion to the Ghost Ops trilogy. Each book can be read as a standalone"--
Lord Foulgrin's letters : a novel Alcorn, Randy C.
"You're holding a document never intended for human eyes. These classified letters contain the battle strategies of evil agents plotting to deceive and destroy you and your family." - back cover.
Purgatory Ridge : a novel Krueger, William Kent.
Cork O'Connor is called in to investigate when a deadly explosion rocks the lumber mill of Karl Lindstrom, a wealthy, anti-environmentalist industrialist, whose mill is near an ancient tract of pine forest sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe.
Nightwing. Volume 4, Second City Higgins, Kyle, 1985- author.
"Kyle Higgins sends Nightwing to the Windy City to track down his parent's killer! After the Joker's attack on the Bat-family, Nightwing finds himself in a new setting with an unlikely ally, The Prankster. Together they are being hunted by the mysterious Mask Killer while Dick tries to find the man who killed his parents, Tony Zullo. Twists and surprises are at every turn in this exciting new chapter of Nightwing! This volume collects Nightwing #19-24"--
Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion
What did you eat yesterday?. 3 Yoshinaga, Fumi, 1971- author, artist.
Not a home cooking semi-pro's partner for nothing, when Kenji prepares himself instant ramen in Shiro's absence, the level of dedication is rather inspiring.
Weapons of mass diplomacy Lanzac, Abel, author.
Talon. Volume 2, The fall of the owls
"As a young performer with Haly's Circus, young Calvin Rose was secretly being raised to be a master assassin--a killing machine called a Talon. The Talons have always served the mysterious Court of Owls, a group of wealthy individuals who will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on power in Gotham City. When Rose defects from the Talon's ranks, he is marked for death and spends the next few years using all his training to hide from his former masters. In this volume, Calvin must slip unseen onto Bane's personal island fortress of Santa Prisca to capture scientist Sebastion Clark and uncover the truth about Bane's ongoing experiments on the island. What Calvin finds would make even Doctor Moreau tremble in fear. This volume collects Talon #8-17 and Birds of Prey #21"--
The winter king : a novel of Arthur Cornwell, Bernard.
In Dark Age Britain, a land from which Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, and it is up to Arthur, a courageous and honorable man, to preserve the lonely embers of civilization in a barbaric world
A place of greater safety Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
A Peach of a Murder Washburn, Livia J.
Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories Johnson, Craig, 1961-
"Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume-featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E's Longmire Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick." This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels, over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories-and one entirely new story, "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns"-for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takesplace in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming"--
The company : a novel of the CIA Littell, Robert, 1935-
A novel of Cold War espionage traces the struggles of two generations of CIA operatives fighting communism and battling one another in the complex world of international intrigue.
In perfect time : a novel Sundin, Sarah.
Charming and sophisticated military flight nurse Kay Jobson is drawn against her better judgment to rugged C-47 pilot Roger Cooper, whose wariness about past misunderstandings compels him to resist her advances.
Darkness revealed Ivy, Alexandra.
Two hundred years after spending a night of forbidden passion with vampire Conde Cesar, Anna Randal finds herself confronting him again when the Oracles order him to protect her from an ancient enemy who wants her unearthly power.
Greed Bell, Shelly
Tangled Chase, Emma.
Passion Bell, Shelly
Mercy Bell, Shelly
One Night in Sixes Thompson, Arianne
The Manning brides Macomber, Debbie.
Jamie Warren asks her best friend Rich Manning to father the child she so desperately wants, which leads to unexpected romance, and Paul Manning, a grieving widower with small children, finds comfort in the arms of Leah Baker.
The forbidden hills Lacy, Al.
The Scout Combs, Harry
Brules Combs, Harry
Green Calder grass Dailey, Janet.
Jessy Niles Calder finds her marriage to Ty Calder threatened by the return of his ex-wife Tara, whose devious and dangerous machinations divide the Calder family and threaten to destroy their marriage as well as their lives.
Vanish : a novel Gerritsen, Tess.
FBI agent Gabriel Dean rushes into action to protect his pregnant wife, homicide detective Jane Rizzoli, when she is taken hostage along with others at the hospital by Nicholas Tennant, a black-ops agent in possession of high-level government secrets.
After I do : a novel Reid, Taylor Jenkins.
"From the author of Forever, Interrupted--hailed by Sarah Jio as "moving, gorgeous, and at times heart-wrenching"--comes a breathtaking new novel about modern marriage, the depth of family ties, and the year that one remarkable heroine spends exploring both. When Lauren and Ryan's marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart, and only one rule: they cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren's ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for? This is a love story about what happens when the love fades. It's about staying in love, seizing love, forsaking love, and committing to love with everything you've got. And above all, After I Do is the story of a couple caught up in an old game--and searching for a new road to happily ever after"--
Game for Love Andre, Bella
Summer at Willow Lake Wiggs, Susan.
When her grandparents request one last summer with the whole family in the Catskills, Olivia hires contractor Connor Davis to fix up the camp, but gets more than she bargained for when the renovations unearth shocking secrets and searing passion.
The cold spot Piccirilli, Tom.
Chase, grandson of a feared con man, goes on the straight and narrow after falling in love with Lila, a deputy sheriff, until tragedy strikes, and a vengeful Chase turns to his hated grandfather to help teach him how to be a killer.
The Midnight Road Piccirilli, Tom
The mango season Malladi, Amulya.
While visiting her family in India, Priya plans on announcing her engagement to an American man, but upon her arrival she learns that her parents have selected a husband for her and must choose between her own desires and her parents' wishes.
Blood Test Kellerman, Jonathan
Return to Rose Cottage Woods, Sherryl.
When sisters Ashley and Jo D'Angelo come to Rose Cottage for healing and relaxation, Ashley is attracted to Josh Madison, who is not quite what he seems, while Jo gets a second chance at love with an old flame, Pete Catlett.
Home at Rose Cottage Woods, Sherryl.
Sisters Melanie and Maggie D'Angelo come to Rose Cottage to find refuge and take a break from relationships, but Melanie meets a handsome landscaper with a lovable daughter and Maggie's lover follows her to her retreat.
The Loner Johnston, Joan
The truth is a cave in the Black Mountains : a tale of travel and darkness with pictures of all kinds Gaiman, Neil.
"Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-color edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" -- a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and retribution"--
When demons walk Briggs, Patricia.
When Shamera, a wizard, sets out to avenge the crippling of her master, Kerim, the Cybellian ruler discovers her plan and saves her from a false arrest in exchange for her assistance in finding a murderer
Wolf in white van : a novel Darnielle, John.
""Quiet, mysterious, menacing, taking you places you will never, never get out of your head." --Daniel Handler Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of "Trace Italian"--a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail--Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, and are explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called on to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tracing back toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds backward in time until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax:the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy"--
The Boleyn deceit : a novel Andersen, Laura.
"Henry IX, known as William, is the son of Anne Boleyn and now the leader of England, his regency period finally at an end. His newfound power, however, comes with the looming specter of war with the other major powers of Europe, with strategic alliancesthat must be forged on both the battlefield and in the bedroom, and with a court, severed by religion, rife with plots to take over the throne. Will trusts only three people: his older sister, Elizabeth, his best friend and loyal counselor, Dominic, and Minuette, a young orphan raised as a royal ward by Anne Boleyn. But as the pressure rises alongside the threat to his life, even they William must begin to question--and to fear..."--
Death in the Andamans Kaye, M. M. (Mary Margaret), 1911-
While visiting the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, Copper Randal and Valerie Masson become entangled in a case of drowning and murder.
The Loch Alten, Steve.
When his estranged father Angus is put on trial for murdering his business partner, marine biologist Zach Wallace returns to the Scotland he left as a boy to help prove that "something" in Loch Ness was the real cause of the man's death.
The Doomsday Conspiracy Sheldon, Sidney
The lost stars : imperfect sword Campbell, Jack (Naval officer)
" The wait is over. New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell continues his action-packed spin-off to The Lost Fleet series as the Syndicate's civil war threatens to spread even farther into the final frontier ... President Gwen Iceni and GeneralArtur Drakon have successfully liberated the Midway Star System-but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won't surrender the region without a fight. The dictatorial regime has ordered the ex-Syndicate CEOs terminated with extreme prejudice and the system's citizens punished for their defiance. Outnumbered and led by junior officers hastily promoted in the wake of the uprising, Midway's warships are no match for the fleet massing and preparing to strike. But the Syndicate isn't the only threat facing Iceni and Drakon. Another former CEO has taken control of the Ulindi Star System, the first calculated move toward establishing his own little empire. With Drakon's ground forces dispatched to Ulindi, Midway erupts in violence as Syndicate agents and other, unknown enemies stoke a renewed revolt against Iceni's power-leaving both her and Drakon vulnerable to trusted officers just waiting for an opportune moment to betray them ..."--
Slay It with Flowers Collins, Kate
Mum's The Word Collins, Kate
The bone orchard Doiron, Paul.
"In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Mike Bowditch has left the Maine Warden Service and is working as a fishing guide in the North Woods. But when his mentor Sgt. Kathy Frost is forced to kill a troubled war veteran in an apparent case of 'suicide by cop,' he begins having second thoughts about his decision. Now Kathy finds herself the target of a government inquiry and outrage from the dead soldier's platoon mates. Soon she finds herself in the sights of a sniper, as well. When the sergeant is shot outside her farmhouse, Mike joins the hunt to find the mysterious man responsible. To do so, the ex-warden must plunge into his friend's secret past--even as a beautiful woman from Mike's own past returns, throwing into jeopardy his tentative romance with wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens. As Kathy Frost lies on the brink of death and a dangerous shooter stalks the blueberry barrens of central Maine, Bowditch is forced to confront the choices he has made and determine, once and for all, the kind of man he truly is" --
Half a king Abercrombie, Joe.
Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.
Overlord : an Event Group thriller Golemon, David Lynn.
"In the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with EVENT and continued with LEGACY (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming--Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolidating military control of the seas and airspace of the world's most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival--a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters. The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth's survival than the attacks from deep space--their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized--a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author David Golemon"--
Big little lies Moriarty, Liane, author.
A murder... a tragic accident... or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline's youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline's teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline's ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?). Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn't be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Full fathom five Gladstone, Max.
"On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren't conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshipers from other gods--perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she's grievously injured--then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear--which will crush her, if Kai can't stop it first"--
The adventure of the ring of stones Blaylock, James P., 1950-
A perfect life : a novel Steel, Danielle.
A mother and daughter confront respective challenges, cope with celebrity and work through tragedy while maintaining an idyllic facade to the outside world, in an uplifting tale.
Cable and X-Force. , Vendetta Hopeless, Dennis, author.
What havoc will Forge, in the thrall of the Adversary, unleash upon Cable and X-Force? And can Cable control his drastically altered powers in time to save his daughter? Then, classic X-Force villain Stryfe has returned, and he's eager to exact revenge on Cable! Meanwhile, Hope comes face-to-face with Bishop, the man who crusaded across centuries to exterminate her. But this time she's ready to retaliate, and they'll hold nothing back as they race to destroy one another.
Hadrian : lord of hope Burrowes, Grace, author.
Giving up his calling as a vicar to take over running the family estate, Hadrian Bothwell returns to Cumberland and finds his longing for Lady Avis Portmaine unabated. But if he wants to win the lady's heart, he must first win her freedom from the past that continues to torment her. Set in 1815.
Umineko, when they cry. Episode 4, Alliance of the Golden Witch. 1 Ryukishi07.
Sentinels of fire Deutermann, Peter T., 1941-
"P.T. Deutermann's World War II Navy series began with the award-winning Pacific Glory, followed by the brilliantly reviewed Ghosts of Bungo Suido. His new novel Sentinels of Fire tells the tale of a lone destroyer, the USS Malloy, part of the Allied invasion forces attacking the island of Okinawa and the Japanese home islands. By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. The radar picket line is the first defense and early warning against these hellish formations, but the Japanese direct special attention to these lone destroyers stationed north and west of Okinawa. One destroyer, the USS Malloy, faces an even more pressing issue when her Executive Officer Connie Miles begins to realize that the ship's much-admired Captain Pudge Tallmadge is losing his mind under the relentless pressure of the attacks. Set against the blazing gun battles created by the last desperate offensive of the Japanese, Executive Officer Miles and the ship's officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper's guidance--and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board. Vividly authentic, historically accurate, and emotionally compelling, Sentinels of Fire is military adventure at its best, by an author whose career as a Navy captain informs every page"--
Seeders Colucci, A. J., author.
"George Brookes, a 75-year old recluse on a small Canadian island, is plagued by guilt, afraid that his botany experiments have released a monster upon the world. He climbs to the top of a cliff and jumps to his death. Several weeks later, six people arrive on the island, heirs to George's estate: his daughter, Isabelle, and her three teenagers, Jules Beecher, a friend and fellow botanist, and Ginny Shufflebottom, a contentious Englishwoman who funded George's research. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives. In the laboratory, Jules reads over piles of notes and realizes that George may have achieved the most monumental breakthrough in the history of modern science: communication between humans and plants. Jules knows that the idea of plant intelligence has long been regarded as quackery among conventional scientists, but George's experiments could prove the theories that Jules has been working on all his life. However, the notes are incomplete, and it's unclear whether George's findings are real or the ramblings of a madman. In the woods, Jules begins to have disturbing visions. A fierce storm hits, the power goes out, and a night of terror begins. Isabelle and the others are stalked by Jules and his crossbow, and plagued by the feeling that something on the island does not want them there. A.J. Colucci's new novel is a feast of horror and suspense sure to please fans of Stephen King"--
Last train to Istanbul Kulin, Ayşe, author.
The Queen of the Tearling : a novel Johansen, Erika.
"On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power, and accompanying her is the Queen's Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon--from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic--to prevent her from wearing the crown."--
Snow in May : stories Melnik, Kseniya, author.
Residents of a thriving port town in Russia's Far East are shaped by regional history and lore throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, from a local woman who considers an Italian footballer's proposition to a former Soviet boss' memories about a thorny friendship.
Owen's daughter : a novel Mapson, Jo-Ann.
"Skye Elliot is given a choice after her car accident--jail or rehab--and her ex-husband, a bull rider who introduced her to the party scene, gets custody of their four-year-old daughter Gracie. It takes Skye eight months to get clean, but the day she is released, she has one plan: to be a good mother--better, at least, than Skye's own selfish mother and absent dad. Owen Garret hasn't seen his daughter in ten years. He, too, needs to make amends. Newly out of prison, he picks her up from rehab and together they set off to find Gracie, and to forge a relationship that transcends the hurt and anger that have brewed between them for almost a decade"--
Enemies at home Davis, Lindsey, author.
In Ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves, all of them, guilty or not, were presumed responsible and were put to death. Without exception. When a couple is found dead in their own bedroom and their house burglarized, some of their household slaves know what is about to happen to them. They flee to the Temple of Ceres, which by tradition is respected as a haven for refugees. This is where Flavia Albia comes in. The authorities, under pressure from all sides, need a solution. Albia, a private informer just like her father, Marcus Didius Falco, is asked to solve the murders.
Valor Gwynne, John, 1968- author.
"Corban flees his homeland searching for peace, but he soon discovers that there is no haven in the west as the agents of Rhin and roaming bands of giants hound his every step. Veradis leaves the battleground and rushes to his King's side. But he has witnessed both combat and betrayal and his duty weighs heavily upon him. Maquin seeks only revenge, but pirate slavers and the brutal world of pit-fighting stand in his way. Nathair becomes embroiled in the wars of the west as Queen Rhin marches against King Owain. The need to find the cauldron of the giants drives him on. Sides are chosen and oaths will be fulfilled or broken in a land where hell has broken loose."--Amazon.com.
Cataract city : a novel Davidson, Craig, 1976- author.
The friendship between Owen Stuckey and Duncan Diggs waxes and wanes as they both long to flee their small town.
Invisible streets : a thriller Ball, Toby, author.
"A brilliantly imagined thriller, Invisible Streets is a sprawling, noirish epic of crime and corruption from an author who has been compared to Caleb Carr, James Ellroy, and Jonathan Lethem. The year is 1965, and the City is a hulking shell of itself. Bohemians, crooks, and snarling anti-Communists have their run of the place, but if Mr. Canada has his way, all this decline and decadence will soon be nothing but a distant memory. His New City Project will paper over the grit and the grime, making the City safe for the rich. According to him, the project the City's last hope--but according to everyone else in town, it's a death knell. So when the Project's cache of explosives goes missing, everyone is a suspect, and a police detective named Torsten Grip finds himself up against a ticking clock and a wall of silence. Meanwhile a journalist named Frank Frings--the last honest man in the City--sets out to find his friend's grandson, who has gotten himself involved with a radical group called Kollectiv 61, which--Grip believes--holds the key to the investigation. At once a cinematic journey through a city down on its luck and a gripping story all the way up to its shocking conclusion, Invisible Streets will leave you awed and breathless. "--
The spark and the drive Harrison, Wayne (Wayne Matthew)
"Justin Bailey is seventeen when he arrives at the shop of legendary muscle car mechanic Nick Campbell. Anguished and out of place among the students at his rural Connecticut high school, Justin finds in Nick, his captivating wife Mary Ann, and their world of miraculous machines the sense of family he has struggled to find at home. But when Nick and Mary Ann's lives are struck by tragedy, Justin's own world is upended"--
Everyone lies Garrett, A. D., author.
"Five years ago [DI Kate Simms] helped a colleague when she shouldn't have ... Professor Nick Fennimore is a failed genetics student, successful gambler, betting agent, crime scene officer, chemistry graduate, toxicology specialist, and one-time scientific advisor to the National Crime Faculty ... In Manchester, drug addicts are turning up dead and Simms' superior is only too pleased to hand the problem to her. Then a celebrity dies ... Another overdose victim shows up, but this time the woman has been systematically beaten and all identifying features removed. The evidence doesn't add up ... and the one person [Simms] can't afford to associate with is the one man who can help: Fennimore"--
Footsteps in time : a time travel fantasy Woodbury, Sarah.
In December of 1282, English soldiers ambushed and murdered Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the Prince of Wales. His death marked the end of Wales as an independent nation and the beginning of over seven hundred years under the English boot. This novel is the story of what might have happened had Llywelyn lived, and what happened to the two teenagers who saved him...
The scent of death Rowlands, Betty, author.
Lance Rainbird isn't one for social chit-chat, so when he fails to turn up for the evening programme of music after dinner at Justin Freeman's annual musical weekend at Dallington Manor Hotel, it invites remark but no real concern. It's a lovely evening, perhaps he stepped out for some air. But the truth of the matter is rather more serious: Lance is found in the lake, drowned. Constable Sukey Reynolds and her colleague Detective Sergeant Vicky Armstrong are part of the police investigation, and at first all signs point to it being a terrible accident. But the doctor reveals Lance was hit on the head before he died. Could it be murder after all? Then there is another accident, and Sukey finds herself caught up in a complex investigation that grows more complicated, and deadly, with each passing day .
Swimming to the surface Billerbeck, Kristin.
She was tired of life, he was tired of death, can one miracle restore them both? Kelsey Mitchell's dreams of happily ever after were washed away when her emotionally abusive husband succumbed to the pride of his religious illusions and abandoned his family. Now, raising two kids alone in the beachside community of Santa Cruz, Kelsey's faith is again tested when her daughter's life is in jeopardy. Alex Bechtel left his CPA business to pastor a small church in the seaside village. But when he discovers the church is long on rules and short on compassion, he must question his decisions and his own definition of faith.
Wildflowers Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Genevieve finds the challenge of starting her own business surprisingly difficult, especially with her husband frequently absent, but she soon discovers the strength of her friendships, and even finds an unexpected love in the process.
Robocop versus The Terminator Miller, Frank, 1957- author.
"For the first time ever, Dark Horse is proud to collect Frank Miller and Walt Simonson's classic RoboCop vs. the Terminator comic books in graphic novel format! Comics' greatest creators pit the supreme machine killer against the ultimate cybernetic cop in one of the most celebrated crossovers ever! When fate reveals that the technology that built RoboCop will lead to the creation of Skynet, Alex Murphy must engage in time-twisting battle against both the murderous computer network and the human Resistance fighters out to destroy him!"--
Black butler. XVII Toboso, Yana, 1984- author, artist.
"Due in no small part to Sebastian, his uncommon butler, Earl Ciel Phantomhive finally succeeds in earning an audience with the enigmatic headmaster of Weston College following the outcome of the annual cricket tourney. As moon-pale petals bloom on the lapels of the students who have been granted a place at the Midnight Tea Party, the man who holds all authority at the school reveals himself to his guests. Will his appearance shed light on the fate of the students who have gone missing, or will the mysteries continue to pile up within these hallowed school grounds?"--
The countess conspiracy Milan, Courtney.
Soul eater. 21 Ōkubo, Atsushi.
Birds of Prey. Volume 4, The cruelest cut Marx, Christy.
"The traitor within the Birds of Prey finally shows her face, as the team struggles to recollect itself in the wake of such a deadly, costly betrayal. They'l have no room to breathe, as two terrifying organizations--Basilisk and the Court of Owls--come back from team members' pasts to haunt the Birds. Writer Christy Marx (SWORD OF SORCERY) jumps onto one of DC's most unpredictable titles in BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 4"--
Cast in flame Sagara, Michelle, 1963-
"Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace--and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that. She can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother"--Amazon.com.
The rule of four Caldwell, Ian, 1976-
An ivy league murder, a mysterious coded manuscript, and the secrets of a Renaissance prince collide memorably in THE RULE OF FOUR -- a brilliant work of fiction that weaves together suspense and scholarship, high art and unimaginable treachery. It's Easter at Princeton. Seniors are scrambling to finish their theses. And two students, Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris, are a hair's breadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili--a renowned text attributed to an Italian nobleman, a work that has baffled scholars since its publication in 1499. For Tom, their research has been a link to his family's past -- and an obstacle to the woman he loves. For Paul, it has become an obsession, the very reason for living. But as their deadline looms, research has stalled -- until a long-lost diary surfaces with a vital clue. And when a fellow researcher is murdered just hours later, Tom and Paul realize that they are not the first to glimpse the Hypnerotomachia 's secrets. Suddenly the stakes are raised, and as the two friends sift through the codes and riddles at the heart of the text, they are beginning to see the manuscript in a new light--not simply as a story of faith, eroticism and pedantry, but as a bizarre, coded mathematical maze. And as they come closer and closer to deciphering the final puzzle of a book that has shattered careers, friendships and families, they know that their own lives are in mortal danger. Because at least one person has been killed for knowing too much. And they know even more. From the streets of fifteenth-century Rome to the rarified realm of the Ivy League, from a shocking 500 year-old murder scene to the drama of a young man's coming of age, THE RULE OF FOUR takes us on an entertaining, illuminating tour of history--as it builds to a pinnacle of nearly unbearable suspense.
The summons Grisham, John.
Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray.
Abe Sapien. , The shape of things to come Mignola, Michael, author.
"A mutated Abe Sapien fights carnivorous monsters crawling out of the desert sand, a fortified militia that has walled off Phoenix from the rest of the world, and a vicious zombie swarm, while a mad necromancer rises over the monster-infested ruins of Seattle."--Page 4 of cover.
The Paris Herald : a novel Goldsborough, James Oliver, author.
"[This] narrative historical fiction tells the story of the world's most famous newspaper, focusing on the key years of the 1960s, when the fates of the newspaper and the regime of Charles de Gaulle became curiously intertwined."--Jacket flap.
True McCarthy, Erin, 1971-
"When Rory Macintosh's roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they'll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job...unbeknownst to Rory. Tyler has told Rory that he's not good enough for her. She's smart, doctor smart, while he's barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can't seem to stay away from her, and even when Rory knows she should push him away, something about him makes it nearly impossible for her to resist--even though her heart is at stake... Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler's broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost.."--
The right thing Conner, Amy, author.
On a scorching August day in 1963, seven-year-old Annie Banks meets the girl who will become her best friend. Skinny, outspoken Starr Dukes and her wandering preacher father may not be accepted by polite society in Jackson, Mississippi, but Annie and Starr are too busy sharing secrets and playing elaborate games of Queen for a Day to care. Then, as suddenly as she appeared in Annie's life, Starr disappears. Annie grows up to follow the path ordained for pretty, well-to-do Jackson women--marrying an ambitious lawyer, filling her days with shopping and charity work. She barely recognizes Starr when they meet twenty-seven years after that first fateful summer, but the bond formed so long ago quickly reemerges. Starr, pregnant by a powerful married man who wants her to get out of town, has nowhere to turn. And Annie, determined not to fail her friend this time, agrees to drive Starr to New Orleans to get money she's owed. During the eventful road trip that follows, Annie will confront the gap between friendship and responsibility, between her safe, ordered existence and the dreams she's grown accustomed to denying.
Sweet on you Panzera, Darlene.
"For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Sweet on You, the first installment in the Cupcake Diaries series. Everyone knows business and pleasure don't mix-- or do they? Andi Burke has a dream - a kitchen big enough to dance in, regular income to support her daughter, and a chance to find true love. So when she enlists her sister Kim and their bubbly best friend Rachel to help open Creative Cupcakes, it all seems perfect. Especially when hunky local reporter Jake Hartman offers to finance the store for them. Andi hasn't dated since her divorce, but the way Jake keeps looking at her might make her change her mind. After all, what could go wrong? Plenty! There's a shady tattoo parlor behind their shop, a crowd of crazy Zumba dancers out front (chanting "Lose the fat, dance with Pat!"), and about the only thing going right is Andi's romance-- until Jake's media crew captures a story that could shut the two of them down forever"--Page 4 of cover.
Brutal youth Breznican, Anthony.
"Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth. With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal --so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies. To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive"--
Misty : a novel Hobbs, Allison, author.
"Misty awakens from a coma and announces that she now can communicate with the spirit world. Soon after, she undergoes cutting-edge surgery that restores her beauty and mobility. With legions of cult-like followers who are willing to pay top dollar to attend Misty's seminars and retreats, she is living the opulent lifestyle she's always coveted. And with her faithful lover, Brick, by her side, Misty has it all. That is until Brick's former side chick, Anya, comes on the scene with the intention of proving to Brick they belong together. Misty has already reclaimed Brick once, from her mother, no less, but can she keep him away from the woman who claims she is his one true love?"--
The midwife Petersheim, Jolina.
Just one thing Jacobs, Holly, 1963-
Ways of going home Zambra, Alejandro, 1975-
The writer son of a quiet sympathizer with the Pinochet regime reflects on the progress of his novel, in which an unnamed boy from a Chilean suburb witnesses an earthquake and meets an older girl who asks him to spy on her uncle.
Nobody is ever missing Lacey, Catherine, 1985-
"The story of a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan, hurtling herself into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers and sleeping in fields, forests or public parks"--
The disestablishment of paradise Mann, Phillip, author.
Something has gone wrong on the planet of Paradise. The human settlers - farmers and scientists - are finding that their crops won't grow and their lives are becoming more and more dangerous. The indigenous plant life - never entirely safe - is changing in unpredictable ways, and the imported plantings wither and die. And so the order is given - Paradise will be abandoned. All personnel will be removed and reassigned. And all human presence on the planet will be disestablished. Not all agree with the decision. There are some who believe that Paradise has more to offer the human race. That the planet is not finished with the intruders, and that the risks of staying are outweighed by the possible rewards. And so the leader of the research team and one of the demolition workers set off on a journey across the planet. Along the way they will encounter the last of the near-mythical Dendron, the vicious Reapers and the deadly Tattersall Weeds as they embark on an adventure which will bring them closer to nature, to each other and, eventually, to Paradise.
Lay it on my heart Pneuman, Angela, author.
"This piercing, sly debut novel tells the story of one unforgettable month in a Kentucky girl's thirteenth year. Charmaine Peake's prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution. Her mother, forced to rent out their house and move them down to a trailer on the river, won't stop telling Charmaine things she doesn't want to hear--from marital details and middle-aged doubts to uncomfortable preoccupations with Charmaine's changing body. A sanctimonious missionary kid has taken over her real bedroom, where Charmaine discovers his stash of strange and questionable photos. She is being tested at every turn: Where will her choices take her? And her faith? She tries to pray ceaselessly as her father taught, but with so much upheaval, even God seems to have changed. Like the beloved Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Lay It on My Heart unleashes Southern humor on the effects of a parent's mental illness. It brings us into the heart of a family weathering the toughest patch in their lives. But most of all, it marks out the seemingly unbearable realities of adolescence and the power that comes from discovering--and accepting--who you are. A moving, hilarious portrayal of the relationship between mothers and daughters, this book fulfills Angela Pneuman's promise as "one of the most astonishingly talented writers today"(Julie Orringer)"--
Invisible beasts : tales of the animals that go unseen among us Muir, Sharona, 1957-
"Sophie is an amateur naturalist with a rare genetic gift: the ability to see a marvelous kingdom of invisible, sentient creatures that share a vital, symbiotic relationship with humankind. To record her observations, Sophie creates a personal bestiary and, as she relates the strange abilities of these endangered beings, her tales become extraordinary meditations on love, sex, evolution, extinction, truth, and self-knowledge"--
Aftershock Shalvis, Jill, author.
"If it hadn't been for the earthquake, Amber Riggs would never have made love to a perfect stranger. And no doubt about it, fire inspector Dax McCall was perfect. ... Still, when Amber ran into him a year later she wasn't sure how he'd react. To her-- or their three-month-old baby"--Page 4 of cover.
Bravo Rucka, Greg, author.
Days after the events in Alpha, Bell and his team are asked to apprehend the terrorist who tried to blow up a theme park. Once they have him in custody, they find there is an even bigger menace on the horizon, one who is planning an more brutal attack.
The very best of fantasy & science fiction. Volume 2
Return to homecoming ranch London, Julia, author.
"Curly-haired Libby Tyler never stops smiling...until her beloved boyfriend suddenly forces her out of their home and away from his adoring kids. When she learns he dumped her for his flighty ex-wife, Libby's sadness turns to fury--and she very publicly smashes his truck with a golf club, earning herself a trip to a mental health center for some 'rest.' Handsome, hazel-eyed deputy Sam Winters has been sober for two years. Afraid of backsliding, he lives in the mountains and keeps his distance from people. Yet he never forgot Libby, his former colleague at the sheriff's office whose charm and cheerfulness always warmed his days. Now Libby's back, ignoring the townspeople's whispers (and her ex's restraining order) while desperately trying to make Homecoming Ranch a successful event destination. She keeps causing trouble for Sam, but he finds her smile more beautiful than ever...and his touch gives her thrills she's never felt. Could these two lost souls mend each other's broken hearts?"--Page 4 of cover.
Mr. Gwyn ; &, Three times at dawn Baricco, Alessandro, 1958-
After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects--among them Gwyn's devoted assistant, Rebecca, a beautiful fabric importer, a landscape painter, Gwyn's own literary agent, two wealthy newlyweds, a tailor to the Queen, and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old.
"London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world. Its roll call of storytellers includes cultural giants like Shakespeare, Defoe, and Dickens, and an innumerable host of writers of all sorts who sought to capture the essence of the place. Acclaimed historian Jerry White has collected some twenty-six stories to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of both London life and writing over the past four centuries, from Shakespeare's day to the present. These are stories of fact and fiction and occasionally something in between, some from well-known voices and others practically unknown. Here are dramatic views of such iconic events as the plague, the Great Fire of London, and the Blitz, but also William Thackeray's account of going to see a man hanged, Thomas De Quincey's friendship with a teenaged prostitute, and Doris Lessing's defense of the Underground. This literary London encompasses the famous Baker Street residence of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and the bombed-out moonscape of Elizabeth Bowen's wartime streets, Charles Dicken's treacherous River Thames and Frederick Treves's tragic Elephant Man. Graham Greene, Jean Rhys, Muriel Spark, and Hanif Kureishi are among the many great writers who give us their varied Londons here, revealing a city of boundless wealth and ragged squalor, of moving tragedy and riotous joy. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)"--
Iron Man. [Vol. 4], Iron Metropolitan Gillen, Kieron.
Tony Stark has returned from space with a vision of a better world. But who is his secret ally, what is his secret resource--and who would try to stop him? It's the grand unveiling of the core of Troy, Tony's Iron Metropolitan city of tomorrow! What could go wrong? Well, Pepper could meet P.E.P.P.E.R., or discover Tony's family secret--or both. And if the Mandarin is truly dead, then who is Mandarin-Seven: Red Peril--and how did they get the villain's rings? As the Iron Phalanx attacks and the skies burn red above Troy, Iron Man investigates the Mandarins--while Red Peril uncovers Troy's shocking secret! Will an Inhuman threaten Tony's city of tomorrow?
On my knees Wild, Meredith, author.
"Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a "work hard, play hard" lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again. Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side. When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she's become?"-- From back cover.
Swamp team 3 DeLeon, Jana.
"Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets and Deputy Carter LeBlanc, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally's house on fire." -- Back cover
Swamp sniper DeLeon, Jana.
In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she's been harassed, poisoned, and shot at-- and that was the easy part. But now, she's about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town. When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren't good reasons to kill someone. When Sinful Ladies Society leader Ida Belle becomes the lead suspect in the crime, Fortune knows she's got to solve a murder and save one of the only friends she's ever had. But as the investigation begins, more and more secrets surface, and Fortune realizes that sometimes nothing is as it seems.
Miriam's quilt Beckstrand, Jennifer, author.
"Miriam Bontrager has loved Ephraim for as long as she can remember. But when scandal rocks Miriam's family, Ephraim decides that she is not worthy of him. Heartbroken, Miriam vows to never again trust anyone with her affections. But will she surrender her heart when a man of simple faith and gentle ways shows her how to love again?"--P.  of cover.
Royal mile. Daheim, Mary
Dare to desire Phillips, Carly, author.
Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?
Night of the living deed Copperman, E. J., 1957-
While transforming a fixer-upper into a guest house at the Jersey Shore, Alison Kerby must deal with two residing ghosts who insist that they were murdered and that they need her help in finding out who killed them.
Whisper of Evil Hooper, Kay
A kiss to kill Bruhns, Nina.
The conservationist Gordimer, Nadine.
Mehring, a wealthy, dominating South African industrialist moves to preserve his way of life, his power, and his possessions in the face of massive injustice and suffering, changing times, and death
Song of the fireflies Redmerski, J. A.
Time and chance Penman, Sharon Kay.
Recreates the tumultuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, presenting a tale filled with love, ambition, betrayal, and murder.
When Christ and his saints slept Penman, Sharon Kay.
A novel depicting a dark period in English history follows the story of Maude, daughter of Henry I and England's uncrowned queen, and her cousin Stephen, as their battles for the crown of England lead to twenty years of anarchy
Horrorstor Hendrix, Grady
Kentucky heat Michaels, Fern.
Determined to make her racing stables the best in Kentucky, Nealy Coleman Diamond finds her life changed by the arrival of her ex-husband's law partner, Hatch Littletree, but an unexpected tragedy threatens to destroy everything Nealy holds dear.
Keep me closer Byrd, Rhyannon.
When renowned therapist Brit Cramer is targeted by a madman she gets help from the handsome but emotionally closed off private investigator Alex Hudson.
Death of a Dreamer Beaton, M. C.
The Cole Protocol Buckell, Tobias S.
Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes travels to a distant corner of the universe to investigate a colony of human rebels that has made an alliance with members of the Covenant, as the Spartan Gray Team and an Elite converge on the area.
Forsaking home : a novel American, A. (Angery)
" Book 4 of The Survivalist SeriesThey survived the collapse, but can they survive the aftermath? Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation's power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn't over yet. Carter must focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society-but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, the enclosed quarters of the nearby government-run refugee camp make for an environment where injury, assault and murder are the norm. As Jess creates trouble within the camp, Sarge and his crew plot to take down the entire establishment. From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Forsaking Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most"--
Death masks : a novel of the Dresden files Butcher, Jim, 1971-
Professional wizard Harry Dresden finds his life spiralling out of control when the Red Court of Vampires' champion sets out to kill him, professional hit men use him for target practice, the Shroud of Turin goes missing, he becomes involved in a murder investigation, and his ex-girlfriend returns.
Crysis : Escalation Smith, Gavin
Yesterday's Hero Wood, Jonathan
Chasers of the wind Pekhov, Alekseĭ.
"Centuries after the disastrous War of the Necromancers, the Nabatorians, aligned with the evil necromancers of Sdis, mount an invasion of the Empire. Luk, a soldier, and Ga-Nor, a Northern barbarian, are thrown together as they attempt to escape the Nabatorian hordes and find their way back to their comrades. Gray and Layan are a married couple, master thieves who are hiding out and trying to escape their former gang. They hope to evade the bounty hunters that hound them and retire to a faraway land in peace. Tia is a powerful dark sorceress and one of The Damned--a group trying to take over the world and using the Nabatorian invasion as a diversion. Unfortunately, for Gray and Layan, they unwittingly hold the key to a powerful magical weapon that couldbring The Damned back to power. Hounded by the killers on their trail and by the fearsome creatures sent by The Damned, Gray and Layan are aided by Luk and Ga-Nor--and Harold, the hero of The Chronicles of Siala. Realizing what's at stake they decide that, against all odds, they must stop The Damned.Chasers of the Wind is the first book in a new series from internationally bestselling author Alexey Pehov. "--
Someone in the house Michaels, Barbara, 1927-
The crying child Michaels, Barbara, 1927-
The third bear VanderMeer, Jeff.
Features a collection of short stories that showcase the author's literary range in the genre of fantasy fiction.
Hot iron Kelton, Elmer.
Espy Norwood lands a job on a ranch on the Texas frontier, where he squares off against greedy landowners, cattle rustlers, and his own distrustful son
The brethren : a novel Grisham, John.
In a minimum security federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their new community and make a little money until one of their new scams derails.
Rich kids of Instagram : a novel Sloan, Maya.
"Based on the wildly popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers"--
All you need is kill Sakurazaka, Hiroshi, 1970-
Century Rain Reynolds, Alastair
In the best families : a Nero Wolfe mystery Stout, Rex, 1886-1975.
Mrs. Rackham, a millionaire, asks Nero Wolfe to find out where her penniless husband has suddenly been obtaining mysteriously large sums of money
Melt into you Loren, Roni.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things : A Kingkiller Chronicle Novella Rothfuss, Patrick
House reckoning Lawson, Michael, 1948- author.
Twenty years after Joe DeMarco's father was murdered, a former mob associate, dying of lung cancer, wants to make a confession about the killer, sending de Marco on a mission of vengeance, with terrible consequences.
Crusade Anderson, Taylor.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker are transported from the World War II Pacific to an alternate world where they ally theselves with the Lemurians in their battle against the warlike reptilian Grik.
Rock Chick Redemption Ashley, Kristen
Refugees Molles, D. J. author.
Three month after a bacterium turned ninety percent of the world's population into violent predators, Captain Lee Harden has set up a camp for the remaining survivors, but conflicts among the camp's leaders and new revelations about the disease threaten everyone's safety.
The poisoned crown Druon, Maurice, 1918-2009, author.
With Princess Clemence of Hungary his new queen and believing succession assured, Louis X lauches an ill-advised war against Flanders.
Roll on, Columbia. Book one, To the Pacific : A Historical Novel Gulick, Bill, 1916-
Key of living fire Appleton, Scott.
When Letrias the traitor attempts to steal the powerful Key of Living Fire, Ilfredo is sent by the dragon prophet to retrieve the key and stop Letrias, but when he arrives Ilfredo finds a great evil in the Hidden Realm of the key.
Looking for trouble Dahl, Victoria, author.
Constantly the source of gossip due to her mother's past mistakes, librarian Sophie Heyer, who has walked the straight and narrow her entire life, finds everything she worked so hard for threatened by her dangerous attraction to the son of the man her mother abandoned her family for.
Hot intent Dees, Cindy.
Seduced by the CEO Yaye, Pamela.
All the exquisite things that money can buy are at world-famous restaurateur Nicco Morretti's fingertips. But he knows he has met his match when he encounters a feisty young woman whose alluring smile turns his world upside down. Jariah Brooks is unlike any woman who has ever tempted him before. She's a spirited single mother and his new employee, but he's craving to get to know her on a personal level--despite the risks. Love has been low on Jariah's priority list ever since the birth of her beloved daughter, though she is not immune to Nicco's radiant charm. And once the Italian heartthrob decides to sweep her off her feet, will the troubles stacked against them keep them apart forever?
The mighty Quinns : Rogan Hoffmann, Kate.
"New Zealand adventure guide Rogan Quinn doesn't deny he's a commitment-phobe. He learned long ago that there is nothing more dangerous than love. But that doesn't mean he won't indulge in pleasure where he finds it, and his newest client looks like she's badly in need of a lot of pleasure. Psychologist Claudia Mathison has brought five of her phobia-suffering patients into the wilderness hoping for a breakthrough, not to mention a break in her career. Instead, Rogan invites her on an adventure--and she has no doubt that the sexy Kiwi can take her higher and further than she's ever been. But Claudia has a fear of her own...that if she takes that adventure with him, she won't be able to find her way back. Or worse, she won't want to."-- From back cover.
One tall, dusty cowboy Bagwell, Stella.
After losing her heart--and her baby--to a disastrous romance, Lilly Lockett has her mind on only one thing: her job. She's come to the Silver Horn Ranch in Nevada to look after the Calhoun family patriarch, nothing more. But when she encounters rakish ranch foreman Rafe Calhoun, it's fireworks at first sight! Playboy Rafe knows his grandfather's new nurse is all wrong for him. He decided long ago that relationships just aren't in the cards. A few dates, then move on--that's been his motto. But an attempt at a casual affair with Lilly soon becomes all too serious...for both of them. And soon Rafe has to make a choice: to keep flying solo, or risk everything for a future with the woman he's come to love.
The Joker : a celebration of 75 years.
"Celebrating Batman and Joker's seventy-five years as cultural icons, this hardcover Joker Anthology collects stories from the characters seven decades as the greatest villain in comics"--
Robert Jordan's The wheel of time. Volume five, The eye of the world Dixon, Chuck, 1954- author.
Lone Wolf & cub omnibus. 5 Koike, Kazuo, 1936- author.
The strain. Volume 4, The fall Lapham, David, author, artist.
The red tent : [a novel] Diamant, Anita.
Based on the Book of Genesis, Dinah, Jacob's only daughter, shares her perspectives on the origins of many of our modern religious practices and sexual politics, imparting the lessons she has learned from her father's wives.
Invincible Palmer, Diana, author.
When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will do anything to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life--and her heart--to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised.
A man called Ove : a novel Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Deadly deceptions Miller, Linda Lael.
Mojo Sheepshanks, a struggling private investigator with the ability to see ghosts, is in way over her head, when her wealthy sister, who was being blackmailed, is murdered, as she discovers disturbing secrets about the family she thought she knew.
Tangled lives Boyd, Hilary.
Annie Delancey is happily married, in her early 50s, with three grown children. But Annie guards a secret. At age nineteen she had a baby boy and gave him up for adoption. She still thinks of him every day. One day she receives a letter from Kent Social Services, her son Daniel wants to make contact. A part of her is overjoyed--she longs to meet him. But another part fears what this revelation will do to her family, none of whom know about her past. When Daniel is introduced to Annie's family, a few small tears in the family fabric suddenly gape wide, and the impact of is greater than she could have ever imagined.
Zarif's convenient queen Graham, Lynne, 1956-
Once, Ella Gilchrist had the gall to turn down playboy prince Zarif al Rastani's proposal. To ensure peace and stability to his country Zarif must now marry, so when Ella returns begging for his help, he'll give it, on one condition. Three years ago, Zarif needed only moments to ignite a passion in her that left her breathless, until his adamant declaration that he could never love her broke her heart. But if she is to rescue her family from imminent and permanent ruin, Ella must agree to a year of marriage, on his arm and in his bed!
Undone by the sultan's touch Crews, Caitlin.
When Cleo Churchill's travels land her in the path of Khaled bin Aziz, Sultan of Jhurat, she's instantly transfixed by his warrior physique, commanding presence and intense eyes. But what would a sultan want with an ordinary girl like her? Cleo is exactly what Khaled needs, a convenient, yet beautiful bride to unite his warring country. He'll offer her diamonds and riches but nothing more. Yet as their marriage plays out in the darkness of the night, the passions unearthed threaten to consume them both!
Just to be with you Lister, Sheryl
Gentle and compassionate teacher Janae Simms isn't looking for love--her heart has been broken one too many times, and she doesn't intend to relive that kind of pain. So when her best friend convinces her to let loose and attend a concert featuring R & B sensation Monte, all Janae expects is an evening of music and fun. But as soon as she hears his smooth, honeyed voice and they share a moment together backstage, Janae fears her heart is in danger once again. Terence "Monte" Campbell has been hurt by women seeking his wealth and celebrity instead of the man he truly is. So music is his only passion, until he meets Janae. He struggles to maintain emotional distance, but her tender sensuality and caring ways tempt Terrence as no other before. And one sizzling night, they both give in to their desires and explore all of the erotic promises between them. Is Janae really the one for Terrence, or just another disappointment waiting to happen?
Emeralds included Woodman, Betsy.
"In the third installment of the Jana Bibi series, Betsy Woodman takes us back to the Jolly Grant house for the arrival of Jana's son, Jack, from Scotland, and his Hungarian bride-to-be, Katarina Esterhazy. The whole gang is excited to welcome their international visitors-- and Jana is determined to repair the house to Jack's high standards and those of her grandfather, from whom she inherited the eccentric building. That, though, puts a strain on Jana, both emotionally and financially, and she risks her most prized and valuable possession-- the (surprisingly real!) emeralds she got from the Treasure Emporium-- to help her through it. Jana saved the town from a government dam in Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes and foiled an international bird-smuggling ring in Love Potion Number 10, but in Emeralds Included, Jana faces her biggest challenges yet: preparing for her son's arrival and planning a wedding in the upside-down town of Harma Nagar!"--
The catch : a novel Stevens, Taylor.
Passing as a man while working at sea for a security company she discovers is part of a gunrunning operation, Vanessa Michael Munroe escapes a pirate attack and agrees to help find her crewmates only to discover that the hijackers were seeking the ship captain under her care.
The butcher Hillier, Jennifer.
"From the author of the acclaimed suspense novels Creep and Freak and whom Jeffery Deaver has praised as a "top of the line thriller writer," The Butcher is a high-octane novel about lethal secrets that refuse to die--until they kill again. A rash of grisly serial murders plagued Seattle until the infamous "Beacon Hill Butcher" was finally hunted down and killed by police chief Edward Shank in 1985. Now, some thirty years later, Shank, retired and widowed, is giving up his large rambling Victorian house to his grandson Matt, whom he helped raise. Settling back into his childhood home and doing some renovations in the backyard to make the house feel like his own, Matt, a young up-and-coming chef and restaurateur, stumbles upon a locked crate he's never seen before. Curious, he picks the padlock and makes a discovery so gruesome it will forever haunt him... Faced with this deep dark family secret, Matt must decide whether to keep what he knows buried in the past, go to the police, or take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile Matt's girlfriend, Sam, has always suspected that her mother was murdered by the Beacon Hill Butcher--two years after the supposed Butcher was gunned down. As she pursues leads that will prove her right, Sam heads right into the path of Matt's terrible secret. A thriller with taut, fast-paced suspense, and twists around every corner, The Butcher will keep you guessing until the bitter, bloody end"--
Herbie's game Hallinan, Timothy.
"It's everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando Valley's top "executive crook," sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that the hitter doesn't know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper on which he has written the names of the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to to solve his problem is Junior Bender, professional burglar and begrudging private eye for crooks. But Junior already knows exactly who took Wattles's list: the signature is too obvious. It was Herbie Mott, Junior's burglar mentor and second father--and when Junior seeks him out to discuss the missing list, he finds Herbie very unpleasantly murdered. Junior follows the links in the chain back toward the killer, and as he does, he learns disturbing things about Herbie's hidden past. He has to ask himself how much of the life he's lived for the past twenty years has been of his own making, and how much of it was actually Herbie's game"--
Evergreen Rasmussen, Rebecca.
"It is 1938 when Eveline, a young bride, follows her husband into the wilderness of Minnesota. Though their cabin is rundown, they have a river full of fish, a garden out back, and a new baby boy named Hux. But when Emil leaves to take care of his sick father, the unthinkable happens: a stranger arrives, and Eveline becomes pregnant. She gives the child away, and while Hux grows up hunting and fishing in the woods with his parents, his sister, Naamah, is raised an orphan. Years later, haunted by the knowledge of this forsaken girl, Hux decides to find his sister and bring her home to the cabin"--Amazon.com.
Alias Hook Jensen, Lisa, 1952- author.
"Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules. From the glamour of the Fairy Revels, to the secret ceremonies of the First Tribes, to the mysterious underwater temple beneath the Mermaid Lagoon, the magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook"--
Broken Wright, Laura
Stone cold lover Warren, Christine, author.
Unbinding : A Novel of the Lupi Wilks, Eileen
Sweeter Than Sin Walker, Shiloh
A Place Called Harmony Thomas, Jodi
Grimm : The Killing Time Waggoner, Tim
He's So Fine Shalvis, Jill
Innocent Prey Shayne, Maggie
Moonlight Raider Scott, Amanda
Going Gone Sala, Sharon
Murder Off the Beaten Path Rowland, M. L.
The Maverick of Copper Creek Ryan, R. C.
Season for Desire Romain, Theresa
Badlanders Robbins, David
What a Wallflower Wants Rodale, Maya
Off Kilter Reed, Hannah
All He Wants for Christmas Plumley, Lisa
Ready for romance Macomber, Debbie.
Ready for romance: "At fourteen, Jessica Kellerman was madly in love with Evan Dryden, one of the boys next door, much to the amusement of both their families. Now, ten years later, she's about to start working for the Dryden brothers, Evan and Damian. But no one will let her forget her girlish crush, and Jessica finds it frustrating in the extreme. Because she's in love with a Dryden, all right: Damian, not Evan. And this time she knows it's not puppy love, it's the real thing"--P. 4 of cover.
Fractured Molles, D. J.
All Fired Up Meader, Kate
Sweet Harmony McLane, Luann
The Valhalla Prophecy Mcdermott, Andy
The Groom Says Yes Maxwell, Cathy
Once upon a Plaid Marlowe, Mia
Frenzy Lutz, John
The Legend of Sleepy Harlow Logan, Kylie
Ring in the Holidays Lane, Katie
A maiden's grave Deaver, Jeffery, author.
A trio of desperate convicts, has hijacked a bus carrying a group of deaf and mute schoolgirls, who are now being held hostage in a disused slaughterhouse. FBI agent Arthur Potter is flown in to negotiate with the men, as are local police, state troopers, politicians and the media. Not everyone has the same agenda. The killers will kill one innocent child an hour, on the hour, until their demands are met.
Jakob von Gunten Walser, Robert, 1878-1956.
Dearest Dorothy, are we there yet? Baumbich, Charlene Ann, 1945-
In Partonville, a tiny southern Illinois farming town, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstrs is the self-proclaimed town matriarch. She's a regular in the main street cafe, where she helps herself to donuts and gossip. And she's a Wild Musketeer on the senior citizens' softball team. Aware of her own limitations, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help with the town's problems: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"
Katie's choice Lillard, Amy.
A young Amish schoolteacher is caught in a love triangle with the familiar man who left her community for the outside world and an outsider taken by her simple charm and intrigued with her spiritual ways.
Dream a little dream Phillips, Susan Elizabeth.
A widow tries to survive in a hostile town in North Carolina. She is Rachel Stone whose TV evangelist husband defrauded scores of citizens. Rachel, who has a child, finds work at a drive-in theater owned by widower Gabe Bonner. Love is born, but his family opposes her, considering her a gold digger.
Earth song Coulter, Catherine.
Philippa de Beauchamp, as impulsive as she is beautiful, flees her father's castle when she hears she is to be wed to the repellent Baron de Bridgport. But her daring escape in a wool wagon quickly becomes a misadventure, and she winds up in the arms of Dienwald de Fortenberry, a rogue as smooth and bold as Aquitaine wine.
Secret song Coulter, Catherine.
A deepness in the sky Vinge, Vernor.
On the world of Arachna, the Qeng Ho battle the Emergents, and only Pham Numen has a chance to foil the horrendous Emergents plan.
Justice Hall King, Laurie R.
"It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort dies amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justica fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength. A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done ... or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer's perfectly baited trap?" - Taken from cover p.4.
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard Desai, Kiran, 1971-
Sampath Chawla's family thinks that he will never amount to anything, but overnight he becomes a holy man in their village, and his fame turns both his family's and his own life upside down.
His to command Carew, Opal.
"Strong, independent, smart, Kate is a modern business woman who knows exactly how to run her well organized world. But underneath her professional, starched exterior lurks a secret she's been running from for years...a secret desire that both exhilarates her and terrifies her. And when an old lover unexpectedly shows up and demands that Kate stop hiding from her passion, she decides to spend a week at his mansion exploring her deep submissive side, promising that this time she won't hold anything back . . . including her heart"--
Son of perdition Alec, Wendy.
"The four horsemen of the apocalypse ride. The first seal has been broken. The angelic portals are opened. The end of days has begun" -- Cover verso.
Wide Sargasso Sea Rhys, Jean.
Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life. Inspired by, but independent of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, the author tells the story of the childhood and marriage of the first Mrs. Rochester, the West Indian Creole heiress who went insane in a haunting, intense, and tragic tropical world.
Blood lad. 5 Kodama, Yūki.
"Using Staz's powerful magic, Braz has successfully resurrected his father, Richarz, former king of the Demon World. Staz is furious that his brother has swindled him yet again-with Staz's blood and Braz's efforts going toward resurrection research, Staz and Fuyumi are back to square one on restoring her human body. But more pressing than Fuyumi's precarious state is that of the Demon World! When the dust settles, will a vampire or a werewolf be sitting on the throne?!" -- From publisher's web site.
A collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand selected by editors.
The good girl Kubica, Mary, author.
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.
Since you've been gone Knight, Anouska, author.
In one tragic moment, Holly Jefferson's life as she knew it changed forever. Now she's running her bakery, Cake-- or at least going through the motions. Then she meets Ciaran Argyll. His privileged and charmed life feels a million miles from her own. But Ciaran, too, is wrestling with ghosts. Will Holly find the missing ingredient that allows her to live again-- and embrace an unknown and unexpected tomorrow?
Claimed by the laird Cornick, Nicola, author.
An old maid--that's all Lady Christina McMorlan, daughter to the Duke of Forres, is to society now that she's past thirty. She hosts her father's parties and cares for her siblings, knowing she'll never have her own home and family. She has no time to pine, however. By night, she's The Lady, head of a notorious whiskey-smuggling gang that supports her impoverished clan. They're always one step ahead of the revenue man--until Lucas Black shows up. Rejecting title and the proper society that disparaged his mother, Lucas earns his living running a successful gambling house. He's also a spy, charged with bringing down the Forres Gang. He thinks The Lady's just a bored society spinster. She thinks he's a lost child playing at rebellion. And when the truth comes out, it's not just their love on the line.--from cover, page .
Something new Roberts, Nora.
Impulse: "For once in her life, Rebecca Malone has decided to follow her impulses. After quitting her job and selling all of her belongings, she heads to Greece in search of adventure. So when a sexy local restaurant owner pursues her, she can't resist playing the role of a sophisticated, well-traveled woman. But falling in love with Stephen Nickodemus was not part of the plan! Now she'll have to find a way to break the news of her true identity...without also breaking his heart"--P.  of cover.
The hexed Graham, Heather, author.
When a ghost leads Devin Lyle to a body in the woods where years earlier FBI paranormal investigator Craig Rockwell found his friend dead, they find themselves drawn deeper into the case and Salem's history.
The dog park Caldwell, Laura, author.
"Stylist Jessica Champlin knows it takes more than a darling goldendoodle to save a marriage. She and her ex-husband, investigative journalist Sebastian Hess, had too many irreconcilable differences for even their beloved dog, Baxter, to heal. So they've agreed to joint custody, and life has settled into a prickly normalcy. But when Baxter heroically rescues a child and the video footage goes viral, Jess and Sebastian are thrown together again, and her life takes some very unexpected twists. The line of dogwear she creates becomes wildly successful, and suddenly she's in the spotlight with everyone watching--the press, the new guy she's seeing, Sebastian and the past she never imagined she would face again. Soon there's only one person by her side--and it's the person she least expected. She's willing to open up to a new normal...just as long as Baxter approves" --
No strings attached Andersen, Susan, 1950- author.
When undercover DEA agent Luc Bradshaw, who left her seven years ago, walks back into her life, restaurant owner Tasha Riordan refuses to listen to his side of the story even though the chemistry between them is even hotter than before.
Reader and raelynx Shinn, Sharon.
In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic Cammon must put aside his personal feelings for Princess Amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. But Cammon is unable to read Amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers -- a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.
Play it as it lays : a novel Didion, Joan.
Mila 18 Uris, Leon, 1924-2003.
Recounts the resistance of the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto against the Nazis.
Not a penny more, not a penny less Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
A Boston business man whose fortune is built on shady deals meets his match when he swindles four unsuspecting investors. The men band together and steal back exactly what they lost.
Rumspringa's hope Shriver, Beth.
"Although promised to the widowed neighbor Zeb, Emma is considering leaving her Amish community to watch over her younger brother Mark when he leaves for Philadelphia to explore the outside world during his Rumspringa. There, she reconnects with her former beau Caleb, who protects the Amish teens, introducing them to his life evangelizing and helping the homeless. Unbeknownst to Emma, Caleb is glad for the opportunity to spend time with her and hopes to win her back. Struck by the power of evangelism and outreach, Emma begins to feel a draw to Caleb's way of life. When she doesn't return home when she promised, Zeb goes to the city to find her, forcing Emma to choose in which of their two worlds she really belongs"--Bn.com.
Sofia's secret MacLaren, Sharlene, 1948-
"A young woman who became pregnant against her consent is resigned to keep the truth a secret, until a local doctor steps in and urges her to seek justice--and falls in love"--Provided by publisher.
Saving Gideon Lillard, Amy.
A disillusioned Dallas socialite breaks down on the outskirts of an Amish community and begins to find herself thanks to the widowed young man who rescued her but has lost his own faith in God.
"H" is for homicide Grafton, Sue.
Kinsey Millhone is working on a case involving the death of a claims adjuster for a California insurance company. The story takes her into the Los Angeles barrio in pursuit of a violent criminal, into jails and hospitals, and into a grungy bar named the Meat Locker.
Fortune's favorites McCullough, Colleen, 1937-
"In a time of cataclysmic upheaval, a bold new generation of Romans vied for greatness amid the disintegrating remnants of their beloved Republic. They were the chosen - and the cursed - blessed with wealth and privilege yet burdened by the dictates of destiny in a savage struggle for power that would leave countless numbers crushed and destroyed. But there was one who would tower above them all - a brilliant and beautiful boy whose ambition was unparalleled, whose love was legend, and whose glory was Rome's: a boy they would one day call "Caesar"--Provided by publisher.
Burning up Andersen, Susan, 1950-
When Macy O'James returns home to Sugarville, Washington, to help out her family, she vows to hold her head high despite the gossip about her scandalous life, especially when sparks fly between her and fire chief Gabriel Donovan.
The little green book of Chairman Rahma Herbert, Brian.
"A revolution has taken over the government of the United States and the environment has been saved. All pollution has been banned and reversed. It's a bright, green new world. But this new world comes with a great cost. The United States is ruled by a dictatorship and the corporations are fighting back. Joining them are an increasing number of rebels angered by the dictatorship of Chairman Rahma. The Chairman's power is absolute and appears strong, but in The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert, cracks are beginning to show as new weapons are developed by the old corporate powers, foreign alliances begin to make inroads into America's influence. and strange reports of mutants filter through the government's censorship"--
The cat sitter's nine lives Clement, Blaize.
"Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John using Blaize's extensive notes and outlines for future books. This book starts off with a bang -- literally. Dixie is driving alongside the beachside road that runs through the center of her hometown when she's witness to a terrible head-on collision. Ever the hero, she springs into action and pulls one of the drivers from his car just before it explodes in flames. A little shaken but none the worse for wear, Dixie proceeds to her local bookstore where she meets Cosmo, a fluffy, orange tomcat, and Mr. Hoskins, the store's kind but strangely befuddled owner. The next day, the driver whose life she saved claims that he is Dixie's husband, both Cosmo and Mr. Hoskins disappear without a trace, and a mysterious phone call from a new client lures her to a crumbling, abandoned mansion on the outskirts of town. Soon Dixie finds herself locked in a riddle of deception, revenge, murder, and mystery"--
Landline Rowell, Rainbow.
"In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply -- but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always besides the point. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show, she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her -- Neal is always a little upset with Georgie -- but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it. If she's ruined everything. That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It's not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she's been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts. Is that what she's supposed to do? Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?"--
The healer's touch Copeland, Lori.
In 1887 rural Missouri, Lyric Bolton lives a life of isolation to care for her mother when Ian Cawley bursts into her life on a runaway stallion.
The lady and the officer Ellis, Mary, 1951-
When Madeline Howard saves the life of Elliott Haywood, a colonel in the Confederate Home Guard, he becomes determined to win her favor, but Madeline's political sympathies are with the North, and her heart belongs to a Northern soldier.
Shadow of a hang rope : a western story Paine, Lauran.
"John Hawk was unemployed. His outriding job had ended at Vacaville in Arizona Territory. He has only $100, and isn't going anywhere until he makes more money. He overhears a conversation about a string of horses that are to be exchanged with a bill of sale at Hunter's Spring for a down payment of $100. Hawk seizes his chance, rides to Hunter's Spring, meets the man holding the horses, pretending he's the agent for the man buying the obviously stolen herd. In another town, he sells the horses for $600, making a considerable profit. He returns to Vacaville, hoping he is not connected with the stolen herd, where he assumes a job as gun guard on the Vacaville-Springerville stage and quickly gains a half interest in the line. Now good things are really in the offing for Hawk, but there is also an increasing threat from bad and dangerous things" --
The Amish blacksmith Clark, Mindy Starns.
Six years after the death of her mother in an accident, Priscilla Kinsinger returns to Lancaster County from Indiana, and her uncle asks his employee, blacksmith Jake Miller, to help Priscilla reconnect with community life.
Black Science. [Volume 1], [How to fall forever] Remender, Rick, author.
"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--P.  of cover.
Dead boy detectives. Volume 1, Schoolboy terrors Litt, Toby, 1968- author.
"In these stories from issues #1-6, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries of their own demise while trying to protect tech-savvy sleuth Crystal from a similar fate. Also includes the short stories 'Run Ragged' from WITCHING HOUR #1, GHOSTS #1 and TIME WARP #1."--
Deadpool. [Vol. 3], [The good, the bad and the ugly] Duggan, Gerry, author.
Deadpool. [Vol. 4], [Deadpool vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.] Duggan, Gerry, author.
"Deadpool declares a one-man war on the world peacekeeping agency. But even as the maniacal merc pursues his revenge, S.H.I.E.L.D. discovers someone has been betraying them-- and it seems to be Agent Preston! Deadpool takes his fight to the Helicarrier, intent on getting his money one way or another-- and comes face-to-face with Agent Phil Coulson! Too bad Coulson's a Cap fan. Plus: Take another trip back to Deadpool's stories past as the Merc with a Mouth wreaks havoc on a cosmic level!" -- p.  of cover.
Sledgehammer 44.  Mignola, Michael, author.
A man in a suit of iron drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield and unleashes a powerful cosmic force on an army of Nazis, their massive war machine, and their most dangerous agent, the deadly Black Flame! Comics superstar Mike Mignola creates an alternative story of a World War II robot.
Baltimore. Volume three, A passing stranger and other stories Mignola, Michael, author.
"Baltimore embarks on a quest for vengeance across a world overrun by monsters. A demented surgeon attempts to cure vampirism by creating greater horrors, and a perverse inquisitor reveals his own dark secrets, as our hero pursues the scarred vampire that he blames for all of it"--P.  of jacket.
Baltimore. Volume four, Chapel of Bones Mignola, Michael, author.
Lord Baltimore, the world's greatest monster hunter, wages war against a plague of vampires intent on resurrecting a demonic god, an evil witch in league with a clan of undead, and his mortal nemesis, leading to a final showdown in London!
Stirring Up Trouble Kincaid, Kimberly
A Midwinter's Tail : A Magical Cats Mystery Kelly, Sofie
Carolina Blues Kantra, Virginia
Gut-Shot Johnstone, William W.
Gentlemen Prefer Curves Jamison, Sugar
Bless Her Dead Little Heart James, Miranda
Chained by Night Ione, Larissa
Broken Soul Hunter, Faith
If He's Daring Howell, Hannah
In Your Dreams Higgins, Kristan
Reckoning Harper, S. J.
Sins & Needles Halle, Karina
Burning Desire Grant, Donna
The Betrayed Graham, Heather
Stirring the Plot Gerber, Daryl Wood
A scandal to remember Essex, Elizabeth, author.
Priestess Dreaming Galenorn, Yasmine
Transplant Elefteriades, John A., M.D.
Zero's familiar chevalier. 1 Yamaguchi, Noboru, 1972-2013, author.
Pastor needs a boo Bowen, Michele Andrea.
"It was a regular New Jerusalem Gospel United Church work day for Reverend Denzelle Flowers when Veronica Washington, Keisha Jackson, and Marsha Metcalf showed up after losing their jobs on the same day, same morning, and almost at the same time. Denzelle struggled to solve that first problem. The other problem--the lovely Marsha--would be much harder to solve. Denzelle didn't even know how to fight wanting to turn in the playah's card and getting "booed" up with the poster girl for "church girls." Marsha Metcalf and her fellow unemployed church members aren't Denzelle's biggest problem, though. He is running for bishop, and his enemies--a more ruthless consortium of corrupted clergy--want power badly enough to go to rather extreme lengths for it because the stakes are just that high. Now, his ex-wife was back and sleeping with the enemy, digging for dirt. Reverend Denzelle can't fight this battle alone. This pastor needs a 'boo' who will stand by his side. Before the dust settles, both Marsha and Denzelle's faith and love will be put to the ultimate test"--
Fall of Macharius King, William, 1959- author.
Boomerang August, Noelle, author.
"Welcome to BOOMERANG.COM, the hottest recent startup in the coolest city: Los Angeles, CA. Boomerang created buzz for being THE dating site for the millennial gen. Why? Because it's about no-strings, no-fuss relationships for those on the rebound and those who crave connection without all the baggage of long-term promises. But that buzz is fading as Boomerang struggles to grow, the solution? Find two brilliant interns and give them a crack at turning this ship back to shore. Enter MIA GALLIANO and ETHAN VANCE. These young strangers--Mia an aspiring filmmaker, and Ethan at the end of a collegiate sports career--are both bright and motivated. And for very different reasons, they're both hungry and way up for the challenge. But things go wrong from day one. For one thing, Ethan and Mia aren't strangers. The night before their stint at Boomerang begins, Ethan and Mia meet at a bar and fall into bed together. Or so they think. They're both hazy on the details. They just know it's awkward when they share a post hookup taxi...to the same place. Will the competition get to them, or do they have a future together?"--
The symmetry teacher Bitov, Andreĭ, author.
Seemingly unrelated stories attempt to recreate and identify the writer of a novel once read by the author.
The Wurms of Blearmouth Erikson, Steven.
"A new novella from New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson, set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Wurms of Blearmouth. Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room hovels, in back alleys and playgrounds. Tyrants abound on the verges of civilization, where disorder frays the rule of civil conduct and propriety surrenders to brutal imposition. Millions are made to kneel and yet more millions die horrible deaths in a welter of suffering and misery. But leave all that behind and plunge into escapist fantasy of the most irrelevant kind, and in the ragged wake of the tale told in Lees of Laughter's End, those most civil adventurers, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, along with their suitably phlegmatic manservant, Emancipor Reese, make gentle landing upon a peaceful beach, beneath a quaint village at the foot of a majestic castle. There they make acquaintance with the soft-hearted and generous folk of Spendrugle, which lies at the mouth of the Blear River and falls under the benign rule of the Lord of Wurms in his lovely keep. Make welcome, then, to Spendrugle's memorable residents, including the man who should have stayed dead, the woman whose prayers should never have been answered, the tax collector everyone ignores, the ex-husband town militiaman who never married, the beachcomber who lives in his own beard, and the now singular lizard cat who used to be plural, and the girl who likes to pee in your lap. And of course, hovering over all, the denizen of the castle keep, Lord--Ah, but there lies this tale"--
The game and the governess Noble, Kate, 1978- author.
"Three friends. One Wager. Winner takes all. The Earl--'Lucky Ned' Ashby. Pompous, preening, certain that he is beloved by everyone. The Miller--John Turner. Proud, forced to work as the Earl's secretary, their relationship growing ever more strained. The Doctor--Rhys Gray. Practical, peace-loving, but caught in the middle of two warring friends. Their wager is simple: By trading places with John Turner and convincing someone to fall in love with him, Ned plans to prove it's him the world adores, not his money. Turner plans to prove him wrong. But no one planned on Phoebe Baker, the unassuming governess who would fall into their trap, and turn everything on its head" --
More than a cowboy McDavid, Cathy, 1956-
"Liberty Beckett was so used to watching longtime crush Deacon McCrea ride at her family's Reckless, Arizona, arena, she nearly forgot the handsome cowboy was an attorney. But it won't be hard to remember now that Deacon is representing her father in the legal battle dividing the Beckett clan and threatening the Easy Money Rodeo Arena. This case is Deacon's chance to clear his name in Reckless. He didn't anticipate the powerful effect Liberty would have on him. Their attraction is undeniable, and a huge conflict of interest. To save his career and Liberty's relationship with her family, Deacon knows he needs to avoid Liberty. But what a man needs and what he wants are two very different things..."--P.  of cover.
The rebel cowboy's quadruplets Leonard, Tina.
Beautiful Mackenzie Hawthorne is looking for a ranch foreman, not a husband. Good thing, because marriage isn't in injured bull rider Justin Morant's future. Justin is happy to take up the cause of saving the Hanging H ranch--and then there's the bonus of playing stand-in father to the sexy single mom's four angelic newborns. Mackenzie doesn't know what miracle brought Justin to Bridesmaids Creek, Texas, but she'd be a fool to fall for the hunky cowboy who wears his rebel status like a badge of honor. Justin's a natural with her daughters and a whiz at ranching ... yet one day she knows he's going to gallop off into the sunset. Unless, of course, the marriage-minded townspeople get their hands on him!
Runaway Lone Star bride Thacker, Cathy Gillen.
Nothing in his military training--or Texas upbringing--prepared Hart Sanders for rescuing a woman fleeing her own nuptials. But when the runaway bride is dangerously desirable Maggie McCabe, now working at his family ranch as a wedding planner of all things and bonding with his toddler son, Hart can't stop fantasies of domestic bliss. Two years ago, Maggie ran from making the biggest mistake of her life as fast as her cowgirl boots would take her. Now the gorgeous ex-soldier and his adorable, blue-eyed boy are wreaking havoc with this McCabe daughter's hard-fought independence. Maggie just wants to help Hart create a stable, loving home for Henry but does not stand a chance against their irresistible Lone Star charm!
The Texan's cowgirl bride Milburn, Trish.
Savannah Baron is determined to turn The Peach Pit from a simple roadside stand on her family's Texas ranch into a bustling country store. She's too busy with her business to even enter many rodeos anymore, let alone date. But when a health scare prompts her to search for her long-estranged mother, she discovers more than a helping hand in an old friend. Soldier-turned-private investigator Travis Shepard never thought he'd move on after his wife's tragic death, yet with Savannah, the walls he built around his heart begin to crumble away. But Savannah still faces a medical crisis, and Travis can't bear the idea of losing anyone else. Can he find the strength to love again?
Protective instincts McCoy, Shirlee.
After losing her family, and then nearly her life when she was held hostage in Africa, grieving widow Raina Lowery only wants to put the past behind her. Instead, she is finding her son's toys in the woods and dodging a gunman's bullets. Raina is trapped in a real-life nightmare--until Jackson Miller reappears. Months ago, saving Raina was Jackson's job as a member of HEART, a private rescue team. But now it is personal. The hardened protector wants to give Raina--and himself--a second chance at love. But first he has to save her again.
Smoky Mountain investigation Urban, Annslee
A mysterious caller taunts journalist Kylie Harper with details about a decade-old death, leading her to a new trail of murder. Who is this deranged person and what does he want from her? Ex-Delta Force captain and Kylie's former love Nick Bentley fled their Smoky Mountain hometown after the murder of their classmate. When family duty calls him back, Nick comes face-to-face with Kylie and the past he has tried to forget. Now Nick must put everything on the line to save Kylie before she becomes the next victim of a madman.
Shake down Nelson, Jill Elizabeth.
To clear his imprisoned father's name, Shane Gillum must find evidence hidden in a Martha's Vineyard cottage. But he arrives to find the "vacant" property being prepped for sale by real estate agent Janice Swenson. Is she tied to the notorious owners? Or is she in over her head as the accidents on the property grow increasingly dangerous? And who is the saboteur targeting--Shane with his search, or Janice with her dark, hidden past? With so much at stake, trusting Janice is a huge risk but keeping silent about the cottage's mysteries could mire them both in a deadly scheme.
Caught in the crosshairs Rees, Elisabeth.
Recruited for a top secret mission, elite sniper Sergeant Cara Hanson is determined to prove herself--as a female sharpshooter--to her commanding officer. But when the assignment goes horribly wrong, Captain Dean McGovern takes their team into hiding in a remote Wyoming cabin. Both fiercely protective, Cara and Dean work overtime to figure out who's leaving notes and taking shots at them. Cara tries hard to resist the more-than-professional feelings she's developing for Dean and when their lives are on the line, it'll take the soldier in her to keep them both alive.
Critical diagnosis Stone, Alison, 1969-
Researcher Dr. Lily McAllister has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a family disease and now, steps away from a promising new treatment, Lily is attacked. Only the training of army physician James O'Reilly can save her. As the would-be CEO of his family's pharmaceutical company, James's secret dream is to reenlist. But he can't leave Lily with a bull's-eye on her back. Nor can he stay and stop her from pursing her goal. No one can, including the stalker who shadows her every move. Still, James has lost too many people he has loved--and this time he refuses to lose Lily.
Flood zone Mentink, Dana.
Mia Sandoval's friend is murdered under mysterious circumstances--and the single mother is a suspect. Her only ally is a man she isn't sure she can trust. Search and rescue worker Dallas Black has a past as harrowing as Mia's own, and the police are suspicious of them both. With no choice but to work with secretive Dallas, Mia discovers he is as complicated as the murder they are forced to investigate to clear her name. Yet as a flood ravages their small Colorado town, a killer is determined that Mia, Dallas and their evidence get swept away to a watery grave.
Lured by the rich rancher DeNosky, Kathie.
Matched to a billionaire Cantrell, Kat, author.
"Wanted: one convenient wife. Venture capitalist Leo Reynolds is married to his work, but now he needs a wife. Someone to run his home, host his parties--and accept a marriage that's strictly business. His one rule: love will play no part in their union. At least that's the lie he tells himself, until he meets his match... Enter Daniella White--handpicked by the matchmaker as the perfect wife. Marriage to Leo means security, and she's willing to give up passion for friendship. But the moment they meet, sparks fly. And now temptation--and Leo's own heart--have the billionaire ready to change all the rules."-- From back cover.
The sheikh's son Gold, Kristi.
"Her sheikh, her prince...her pretend husband? Prince Adan Mehdi isn't normally one to back off from a beautiful woman, but there's something so pure about American heiress Piper McAdams that it seems like the honorable thing to do. Piper believes in his good intentions until his supermodel ex shows up with their baby! Still, Piper agrees to show Adan the parenting ropes and pretend to be his wife until custody with his ex is settled. But playing royal house tests the prince's resolve, and soon things get steamier than either of them imagined. Could a real white wedding be in their future?"-- From back cover.
A taste of temptation Schield, Cat.
"Is lasting love on the menu? Hotelier Harper Fontaine only wants one thing in life: to take over her family's business empire. And she won't let celebrity chef Ashton Croft screw up the new restaurant in her Vegas showcase. Getting the adventurer to meet deadlines is hard enough, but turning down the flame on their uncontrollable chemistry soon proves impossible! Ashton has traveled the world but has never encountered a delicacy as delicious as Harper. Sure, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but will Ashton stay for Harper...especially when the chips are down and she suddenly stands to lose it all?"-- From back cover.
When opposites attract... Bennett, Jules, author.
"After a near-fatal accident, Hollywood hotshot Grant Carter never imagined returning to the equestrian world. But producing a movie about a racing dynasty means he has no choice. Luckily Tessa Barrington, star jockey, provides the distraction he needs--feisty attitude, stunning looks...and a surprising innocence he can't resist. Tessa won't give herself to just any man, especially a smooth-talking player like Grant. Once filming wraps, how can she trust he'll stick around? He's already keeping secrets. Besides, Tessa has her eye on bigger prizes...unless falling in love is the biggest prize of all, for both of them."-- From back cover.
Her pregnancy secret Major, Ann
"Michael North knew Bree Oliver was a gorgeous gold digger after his brother's fortune, so he seduced her in a night of lovemaking and swore he'd let her go. Then a tragic accident changed everything. Now he must honor a deathbed promise to his brother-- to protect the woman Michael can never trust."--Page 4 of cover.
The Manhattan encounter Fox, Addison.
He had faced down madmen with guns, hunted thieves and jumped off buildings for fun. So why is Liam Steele at his wit's end when Dr. Isabella Magnini needs his protection? The brilliant and beautiful scientist's work is revolutionary, and someone wants to keep her insights secret--no matter what it costs.
Secret service rescue James, Elle.
Kidnapped and held captive for weeks, Shelby O'Hara is grateful to be rescued by handsome secret service agent Daniel Henderson. But the rebellious beauty balks at 24/7 protection until she learns the shocking secret of why she was abducted, she is the granddaughter of the former U.S. vice president, a woman with lethal opponents in a deadly political game. To elude those enemies, Daniel and Shelby go on the run, although they are constantly at each other's throats until the fighting stops with a torrid kiss. Suddenly, Shelby doesn't feel so safe. From the bad guys, maybe, but from Daniel? He is a clear and present danger to her heart!
Hot on the hunt Cutler, Melissa.
Burned black-ops agent Alicia Troy spent years plotting the perfect revenge on the man who left her for dead until her plan is foiled by her ex-teammate--and ex-lover--who taught her the meaning of betrayal. She can't trust John Witter so why can't she stop wanting him? For John, it is a race to keep Alicia's intended victim safe long enough for the man to prove John's innocence, and it is a struggle to steer clear of the woman who believes he deceived her. But when their former agency turns on them labeling them armed and dangerous John has a new mission keep his woman alive.
Lone wolf standing Cassidy, Carla.
Maybe it is just her imagination, but Sheri Marcoli's convinced she is being watched. With the disappearance of her aunt still unsolved, Detective Jimmy Carmani's not taking any chances. But sticking close to the vulnerable beauty isn't just a job. For the first time in his life, Jimmy's discovering feelings he thought himself incapable of. But the powerful attraction Sheri feels toward Jimmy is scaring her almost as much as her stalker. The swarthy, dark-eyed detective is nothing like the golden-haired prince she has waited for all her life. But as Sheri struggles to resist her overpowering desire, and evil madman is closing in on both of them.
Groom by design Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth)
Dressmaker Ruth Fox gave up her dream of a husband and children long ago. Her family's floundering dress shop, her ailing father and her two younger sisters require Ruth's full attention. Though the handsome new stranger in town is intriguing, Ruth is certain he wouldn't look twice at a plain spinster of twenty-six. Sam Rothenburg's connection with the shy young woman next door is immediate, but he knows Ruth will be crushed when she discovers his real purpose in town. Sam is secretly working to open one of his father's large department stores in Pearlman, Michigan, which will surely put Ruth out of business. How much is Sam willing to sacrifice to claim Ruth's heart?
Second chance Cinderella Capshaw, Carla.
Heartbroken when her childhood love never returned, Rose Smith soon learned she had even greater worries--she carried his child. Ten years later as a housemaid in London, she encounters Samuel Blackstone. The kind youth she adored has turned bitter with success. Feeling out of place in Sam's high-society world, Rose fears what he may do when he learns of their son... A wealthy stockbroker, Sam is used to getting what he wants. And when he learns that Rose bore him a son, he wants to claim his family. But he'll have to convince Rose to trust him again if he's to have any hope of meeting the boy...or recapturing her heart.
A hero in the making Kingery, Laurie, 1951-
Nate Bohannan won't let anything stand in the way of his grand plans in California. Even if it means traveling there with unreliable huckster Robert Salali. But after a destructive bender in Simpson Creek, Texas, the unscrupulous Salali runs out, leaving Nate to carry the blame--and the debt. He can fix broken furniture...but can anything fix the despair in cafe owner Ella Justiss's eyes? When her cafe was destroyed, Ella felt sure she'd lost her dreams along with it. Yet somehow Nate's cheerful care and optimism fill her with hope again. Painful secrets from her childhood make Ella wary of men. When danger threatens, will Nate be the hero Ella can finally trust--and love?
The warrior's vow Rich, Christina.
Swept away from her home and into the desert, Abigail is as much a prisoner as she is a princess. A ruthlessly ambitious captain of the palace guard intends to force her into marriage and rule Judah through her. Yet the badly beaten soldier Abigail rescues offers another choice--if she dares trust him. She is royalty, yet Jesse is surprised by the gentle compassion Abigail shows him as he heals. In return, he will help her escape to Jerusalem, protecting her life with his own. But Abigail's rank and Jesse's deadly past makes any future impossible, unless forgiveness forged by love can triumph over all.
X-23. , Don't look back Liu, Marjorie M.
X 23. , Chaos theory Liu, Marjorie M.
X 23. , The killing dream Liu, Marjorie M.
The Manhattan Projects. 4 Hickman, Jonathan, author.
Neil Gaiman's Murder mysteries Russell, P. Craig.
"Constructing and maintaining all of heaven and earth is an immense task, which God has divided up among the various ranks and stations of angels. As with any such huge effort, there are bound to be casualties. This unique passion play sheds light on the hands behind creation, as well as one lonely man in LA who gets to hear the whole story of a most unspeakable crime: a murder in paradise!"--Page 4 of cover.
The morning after Norman-Bellamy, Kendra.
Desert Impact Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995, author.
Unravished : stories Kaplan, Hester, 1959-
Masterfully written and emotionally packed, the stories that make up Unravished, the new collection from award-winning author Hester Kaplan, seduce and startle, and remind us of the shifting ways we choose to narrate our own lives.
Fatal remedies Leon, Donna.
For Commissario Guido Brunetti it begins with an early morning phone call. A sudden act of vandalism has just been committed in the chill Venetian dawn. But Brunetti soon discovers that the perpetrator is no petty criminal, for the culprit at the scene is none other than Paola Brunetti, his wife.
Koko Straub, Peter, 1943-
Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They are Vietnam vets -- a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C. to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
Hope's folly Sinclair, Linnea, 1954-
An admiral with a secret past leads a gang of rebels--including the one woman who can rattle him--against an oppressive imperial force, in this exciting new SF romance from a RITA Award-winning author.
Charmed ; & Enchanted Roberts, Nora.
In two tales of the Donovan family, Anastasia Donovan is afraid to reveal her true self to her intriguing new neighbor, Boone Sawyer, while Rowan Murray is fascinated by her enigmatic neighbor, Liam Donovan.
Cadillac Jack : a novel McMurtry, Larry.
The future homemakers of America Graham, Laurie, 1947-
"For five American Air Force wives, Norfolk, England, in 1952 is a long way from home. But Peggy Dewey and her friends are determined to make the most of their overseas mission. While their husbands patrol the skies in F-84 fighters, the high-spirited group of military wives and young moms staves off homesickness by clipping coupons, trading gossip, and going to London to see Princess Elizabeth "get coronated."--P.  of cover.
Hardline Wild, Meredith, author.
The next installment in the relationship between Erica Hathaway, a recent college graduate and businesswoman, and billionaire investor Blake Landon.
By stone, by blade, by fire Wilhelm, Kate.
The case against young Travis Morgan is simple: he walked into his father's house and shot the man at his desk in front of two witnesses. The fact that the murdered man was not his father is immaterial: he still killed a man in cold blood. Although he admits to a passionate hatred and fear of his father, Travis swears he is innocent. This is the case attorney Barbara Holloway is presented with. The trouble is she believes Travis, even though the eyewitness accounts appear irrefutable. As Barbara digs deeper, the case explodes into a dangerous conspiracy, causing Frank, Barbara's father and part-time associate, to hire a bodyguard to protect her.
Dark mountain Laymon, Richard.
Support and defend : a Campus novel Greaney, Mark.
"One of Tom Clancy's most storied characters, Dominic Caruso, is the only one who can stop America's secrets from falling into enemy hands in this blockbuster new novel written by Clancy's longtime coauthor. Over the course of three decades, Tom Clancy created a world alive with prescient action and remarkable individuals. In Tom Clancy Support and Defend, Dominic Caruso is presented with the deadliest challenge of his career. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack . Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a micro drive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues? "--
The tycoon and the wedding planner Shepherd, Kandy, author.
"When one wedding leads to another. Kate Parker distracts herself from her memories by keeping busy--and how better than organizing weddings for Dolphin Bay's sweethearts? But tall, dark and handsome tycoon Sam Lancaster's arrival suddenly has Kate forgetting where she left the confetti. And mysterious Sam will be around awhile longer than the cutting of the cake--because he's got to oversee Kate's building project! There's no time for distractions, but is it time to stop running from happiness now that it's led them to each other?"--Page  of cover.
Atomic Robo. Volume eight, The savage sword of Dr. Dinosaur Clevinger, Brian, 1978- author.
What do Dr. Dinosaur, the lost city of Atvatabar, Majestic 12, Marconi's secret Nazi space program in South America (wait, what?!), and missing nuclear weapons have to do with one another? They're about to transform the face of Atomic Robo's world forever! Yeah, that's right. Strap yourself in, we're doing the one where 'Everything changes.
Velvet. Volume 1, Before the living end Brubaker, Ed, author.
When the world's greatest secret agent is killed, all evidence points to Velvet Templeton, the personal secretary to the Director of the Agency. But Velvet has a dark secret buried in her past...a secret that's about to tear her whole world apart.
Remains of innocence Jance, Judith A.
While investigating two separate cases, Sheriff Joanna Brady must discover if the death of a family friend whose body was found in a limestone cavern is linked to the discovery of a fortune in $100 bills hidden in the house of a hoarder.
The book of life Harkness, Deborah E., 1965- author.
"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago"--
The dead will tell Castillo, Linda.
"Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time--and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide--an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn. But evidence quickly points to murder and Kate finds herself chasing a singularly difficult and elusive trail of evidence that somehow points back to the tragedy of that long ago incident. Meanwhile, Kate has moved in with state agent John Tomasetti and for the first time in so long, they're both happy, a bliss quickly shattered when one of the men responsible for the murders of Tomasetti's family four years ago is found not guilty, and walks away a free man. Will Tomasetti be pulled back to his own haunted past? When a second man is found dead--also seemingly by his own hand--Kate discovers a link in the case that sends the investigation in a direction no one could imagine and revealing the horrifying truth of what really happened that terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished--and his young wife disappeared without a trace. And, as Kate knows--the past never truly dies . . "--
Marbeck and the king-in-waiting Pilkington, John, 1948 June 11-
"Spring, 1603: Queen Elizabeth is dying, and England waits anxiously. The Virgin Queen hasn't named an heir, refusing even to speak. Her cousin James, King of Scotland, is assumed to be her successor, but will the transition be peaceful? Sir Robert Cecil, Secretary of State, fears insurrection and has brought troops to the capital. But from where might the danger come - overseas, or from malcontents closer to home? Meanwhile Marbeck, Cecil's best intelligencer, is under a cloud, wrongly suspected of shady dealings with the Spanish. So when the son of his friend Lady Celia Scroop joins a fanatical Puritan sect, he's glad to leave London to try and find the wayward youth. But events move fast and Marbeck finds himself in a maelstrom: forced to confront plots from two directions, that threaten not only the peace of the nation but the very fabric of England itself..."--Provided by the publisher.
Hell with the lid blown off Casey, Donis, author.
In the summer of 1916, a twister devastates the land around Boynton, Oklahoma. Alafair Tucker's family and neighbors are not spared the ruin and grief spread by the storm, but no one will mourn Jubal Beldon, who made it his business to know the ugly secrets of everyone in town. As the undertaker does his grim duty for the victims, he finds that even in death Jubal isn't going to leave his neighbors in peace. He was already dead when the tornado carried his body to the middle of a field. Was it an accident or murder? Dozens of people would have been happy to do the deed. As Sheriff Tucker investigates Jubal's demise, it seems the prime suspect may be someone very dear to the widow Beckie MacKenzie, the beloved music teacher and mentor of Alafair's daughter Ruth. Alafair has her own suspicions about how Jubal Beldon came to die, and the reason may hit very close to home.
Shots fired : stories from Joe Pickett Country Box, C. J.
The author of the Joe Pickett novels presents 10 suspense stories about the Wyoming he knows so well -- and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there -- in a collection that includes four stories that feature Pickett himself.
The sweet spot Evanovich, Stephanie.
"When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. While Amanda can't help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn't have a chance of getting to first--or any other--base with her. A successful entrepreneur who's built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn't need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn't interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates. But Chase isn't about to strike out. A man who isn't interested in playing the field, he's a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on--and into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late- night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase's stardom force them to call it quits?" --
Life drawing : a novel Black, Robin (Robin E.), 1962-
"Augusta and Owen are living a quiet country life of companionship and artistic creation--she a painter, he a writer--until Alison, a beautiful British woman, moves in to the previously unoccupied cottage next door. As Gus and Owen's life becomes intertwined with Alison's, past betrayals, losses, and new desires come to a head. A remarkably insightful, gorgeously written, unforgettable portrait of a marriage, of mature love, of desire, of regret, and forgiveness, this is a "a magnificent literary achievement" (Karen Russell) by a writer working at the top of her form" --
Last orders Turtledove, Harry.
A conclusion to the landmark World War II series explores the lives of everyday soldiers and civilians as well as historic leaders to consider the fallout of Chamberlain's alternate-world decision not to appease Hitler.
A wedding in Provence : a novel Sussman, Ellen, 1954-
"Ellen Sussman, nationally bestselling author of French Lessons, delivers a feast for the senses in A Wedding in Provence--a moving novel of love, forgiveness, and trust, set among the beaches and vineyards of southern France. When Olivia and Brody drive up to their friend's idyllic inn--nestled in a valley in the Mediterranean town of Cassis--they know they've chosen the perfect spot for their wedding. The ceremony will be held in the lush garden, and the reception will be a small party of only their closest family and friends. But when Olivia and Brody's guests check in, their peaceful wedding weekend is quickly thrown off balance. The first to arrive is Nell, Olivia's oldest daughter from her first marriage. Impulsive and reckless, she invites a complete stranger--an enigmatic man who is both alluring and a bit dangerous--to be her guest at the wedding. The next is Carly, Olivia's youngest daughter, the responsible and pragmatic one. Away from her demanding job and a strained relationship, she feels an urgent need to cut loose--and for once do something brash and unpredictable. Then there is Jake, Brody's playboy best man, and Fanny, Brody's mother, who is coping with the fallout of her own marriage. And in the middle of it all is Olivia, navigating the dramas, joys, and pitfalls of planning a wedding and starting a new life. A delicious, compelling, and utterly enchanting novel, A Wedding in Provence captures the complex and enduring bonds of family, and our boundless faith in love. Advance praise for Wedding in Provence "Utterly charming and wildly romantic."--Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train Praise for The Paradise Guest House "With well-drawn, genuinely likable lead characters, [The Paradise Guest House] takes readers on an edgy island adventure over memorable emotional terrain."--Associated Press "[A] touching panorama of paradise."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for French Lessons "[A] luscious novel of love and longing. The narrative feels as light as a glass of rose at an outdoor cafe, but its insights carry the richness of a Burgundy."--People (four stars) "Sizzling escapist reading."--Entertainment Weekly"--
The traitor's heir Thayer, Anna.
As Cadet Eamon Goodman swears to serve the Master, a dark voice penetrates his mind, and offers him unsettling power. Then Eamon meets the true King. Despite having made a binding oath to the Master, his heart longs to be a King's man. Whom will Eamon betray?
Days of rage Taylor, Brad, 1965-
"In former delta force operator and New York Times bestseller Brad Taylor's latest Pike Logan thriller, the Taskforce must stop their most devastating threat yet-a weapon of mass destruction. The Taskforce is used to being the hunter, but this time they're the hunted. Intent on embroiling the US in a quagmire that will sap its economy and drain its legitimacy, Russia passes a potential weapon of mass destruction to Boco Haram, an extreme Islamic sect in Nigeria. A relic of the Cold War, the Russian FSB believes the weapon has deteriorated and is no longer effective, but they are wrong. Boco Haram has the means for mass destruction, which will be set loose upon a multitude of unsuspecting innocents on one of the world's grandest stages. Trying to solve the riddle of who might be stalking them, Pike Logan and the Taskforce have no idea what's been set in motion, but there's another secret from the Cold War buried in the Russian FSB, and exposing it will mean the difference between life and death-not only for Pike and his partner, Jennifer, but for perhaps millions more around the globe"--
Marbeck and the privateers Pilkington, John, 1948 June 11- author.
"Third in the series, in which government spy Martin Marbeck finds himself up against ruthless corsairs, and a traitor"--Provided by publisher.
Last stories and other stories Vollmann, William T.
"A collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic.... All these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death."--
Enzan : the far mountain Donohue, John J., 1956- author.
Chie Miyazaki is wild and spoiled-- the pampered child of a cadet line of the Imperial House of Japan. When she disappears in the US accompanied by a slick Korean boyfriend, the Japanese seek out Connor Burke, student of renowned sensei Yamashita, for a quiet solution. Burke is swept along in a covert search and rescue operation that turns into a deadly confrontation with a North Korean sleeper cell. He experiences the power of his sensei's decades old connections, and the secret that drove Yamashita from Japan now pulls him back into the service of the Imperial family.--Publisher.
Land of love and drowning Yanique, Tiphanie.
" A major debut from an award-winning writer-an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Wholly unique, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the author's own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prize-winning young writer"--
Sand and fire Young, Thomas W., 1962-
"North Africa. A jihadist leader has seized a supply of sarin gas and is wreaking havoc: a nightclub in Sicily, a packed street in Gibraltar. Acting on information, Marine gunnery sergeant A. E. Blount, at six-foot-eight a formidable warrior, the grandson of one of the first black Marines, sets out with his strike force to kill or capture the terrorist"--
Tomorrow and tomorrow Sweterlitsch, Thomas.
"In the near-future around the tenth anniversary of a devastating, apocalyptic attack on Pittsburgh, one survivor - an archivist working in a perfect, immersive digital reproduction of the city - stumbles upon a dark and violent cover-up that unravels what is left of the life he knew."--
The hundred-year house Makkai, Rebecca.
"Doug, the husband of the [heir to a historic estate that once housed an arts colony], desperately needs the colony files to get his stalled academic career back on track. But what he discovers when he finally gets his hands on them is more than he bargained for. Doug may never learn the house's secrets, but the reader will, as Makkai leads us on a ... journey into the past of this eccentric family"--
The quiet woman Faherty, Terence.
American romance novelist Danielle Furey dreamed of returning to Ireland but not like this. Not in the company of her ne'er-do-well brother. Certainly not with her ex-husband in tow. Not even with the charming Irish barman Danny hired as their driver, not after she learned of the vengeful bookmaker on his trail. A woman of nice resources, Danny has the situation well in hand, until her party meets an Irish tour guide who claims to know the details of a terrible crime committed during the filming of The Quiet Man in 1951. Then Danny finds herself cast in the role of investigator, an investigator with an unusual client: the murder victim herself.
The visitors : a novel Beauman, Sally, author.
"Built around Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, this evocative novel from New York Times-bestselling author Sally Beauman blends fact and fiction to recreate a lost world that's still fiercely enthralling and relevant today"--
The good, the bad, and the emus Andrews, Donna.
"Life will never be the same for Meg after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series. Meg's long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited with his family when he saw Meg's picture--she's a dead ringer for Cordelia--and now Stanley has found a trail to his long-lost love in a small town less than an hour's drive away. He convinces Meg to come with him to meet her, but unfortunately, the woman they meet is Cordelia's cousin--Cordelia died several years ago, and the cousin suspects she was murdered by her long-time neighbor. Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer and get justice for Cordelia. Grandfather even has perfect cover--he will come to stage a rescue of the feral emus and ostriches (escaped from an abandoned farm) that infest this town. He dashes off to organize the rescue--which will, of course, involve most of Meg's family and friends in Caerphilly. But then, the evil neighbor is murdered, and not only Cordelia's cousin but also the entire contingent of emu-rescuers, who have had conflict with the neighbor, are suspects. Only Meg and the cousin--who seems to share a lot of telling traits with Meg--can find the real killer and clear the air in the newest beverage-spittingly funny installment in this uproarious series from the one-and-only Donna Andrews"--
Don't try to find me Brown, Holly, 1974-
"When 14-year-old Marley Willits runs away, her parents embark on a public social media campaign to find her, exposing all their darkest secrets and changing their family forever"--
A pale horse Alec, Wendy.
Ten of the world's former super economic regions including the entire Middle East and China, now ravaged by inflation and famine form a one world government under the iron rule of President of the the European Union--Lucifer's clone--Adrian De Vere.
Under her skin Mallery, Susan.
Lexi Titan can just see the headlines. All of Titanville will be buzzing. Not that she has any other choice. Faced with exactly thirty days to come up with two million dollars, she is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything--the successful day spa she built herself, her tyrant of a father's respect. And the long-standing competition with her sisters for the family business. Cruz has money, success, smoldering good looks--everything but the blue blood needed to become a true member of Texas society. If Lexi agrees to be his fiancée for six months, lending him her famous father's influence and connections, he'll hand her a check on the spot. And in six months they'll go their separate ways. But neither one is prepared for their long-ago shared passion to throw a wrench into what would seem to be the perfect deal--Publisher's description.
Secrets of Sloane House Gray, Shelley Shepard.
In order to find her sister who went missing while working as a maid for a prominent family in 1893 Chicago, Rosalind Perry hires on as the new housemaid for the same family.
The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel Hellenga, Robert, 1941- author.
"The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions--starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over--but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive. And though she is not a particularly pious person, in the aftermath of her actions, God begins speaking to her. Theirs is a deliciously antagonistic relationship that will compel both believers and nonbelievers alike. From a small town in the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches on the great questions of human existence: Is there something "out there" that takes an interest in us? Or is the universe ultimately indifferent?"--
Absence of light : a Charlie Fox novella, incorporating Fox five, a Charlie Fox short story collection, plus Across the broken line, a Charlie Fox short story Sharp, Zoë, 1966- author.
Road kill Sharp, Zoë, 1966-
Riot act Sharp, Zoë, 1966-
"A self-defense expert with a motorbike and an attitude, Charlie Fox doesn't need to go looking for trouble. It generally finds her. House-sitting for a friend seemed like an easy favor at first, but the house in question is in the Lavender Garden Estate. Teenage gangs are running riot and Charlie's desperate neighbors have been forced to employ an expensive-- and ruthless-- security firm to apply rough justice where the legal kind has failed. The situation gets even uglier when a young Asian boy is fatally wounded in what appears to be a racially motivated shooting. Caught in the middle of an urban battlefield, Charlie's more than able to take care of herself, but then she's faced with a spectre from her army past. As the tensions rise, lives will depend on Charlie working out just whom she can really trust"--P.  of cover.
Playing for the ashes George, Elizabeth, 1949-
When country milkman Martin Snell makes his usual delivery to fifteenth-century Celandine Cottage one fine spring morning in Kent, he expects to be greeted by the cottage's seductive tenant, Gabriella Patten, not the ugly remains of a fire pointing to murder. A burnt-out chair, a peculiar pattern of soot on the walls, an asphyxiated corpse, two footprints, and a collection of discarded cigarette butts bring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers out of their London territory and into conflict with the local investigator whose turf they are invading. Treading carefully, they begin investigating the ripples of shock spreading outward from the crime: from Gabriella Pattern's husband, who knows of his wife's faithlessness and declares himself completely indifferent, to the estranged wife of a member of the national cricket team whose hopes for a reconciliation with her husband have been permanently smashed, from a former lover of Gabriella who has sworn her off to save his marriage, to an angry teenage boy whose holiday with his father was canceled at the crook of a mistress's finger, from a wealthy older widow whose influence has allowed a much younger man to live his dream of playing cricket, to a former prostitute faced with a devastating choice in the wake of a murder whose victim she has never met and yet whose presence has long shadowed her life. As all of England, as well and the magnetic world of national cricket, discovers itself reeling from the shock of this particular crime, Lynley and Havers find themselves working on the most frustrating case of their careers: the perfect crime. When in an act of desperation Lynley breaks department rules to flush out the killer, he risks being pulled from the case and jeopardizes his career with New Scotland Yard.
Escapo Pope, Paul.
Low profile Oldham, Nick, 1956- author.
Responding to a desperate phone call, Henry Christie stumbles across a gangland-style execution in progress - and only just escapes with his own life. One of the murder victims is a successful local jeweler, but the motive for his brutal killing remains unclear. Meanwhile, ex-cop Steve Flynn is unwittingly sucked into a deadly game of kidnap, torture and murder. Then, when a dangerous figure from his past emerges, Flynn finds himself slap-bang in the middle of a blood soaked race between rival factions for a fortune worth millions.
Come, sweet death! Haas, Wolf.
"Another dark and funny crime novel by the author Carl Hiaasen has called "the real deal." The fourth Brenner book finds the detective in Vienna, uncovering corruption in the ambulance business...and just barely escaping with his life in the process. Disillusioned ex-cop Simon Brenner decides to take a job as an ambulance driver, in the hopes of getting away from the drudgery and corruption in the police force, and finding a "worthy profession." But the ambulance service he goes to work for has a problem--their major competitors are beating them to every pick-up, somehow listening on their radio communications. And Brenner can't help being just a little bit curious about this chance to do some detective work. Things turn considerably darker as he digs deeper, and it turns out that ambulance services are, literally, a cutthroat business. And there are people who don't want their business exposed. Brenner races around summertime Vienna, lights flashing, siren blaring, in a desperate attempt to fit it all together before there's another dead body on his conscience. A caustic and hilarious new installment in the Brenner series"--
Forensic songs McCormack, Mike, 1965-
In his second collection of short stories, Mike McCormack joins head and heart in a series of tales which weave a fluid vision of a world morphing between the real and the hyperreal.
Shroud of evil Rowson, Pauline, author.
"Detective Inspector Horton of Portsmouth CID is assigned the case of a missing person: Jasper Kenton, a private investigator. Eunice Swallows, Kentons partner, seems reluctant to help them, and Horton concludes that she is probably relieved to be rid of him. He instructs Sergeant Cantelli and DC Walters to put out the usual alerts, believing Kenton has probably run off with another woman. But when Kenton's car turns up, and a shocking discovery is made, things turn serious"--Amazon.com.
Snatched James, Bill, 1929- author.
George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable. He has visions of early retirement, and perhaps, like his predecessor, and his predecessor's predecessor, a knighthood. But circumstances do their best to snatch his happy dreams away from him. First a deranged former staff member causes a riot in the Folk Department, and then three recently purchased, ruinously expensive paintings of dubious authenticity are stolen, putting the museum's security, and judgement, into question. The fate of the upcoming Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, and its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, hangs dangerously in the balance. And over everything hangs the grim specter of the former Director, "Flounce" Butler Minton, whose body may be most definitely dead but whose legacy lives on. And with every day that passes, the rumours of what Flounce did behind the Iron Curtain, and how the haversack straps, the whippet and the legendary Mrs. Cray were involved, grow, threatening to erupt into a scandal that may cost the museum, and Lepage himself, everything.
Knight avenged Callahan, Coreene, author.
Drawn by a destiny he won't accept, elite assassin Henrik Lazar detests the mystical curse handed down by his mother. But when the sorcery in his blood is activated and past pain comes back to haunt him, he must learn to control his new abilities. Oracle Cosmina Cordei, rescued by Lazar, must decide whether to trust this man who loathes the goddess she serves... even if it means certain death on her own....
Hellboy in Hell. The descent Mignola, Michael, author, artist.
After saving the world, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him.
The love bunglers Hernandez, Jaime.
"The suppression of family history and the cumulative effects of these secrets are the initial threads that tie together this masterful graphic novel"--Page 4 of cover.
The summer queen : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine Chadwick, Elizabeth, 1957-
Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood is over. Forced to marry the young prince Louis of France, she barely adjusts before another death catapults them to being crowned King and Queen of France. Leaving everything behind, Eleanor must face the complex and vivacious French court. She is only 13. Barely out of childhood, and forced to deal with great scandals, fraught relationships and forbidden love at every turn, Eleanor finally sees what her future could hold if she could just seize the moment.
One evening in Paris Barreau, Nicolas, 1980-
"Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic ... He wants to show films that create dreams, and he likes most of the people that come to his cinema. Particularly the enchanting, shy woman in the red coat who turns up every Wednesday in row 17 ... One evening, Alain plucks up courage and invites the unknown beauty to dinner. The most tender of love stories is just getting under way when something incredible happens: The Cinéma Paradis is going to be the location of Allan Woods' new film"--
Famous baby : a novel Rizzo, Karen.
Ruth Sternberg was the first and most famous mommy blogger, and now, eighteen years later, daughter and blog subject Abbie is understandably bitter about her public exploitation. So she takes a gap year to get away from the scrutiny and her overbearing mother. When she hears that her beloved grandmother is moving in with Ruth after receiving a terminal diagnosis, she rightly suspects that her mother has found a new subject to write about on her blog. Abbie can't bear the notion that her grandmother's suffering will be shared with the nation, so she kidnaps her, sending her doting but misguided mother into a panic.
Wayfaring stranger : a novel Burke, James Lee, 1936-
"From "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-Semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all"--
The heist : a novel Silva, Daniel, 1960- author.
Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one.
The throat Straub, Peter, 1943-
The defector Silva, Daniel, 1960-
Gabriel Allon's idyllic world is once again thrown into turmoil with shocking news from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, but Gabriel knows better. He also knows he made a promise--a promise that leads to a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one of the world's most ruthless men: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov.
Peanut goes to school: A short story of the Elder Races Harrison, Thea
Pia saves the day Harrison, Thea, author.
Pia and Dragos's magical young son Liam (the Peanut), is growing at an unprecedented rate, and if that isn't enough, he is also exhibiting new, and unpredictable, magical gifts. To protect him, the concerned parents decide to move to upstate New York. Both Dragos and Pia relish the idea of leaving behind the city. They finally have the space to indulge their Wyr side, and Liam can grow in safety. It's a breath of fresh air - literally - but their idyllic situation is shattered when Dragos is injured in a freak accident. Stripped of his memory and bereft of Pia's taming influence, there's nothing holding back Dragos's darkest side. And in order to restore her family and save her mate, Pia must confront the most powerful menace in Ender Races history. It's going to take more than a penny to fix this...
Case closed. Volume 51 Aoyama, Gōshō.
UQ holder!. Vol. 2 Akamatsu, Ken.
Look again : a novella Melton, Marliss.
Tyler "T-Rex" Rexall never considered being anything other than a Navy SEAL. When an accident ends his career and leaves him handicapped, he returns to his hometown. There, Katie Crowley urges T-Rex to accept the use of a service dog. Will T-Rex be convinced? Will an increasingly dangerous stalker harm Katie before she has a chance to share her heart?
Snipped in the bud Collins, Kate, 1951-
Flower store owner and amateur sleuth Abby Knight becomes a murder suspect when she delivers a black rose to her law school nemesis, Professor "Snapdragon" Puffer, and he turns up dead soon after.
Dare to love Phillips, Carly, author.
"Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her...and does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he'd rather forget."
Barefoot in white St. Claire, Roxanne.
Here Come the Barefoot Bay Brides! They're experts at planning weddings but haven't found their own happily ever after yet. Wedding consultant Willow Ambrose has finally won the war with her scale. She hasn't just cut calories --she's cut all ties to her past too, and successfully carved out a new body and a new life. But when she comes face to face with someone who left an indelible mark on her heart years before, all that threatens to crumble.
The last town Crouch, Blake.
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave, even asking questions can get them killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.
A triple knot : a novel Campion, Emma.
"The critically acclaimed author of The King's Mistress brings another fascinating woman from history to life in an enthralling story of political intrigue, personal tragedy, and illicit love. Joan of Kent, the renowned beauty and niece of King Edward III, seems blessed with a life of royal privilege until her father is executed for treason and she becomes a ward of the king, living amongst those who deem her the daughter of a traitor. Joan begins to understand the brutal constraints and dangers inherent in being of royal blood. There is one at court who loves her, but his love proves the greatest threat of all. As an impetuous teenager, she escapes into a clandestine marriage in a bid for freedom, then must hide it for nearly a decade, as her guardians marry her off to another man. After her first husband's death, Joan--now a mother of four--enters into another scandalous relationship, this time with the heir to the British throne, Prince Edward, hero of Crecy and Poitiers, who has loved her all along. But his devotion comes at a terrible price. Haunted by nightmares of her father's execution and the ruthlessness of her royal kin, Joan must reconcile her passion for the crown prince with the potentially tragic costs of a royal life"--
Forever with you Gunn, Robin Jones, 1955-
Christy and Todd have now been married for a year and a half and they are being severely tested as individuals and as a couple. Christy has some news to share with Todd, but his news shakes her to her core. Will the two of them be able to come out the other side of their dark place with a stronger faith and greater love, or will all of their dreams lie shattered?
Golden Riders Cotton, Ralph W.
Picked to Die Connolly, Sheila
The Wedding Vow : A Save the Date Novel: The Billionaire's Demand Connelly, Cara
Beauty and the Billionaire Clare, Jessica
Hope Burns Burton, Jaci
Literally Murder Brandon, Ali
One Potion in the Grave Blake, Heather
Acts of Contrition Beyer, Kirsten
The Night Belongs to Fireman Bernard, Jennifer
Huckleberry Christmas Beckstrand, Jennifer
Maverick for Hire Banks, Leanne
Summer's moon Baker, Lacey, author.
Wearing the Rancher's Ring Bagwell, Stella
Irresistible force Ayres, D. D. author.
Rules for a Proper Governess Ashley, Jennifer
Foxglove Summer : A Rivers of London Novel Aaronovitch, Ben
Spells at the Crossroads Ashford, Barbara
The sun also rises : the Hemingway Library edition Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Friendship Gould, Emily.
Two best friends living in New York in their early 30s find that their relationship changes when one unexpectedly becomes pregnant.
Strangers Pronzini, Bill.
"Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids hanging with. That's the book on him and it's why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he's guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless's, is also being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It's against such odds that he must work to prove Cody innocent. There are few to help him and plenty to get in his way. It's a classic situation for an iconic private investigator" --
Hurricane fever Buckell, Tobias S.
"A storm is coming.... Introducing a pulse-pounding technothriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Arctic Rising Prudence "Roo" Jones never thought he'd have a family to look after--until suddenly he found himself taking care of his orphaned teenage nephew. Roo, a former Caribbean Intelligence operative, spends his downtime on his catamaran dodging the punishing hurricanes that are the new norm in the Caribbean. Roo enjoys the simple calm of his new life--until an unexpected package from a murdered fellow spy shows up. Suddenly Roo is thrown into the center of the biggest storm of all. Using his wits--and some of the more violent tricks of his former trade--Roo begins to unravel the mystery that got his friend killed. When a polished and cunning woman claiming to be murdered spy's sister appears, the two find themselves caught up in a global conspiracy with a weapon that could change the face of the world forever. In Hurricane Fever, New York Times bestselling author Tobias Buckell (Arctic Rising, Halo: The Cole Protocol) has crafted a kinetic technothriller perfect for fans of action-packed espionage within a smartly drawn geo-political landscape. Roo is an anti-James Bond for a new generation"--
Grave doubts Corley, Elizabeth.
"Viciously attacked by a serial rapist intent on murder, Sergeant Louise Nightingale is recovering from her ordeal, relieved that the psychopath has been put behind bars for a very long time. Escaping to a remote family home for a well-earned rest, she is unaware that her nightmare has only just begun. When a nameless, faceless terror starts terrorising the country, her colleague, Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick, questions whether or not they have the right man. With a trail of bodies in his wake, it soon becomes clear that Nightingale is the killer's ultimate goal--and he will not rest until he can exact his cruel and calculated revenge"--
Red winter Smith, Dan, 1970- author.
In 1920s Russia, a deserter from the Red Army returns home to find his village empty, the men murdered, and the women and children gone, and searches the forests in the bitter cold, desperate to find his wife and sons.
The longest night Braden, Kara.
"When a car accident leaves gorgeous but prickly genius Ian Fairchild with a debilitating injury and an addiction to painkillers, this city boy has to find a safe place to recover. He escapes to the remote Canadian wilderness, as far from the lights of Manhattan as he can get-and in the company of a woman he has no reason to trust. Will they make it through the winter? Former Marine Captain Cecily Knight prides herself on being self-sufficient. Her nearest neighbor is miles away, she has to fly to town for basic necessities, and she can go weeks without seeing another soul ... and that's the way she likes it. But when she's called on to repay a debt, she agrees to allow Ian to stay with her in her isolated cabin, on one condition: just because he's invading her privacy doesn't mean she's willing to open herself up to him, even if he is as tempting as sin. But as they spend day after day in the wilderness together, Cecily and Ian's wary friendship turns into a love these two lost souls needed more than they ever knew."--from publisher's description.
Chinese cooking for diamond thieves Lowry, Dave, author.
On his drive home from college after being kicked out, Tucker picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop and accompanies her to St. Louis, where they get jobs in a Chinese restaurant and have to deal with Chinese gangsters.
Breakwater Bay Noble, Shelley.
"Meri Hollis is happy to come home as her restoration career takes her back to her roots in Newport, RI. She can spend time with her Gran, contemplate her future with her not-so-committed boyfriend, and help restore a classic Newport mansion to its former glory. But her idyllic summer takes a turn on her 30th birthday. She did not expect to have her family's deepest, darkest secret exposed and she certainly didn't expect that secret to have anything to do with her... 30 years ago, Alden Corrigan was just a boy who snuck out of the house to take his father's dinghy out on the water. But when a storm come up, he suddenly finds himself playing rescuer to a girl. A very pregnant girl. After he saves her life, the girl runs off. But not before she leaves behind a very special gift. Now that the truth it out, there is much more at stake for the summer in BREAKWATER BAY. And Meri and Alden are thrust into situation that could prove to be the making of their futures... or the end of their friendship"--
If you leave Cole, Courtney (Novelist)
"In If You Leave, we continue the wild ride Courtney Cole started us on in If You Stay. This raw story of heartbreak and hope solidifies Cole's standing as a rising star in hot contemporary romance." -- New York Times Bestselling author of Down to You, M. Leighton "Another raw, gritty masterpiece with a sexy-as-hell Army Ranger to swoon over." -- K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths Ex-Army Ranger Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be. Home from Afghanistan, Gabe can't stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life forever. He knows he's messed up, but with the help of a little beer and a lot more women, he's keeping it together. Until he meets Madison Hill. Madison is happily single-or so she thinks. After the tragic death of her parents, she took on the responsibility of running the family restaurant, and that's just about all she has time to worry about. Until she meets Gabriel Vincent. Though they don't realize it at first, Gabe and Maddy will soon develop a weakness: each other. But Gabe has a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome. And Maddy is dealing with issues she fears Gabe won't understand. They quickly realize they need each other to be whole, but they have demons to fight-and the problem with demons is that they never die quietly. Can they find a way to heal the past. before they lose each other?"--
Death takes a ride : a novel McCourtney, Lorena.
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there-this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.
Rebel Brooks, Cheryl, 1955-
Using herself as kidnapper's bait to rescue her friends, Kimcasha is rescued by Onca, a refugee of planet Zetith, who, after 10 years of selling his services in a brothel, has retired and is searching for a place to call home.
The captive Burrowes, Grace, author.
Struggling with Society life, Christian Severn, who lost his wife, son and will to live, finds an ally in the Countess of Windmere, who helps him stay strong for his surviving daughter, but refuses his proposal of marriage even though romance has blossomed between them.
Seagrass Pier Coble, Colleen.
"Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit. But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks--and vivid dreams of being strangled--she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart: Elin is remembering her donor's murder"--Page 4 of cover.
Dollbaby McNeal, Laura Lane.
"When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum every once in a while--is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, her black cook, Queenie ... and Queenie's feisty daughter Dollbaby take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets"--
Undeniable Richard, Shannon, author.
Grace King knows two things for certain: she loves working at her grandmother's cafe, and she loves the hunky town sheriff. She always has. As she bakes him sweet treats, Grace fantasizes about helping him work up an appetite all night long. But whenever she thinks she's finally getting somewhere, he whips out some excuse to escape.
Mercury's war Leigh, Lora.
Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary's secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it's up to Ria Rodriguez to uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she's about to encounter--or the passion she will ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.
Stormbird Iggulden, Conn.
After gentle Henry VI takes the throne and is promised a royal bride from France, the rival royal line, the House of York, begins their quest to oust him.
The girls from Corona del Mar Thorpe, Rufi.
"Growing up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Southern California, Mia always compared herself unfavorably with best friend Lorrie Ann, who had a serene sweetness and goodness and, in Mia's eyes, a perfect family series of personal tragedies befalls Lorrie Ann and pulls the two friends in divergent directions: Mia to Yale and eventual success as a classics scholar, Lorrie Ann to early widowhood, motherhood to a severely handicapped son, and, eventually, drug addiction. When Lorrie Ann unexpectedly turns up in Istanbul, where Mia is living on a research grant, Mia must reassess everything she thought she knew about herself, her friend, and her perceptions."--
Revival : a novel King, Stephen, 1947-
"In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs, the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs--including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed. King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knowsabout music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe"--
Flesh and Blood : A Scarpetta Novel Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
The Promise : An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel Crais, Robert
A New York Christmas Perry, Anne
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Brown, Rita Mae
The Burning Room Connelly, Michael
The Girl Next Door Rendell, Ruth
The drop Lehane, Dennis.
"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong, scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"--
Night of the Raven Ryan, Jenna
Cold Case at Cobra Creek Herron, Rita
Crossfire Christmas Miller, Julie
Boneyard Ridge Graves, Paula
Rustling Up Trouble Fossen, Delores
The Rake's Bargain Ashford, Lucy
Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire Mortimer, Carole
The Wrong Cowboy Robinson, Lauri
Suitor by Design Johnson, Christine
The Nanny Arrangement George, Lily
Big Sky Cowboy Ford, Linda
Married by Christmas Kirst, Karen
A High Stakes Seduction Lewis, Jennifer
Her Secret Husband Laurence, Andrea
Tempted by a Cowboy Anderson, Sarah M.
For Her Son's Sake Garbera, Katherine
The Child They Didn't Expect Lindsay, Yvonne
A Rancher's Redemption Roth, Ann
Stranded with the Rancher Maynard, Janice
His Favorite Cowgirl Duncan, Leigh
The Cowboy Seal Altom, Laura Marie
The Texan's Surprise Son McDavid, Cathy
Keeping Watch Choate, Jane M.
Tundra Threat Varland, Sarah
Covert Christmas White, Hope
Down to the Wire Scott, Laura
Cody Walker's Woman Autin, Amelia
The Lawman Returns Eason, Lynette
A Secret Colton Baby Whiddon, Karen
The Agent's Surrender Van Meter, Kimberly
Snowstorm Confessions Lee, Rachel
High Country Holiday Kaye, Glynna
His Small-Town Family Beatty, Lorraine
Cowboy Under the Mistletoe Goodnight, Linda
Saved by the Fireman Pleiter, Allie
An Amish Family Christmas: Heart of ChristmasA Plain Holiday Perry, Marta
His Montana Homecoming Mindel, Jenna
Avengers A.I. Vol. 2, 12,000 A.D. Humphries, Sam, author.
Without a clue Snelling, David Perry.
Green Lantern Corps. Volume 4, Rebuild Jensen, Van, author.
"A new era begins for John Stewart and the Green Lantern Corps! The Guardians are dead leaving the Corps to fend for itself. But the damage has been done to the galaxy and the Green Lanterns are in shambles. It is up to John Stewart to train a group of rookie ringslingers with deadly foes hot on their tails and rings that aren't functioning properly. There is an ancient evil lurking at the edge of the universe, one that threatens to extinguish their life forever"--
Artful : being the heretofore secret history of that unique individual the Artful Dodger, hunter of vampyres (amonst other things) David, Peter (Peter Allen)
"Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor. But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world."-- Publisher description.
In the mood for love Ciotta, Beth, author.
A long way from Los Angeles, high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day storms into Sugar Creek, Vermont to do publicity for the Cupcake Lovers and finds herself charmed by the town's old-fashioned ways and Sam McCloud, a widowed father of two.
The black hour : a novel Rader-Day, Lori, 1973-
"For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives"--
Eden in winter Patterson, Richard North, author.
After the suspicious death of his father, Adam Blaine attempts to help his family heal as the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicion on those closest to him.
Midnight rider Martin, Kat, author.
The return of the discontinued man Hodder, Mark, 1962-
"A wildly imaginative alternate history set in motion by the assassination of Queen Victoria where Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Swinburne serve as the Holmes and Watson in a series of madcap and macabre mysteries"--
Mistral's daughter Krantz, Judith.
They were three generations of red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, and bound to a single man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions seared them all. From the 1920's Paris of Chanel and Picasso, to New York's modeling agencies of the 1950's, to the fashion wars of the 80's, this book captures the sizzling saga of life and lust in the world of art and high fashion.
The peerless peer Farmer, Philip José.
With this ring Bradley, Celeste.
"Elektra Worthington is the lovely middle daughter of the eccentric, impoverished Worthington family. Her beauty means nothing to her except as her currency to return the Worthington name to its former glory of status, riches, and dominance in the ballrooms of Regency England. To this end, she will stop at nothing--even if she must kidnap a rich lord in the process. If this lucky gentleman is just returning from a long absence and knows nothing of the Worthington reputation, well, a girl shouldn't look a gift lord in the mouth ... right? Lord Aaron Arbogast, returning to England after a decade-old scandal--of which he was not truly guilty, but instead took the blame out of loyalty to a good friend--is the last of his line. He will someday become the Earl of Arbodean and inherit the estate ... if, that is, he can prove to his ailing grandfather that he is a reformed man."--from publisher's description.
The wickedest lord alive Brooke, Christina, author.
Bloodshifted Alexander, Cassie, author.
Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby--from the nightmare that flows through her veins... As a nurse in the hospital's secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who've tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to face something even more horrifying: she's become one too...
Murder in Geneva Nelson, D. L., 1942-
When Dr. Urs Stoller's body washes up on the Lac Leman beach, no one is sad. His colleagues think the world-renowned art historian and Geneva University professor is arrogant and untrustworthy. His wife, Maria-Elena, a chemist at a pharmaceutical company, is more worried about a new blood thinner which is proving unreliable in test trials and is upset that her lover is reuniting with his wife. Dr. Stoller was also the thesis advisor for his mistress, Mireille, and provided a fake evaluation of a group of sixteenth-century drawings Mireille found in a dumpster. Annie Young, freelance writer and part-time historian, and Mireille are working with their auctioneer friends and former fellow classmates on a catalogue for the biggest auction the men have run yet. The auctioneers insist that Mireille get another evaluation of the drawings. Annie helps Mireille learn more about the artist, a young woman named Elizabeth who was cruelly treated by her uncle, an official under Jean Calvin. Then Annie's fiance, Roger Perret, the police chief in the French village where Annie has settle, arranges an exchange program to Geneva so he can be with Annie and is assigned to the Stoller case. His investigation leads them all in unexpected and surprising directions... -- From cover p. 
The daughters of Cain Dexter, Colin.
A map of betrayal : a novel Jin, Ha, 1956-
"From the award-winning author of Waiting: a spare, haunting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries--China and the United States--and two families as it explores the complicated terrain of love and honor. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary--an astonishing chronicle of his journey from 1949 Shanghai to Okinawa to Langley, Virginia--reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed. The trail leads Lilian to China, to her father's long-abandoned other family, whose existence she and her Irish American mother never suspected. As Lilian begins to fathom her father's dilemma--torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country--she sees how his sense of duty distorted his life. But as she starts to understand that Gary, too, had been betrayed, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from damaging yet another generation of her family"--
The siege : a novel Pérez-Reverte, Arturo.
The laughing monsters : a novel Johnson, Denis, 1949-
"A literary spy thriller set in Africa, where an intelligence agent is caught up in a get rich quick scheme"--
Bathing the Lion Carroll, Jonathan, 1949-
"In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other, some don't. When they wake the nextday all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time "mechanics," a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down--a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end. For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind.."--
The peripheral Gibson, William, 1948-
"William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010's New York Times-bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do-a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn'twhat Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder"--
There Must Be Some Mistake Barthelme, Frederick
Wild Ran the Rivers : One Family's Western Odyssey : FiveTrails West Book 1 Crownover, James D. author.
The accidental apprentice : a novel Swarup, Vikas.
"In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna Sinha, a simple salesgirl in an electronicsstore in downtown Delhi. She can be the next CEO of his incredibly huge and profitable company. There is only one catch--she needs to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life." Thus begins the most challenging journey Sapna has ever undertaken, one that will take her from her swanky showroom to the heat and dust of India's backstreets and villages. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. But are the seven tests real or is Acharya playing a game driven by a perverse fantasy? Vikas Swarup, acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire and Six Suspects, has written a compelling, suspenseful tale about the lure of money and the power of dreams. The Accidental Apprentice is international crime fiction at its most entertaining"--
The ploughmen : a novel Zupan, Kim.
"Valentine Millimaki, a troubled young deputy, finds himself seeking counsel from John Gload, a killer awaiting trial, in this debut novel. The strange intimacy of their connection takes a startling turn with a brazen act of violence, a manhunt, and a stunning revelation that leave Gload's past and Millimaki's future forever entwined"--
The Amado women Zamorano, Désirée.
"Southern California is ground zero for upwardly mobile middle-class Latinas. Matriarchs like Mercy Amado--despite her drunken, philandering (now ex) husband--could raise three daughters and become a teacher. Now she watches helplessly as her daughters drift apart as adults. The Latino bonds of familia don't seem to hold. Celeste, the oldest daughter who won't speak to the youngest, is fiercely intelligent and proud. She has fled the uncertainty of her growing up in Los Angeles to financial independence in San Jose. Her sisters did the same thing but very differently. Sylvia married a rich but abusive Anglo, and, to hide away, she immersed herself in the suburbia of her two young daughters. And Nataly, the baby, went very hip into the free-spirited Latino art world, working on her textile creations during the day and waiting on tables in an upscale restaurant by night. Everything they know comes crashing down in a random tragic moment and Mercy must somehow make what was broken whole again"--
A Call to Duty : a Novel of the Honorverse Weber, David, 1952-
"Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life...two things his neglectful mother couldn't or wouldn't provide. So when Travis enlists in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isn't exactly as expected. Boot camp is rough, his first ship assignment lax and disorderly, and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is on the edge of extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbor months away and with little resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague ravaged economy and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, factions in Parliament want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place as Travis is about to find out"--
Mean business on North Ganson Street : a novel Zahler, S. Craig.
"A distraught businessman who is looking for help walks into the office of a mouthy detective named Jules Bettinger, has a conversation, walks out, and kills himself. Because of this incident, the impolite but decorated policeman is forced to relocate himself and his family from their warm lives in Arizona to the frigid north and work for an understaffed precinct in Victory, Missouri. This collapsed rustbelt city is a dying beast that devours itself and gnaws at its inhabitants...and has done so for morethan three decades. The streets are covered with dead pigeons and there are seven hundred criminals for every law enforcer. Partnered with a boorish and demoted corporal named Dominick Williams, Jules Bettinger investigates a double homicide in which twopolicemen were killed. Suspicious by nature and vocation, the detective looks for answers in the fringes of the city and in the pasts of the secretive men with whom he works--men who brutalized a local drug dealer until he was disabled. Jules Bettinger soon begins to suspect that the double homicide is not an isolated event, but part of a larger plot...a prelude to a series of cop executions"--
Avenge me Yates, Maisey, author.
Austin Treffen, after discovering the corruption of his philanthropic father, finds a way to prove the misdeeds in the person of Katy Michaels, a woman with whom he shares an intense sexual attraction.
Stormcaller Wraight, Chris
This is how I'd love you : a novel Woods, Hazel.
"As the Great War rages, an independent young woman struggles to sustain love-and life-through the power of words. It's 1917 and America is on the brink of World War I. After Hensley Dench's father is forced to resign from the New York Times for his anti-war writings, she finds herself expelled from the life she loves and the future she thought she would have. Instead, Hensley is transplanted to New Mexico, where her father has taken a job overseeing a gold mine. Driven by loneliness, Hensley hijacks her father's correspondence with Charles Reid, a young American medic with whom her father plays chess via post. Hensley secretly begins her own exchange with Charles, but looming tragedy threatens them both, and-when everything turns against them-will their words be enough to beat the odds? "--
The promise Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
"Mallory's search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache,betrayal and danger. Can the only man she's ever loved rescue her before it's too late? Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get in the way of her goal to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager, and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she's desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she has dreamed of. But she'll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it.Tate Webber has loved Mallory for years. He understands that Mallory's free spirit has to fly, and when he gives her the space she needs, he hopes that when she lands, the two of them will be in the same placeand can marry at last. In a bold move and with lots of resistance from Tate and those closest to her Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dream. Tate begs her not to go, but Mallory embarks on the dangerous journey to Pakistan anyway, only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. Her new friend isn't who he says he is. And Mallory can only pray she'll make it out alive. Inspired by actual events, this riveting story will take you on a wild journey and have you asking yourself: How far would I go for love?"--
Sleeping late on judgement day Williams, Tad, author.
After failing to rescue his demon girlfriend from the Grand Duke of Hell, fallen angel Bobby Dollar runs into an old friend who has mysteriously lost his memory.
Cry father Whitmer, Benjamin, 1972-
"In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence. For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing. Still, in the lives of those he knows, violence and justice have made of each other strange, intoxicating bedfellows. Hailed as "the next great American writer" (Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana), Benjamin Whitmer has crafted a literary triumph that is by turns harrowing, darkly comic, and wise"--
Stories of the Raksura : The Falling World & the Tale of Indigo and Cloud Wells, Martha
Cursed Moon Wells, Jaye
The seventh sigil Weis, Margaret.
"Margaret Weis, the bestselling author of many epic adventure fantasies, is at her best in The Seventh Sigil. Five hundred years ago, a clan of rebels was banished to the bottom of the world, ever since, these Bottom Dwellers have sought revenge, and nowthey are waging all-out war on the rest of humanity, those who live Above. Their deadly "contramagic" beams destroy buildings and attack naval airships, and their magical drumming brings terrible storms and disrupts the magic of the people and dragons Above. The attack of their full contramagic power will create a magical armageddon. In an effort to prevent further death, the reunited Dragon Brigade will take the fight to the Bottom. But strength of arms alone will not be enough to conquer their foe. As the Bottom Dwellers' blood magic eats away at the world, those Above realize their only possible defense lies in the heretical secrets of contramagic. Loyal priests must decide whether to protect the Church, or risk its destruction in pursuit of the truth. Only the Dragon Brigade can keep the world from plunging into an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach, and determine the fate of this magical world"--
Buttermilk sky Watson, Jan.
Shadows on a Maine Christmas : an antique print mystery Wait, Lea.
Death in the Dolomites : A Rick Montoya Italian Mystery Wagner, David
The Christmas light VanLiere, Donna, 1966-
"In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are both single parents, struggling with their own losses and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. All of them are facing their own struggles, and all are finding their way through the dark. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope. "--
Spark : a novel Twelve Hawks, John.
The daughter of Highland Hall : a novel Turansky, Carrie.
"Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband"--
Barracuda Tsiolkas, Christos
Not good enough Trafton, Patti, author.
When she discovers that she was switched at birth by her father, Freda breaks off her engagement and vows to get revenge on him, but when the truth is exposed to the world and her father is murdered, she doesn't know who to trust.
Nora Webster : a novel Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
"From one of contemporary literature's bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope. Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín's superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven--herself. Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career, "beautiful and daring" (The New York Times Book Review) and able to "sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations" (USA TODAY). In Nora Webster, Tóibín has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler"--
Five days left Timmer, Julie Lawson.
Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.
The witch : and other tales re-told Thompson, Jean, 1950- author.
Presents a collection of stories that put a modern twist on classic fairy tales, depicting characters ranging from lost children who try to find their way home to adults who confront their past misdeeds.
Mr. Bones : twenty stories Theroux, Paul.
"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip,knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker)"--
When She Was Good : Best Lesbian Erotica Taormino, Tristan (EDT)/ Liebegott, Ali (FRW)
Slow Satisfaction Tan, Cecilia
Tomorrow's vengeance Talley, Marcia Dutton, 1943- author.
When a man is murdered in her friend's retirement community, Hannah finds herself uncovering old crimes and reigniting ancient quarrels.
The golden princess : a novel of the change Stirling, S. M.
"Princess Orlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady--and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia. To combat their mutual foe, Orlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House. But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities...and beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding. Foracross the Pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war. Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides.... "--
Wood sprites Spencer, Wen.
"Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series. Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They're not alone. Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There's only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters. As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they're soon in over their heads in danger.--
Queen bee goes home again Smith, Haywood, 1949-
"In Queen Bee Goes Home Again by bestselling author Haywood Smith, it's been ten years since Linwood Scott had to move back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia the first time. Now, with her work in real estate at a stand-still because of the economy, and herex-husband and his alimony payments (and his former stripper-current wife) nowhere to be seen, Linwood finds herself back in the place she'd never thought she'd be: the garage apartment next to her mother Mamie's mansion. But this time around things aredifferent. It's not just Linwood that's ten years older. Her uncle and father are living in a home, and Mamie is working hard to take care of everything on her own (while still bossing around her nearest and dearest). Linwood's brother has cleaned up his act and turned over a new leaf. And there's a new Baptist preacher in town...who also happens to be handsome and divorced. While Linwood reconnects with Mimosa Branch and works to figure out what her next step will be, its family, love, and a sense of humor that will help guide her through the unpredictable turns her life has taken"--
Some Luck Smiley, Jane
The family hightower : a novel Slattery, Brian Francis.
Quartet for the end of time : a novel Skibsrud, Johanna, 1980-
Ballroom : a novel Simpson, Alice, 1941-
"A debut novel told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted, astoundingly poignant debut about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated and unhappy lives, if only for a few hours each Sunday evening, in a dilapidated Manhattan dance hall on the verge of closure"--
The Last Days of My Mother Sigurdsson, Solvi Bjorn/ Einarsdottir, Helga Soffia (TRN)
In the Red Shapiro, Elena Mauli
De Potter's Grand Tour Scott, Joanna
The darkest hour : a novel Schumacher, Tony, 1967-
"A crackling, highly imaginative thriller debut in the vein of W.E.B. Griffin and Philip Kerr, set in German-occupied London at the close of World War II, in which a hardened British detective jeopardizes his own life to save an innocent soul and achievethe impossible--redemption.London, 1946. The Nazis have conquered the British, and now occupy Great Britain, using brutality and fear to control its citizens. John Henry Rossett, a decorated British war hero and former police sergeant, has been reassigned to the Office of Jewish Affairs. He now answers to the SS, one of the most powerful and terrifying organizations in the Third Reich.Rossett is a man accustomed to obeying commands, but he's now assigned a job he did not ask for--and cannot refuse: rounding up Jews for deportation, including men and women he's known his whole life. But they are not the only victims, for the war took Rossett's wife and son, and shattered his own humanity.Then he finds Jacob, a young Jewish child, hiding in an abandoned building, who touches something in Rossett that he thought was long dead.Determined to save the innocent boy, Rossett takes him on the run, with the Nazis in pursuit. But they are not the only hunters following his trail. The Royalist Resistance and the Communists want him, too. Each faction has its own agenda, and Rossett will soon learn that none of them can be trusted. and all of them are deadly. "--
Sight unseen Johansen, Iris.
"She was safe in a world of darkness. Now danger threatens in the cold light of day...Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Now she can identify a Nissan by the sound of its engine, a Norelco electric razor by the pattern of stubble it leaves behind, or an obscure colorless fire accelerant by its sweet smell. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her rare powers of perception and observation, too often disrupting the life she has built helping others through music therapy. Because so very often, only Kendra can get the job done. But in this case, it's Kendra who first realizes that the apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, and she rushes to alert the police before crucial evidence is destroyed. As the body count rises and one murder unveils another, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases. She has a fan: someone who admires her work and is twisted enough to show that admiration through murder--while naming himself after the biggest art forger of the 20th century. He views himself not as a monster but as an artist. And he is not working alone. As the darkness closes in, near enough to touch Kendra and those she loves, Kendra must come face to face with her greatest fears--and her most ruthless enemy. A man who moves through the shadows, a man she may even know, who hides behind the mask of sanity, sight unseen. "--
Cut and thrust Woods, Stuart.
"Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times--bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer-and close friend of Stone's-has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans. In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom deals, only the canniest player can come out on top. and it will take all of Stone's discretion and powers of persuasion to arrange a desirable outcome"--
How to tell Toledo from the night sky Netzer, Lydia.
"Beyond the skyline of Toledo stands the Toledo Institute of Astronomy, ... a beacon of scientific learning for astronomers far and wide. One of these is George Dermont, ... who's trying to prove the scientific existence of a Gateway to God ... Its newest star is Irene Sparks, a pragmatist and mathematician invited to lead the Institute's work on a massive superconductor being constructed below Toledo. This would be a scientist's dream come true, but it's particularly poignant for Irene, who has been in self-imposed exile from Toledo and her estranged alcoholic mother Bernice. When Bernice dies unexpectedly, Irene resolves to return to Toledo, and sets in motion a series of events which place George and Irene on a collision course with love, destiny, and fate"--
Road ends : a novel Lawson, Mary, 1946-
"From "a talented writer whose lyrical, evocative writing invites comparisons to Rick Bass and Richard Ford" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) comes a deftly woven novel that examines the layered makeup of a family: the affections and resentments, obligations and sacrifices"--
The walk home Seiffert, Rachel.
Growing up in a Glasgow community haunted by Ireland's Troubles and religious divides, young Stevie finds his precarious family stability and sense of self threatened by his father's marching band's loyalist paramilitary ties.
All those vanished engines Park, Paul, 1954-
Follows the Park family in three different areas of the nation after the Queen of the North agreed to a two-nation settlement in the Civil War, in this new alternate-history novel from the author of A Princess of Roumania.
Sharpe's battle Cornwell, Bernard.
A novel of the Napoleonic wars follows the adventures of British captain Richard Sharpe as he faces a powerful and dangerous enemy--Napoleon's armies and General Guy Loup
The Oxford book of English short stories Byatt, A. S. (EDT)
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 Furman, Laura (EDT)
Morning glories. Volume seven, Honors Spencer, Nick, author.
"The Truants are back in class, and that means new mysteries abound! And whatever happened to Abraham? The answer to that question and more as Season Two races on! Collects the suspense-filled arc 'Honors'"--From publisher's web site.
God is an astronaut : a novel Foster, Alyson, author.
"Jess Frobisher is a botany professor at the local university. Her husband Liam works for a space tourism company called Spaceco, which has just become front-page news: one of [its] shuttles exploded shortly after lift-off, killing everyone on board. The press descends. With the future of the company in doubt, a husband-and-wife filmmaking team approaches Liam about making a Spaceco documentary. Seeing this as an opportunity to salvage the company's reputation, Liam agrees to cooperate, allowing them access to his homelife and his family"--
Unwept Hickman, Tracy, author.
"Unwept -- the beginning of a spellbinding new trilogy by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman bestselling co-creators of Dragonlance and Ravenloft. Gamin, Maine, is a remote seaside town where everyone seems to know Ellis Harkington better than she knows herself--but she doesn't remember any of them.Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. Concerned individuals, who claim to be friends and loved ones, insist that she simply needs to recuperate, and that her memories may return in time. But, for her own sake--so they claim--they refuse to divulge what has brought her to this state.Ellis finds herself adrift in a town of ominous mysteries, cryptic hints, and disturbingly familiar strangers. The Nightbirds, a clique of fashionable young men and women, claim her as one of their own, but who can she truly trust? And what of the phantom suitor who visits her in her dreams? Is he a memory, a figment of her imagination, or a living nightmare beyond rational explanation?Only her lost past holds the answers she seeks--if she can uncover its secrets before she falls prey to an unearthly killer"--
Inside man Abbott, Jeff.
"When Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous-families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners"...a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you... "--
Deserves to die Jackson, Lisa, author.
When a killer determined to fulfill his desire for vengeance emerges in Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli must hunt him down before he catches up to the ultimate target of his wrath.
Wolfsbane Philip, Gillian, 1964-
Rory MacSeth, kept a virtual prisoner in his own father's dun and hunted by the Sithe queen, escapes to the Otherworld where he tricks Hannah Falconer, also trapped by circumstance, into crossing the Veil with him. Meanwhile, Seth MacGregor, fighting to keep his clan safe from the malevolent Queen Kate, is shocked to learn who is leading an attack against the clan after years of stalemate.
Dream of me ; Believe in me Litton, Josie.
"There were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon, bound both by blood and by a shared ambition to end the war with their lifelong enemies, the Saxons. They know that their only hope for peace is to persuade the Saxon Lord Hawk to write his noble family with theirs in a bond sealed forever by the sanctity of marriage. Together these three men will strive to overcome centuries-old rivalries and hatred." -- Back cover.
Last seen wearing Dexter, Colin.
Inspector Morse returns when a schoolgirl from a wealthy family is missing. Morse is convinced she has been murdered and his investigations reveal that there is more going on at her exclusive school than meets the eye. But before he has unraveled the mystery, he finds another murder on his hands.
Mystery Straub, Peter, 1943-
Last night at the Blue Angel Rotert, Rebecca, 1971-
It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is a city of uneasy tensions: segregation, sexual experimentation, free love, the Cold War. It is also home to one of the country's most vibrant jazz scenes. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. When her big break arrives, it comes at enormous personal cost. Sophia, her ten-year-old daughter, must struggle for her mother's love... and harbors the terrible fear that the world could end at any moment.
Byrd Church, Kim, author.
Addie Lockwood believes in books. Roland Rhodes believes in blues guitar. Coming of age in the small-town South of the 1970s, they form a friendship as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They meet again in their disillusioned thirties, this time in California, where Roland's music career has landed him. Venice Beach is exotic, a world away from North Carolina and Addie's cloistered life as a bookstore clerk. But when her whirlwind reunion with Roland leaves Addie pregnant, reality sets in. Conflicted, unready to be a mother, she gives birth to a son--Byrd--and surrenders him for adoption without telling Roland, little imagining how the secret will shape their lives. Told through letters and sharply drawn vignettes, Byrd is an unforgettable story about making and living with the most difficult, intimate, and far-reaching of choices.--Book jacket.
Clown Girl : a novel Drake, Monica.
Moving target Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-
Inheriting rare leaves from a legendary volume known as the Book of the Learned, Serena Lynn Charters learns that someone is willing to kill to keep the leaves hidden and teams up with appraiser Erik North in an investigation in the California desert.
Arts & entertainments : [a novel] Beha, Christopher R., author.
"Handsome Eddie Hartley was once a golden boy poised for the kind of success promised by good looks and a modicum of talent. Now thirty-three, he has abandoned his dream of an acting career and accepted the reality of life as a drama teacher at the boys' prep school he once attended. But when Eddie and his wife, Susan, discover they cannot have children, it's one disappointment too many. Weighted down with debt, Susan's mounting unhappiness, and his own deepening sense of failure, Eddie is confronted with an alluring solution when an old friend-turned-Web-impresario suggests Eddie sell a sex tape he made with an ex-girlfriend, now a wildly popular television star. In an era when any publicity is good publicity, Eddie imagines that the tape won't cause any harm--a mistake that will have disastrous consequences and propel him straight into the glaring spotlight he once thought he craved. A Hilariously biting and incisive takedown of our culture's monstrous obsession with fame, Arts & Entertainments is also a poignant and humane portrait of a young man's belated coming-of-age, the complications of love, and the surprising ways in which the most meaningful lives often turn out to be the ones we least expected to lead."--Inside of cover.
Drifting Ulysse, Katia D.
The interwoven narrative spans four decades--from 1970 through 2010--and drifts among various provinces in Haiti, the United States, churches, vodun temples, schools, strip clubs, and the grave. Ulysse introduces us to a childless Haitian American couple risking it all for a baby to call their own, a Florida-based predatory schoolteacher threatening students with deportation if they expose him, and the unforgettable Monsieur Boursicault, whose chain of funeral parlors makes him the wealthiest man in Haiti.
Hell, yeah Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
"When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country tunes come together to create the home she's always wanted. Then in walks a ruggedly handsome oil man who tempts her to trade in the happiness she's found at the Honky Tonk for a life on the road with him... Gorgeous and rich, Travis Henry travels the country unearthing oil wells and then moving on. Then the beautiful blue-eyed new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint becomes his best friend and so much more. When his job is done in Texas, how is he ever going to hit the road without her?"--P.  of cover.
In the field of grace : a novel Afshar, Tessa.
After losing her husband, Ruth leaves her home to follow her beloved mother-in-law, Naomi, to Israel, where she lives a life of hardship until the wealthy and honored owner of the field where she works begins to show her favor.
Endangered : a novel Cush, Jean Love, author.
When her son Malik is accused of murder, Janae reluctantly agrees to let a white human rights attorney represent him, and as she battles to save her son, his trial sparks a national firestorm of debate over race, prison, and politics.
A possibility of violence : a novel Mishani, Dror.
"The second in D.A. Mishani's acclaimed literary crime series--the sequel to 2013's The Missing File, shortlisted for the Crime Writer's Association International Dagger Award--featuring Detective Avraham Avraham"--
Warburg in Rome Carroll, James, 1943-
"David Warburg, newly minted director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. Marguerite d'Erasmo, a French-Italian Red Cross worker with a shadowed past, is initially Warburg's guide to a complicated Rome, while a charismatic young American Catholic priest, Monsignor Kevin Deane, seems equally committed to aiding Italian Jews. But the city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives, runaway Nazis, Jewish resisters, and criminal Church figures. Marguerite, caught between justice and revenge, is forced to play a double game. At the center of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history's great scandals--the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to Argentina. Warburg's disillusionment is complete when, turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not so secret, and that even those he trusts may betray him. James Carroll delivers an authoritative, stirring novel that reckons powerfully with the postwar complexities of good and evil in the Eternal City"--
Own the wind Ashley, Kristen.
Tabby Allen, daughter of the leader of Chaos Motorcycle Club, begins to have more than friendly feelings for Shy Cage, who has always been there for her for most of her life. First in a new series.
Grass roots Woods, Stuart.
Will Lee returns to his hometown, Delano, Georgia, to plan his Senate campaign strategies, only to become the object of hatred for a sinister white-supremacist group.
The moon-spinners Stewart, Mary, 1916-2014.
Working as a secretary at the British Embassy on Crete, Nicola Ferris is enjoying a day off when she meets up with two hiking companions who accidentally stumbled into the middle of a terrifying act of vengeance.
The fracking king : a novel Browning, James (Environmentalist)
"The Fracking King follows Winston Crwth--a boarding-school kid, loner, and Scrabble prodigy--who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight to stop fracking in Pennsylvania. Truth is a rare commodity in politics, and the idea of "winning" a debate as cleanly and simply as you'd win a Scrabble game can seem impossible. But with the truth on his side, a jar of toxic "frackwater," and the belief that he can win a Scrabble tournament whose first prize is a meeting with the governor, Winston creates a moment of devastating truth for her and for the people who want to frack the state.For all its thoughtful environmental concerns, The Fracking King is also a hopeful book about the power of believing in yourself and pursuing your own particular genius. Winston's Scrabble prowess has its freakish side, but it also makes him genuinely heroic, and his lexical predicaments are funny, shocking, dirty, and sometimes mind-boggling. This is the rare, satisfying debut that's as playful as it is profound"--
The cost of lunch, etc. : short stories Piercy, Marge, author.
Marge Piercy's debut collection of short stories brings us glimpses into the lives of everyday women moving through and making sense of their daily internal and external worlds. Keeping to the engaging, accessible language of Piercy's novels, the collection spans decades of her writing along with a range of locations, ages, and emotional states of her protagonists. From the first-person account of hoarding and a girl's narrative of sexual and spiritual discovery to the recounting of a past love affair, each story is a tangible, vivid snapshot in a varied and subtly curated gallery of work. Whether grappling with death, familial relationships, friendship, sex, illness, or religion, Piercy's writing is as passionate, lucid, insightful, and thoughtfully alive as ever. -- taken from front flap of dust jacket.
Doctored evidence Leon, Donna, author.
Venetian police detective Guido Brunetti investigates when a Romanian housekeeper is falsely accused of murdering her employer.
The night searchers Muller, Marcia.
When she is hired to investigate devil worshippers performing human sacrifices in San Francisco, private detective Sharon McCone discovers what her clients are really up to and goes undercover to find the truth.
For all time Deveraux, Jude.
"New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to the magnificent, sunny island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy--this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts. The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the festivities in a romantic glow. While most guests are fixed on the happy couple, Jared's cousin Graydon can't look away from a bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. It's not just her quiet beauty that enthralls him or the way she makes him laugh. Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon's True Love. But Graydon knows there is no possible way that they can ever be together, for he is heir to the Lanconian throne and is to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him. Yet, intrigued by Toby, he asks her to help him hide on Nantucket for a week away from regal responsibilities. In exchange, he'll assist her with planning acclaimed novelist Victoria Madsen's lavish wedding. Since they both know their union is impossible, the pair promises that they will never be more than just friends. But there's more going on between Graydon and Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin. At work are forces beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself. Combine that with the magical island of Nantucket, and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be"--
Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.
The High Druid's blade Brooks, Terry, author.
"Paxon Leah never thought of the old family sword hanging above his living room hearth as anything other than an intriguing ornament...until his sister is kidnapped by a sorcerer. Following the dark mage with nothing but this piece of steel to protect him, Paxon stumbles into a plot to overthrow the Druids and remake the world...and accidentally unlocks the powers of the ancient blade. Now, he must learn to master the sword's power in order to protect not only his sister, but also the very people who are teaching him to control his powers in the first place: the Druids!"--
The girls of August Siddons, Anne Rivers, author.
"Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their twenties and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected" --
Angels make their hope here : a novel Clarke, Breena, author.
"Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1849 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks, whites, and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations. It is a haven for Dossie Bird, who has escaped north along the Underground Railroad and now feels the embrace of the Smoot family. Duncan Smoot presides as accidental patriarch, protector of his enterprising sister, Hattie, and his two rambunctious nephews. As Dossie busies herself with cleaning, cooking, and tending the chickens at Duncan's homestead, she wonders: Could this man, her rescuer--so godlike in her eyes, so much older than she--expect her to become his helpmeet? Tentatively, Dossie begins to put down roots--until a shocking act of violence propels her away from Russell's Knob and eventually into the mayhem of New York City's mean streets."--
The awakening of Miss Prim Sanmartin Fenollera, Natalia.
"Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside."--
Sisters of treason Fremantle, Elizabeth.
"Beginning early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, [this book] explores the lives of a pair of sisters as dangerously close to the throne as their sister Lady Jane Grey, who died on the executioner's block at the age of 16, after being queen for nine days"--
The competition : a novel Clark, Marcia, author.
While interviewing students in the aftermath of a school shooting in the San Fernando Valley, prosecutor Rachel Knight and Detective Bailey Keller realize the facts don't add up and the real killers may still be out there.
California : a novel Lepucki, Edan.
"The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust"--
The girl of his dreams Leon, Donna.
Sorrow bound : a Detective Sergeant McAvoy novel Mark, David John, 1977-
"Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy returns for another darkly enthralling case in Sorrow Bound, the third installment of David Mark's internationally acclaimed and bestselling series"--
Kiss and spell Swendson, Shanna, author.
"With great power comes great danger... When a freak accident leaves Katie Chandler with magical powers, it seems like a wish come true for the former magical immune. But it also means she's vulnerable to magic, just when the dangerous Elf Lord is cooking up another scheme in his bid for power. Anyone who gets in his way disappears - including Katie and her wizard boyfriend, Owen Palmer. Now Katie's under a spell that obscures her true identity, living a life right out of a romantic comedy movie in a Hollywood set version of New York. Will she be able to find her true Mr. Right in time to break the spell with a kiss and warn everyone, or will she be trapped forever, unaware of the doom facing her world?"--Page  of cover.
Treasure your love Reed, J. C. (Jessica C.)
"Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again. Sexy, handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has found his match. Brooke is like no other woman he's ever met and he has every intention of keeping her in his bed. Their future seems full of promise... until the past is catching up with them and dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives. Soon they realize that to love means to lose, and some choices are harder than others. When everything comes crashing down, can mistakes be amended... or will he lose her forever?"--Page 4 of cover.
Surrender your love Reed, J. C.
"Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn't do relationships. When she's sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn't used to taking no for an answer, and he isn't about to start now. When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett's determined to claim the one woman he can't have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world. A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer. A woman afraid to surrender to love. Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare."-- P.  of cover.
Conquer your love ... Reed, J. C.
Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk. Brooke Stewart a realtor in New York finds forgetting is hard but forgiving is harder. When the man she trusted betrayed her the only way to forget is to move on. Brooke is determined to start a new life until she meets him again the green eyed sexy as sin six foot two sex god. The man who played dirty. The man who played her. Sexy handsome and arrogant Jett Mayfield knows he has made mistakes. He could have any other woman and yet its Brooke he wants. When second chances collide with secrets and Brooke is threatened by the past Jett is determined to protect her. She accepts his help unwillingly because she needs him but she wants to play his game on her own terms. And she has no intention to forgive or let him back into her bed. When the man she is supposed to hate is the one she should trust will he conquer her or lose her forever? A woman who cant forgive. A man who has made mistakes. Two lives that are about to cross again and more secrets laid bare.
A New Dawn Miller, John Jackson/ Filoni, Dave (FRW)
Silent murders Miley, Mary.
When movie studio bigwig Bruno Heilmann and an old friend are brutally murdered, vaudeville actress Jessie Carr, with a face not yet famous enough to be recognized, uses her unique position to investigate these deaths and get her career back on track.
Accidents of marriage : a novel Meyers, Randy Susan.
A social worker struggling to keep the peace with her increasingly volatile husband for the sake of their children finds herself fighting for her life in the hospital after his temper gets the best of him one rainy day.
Cobra Meyer, Deon
Forged by Desire Mcmaster, Bec
A Swollen Red Sun McBride, Matthew
The Sun is God McKinty, Adrian.
"Colonial New Guinea-1906: a small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members-Max Lutzow-has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertsh
The Lewis Man May, Peter
The Undertaking Magee, Audrey
The Cathar Secret : a Lang Reilly thriller Loomis, Gregg.
Murder on the Île Sordou : a Verlaque and Bonnet Provençal mystery Longworth, M. L. (Mary Lou), 1963- author.
"The fourth book in the series finds Verlaque and Bonnet on vacation on a remote island in the glittering Mediterranean Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth's books enchant mystery lovers with a taste for good food and gorgeous landscapes. In Murder on the Île Sordou, Judge Antoine Verlaque and his girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, are hoping to enjoy a relaxing holiday at the Locanda Sordou, an opulent hotel that is reopening after decades, but someone has other plans. MaximeLe Bon and his wife have spent their life savings restoring the Locanda, which lies on an archipelago just off the coast of Marseille. The murder of one of the guests casts a shadow over everyone's vacation, and Verlaque and Bonnet are once again called to investigate. But things go from bad to worse when a violent storm cuts off all communication with the mainland. Will the killer strike again?"--
Juliet's nurse : a novel Leveen, Lois, 1968-
A retelling of Shakespeare's tragic romance from the perspective of Juliet's closest caregiver follows the experiences of a grieving mother who becomes a wet nurse to a powerful family's daughter and who learns her employer's darkest secrets as the girl comes of age.
The fatal tree Lawhead, Steve.
" What do you do when you're faced with The End of Everything? The evidence is compelling, not only is The End of Everything approaching, it's approaching rapidly. Desperation sends the Questors to the four corners of the universe in search of answers.Tony and Gianni are in Rome gathering additional data on the collapse of the universe, and Haven and Giles are captured by Huns and taken to Byzantium. Mina travels to Egypt to recruit Dr. Thomas Young, "the last man in the world who knows everything." But when he accompanies Mina, Kit, and Cass to the ley guarded by the giant tree, he manages to activate the ley and he and Mina disappear. Before disappearing, Dr. Young dubbed the giant Yew the Fatal Tree,but what fate is it leading these Questors toward?"--
By Winter's Light Laurens, Stephanie
Life deluxe : a novel Lapidus, Jens, 1974-
Rainey Royal Landis, Dylan, 1956-
"Greenwich Village, 1970s: Rainey Royal, fourteen years old, talented, and troubled, lives in a once-elegant, now decaying brownstone with her father, a jazz musician with a cultish personality. Her mother has abandoned the family, and Rainey fends off advances from her father's best friend while trying desperately to nurture her own creative drives and build a substitute family. She's a rebel, even a criminal, but she's also deeply vulnerable, fighting to figure out how to put back in place the boundaries her life has knocked down, and more than that, struggling to learn how to be an artist and a person in a broken world. Rainey Royal is told in 14 narratives of scarred and aching beauty that build into a fiercely powerful novel: the harrowing and ultimately affirming story of a young artist"--
Strong Darkness : A Caitlin Strong Novel Land, Jon
Tokyo kill : a thriller Lancet, Barry.
"Struggling San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie is back in Japan. After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, he and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history. With the crusty PI Noda at his side, Brodie pokes around where he's not wanted, and when a friend is delivered up to him in pieces Brodie is once again running for his life--while seeking the answers he needs to save it"--
The River's Memory Lambert, Sandra Gail
What I Remember Most Lamb, Cathy
The Moor's account Lalami, Laila, 1968-
Last plane to heaven : the final collection Lake, Jay.
"Last Plane to Heaven is the final and definitive short story collection of award-winning SF author Jay Lake, author of Green, Endurance, and Kalimpura. Long before he was a novelist, SF writer Jay Lake, was an acclaimed writer of short stories. In Last Plane to Heaven, Lake has assembled thirty-two of the best of them. Aliens and angels fill these pages, from the title story, a hard-edged and breathtaking look at how a real alien visitor might be received, to the savage truth of "The Cancer Catechisms." Here are more than thirty short stories written by a master of the form, science fiction and fantasy both. This collection features an original introduction by Gene Wolfe. "--
Broadchurch Kelly, Erin, 1976- author.
"In the sleepy British seaside town of Broadchurch, Detective Ellie Miller has just returned from vacation, only to learn that she's been passed over for a promotion at work in favor of outsider Alec Hardy. He, escaping the spectacular failure of his last case, is having trouble finding his way into this tight-knit community wary of new faces. But professional rivalry aside, both detectives are about to receive some terrible news: 11-year-old Danny Latimer has been found murdered on the beach. For Ellieit's a personal blow, Danny was her older son's best friend. She can't believe anyone in Broadchurch would ever have harmed him. But Alec considers everyone, even Danny's parents, suspect in his death. It's a living nightmare for everyone involved...evenbefore the press arrive and start stirring up the secrets every town member keeps hidden behind closed doors. An intimate portrait of a town and the ordinary grievances that have slowly simmered for years before boiling over in an unthinkable crime, this remarkable adaptation of the hit television show Broadchurch tells the story of a shattered family, a reeling town, and the two imperfect detectives trying to bring them answers"--
Marco and the Devil's Bargain Kelly, Carla
Dungeon. Twilight. Volume 1, Dragon cemetery Sfar, Joann.
Temptation Deveraux, Jude.
It is 1909 and Temperance O'Neil is a woman ahead of her time. She's happy and devoted to her career helping single mothers on the streets of New York. But her new stepfather, Angus McCairn, does not approve. He makes her an unlikely offer: to go to Scotland, pose as housekeeper to his nephew James, and find him a wife, secretly. If she succeeds, he'll allow her back to New York.Temperance -- smart, passionate, as stubborn as her stepfather -- is determined at any cost to win her return passage. But she has taken on far more than she expected. James McCairn, Laird of Clan McCairn, is no cultured gentleman but a strapping, rough-mannered farmer, rude and brusque. There are pigeons roosting in the kitchen and chickens in the bedroom. Marriage is the last thing on his mind.
Battle born Brown, Dale, 1956-
A techno-thriller featuring flying ace Patrick McLanahan, who leads a squadron of B-1 bombers against China. It happens when the Chinese invade Korea, which has been unified by the South. By the author of The Tin Man.
Shadow prey Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
A terrorist conspiracy, masterminded by a small group of Native Americans, embarks on a series of ritualistic murders, offing public officials known for their record of prejudice against Indians. Dakota medicine men Sam and Aaron Crow recruit killers whom they arm with obsidian knives on leather thongs and send out to cut the throats of victims in Minnesota, Oklahoma and New York--for starters. Both Sam and Aaron act as fathers to young Shadow Love (since each has been his mother's lover), Shadow Love is, in fact, a psychopath who will use the Indian murder mission to fulfill his own agenda.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club : a novel Valentine, Genevieve.
This reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past.
Lady Windermere's lover Neville, Miranda.
Hell hath no fury . . .Damian, Earl of Windermere, rues the day he drunkenly gambled away his family's estate and was forced into marriage to reclaim it. Now, after hiding out from his new bride for a year, Damian is finally called home, only to discover that his modest bride has become an alluring beauty--and rumor has it that she's taken a lover. Damian vows to keep his wife from straying again, but to do so he must seduce her--and protect his heart from falling for the wife he never knew he wanted. Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. Lady Cynthia never aspired to be the subject of scandal. But with her husband off gallivanting across Persia, what was a lady to do? Flirting shamelessly with his former best friend seemed like the perfect revenge . . . except no matter how little Damian deserves her loyalty, Cynthia can't bring herself to be unfaithful. But now that the scoundrel has returned home, Cynthia isn't about to forgive his absence so easily--even if his presence stirs something in her she'd long thought dead and buried. He might win her heart . . . if he can earn her forgiveness!
Bellweather rhapsody Racculia, Kate, author.
A young music prodigy goes missing from a hotel room that was the site of an infamous murder-suicide fifteen years earlier, renewing trauma for a bridesmaid who witnessed the first crime and rallying an eccentric cast of characters during a snowstorm that traps everyone on the grounds.
The sleepwalker's guide to dancing : a novel Jacob, Mira, 1973-
"Brain surgeon Thomas Eapen's decision to shorten his visit to his mother's home in India has consequences that reverberate two decades later as he starts conversing with the dead and daughter Amina must sort through the family's past to help him."--
Judgment in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
When a cop killer cuts loose in a club called Purgatory, Eve Dallas descends into an underground criminal hell ... Purgatory's a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins.
Jane's melody : a novel Winfield, Ryan.
"What boundaries would you cross for true love? That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can tell her more about daughter's death--only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone. Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits"--
Hank & Chloe Mapson, Jo-Ann.
Fire inside Ashley, Kristen.
"Lanie Heron isn't looking for love--no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She's too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can't say no. And he doesn't regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that's ever happened to him--in or our of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that." -- Cover.
Motorcycle man Ashley, Kristen.
Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life--until she meets the man of her dreams...unfortunately, he's also her new boss. Kane "Tack" Allen has a rule. He doesn't employ someone he's slept with, so when he learns he spent the night with Tyra, his new office manager, he quickly fires her. Yet when Tyra stands up to him, Tack is intrigued, and tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he'll be the one breaking the rules.
The pact : a love story Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
A teenage suicide pact between a pregnant girl and her boyfriend, both children of wealthy New England families. He shoots her, but fails to shoot himself and is charged with murder. At the trial he explains what made them do it.
All the things you are Hughes, Declan, 1963- author.
Clare Taylor arrives home after a wild week in Chicago to discover that the house has been stripped bare and there's no sign of her husband and two daughters. By dawn next morning, her house has been foreclosed against, there's a dead body in her backyard, and Clare is caught up in a nightmare that began with her husband on Hallowe'en night, 1976.
Acqua alta Leon, Donna, author.
Venetian detective Guido Brunetti swings into action when the curator of Venice's most prestigious museum turns up dead, bludgeoned by a priceless artifact, and an American archaeologist and close friend narrowly escapes the killer.
Forever Amish : a novel Lloyd, Kate, author.
Extreme measures Naughton, Elisabeth.
"Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and--even more surprising--in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he's now demanding the one thing that she can't give him: the truth"--P.  of cover.
Echo's bones Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
"In 1933, Chatto & Windus agreed to publish Samuel Beckett's More Pricks Than Kicks, a collection of ten interrelated stories, which was his first published work of fiction. At his editor's request, Beckett penned an additional story, "Echo's Bones," to serve as the final piece. However, he had already killed off several of the characters--including the protagonist, Belacqua--throughout the course of the book, and had to resurrect them from the dead. Despite Beckett's efforts, the story was politely rejected by his editor and excluded from the collection, as it was considered too imaginatively playful, too allusive, and too undisciplined, qualities that are now recognized as quintessentially Beckett. As a result, "Echo's Bones" (not to be confused with the poem and collection of poems of the same title) remained unpublished--until now, nearly eight decades later" --
Girl friends. The complete collection 2 Morinaga, Milk.
Dance in the Vampire Bund. The memories of Sledge Hammer, Volume 2 Tamaki, Nozomu, author, artist.
Border war Dobbs, Lou, author.
The border is a tough place to work, especially for FBI agent Tom Eriksen. With a history of violence, he cannot afford any on duty screw ups. So when an investigation ends in a bloody shootout and the shooting is deemed "questionable," the bureau reassigns Eriksen to an office known as "the Island of Misfit Cops", a resting place for those who have screwed up enough to warrant being dumped in El Paso, Texas. But when his partner is murdered, Eriksen must take charge and solve the case, wading through corruption and betrayal to discover the truth. Only after he teams up with a resourceful and gorgeous NSA agent, Kat Gleason, does his luck change. As they slowly put the puzzle pieces together, the investigation points to a powerful cartel lord and a shadowy US computer company. As the web of deceit and betrayal tightens, the body count grows. Eriksen must deal with the mayhem caused by the cartels while racing against the clock to stop an assassin whose target is someone very close to him.
Deeper than need Walker, Shiloh, author.
Starting over in Madison, Indiana with her son, single mother Trinity Ewing, determined to put her old life behind her, is drawn to handyman Noah Benningfield when, while fixing up her house, terrible secrets are exposed and mysteries resurface.
Dance in the Vampire Bund : forgotten tales Tamaki, Nozomu, author, illustrator.
The secrets of a scoundrel Foley, Gaelen.
Nick, Lord Forrester, agrees to help the mysterious Virginia, Lady Burke, with a dangerous mission in exchange for her aid in freeing him from the Scottish dungeon in which he is imprisoned.
Stay with me : a Brenna Spector novel of suspense Gaylin, Alison.
Unable to recall the night of her sister Clea's mysterious disappearance 28 years earlier despite having a perfect memory, Brenna Spector finds her obsession with finding the truth hitting too close to home when her own teenage daughter goes missing.
Counterfeit lies North, Oliver, author.
"Veteran undercover FBI agent Jake Kruse is investigating a smuggling ring in southern California when his assignment is cut short. A prominent criminal defense attorney wants to hire Jake on another kind of mission: to kill the daughter of a local crime boss. What began as a "contract killing" soon captures the attention of the CIA, the U.S. Secret Service, and high-level officials in Washington. The undercover agent is plunged into a deadly underworld of North Korean espionage, Hezbollah terror and the sinister deception Iran uses to acquire nuclear weapons. Caught in a web of international intrigue that goes to the top of the U.S. government, Kruse is forced to confront the ultimate moral quandary: doing what's right when everything seems wrong."--
Batman, Detective Comics. Volume 4, Wrath Layman, John, 1967- author.
"The Caped Crusader is challenged by the mystery of the 900 in a special tale celebrating the 900th issue published of Detective Comics! Plus, Batman faces against two new foes: Emperor Penguin and the deadly vigilante known as the Wrath, a dark counterpart to the Dark Knight. Collects issues Batman: Detective Comics #19-24, Detective Comics Annual #2"--
All-new X-factor. Volume 01, Not brand X David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
Industries, one of the world's most trusted names in electronics and a leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology, has just unveiled their newest contribution to society...the All-New X-Factor! Led by mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris, the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. But with her half-brother Quicksilver, notorious thief Gambit and more by her side, can Polaris trust that her corporate masters really have good intentions? Especially when X-Factor is meant to help people, but one of their own has a dark secret?! (Hint: it's Gambit.) Be here as the team takes on their former frenemy, Danger, and learns the sinister secret of Techno, Inc.
Unlocked: an Oral History of Haden's Syndome Scalzi, John
Truth Be Told Ryan, Hank Phillippi
A Robertson Family Christmas Robertson, Kay, 1946-
Wallflowers : Stories Robertson, Eliza, author.
"In the opening story of Wallflowers, a girl is cat-sitting for her neighbor, sleeping in the neighbor's house. It's nearly identical to her mother's nearby--in the Copper Waters subdivision, they all are--but she likes it here, eating boiled eggs and watching TV, feeling out her freedom as heavy rains fall. And then a nearby dike fails. And the girl may be the only one left in Copper Waters.Eliza Robertson can handle the shocking turn, but she also has a knack for the slow surprise, the realization thatsettles around you like snow. Her stories are deftly constructed and their perspectives--often those of the loners and onlookers, distanced by their gifts of observation--are unexpected. In "We Walked on Water," winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a brother and sister train together for a race that will ultimately separate them forever. In "L'Etranger," shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, a girl abroad in Marseille reconsiders her unendearing roommate after an intimate confrontation. Robertson was raised on rugged Vancouver Island. She's traveled broadly since, and her stories travel, too, but the climate of her collection is influenced by her home. These carefully cultivated forms still flare with wildness, and each is still spacious enough for a reader to get lost in wonder"--
The garden of letters Richman, Alyson.
"Portofino, Italy, 1943. A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers. She is frozen until a man she's never met before claims to know her. In desperate need of shelter, Elodie follows him back to his home on the cliffs of Portofino. Only months before, Elodie Bertolotti was a cello prodigy in Verona, unconcerned with world events. But whenMussolini's Fascist regime strikes her family, Elodie is drawn into the burgeoning resistance movement by Luca, a young and impassioned bookseller. As the occupation looms, she discovers that her unique musical talents, and her courage, have the power tosave lives. In Portofino, young doctor Angelo Rosselli gives the frightened and exhausted girl sanctuary. He is a man with painful secrets of his own, haunted by guilt and remorse. But Elodie's arrival has the power to awaken a sense of hope and joy thatAngelo thought was lost to him forever. Written in dazzling prose and set against the rich backdrop of World War II Italy, Garden of Letters captures the hope, suspense, and romance of an uncertain era, in an epic intertwining story of first love, great tragedy, and spectacular bravery. "--
Fan Rhodes, Danny
The Weird Company : The Secret History of H. P. Lovecraft's Twentieth Century Rawlik, Pete
The Button man : a Hugo Marston novel Pryor, Mark, 1967- author.
"Hugo Marston has just joined the State Department as head of security at the US Embassy in London. His task is to protect a pair of spoiled movie stars, Dayton Harper and his wife Ginny Ferro, whose reckless driving killed a prominent landowner in ruralEngland"--
Bad Blood Pope, M. T.
Phantom Limb : A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery Palumbo, Dennis
Reunion Pittard, Hannah
Wyoming Strong Palmer, Diana
Prison Noir Oates, Joyce Carol (EDT)
Lovely, Dark, Deep : Stories Oates, Joyce Carol
The Haunting Ballad : A Mystery Nethercott, Michael
Blood games : a Chicagoland Vampires novel Neill, Chloe.
"While Merit didn't choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she's managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet.... A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn't been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren't on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target? "--
The Madness of July : A Thriller Naughtie, James
The golden hour Moss, Todd.
Stymied by infighting and turf battles after being appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction unit, Judd Ryker attempts to prove himself during a coup in Mali that becomes a violent maelstrom of dominating personalities and shifting loyalties.
Rose Gold : an Easy Rawlins mystery Mosley, Walter.
When a boxer-turned-revolutionary kidnaps the daughter of a weapons manufacturer and threatens to publicly execute her if he does not receive a lucrative ransom, Easy Rawlins is tapped by the LAPD to make a difficult border crossing to navigate an ensuing standoff.
How to Build a Girl Moran, Caitlin
The Mountain Modjeska, Drusilla
The Falcon Throne Miller, Karen
Injustice. Gods among us, Volume 2 Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
"From the makers of Mortal Kombat comes the critically acclaimed prequel comic to the smash hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us! From the ashes of Metropolis comes Superman and the JLA's newest ally: Lex Luthor! Against all odds, he's not only survived but now embraces Superman's goals. Of course, Lex has his own ideas for how to create a better world. The Man of Steel trusts him, but can the rest of his allies be so sure? This volume collects Injustice: Gods Among Us #7-12 and Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1"--
Murder on a midsummer night Greenwood, Kerry.
The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, is engaged to find out if the antique-shop-owning son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. At the same time she is asked to discover the fate of the lost illegitimate child of a rich old lady, to the evident dislike of the remaining relatives.
Parade Yoshida, Shūichi, 1968-
Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. In Parade each tells their story: their lives, their hopes and fears, their loves, their secrets. Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who never calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can't have. Mirai spends her days drawing and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works for a film company, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. Then Satoru turns up. He's eighteen, homeless, and does night work of a very particular type. In the next-door apartment something disturbing is going on. And outside, in the streets around their apartment block, there is violence in the air. From the writer of the cult classic Villain, Parade is a tense, disturbing, thrilling tale of life in the city.
The flowers of evil. Volume 10 Oshimi, Shūzō, author, illustrator.
Amazing X-Men. [Vol. 1], The quest for Nightcrawler Aaron, Jason.
Ever since Nightcrawler's death, the X-Men have been without their heart and soul. But after learning that their friend may not be gone after all, it's up to Wolverine, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Northstar and Firestar to find and bring back the fan-favorite fuzzy blue elf! But when the team finds themselves separated and split between heaven and hell, can they get to Nightcrawler's soul before his father, the evil Azazel, does? Pushed over the edge, the Beast gives into his savage side like never before, as Nightcrawler rallies the X-Men to take on Azazel and his hellish hordes! Can the X-Men save the afterlife, or must one of the team make the ultimate sacrifice?
Poetic justice Cross, Amanda, 1926-2003.
The way through the woods Dexter, Colin.
When a young girl disappears on a hot summer's day just north of Oxford, Inspector Morse insists she has been murdered. The case remains unsolved, then an anonymous letter appears in the London Times and Morse reopens the investigation.
Joe Jones : a novel Lamott, Anne.
Tells of the people who work or hang out at Jessie's Cafe, a broken-down waterfront dive from a bygone era. Jessie, age seventy-nine, inherited the cafe years before it became home to a remarkable and diverse family of characters.
Marbeck and the double-dealer Pilkington, John, 1948 June 11-
"1600: a new century dawns. War with Spain has dragged on for fifteen years, the conflict in Ireland for six. Unease stalks England in the dying years of Elizabeth I's reign, and Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck is bored. Then a message from his spymaster, Sir Robert Cecil arrives: the existence of a spy has been discovered, code-named Morera, and Marbeck must uncover the true identity of this traitor quickly, before rumours of the young King Philip III forming a new Armada prove themselves to be true"--Provided by publisher.
Let me see it : stories Magruder, James, 1960- author.
Heaven sent rain : a novel Snelling, Lauraine, author.
Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah.
The wager Van Dyken, Rachel, author.
"What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be. If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it..."--
The seventh gate : a Death Gate novel Weis, Margaret.
Mortally wounded, Haplo finds himself at the mercy of Lord Xar, facing a fate worse than death. Xar plans to resurrect Haplo - bringing him back to life as one of the tormented living dead.
Gilded lily Dryden, Delphine.
Hired to court spoiled heiress Frederique Murcheson, Barnabas Smith-Grenville discovers that she holds the key to finding his missing brother as they are both drawn into a scandalous mystery and a dangerous game of the heart.
Maple mayhem Crockett, Jessie, author.
In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup--especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse. But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer... Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn't stuck in the past. She's starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Lemieux--and when a saboteur starts targeting supporters, everyone suspects Frank. But it turns out they're barking up the wrong tree when Dani finds Frank murdered in his own sugarhouse. As the sabotage continues, she realizes that Frank was framed. With the help of her family, and a handsome official from the Fish and Game Department, Dani must catch the killer before another syrup maker kicks the bucket.
Act of war : a thriller Thor, Brad, author.
"After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There's just one problem--no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war" --
The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-
"By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?" --
Frank Sinatra in a blender McBride, Matthew.
Sometimes solving a crime takes a hard guy who's not afraid to work outside the law, and PI Nick Valentine swerves through the underbelly of St. Louis looking for answers. With every law he breaks, every drink he takes, and every Oxycontin he snorts, Valentine lurches closer to finding the truth. Or floating facedown in the Missouri River.
Power play Coulter, Catherine.
" #1 New York Times-bestselling author Catherine Coulter returns with the newest full-throttle adventure in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. Natalie Black, the U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James, has returned to Washington, her job in jeopardy. Her fiance,, George McCallum, Viscount Lockenby, has died in a car accident, and mysterious rumors begin that she's responsible begin to surface: she broke off the engagement and, heartbroken, he killed himself. Then someone tries to force her off the M-2 outside London. Again, rumors claim it was a sympathy ploy. When she returns to the United States, she's nearly killed when a car tries to mow her down while she's out for a run. No one believes her except FBI Special Agent Davis Sullivan. Meanwhile someone is following Sherlock. A stalker? Then someone tries to shoot her from the back of a motorcycle, but the assailant gets away. Sherlock next gets a call from an Atlanta mental hospital warning her that Blessed Backman has escaped. This is not good news. Blessed is a talented psychopath out for revenge against the agents, primarily Sherlock, whom his dying mother begged him to kill since she and Savich brought down her cult. How to find out who's trying to kill the ambassador to the U.K.? How can they get their hands on Blessed Backman before he succeeds and kills Sherlock? The clock is ticking and the danger intensifies"--
Kiss me like this Andre, Bella, author.
Wedding at Cardwell Ranch Daniels, B. J., author.
Jackson Cardwell won't stop until she is safe. In Montana for his brother's nuptials, Jackson Cardwell isn't looking to be anybody's hero. But the Texas single father knows a beautiful lady in distress when he meets her. Someone's hell-bent on making Allie Taylor think she's losing her mind. Jackson's determined to unmask the perp-- and guard the widowed wedding planner and her little girl with his life.
Undercover warrior Thurlo, Aimée, author.
Erin Barrett was the sole survivor of an armed assault on her company. Her saving grace? Undercover agent Kyle Goodluck, who'd grown from troubled youth to total warrior. Though he agreed to protect Erin, he still had unanswered questions. Starting with how much she could be trusted. But only Erin knew what these terrorists wanted-- and were willing to kill for. Kyle just had to gauge how forthcoming she was going to be about it. Standing their ground as New Mexico heated up with cross fire, Kyle wouldn't settle for anything less than absolute victory. And with Erin as his spirit guide, he wouldn't have to settle for anything anymore-- Taken from Amazon.com May 20, 2014.
Stranded Sharpe, Alice, author.
"After months stranded in the mountains, a detective returns home to a target on his back-- and his pregnant wife caught in the crosshairs."--Page 4 of cover.
Sanctuary in Chef Voleur Kane, Mallory, author.
From the moment he opens his door to her, P.I. Mack Griffin knows he's inviting trouble. Not only has Hannah Martin fled to New Orleans after witnessing a brutal murder, but the killer has kidnapped her ailing mother. Nothing but trouble, so-- Why does the sexy P.I. decide to help Hannah and keep her safe? Because watching her fight for justice while trying to stay alive demonstrates a bravery he finds nothing short of amazing. With criminals on their trail and everything to lose, Mack will be there for her as any professional investigator would. And yet winning this battle has suddenly turned into something much more personal-- Taken from Amazon.com.
Hard ride to Dry Gulch Wayne, Joanna, author.
A haunting beauty with mesmerizing brown eyes is in desperate need of Dallas homicide detective Travis Dalton's help. Faith Ashburn's troubled teenage son is missing-- and may be hiding secrets that could get him and his mother killed. Faith will do whatever it takes to find her boy, even if it means turning to the rugged detective, a man shadowed by his own painful past. When the search reveals a shocking connection to the dangerous criminal Travis has sworn to bring down, Faith has to trust him with her life. And when passion flares, she has to trust him with something she vowed never again to give: her heart.
Explosive engagement Childs, Lisa, author.
Nothing has fazed Logan Payne in his entire career as a bodyguard. That is, until he's tasked with protecting his biggest enemy. Stacy Kozminski isn't too thrilled about having to work with Logan either, but when attempts are made on her life, she knows he is her only hope if she wants to survive. Soon, a target is placed on both their backs, and they have to stage an engagement to protect one another. Logan won't let Stacy out of his sight. But is it because he doesn't want to fail his assignment-- or because he's come to care for the gutsy and gorgeous woman-- the only woman who's ever gone toe-to-toe with him?
Rebel outlaw Arens, Carol.
"Looking for peace, finding...trouble. Colt Wesson Travers is headed for a life of tranquility in Texas. Here, he'll finally escape the obligations demanded by his notorious outlaw family. But when he meets his stubborn lodger, Holly Jane Munroe, his illusions of peace are shattered. Colt is thrown right into the middle of two feuding families intent on winning Holly Jane's hand...and her grandfather's land! He quickly realizes that life with delicious Holly Jane is going to be anything but quiet..."-- From back cover.
The scarlet gown Mallory, Sarah.
"When impoverished Lucy Halbrook arrives at Lord Adversane's estate she knows her assignment is unusual--not only will she act as hostess at his Midsummer's Eve play, she must also pretend to be his fiancée! What Lucy doesn't know is that Ralph is hiding something dark and dangerous. He must uncover the truth behind his wife's death--and Lucy is the key. She challenges him at every turn and, as each day passes, unlocks a little more of Ralph's guarded heart..."-- From back cover.
A lady of notoriety Gaston, Diane, 1948-
"When fallen beauty Daphne, Lady Faville, is carried to safety from a rampaging fire, she's horrified to recognize her rescuer as Hugh Westleigh--a man with every reason to despise her! But Hugh has been blinded and Daphne must nurse him back to health. Unable to see, he is driven to distraction by her tantalizing scent and gentle touch. For the first time, Daphne feels truly desired for herself alone. But when Hugh finally regains his sight, will she find forgiveness in his arms?"-- From back cover.
Castle of the wolf Moore, Margaret.
Facing marriage to a man she loathes, virtuous Thomasina is forced to choose family duty over her own happiness--until a high-stakes tournament ends in her abduction! Trapped with her fearless captor, the legendary Wolf of Wales, she soon finds herself irresistibly drawn to the man beneath the armor. Though Rheged captured Thomasina in the name of revenge, he cannot ignore his instinct to protect her. Although to love her could bring the wrath of his enemies down upon them.
Their unexpected love Y'Barbo, Kathleen.
"Widowed contractor Logan Burkett knows exactly what troublemaking teens need: discipline. A former rabble-rouser, Logan had his life turned around by firm guidance and hard work. But try telling that to Pippa Gallagher. The softhearted event planner runs a skate park ministry for troubled teens and thinks a place to be themselves is the answer. As he and Pippa work together renovating the space, they seem to disagree about everything. But when disaster strikes, Logan finds himself feeling very protective of the beautiful planner and surprised to discover they share one very special thing in common...love."--Provided by publisher.
Small-town homecoming Manley, Lissa.
Ten years ago, Curt Graham left his hometown in disgrace. Now Curt returns to Moonlight Cove for a fresh start and to reestablish family ties. The pretty owner of the inn where he's staying is exactly the kind of woman he needs, but Jenna Flaherty is waiting for the perfect man, and Curt knows he'll never be that. When the little boy Jenna babysits needs Curt's help, Curt is surprised to discover he's a good father figure and that he harbors a wish to have a home of his own. Now, if he could only convince Jenna he'd make her a wonderful husband.
Redeeming the rancher Kastner, Debra.
"Successful businessman Griffin Haddon just wants a quiet place to start over again...alone. Griff doesn't realize that in a small town like Serendipity, Texas, solitude's hard to come by. Especially at Redemption Ranch, where the stunning Alexis Grainger struggles to keep her ministry for troubled teens afloat. The last thing Alexis needs is a distraction like slick city-boy Griff with his designer jeans and boots. But her meddling, matchmaking twin has other plans. As Alexis and Griff work to save the ranch, can they also heal his broken heart?"--Provided by publisher.
Forever a family Winn, Bonnie K.
Ever since the loss of his father, widow Olivia Gray's son has been acting out. When he's assigned community service at Zeke Harrison's ranch, the boy takes to the farm animals and to Zeke. As a kid who hid his own troubles behind bad behavior, Zeke seems to understand her child better than anyone. Still, she needs to keep an eye on her son which means staying close to the handsome veterinarian.
Her Montana cowboy Hansen, Valerie.
"Julie Shaw is up to her ears in parade preparations...and cowboys! As the mayor's daughter, she needs to make sure the centennial celebrations for her beloved hometown of Jasper Gulch, Montana, go off without a hitch. Surely that's why she's feeling so flustered. It couldn't have anything to do with the handsome Ryan Travers. Of course she'd noticed the visiting rodeo star with the sparkle in his eye. But Julie is way too sensible to fall for his obvious appeal. As the town gossips about a century-old mystery, Julie's thoughts keep drifting to the charming cowboy. Despite her father's objections, she may soon find herself roped in...by love."--Provided by publisher.
The bachelor next door Springer, Kathryn.
Dedicating all his time to the family business isn't easy for Bredan Kane, but he owes his foster parents big-time for taking him and his brothers in. So, when Bredan's mother hires Lily Mochaels to redecorate the family home it doesn't matter to Brendan that Lily is beautiful, funny, and smart. He has no time for distractions. Can Lily show him there's more to life...and that is includes a future together?
The escape Balogh, Mary.
"After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws--until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but he is cautious. What can a wounded soul offer any woman? Samantha is ready to go where fate takes her, to leave behind polite society and even propriety in her desire for this handsome, honorable soldier. But dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? The answers to both their questions may be found in an unlikely place: in each other's arms."--from cover, page .
On Sunset Beach Stewart, Mariah, author.
While premiering her new exhibit in St. Dennis, art gallery owner Carly Summit matches wits with Ford Sinclair, the reporter assigned to cover her show, who is haunted and deeply cynical after a military career in war-torn Africa.
To marry a Scottish laird Sands, Lynsay.
"Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves. Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?"--from cover, p. .
A good year for the roses : a novel McNeil, Gil, 1959-
"Life hasn't been a bed of roses for Londoner Molly Taylor lately. Newly divorced and struggling to find a new home and a way to support her three boys, she's stunned when her beloved Aunt Helena dies and leaves her Harrington Hall, a three-hundred-year-old manor house on the Devon coast, where Molly grew up. But does Molly really want to run a bed-and-breakfast in an old house where the only thing that doesn't need urgent attention is Aunt Helena's beautiful rose garden? Or care for Uncle Bertie, an eccentric former navy officer with a cliff-top cannon? Or Betty, his rude parrot that bites whomever annoys it? Yet Molly's best friend Lola is all for the plan. "My heart bleeds. Your very own beach, the beautiful house, and Helena's garden. All you have to do is grill a bit of bacon." But with Molly's conniving brother running the family hotel nearby, the return of a high school flame with ulterior motives, and three sons whose idea of a new country life seems to involve vast quantities of mud, this is not going to be easy. And then Harrington Hall begins to work its magic, and the roses start to bloom" --
The ship who searched McCaffrey, Anne.
Take me home Garlock, Dorothy, author.
Olivia Marsten is unable to deny her feelings for Peter Becker, an escaped POW who wants to spend every moment he can with her before he must turn himself in, threatening the fragile future they are trying to build.
Forty acres : a thriller Smith, Dwayne.
"A thriller about a Black society with a secret"--
Pashtun : a military thriller Lealos, Ron.
The sacred river : a novel Wallace, Wendy, 1956-
Harriet Heron, an overprotected and reclusive invalid, leaves Victorian London with her mother, Louisa, and God-fearing aunt, Yael, for a trip to volatile Egypt, where the trio's sense of empowerment is threatened by Louisa's long-hidden past.
Rich girl problems : a Millionaire wives club novel Whitaker, Tu-Shonda L.
"The diamonds are flawless, their drama is turned up ultra high, and the taboo beauties from Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker's Millionaire Wives Club are back for a third season of explosive lies, forbidden sex, and scandals like you've never seen before! Step into the world of cable TV's hit reality show and meet new bride and new mother Milan, who finally has everything she's ever dreamed of. Problem is her perfect life doesn't work for TV. What will she do when the producer threatens to fire her? Editor-in-chief Chaunci isn't feeling the fame and the last thing she needs is to share the spotlight with her worst enemy, newcomer Journee. Socialite Journee expected her eighty-two-year-old husband to only live four days past their wedding night, but it's been four years. And just when it seems that he's ready to meet his maker, his son--Journee's ex-lover--shows up. Hair care mogul Vera is struggling with her failing marriage and the last thing she needs is her drug-addicted mother to further ruin her life or her image. Jaise is finally standing by her man. But will she live the life she thinks or will it cost her everything?"--
Urban shaman Murphy, C. E. (Catie E.)
The ultimate skeptic when it comes to the mystical, Seattle cop Joanne Walker aids a woman claiming to be hunted by Cernunnos, an ancient Celtic god, a situation that brings her face to face with an angry god and awakens in her shamanic powers that she must learn to harness to save the world.
Awakened DePaul, Virna.
When she is hired by vampire Belladonna to infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved immortals, ex-soldier Barrett Miles must race against time to save the life of a young girl she has sworn to protect while guarding her heart against her new partner.
Harder : a novel York, Robin, 1977-
"Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she's back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart. Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family--a family that's already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she's on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs. They're together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn't fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still. They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn't be harder"--
Ghosts of time White, Steve, 1946-
"Book #4 of the Jason Thanou Time Travel series. Jason and his team travel to the latter days of the American Civil War to combat a transhumanist threat. Sequel to Pirates of the Timestream. Special operations officer Jason Thanou of the Temporal Regulatory Authority must once again plunge into Earth's blood-drenched past to combat the plots of the Transhumanist underground to subvert that past and create a secret history leading up to the fulfillment of their mad dream of transforming humanity into a race of gods and monsters. The transhumanists are attempting to use the chaos of the American Civil War to escape the Observer Effect: the immutable law that recorded history cannot be changed. If any should attempt it, time has a way of dealing with those transgressors in a very brutal, very final fashion. Now it is the last days of the Confederacy, and the Fall of Richmond looms. In the Shenandoah Valley, in the region later known as Mosby's Confederacy, insurgency brews, and the time travelers must join the raiders to prevent a transhumanist trap from dooming the mission from the start. Yet human freedom is ultimately on the line in both the past and the future, and the leader of a secret slave underground fighting for liberty possesses an incredible secret that may change Jason's fate--and that of the future itself--forever. About Pirates of the Timestreams: "White expertly blends historical and futuristic elements... to create a fast-paced, detail-rich tale, seamlessly inserting his own inventions into factual events... an exciting, engaging story, accessible to new readers and thoroughly satisfying for established fans."--Publishers Weekly About Steve White: "White offers fast action and historically informed world-building."--Publishers Weekly About Steve White's Forge of the Titans: ". recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased..."--Publishers Weekly ". Engaging entertainment. much suspense and many well-handled action scenes."--Booklist About Steve White's St. Anthony's Fire: "Give this one high marks for entertainment."--Booklist The Jason Thanou Time Travel Series: Blood of Heroes Sunset of the Gods Pirates of the Timestream Ghosts of Time (upcoming)"--
Dirty copper Northrup, Jim, 1943-
"Dirty Copper, the prequel to Walking the Rez Road, tells the story of Luke Warmwater, an Anishinaabe soldier, as he returns to the Reservation after serving in Vietnam. Once again, Luke is torn between duty and morality as he becomes a deputy sheriff on the Rez and sees firsthand the war raging below the appearance of peace. Like all veterans, Luke struggles to heal amid a world that considers him an outsider. Jim Northrup provides an insightful and unflinching view of the veteran experience both as a soldier and as a Native American"--
Don't talk to strangers : a novel Williams, Amanda Kyle, 1957- author.
"Hailed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as "one of the most addictive new series heroines," Keye Street is the brilliant, brash heart of a sizzling thriller full of fear and temptation, judgments and secrets, infidelity and murder. He likes them smart. In the woods of Whisper, Georgia, two bodies are found: one recently dead, the other decayed from a decade of exposure to the elements. The sheriff is going to need help to track down an experienced predator--one who abducts girls and holds them for months before ending their lives. Enter ex-FBI profiler and private investigator Keye Street. He lives for the struggle. After a few weeks, Keye is finally used to sharing her downtown Atlanta loft with her boyfriend, A.P.D. Lieutenant Aaron Rauser. Along with their pets (his dog, her cat) they seem almost like a family. But when Rauser plunks a few ice cubes in a tumbler and pours a whiskey, Keye tenses. Her addiction recovery is tenuous at best. And loves the fear. Though reluctant to head out into the country, Keye agrees to assist Sheriff Ken Meltzer. Once in Whisper, where the locals have no love for outsiders, Keye starts to piece together a psychological profile: The killer is someone who stalks and plans and waits. But why does the sociopath hold the victims for so long, and what horrible things must they endure? When a third girl goes missing, Keye races against time to connect the scant bits of evidence. All the while, she cannot shake the chilling feeling: Something dark and disturbing lives in these woods--and it is watching her every move. Praise for Amanda Kyle Williams and her Keye Street thrillers "The best private eye debut since Dennis Lehane's A Drink Before the War."--The Plain Dealer, on The Stranger You Seek "Street is a unique and worthy addition to the rich tradition of damaged and tough private detectives."--Associated Press "An exceptionally smart and harrowing character-driven debut by a welcome new thriller writer."--Karin Slaughter, on The Stranger You Seek "[Williams] keeps the suspense taut and the humor snarky."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Keye Street immediately puts herself in the top echelon of suspense heroes. She is brutally funny and powerfully human--one of the most realistic protagonists in crime fiction that I've had the thrill to read."--Tess Gerritsen "The tension buzzes like cicadas on a hot Georgia night and the pace is relentless."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer, on Stranger in the Room"--
Peter Pan must die : a novel Verdon, John.
Helping his former partner to investigate the murder of a politically ambitious real-estate developer, retired NYPD detective Dave Gurney is targeted by a murderous cop and a Greek assassin.
The Aylesford skull Blaylock, James P., 1950-
In Aylesford, a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected robbers, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives. When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race into London in pursuit...--From cover.
Silence of the lamb's wool Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Fireborn Arthur, Keri.
A phoenix capable of taking on human form and cursed with the ability to foresee death, Emberly Pearson finds everything she has worked so hard for going up in flames when she tries to save a man she once loved from meeting his prophesied fate.
Six-gun inferno Sharpe, Jon.
In a town where salt and water are more valuable than gold, the Trailsman goes up against a ruthless local strong man in an attempt to usurp the self-imposed leader.
Tailing a tabby Cass, Laurie.
With the help of her rescue cat Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But shed better keep both hands on the wheel, because its going to be a bumpy ride.
Crime rib Budewitz, Leslie, author.
"Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana's, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town's big break is interrupted by murder. Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she's organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay's hottest chefs to be featured on the program. But Erin's plans get scorched when one of the contending cooks is found dead. With all the drama going on behind the scenes, it's hard to figure out who didn't have a motive to off the saucy contestant. Now, to keep the town's reputation from crashing and burning on national television, Erin will have to grill some suspects to smoke out the killer"--Page  of cover.
Where the horses run Warner, Kaki, author.
When he is hired by a Scotsman in Heartbreak Creek to purchase thoroughbreds, Rayford Jessup, who has a way with damaged horses, travels to England where his life is forever changed by a traumatized horse and a beautiful Englishwoman.
Ill-gotten panes McAndrews, Jennifer, author.
"Stained-glass aficionado Georgia Kelly packed up her city life for the quiet of small town Wenwood, New York. But the sleepy village's peace is about to get shattered--by murder. After a banking scandal loses Georgia her job and her fiancé, she decides that a change of scenery will help piece her life back together. But escaping to her grandfather's house in the old-fashioned, brick-making Hudson River hamlet of Wenwood, New York, turns out to be less relaxing than she expects. Not only is the close-knit community on edge about their beloved brickworks being turned into a marina to draw in tourists, one of those most opposed to the project winds up dead--cracked over the head with a famous Wenwood brick. Georgia wouldn't be broken up over the news except for the fact that the main suspect is the deceased's biggest adversary--her grandfather. Now, to remove the stain from her grandy's record, Georgia will have to figure out who in town was willing to kill to keep the renovation project alive, before someone else is permanently cut out of the picture"--Page  of cover.
Shattering the ley Palmatier, Joshua, author.
Erenthrall--a sprawling city of light and magic, whose streets are packed with traders from a dozen lands and whose buildings and towers are grown and shaped in the space of a day. At the heart of the city is the Nexus, the hub of a magical ley line system that powers Erenthrall. This ley line also links the city and the Baronial plains to rest of the continent and the world beyond. The Prime Wielders control the Nexus with secrecy and lies, but it is the Baron who controls the Wielders. The Baron also controls the rest of the Baronies through a web of brutal intimidation enforced by his bloodthirsty guardsmen and unnatural assassins. When the rebel Kormanley seek to destroy the ley system and the Baron's choke-hold, two people find themselves caught in the chaos that sweeps through Erenthrall and threatens the entire world: Kara Tremain, a young Wielder coming into her power, who discovers the forbidden truth behind the magic that powers the ley lines, and Alan Garrett, a recruit in the Baron's guard, who learns that the city holds more mysteries and more danger than he could possibly have imagined--and who holds a secret within himself that could mean Erenthrall's destruction, or its salvation.
Best supporting role Margolis, Sue.
"When her gambling addict husband died, Sarah Green was left penniless--and with two children to raise. Since then, she's been desperate to keep her professional and personal lives on firm financial footing. And what could be safer than dating an accountant and working at a non-emergency crime help line? But then Sarah's aunt dies, leaving Sarah her once famous--now flailing--lingerie shop. With her fashion background, Sarah reluctantly decides to make a go of it, even if that means breaking up with her too-prudent boyfriend over the risk. Suddenly Sarah finds herself falling for Hugh, the handsome struggling actor she hired to renovate her new boutique, and entering a prestigious lingerie competition. Taking chances has never been her forte, but the built-in support of family and friends could give her the boost she's been looking for..."--
For the longest time Castle, Kendra Leigh.
Returning home to Harvest Cove after losing her job, Samantha Henry must decide whether or not veterinarian Jake Smith, the man who broke her heart in high school, deserves a second chance.
Cookies and scream Lowell, Virginia.
When a unique - and priceless - collection of antique cookie cutters leads to murder, Olivia Greyson, the owner of a shop specializing in all things cookie, must stir up some clues to catch a killer with a sweet tooth.
Grace against the clock Hyzy, Julie A., author.
"When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the museum's curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand--until a killer makes an unwanted donation. With the town clock in desperate need of repair, local lawyer Joyce Swedburg and her ex-husband, Dr. Leland Keay, are trying to put aside their differences to organize a benefit at Marshfield Manor to raise money for restoration of the beautiful timepiece. While Grace appreciates the opportunity to support such a good cause, the tension between the unhappy exes is giving her the urge to put both of the organizers in time-out. But after Leland collapses onstage, poisoned during the festivities, Grace suspects there was more going on behind the scenes. Now, she's in a race to catch a ticked-off murderer, and, if she's going to prevent anyone else from getting hurt, every second will count"--Back cover.
Preying time Loveless-Hill, Tracie, author.
The pastor of a large and prominent church, the Reverend Randall C. Harris, who has the respect of his congregation and the love of his beautiful wife, secretly indulges in the sins of the flesh, which he believes he is entitled to, until disaster strikes, exposing him for the man he really is.
The devil made me do it Harrell, Colette R., author.
Briggs Stokes, heir to his father's multimillion dollar ministry, falls for Esther Wiley, but when the two are forced apart by tragedy and an all-out battle in the heavens, the couple may become a casualty of war.
Bloody Sunday Johnstone, William W. author.
Tracking down the worst outlaws, Luke Jensen finally finds Gloria Jennings, who is accused of murdering two of her husbands, but instead of bringing her to justice, he finds himself helping her face down rival ranchers and other threats as he comes to believe in her innocence.
Murder on the Mediterranean Campion, Alexander, author.
Even on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise, murder follows Commissair Capucine Le Tellier.
The Illusionists Thomas, Rosie.
London 1870. A terrifying place for a young, beautiful woman of limited means. But Eliza is modern before her time. Not for her the stifling if respectable conventionality of marriage, children, domestic drudgery. She longs for more. Through her work as an artist's model, she meets the magnetic and irascible Devil - a born showman whose dream is to run his own theatre company. Devil's right-hand man is the improbably-named Carlo Bonomi, an ill-tempered dwarf with an enormous talent for all things magic and illusion. Carlo and Devil clash at every opportunity and it constantly falls upon Eliza to broker an uneasy peace between them. And then there is Jasper Button. Mild-mannered, and a family man at heart, it is his gift as an artist which makes him the unlikely final member of the motley crew. Thrown together by a twist of fate, their lives are inextricably linked: the fortune of one depends on the fortune of the other. And as Eliza gets sucked into the seductive and dangerous world her strange companions inhabit, she risks not only her heart, but also her life...
Shadow's edge Weeks, Brent.
Kylar has rejected the assassin's life in the wake of the Godking's violent coup, but when he learns that Logan Gyre, heir to Cenaria's throne, might be alive, trapped and in hiding, Kylar faces an impossible choice.
Undressed by the earl Willingham, Michelle (Author of historical romances), author.
David Hartford, Earl of Castledon, is unwilling to break out of his prison of sorrow after the death of his wife, though everyone expects him to remarry and beget an heir. Impulsive Amelia Andrews befriends Lord Castledon and decides that he would make the perfect match for her prim older sister. Amelia cannot help but see the lonely man behind David's grim exterior-- and caught beneath his piercing stare, she wonders how to melt his icy heart. When Amelia is caught in a web of ruin, David cannot stand aside and let her suffer. Can an unexpected marriage bring about a love even greater than the one he lost?
Bride of a Scottish warrior Basso, Adrienne, author.
Keeper of my soul Dawn, Keshia.
Love, honor or stray Joy, E. N.
Get some Ward, Pam (Graphic artist)
How do you rob the bank where you work as a teller, plus get revenge on your shady ex, escape South Central L.A.--and get away with it all? If you're Trudy, aka "Trudy with the Booty", it's simple... Having recruited a posse of hustlers, car-jackers, and homewreckers who hang out at the seedy club where she sings after hours, Trudy is ready to launch the heist that will make them rich. That is, she's ready to play dumb behind the counter while her ex, Lil Steve, does the work--and then her home-girl robs him! It's a fool-proof plan--until greed, nerves, lust, and jealousy threaten to blow it. Soon Trudy is trapped in a fight for her life. And a scheme that was supposed to be easy becomes a pistol-whipping bout of wills, where only the strongest survive.
The spirit is willing McCoy, Max, author.
In the Old West, murder is a way of life. But psychic detective Ophelia Wylde is dealing out her own brand of justice by talking to the victims. . .after they're dead. Ghost in the machine. It's one of the strangest trials in Colorado history. A "spirit photographer" is accused of fraud, and Ophelia Wylde agrees to examine the man's ghostly portraits and testify in court. In a sealed room, she is presented with five photographs. Four are obvious fakes. But one photo--featuring a powerful politician, Jackson Miles, with a sorrowful ghost in chains behind his shoulder--is the real McCoy. When Ophelia makes contact, the spirit is in such agony that she's unable to learn anything but his name: Angus Wright. Intrigued, Ophelia sets out to learn more about the wronged Mr. Wright and discovers he was murdered nearly twenty years ago during the Gold Rush. The politician is somehow involved, and Ophelia has to watch her step. Because the living are much more dangerous than the dead.
I'll find you Bush, Nancy, 1953-
Tormented by her memories, Callie Cantrell must help former L.A. cop West Laughlin find his young nephew whose disappearance is shockingly linked to the tragic death of her husband and son - and to a killer who is not done with her yet.
The End of Innocence Jordan, Allegra
Vintner's Daughter Harnisch, Kristen
Pale Harvest Hepner, Braden
Black Dance Huston, Nancy
The White Van Hoffman, Patrick
The Spirit and the Skull Hayes, J. M.
I Am China Guo, Xiaolu
West to Bravo : A Western Novel Heisner, Eric H.
The Brothers Cabal Howard, Jonathan L.
"Horst Cabal has risen from the dead. Again. Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan: to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer. As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother. Johannes Cabal returns in the one-of-a-kind fantasy series that will appeal to readers of Jasper Fforde, Richard Kadrey, and Neil Gaiman"--
Wouldn't it be deadly : an Dliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mystery Ireland, D. E.
"Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball--where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins' bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess--Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard's prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck's pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor's name is to discover which of Nepommuck's many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer. This reimagining of George Bernard Shaw's beloved characters is sheer pleasure. Wouldn't It Be Deadly transports readers to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the EastEnd. Eliza and Henry steal the show in this charming traditional mystery"--
Lost under a ladder : a superstition mystery Johnston, Linda O.
"Rory Chasen's fiancé died and she had a hard time coming to terms with his unfortunate death. Was he hit by the car because he walked under a ladder moments before? Rory's best friend introduces her to a town called Destiny where superstitions are a way of life. Rory visits to find answers, receives a job offer at the Lucky Dog Boutique and later is caught up in the murder of a business owner. A boutique's owner is the prime suspect but Rory can't believe sweet Martha would do it, she's convinced the real killer is still in Destiny" --
Black Thursday Hull, Linda Joffe
A Place Called Hope Gulley, Philip
Neverhome Hunt, Laird
Deep Shelter : a novel Harris, Oliver, 1978- author.
"Detective Nick Belsey, a shrewd, street-smart cynic and dedicated drunk who is also one of London's sharpest and most unprincipled investigators, was introduced in 2012's The Hollow Man, now he's back in another gritty, white-knuckle thriller--and he's in trouble"--
The Bellingham Bloodbath Harris, Gregory
No in between Jones, Lisa Renee.
"The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sara's relationship and leads into Mark's story. "Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava's accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending.""--
Take me with you Hyde, Catherine Ryan, author.
Burned-out teacher August Shroeder takes the ashes of his nineteen-year-old son on a road trip to Yellowstone and along the way meets two half-orphans who have nowhere to go.
When Strangers Meet Hoff, B. J.
Dot Hall, Araminta
The king's curse Gregory, Philippa.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Starz original series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying hisbrother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen, to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"--
Avoidable Contact Kaehler, Tammy
A dream of home Clipston, Amy.
Arctic Summer Galgut, Damon
Gangsterland : a novel Goldberg, Tod.
"Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotesfrom the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert. Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power - a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it. "--
Keep Your Friends Close Daly, Paula
Biblical Galt, Christopher
Countdown Cooper, Susan Rogers, author.
When sheriff Milt Kovaks arrests Darrell Blanton for murder, Darnell's mother, Eunice, storms an inn where detective Kovaks' wife is hosting a bachelorette party and threatens to kill a partygoer every ten minutes until her son is released.
Night of the jaguar : a novel Gannon, Joe, 1960-
"Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. How else to explain his nights waking in bed, his hand wrapped around that bloody-minded stiletto from the old days, or the presence outside his window, a face with no eyes watching him? How far the heroic have fallen. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. A hero of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries in their long uprising against the Ogre and his hated National Guard. Back then he'd been the guy who got the bloody missions -- as a lowly grunt with that blade, or the commander of an entire front. Back then he knew what was what and who to trust. But as the clarity of war gave way to the hazy reality of peace, Ajax fared less well. And after he took the fall for an assassination he had no part of, he tumbled into a bottle, and maybe out of his mind. Now he's a homicide investigator in Managua solving murders and sweating through the nightmares from his guerilla days. When he's called to investigate a robbery turned gruesome murder, Ajax recognizes the marks of a surprising enemy - the CIA mercenary army known as The Contra. This isn't just a random murder, this is an execution, a call to war. Or is it? And why does no one want to know but Ajax? As the bodies pile up anda red-headed gringa who should be his enemy enchants his thoughts, Ajax questions whether he can stay sober, sane, and alive long enough to figure it all out"--
Hold the dark : a novel Giraldi, William.
Bitter Remedy : An Alec Blume Case Fitzgerald, Conor
The question of the missing head : an Asperger's mystery Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Dark Spies : A Spycatcher Novel Dunn, Matthew
The Boy Who Drew Monsters Donohue, Keith
Sabotage Cook, Matt (Matthew)
"A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare--celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer--disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas. An extortionist code-named "Viking" has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war. His leverage: a threat to destroy the luxury liner and its 3,000 passengers. Stanford doctoral student Austin Hardy, probing the disappearance of his professor, seeks out Malcolm Clare's daughter Victoria, an icy brunette with a secret that sweeps them to Saint Petersburg. Helped by a team of graduates on campus, they must devise Trojan horses, outfox an assassin, escape murder in Bruges, and sidestep treachery in order to unravel Viking's scheme. Failure would ensure economic armageddon in the United States. Both on U.S. soil and thousands of miles away, the story roars into action at supersonic speed. Filled with an enigmatic cast of characters, Sabotage, Matt Cook's debut novel, is a sure thrill ride for those who love the puzzles of technology, cryptology, and people. "--
Exo Gould, Steven.
"Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be--sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn't easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She's going to make some changes in the world"--
Run : a novel Grant, Andrew, 1968-
"For fans of Harlan Coben's Tell No One and Joseph Finder's Paranoia--a high-octane thriller featuring a tech consultant who unwittingly steps into the rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups--and finds that his highly demanding job has suddenly become highlydangerous. From Andrew Grant, the critically acclaimed author hailed by Nelson DeMille as "a little bit of le Carre and Ian Fleming, but with more grit and a sharper edge," comes a thrilling new novel of suspense that hits the ground running when an innocent man suddenly finds himself a moving target. Marc Bowman, a highly successful computer consultant and software designer, walks into his job at a major tech company one morning only to find himself fired on the spot, stonewalled by his boss, and ushered out of the building. Then things get worse: An explosive argument drives his wife away and a robbery threatens to yank a million-dollar idea--and his whole future--out from under him. In a matter of hours, Marc has gone from having it all to being sucker-punched by fate. But it's only Monday, and before the week is over, he'll be stalked, ambushed, wiretapped, arrested, duped, double- and triple-crossed--until he can't tell enemies from allies. Suddenly, the only thing standing between him and the wrath of everyone from the FBI to Homeland Security to his desperate ex-bosses is a flash drive full of data that might just be the holy grail of high-tech secrets--and a holy terror in the wrong hands. Now, as the gloves come off and the guns come out, turning back is hopeless and giving up is madness. The only person left for Marc to trust is himself. And the only thing left to do is keep running--or end up a dead man walking. --
Reckless 2 : Nobody's Girl Ervin, Keisha
Expo 58 : a novel Coe, Jonathan.
Gutenberg's apprentice : a novel Christie, Alix.
The savior Daniel, Tony.
"Sequel to The Heretic, Book 10 in the nationally best-selling General series. FROM HERETIC TO SAVIOR Duisberg is one of thousands of planets plunged into darkness and chaos by the collapse of the galactic republic, but where other worlds have begun torebuild a star-travelling culture, Duisberg remains in an uneasy balance between mud-brick civilization and bloodthirsty barbarism. The people of Duisberg have a god: Zentrum, a supercomputer from the ancient past. Zentrum has decided avoid another collapse by preventing civilization from rising from where it is. This is known as the Stasis. And because even a supercomputer and the powerful religion which it founded cannot block all progress, Zentrum has another tool: every few centuries the barbarians sweep in from the desert, slaughtering the educated classes and cowing the peasants back into submission. These are the Blood Winds, and the Blood Winds are about to blow again. This time, however, there's a difference: Abel Dashian, son of a military officer, has received into his mind the spirit of Raj Whitehall, the most successful general in the history of the planet Bellevue--and of Center, the supercomputer which enabled Raj to shatter his planet's barbarians and permit the return of civilization.One hero can't stop the tide of barbarians unless he has his own culture supporting him. To save Duisberg, Abel must conquer the very land of his origin and attempt to destroy the computer A.I. "god" who has doomed his world to an everlasting Dark Age. Abel is a heretic, but now he must go beyond and become--THE SAVIOR. "--
The Distance : A Thriller Giltrow, Helen
Vampires of Manhattan : The New Blue Bloods Coven De la Cruz, Melissa
Dog beach : a novel Fusco, John.
"A struggling screenwriter meets his hero Johnny Moe, the Hong Kong stuntman turned mafia enforcer"--
Consumed Cronenberg, David
A Winter Wedding Forester, Amanda
In Bed With a Rogue Grace, Samantha
Boss Divas Diamond, De'nesha
Sidney Sheldon's chasing tomorrow Bagshawe, Tilly.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine--Tracy Whitney of If Tomorrow Comes--returns in a sensational sequel full of passion, suspense, and breathtaking twists.Tracy Whitney never thought she wanted to settle down. With her suave and handsome partner, Jeff Stevens, she'd been responsible for some of the world's most astounding heists, relishing the danger and intensity of life on the wild side. But there is still one thing missing from Tracy's perfect life: a baby. At first "going straight" feels like a new adventure. But as the months pass and Tracy's longed for pregnancy doesn't happen, she finds herself yearning for the adrenaline rush of the old days. When a mysterious and beautiful stranger enters their lives, Tracy and Jeff's once unbreakable partnership is suddenly blown wide open. Jeff wakes one morning to find Tracy gone, vanished without a trace. For more than a decade, a broken Jeff struggles to carry on knowing Tracy is out there somewhere. But the rest of the world believes Tracy Whitney is dead. until a series of murders leads a tenacious French detective to her doorstep. Eleven victims, in ten different cities, over nine years--all of the cities where Tracy pulled off some of her most brilliant capers. Someone is targeting her, manipulating a series of disturbing events and raising terrifying ghosts she thought were dead and buried. Once again, this clever woman finds herself out on the edge, playing the odds in a desperate game of roulette. But this time, she's got everything to lose--including the man she cannot forget. Tomorrow has come at last. But it isn't the future Tracy bargained for"--
The silent sister Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"--
The Clockwork Dagger : a novel Cato, Beth.
"Full of magic, mystery, and romance, an enchanting steampunk fantasy debut in the bestselling vein of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger.Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which she is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences, including murder, and Octavia herself is threatened. Suddenly, she is caught up in a flurry of intrigue: the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Daggers--the Queen's spies and assassins--and hercabin-mate harbors disturbing secrets. But the danger is only beginning, for Octavia discovers that the deadly conspiracy aboard the airship may reach the crown itself"--
The Benedict Bastard Campbell, Cate
The Empire of Night : A Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller Butler, Robert Olen
Hungry for More : Romantic Fantasies for Women Bussel, Rachel Kramer (EDT)
The Patmos Deception Bunn, T. Davis
The means : a novel Brunt, Douglas.
"Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide. Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes both friends and enemies. Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape. New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt's "savage" (Publishers Weekly) prose creates an incisive portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today"--
Feast for thieves : a Rowdy Slater novel Brotherton, Marcus.
"Sergeant Rowdy Slater is the most skilled-and most incorrigible-soldier in Dog Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, an elite group of paratroopers fighting for the world's freedom in World War II. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Rowdy returns to the States after the war, turns his life around, and falls into the only job he can find-preacher at the sparsely populated community church in Cut Eye, Texas, a dusty highway town situated at the midpoint of nowhere and emptiness. The town's lawman, suspicious that Rowdy has changed his ways only as a cover up, gives an ultimatum: Rowdy must survive one complete year as Cut Eye's new minister or end up in jail. At first Rowdy thinks the job will be easy, particularly because he's taking over for a young female missionary who's held the church together while the men were at war. But when a dark-hearted acquaintance from Rowdy's past shows up with a plan to make some quick cash, Rowdy becomes ensnared due to an irrevocable favor, and life turns decidedly difficult"--
The Songbird's Seduction Brockway, Connie
The Cinderella killer : a Charles Paris novel Brett, Simon, author.
Landing a minor role in a theater production, Charles Paris is assigned to help the show's famous American star navigate cultural differences in England, an effort that tangles him up in the actor's complicated relationships and a wrongful murder charge.
Catwalk Boneham, Sheila Webster
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Brand, Russell
Defender of the Innocent : The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf Block, Lawrence
Beyond the Pale Motel Block, Francesca Lia.
"Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted. But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Hollywood Serial Killer, Catt's world begins to come crashing down. The murdered victims all seem to bear a chillingresemblance to Bree. Catt suspects that Bree is the next target of the Hollywood Serial Killer...is she losing touch with reality or simply coming to terms with the truth? In this terrifying and intensely erotic novel, Francesca Lia Block explores the dangers of modern living, loving and dying with lyrical edge and sensational attitude"--
Broken Monsters Beukes, Lauren
The Sweetness Berger, Sande Boritz
Death of a dog whisperer Berenson, Laurien, author.
When her aunt's dog-whispering protégé is found dead, Melanie Travis must help sort through the growing list of suspects to find the killer, all while juggling motherhood, marriage, and her six beloved poodles.
Keep Me Safe : A Slow Burn Novel Banks, Maya
Hit and run Balzo, Sandra, author.
AnnaLise Griggs discovers that her biological father might be notorious womanizer Dickens Hart, but when Hart invites his former loves and their offspring to his White Tail Lodge a body is discovered and AnnaLise must identify the killer.
The emerald light in the air : stories Antrim, Donald.
"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--
Slimy Underbelly Anderson, Kevin J.
The zone of interest : a novel Amis, Martin.
"From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp. Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create amagic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul-it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could. The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul"--
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush Albert, Susan Wittig, author.
"It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders--including Alvin Duffy, the bank's new vice president--hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens' printing press. The "funny money" can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy--and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don't just go away when there's a crisis. There'll be no penniesfrom heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias.."--
A grave matter Huber, Anna Lee.
Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her dear friend, Lady Kiera Darby is in need of a safe haven. Returning to her childhood home, Kiera hopes her beloved brother, Trevor, and the merriment of the Hogmanay Ball will distract her. But when a caretaker is murdered and a grave is disturbed at nearby Dryburgh Abbey, Kiera is once more thrust into the cold grasp of death.
Vipers run Tyler, Stephanie, author.
A member of the Vipers Motorcycle Club, former Army Ranger Christian Cage Owens must protect Calla Benson from the meth dealers he plans to bring to justice, which forces him to choose between loyalty to his club and this woman he has come to love.
The wild gun Sherman, Jory.
When Cord tracks down a pair of horse thieves and kills them in self-defense, he finds himself facing down a powerful enemy from his past. The two men worked for Horace Weatherall, an outlaw closely tied to the murder of Cord's father. And after seeing the bodies of his men, Horace is determined to see Cord go the same way.
A moveable famine Skoyles, John.
Face value Kahn, Michael A., 1952-
When her genius Asperger's syndrome colleague rules a friend's suspicious death a homicide in spite of police opinions, St. Louis attorney Rachel Gold investigates clues that lead her into the heart of a dark criminal enterprise.
Something sweeter Terry, Candis, author.
Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding--even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. ... Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny.
A vision in velvet Blackwell, Juliet, author.
"As soon as Lily opens the trunk, she feels strange vibrations emanating from a mysterious velvet cloak. When she tries it on, Lily sees awful visions from the past. And when the antiques dealer who sold her the cape is killed, Lily suspects a supernatural force might be behind his death. Then Lily's familiar, Oscar the potbellied pig, disappears. Lily will do anything to get him back--including battling the spirit of a powerful witch reaching out from the past. But even with the aid of her grandmother, unmasking a killer and saving Oscar might be more than one well-intentioned sorceress can handle."--
Stranded with a billionaire Clare, Jessica, author.
With a visit to a recent business acquisition--a private island resort in the Bahamas--billionaire Logan Hawkings has a chance to mend his recently broken heart. But a hurricane, a misplaced passport, and a stalled elevator lead to an encounter with an unusual woman. Brontë Dawson is down-to-earth, incredibly sensual, and even quotes Plato. She also thinks Logan is simply the hotel's domineering yet sexy manager. And after several steamy island nights in his arms, Brontë's ready to give her heart--and her body--to the man in charge. There's just more to Logan than he's told her... a billion times more.
The shadow throne Wexler, Django, author.
About to become Queen Regnant in the wake of her father's death, Raesinia Orboan must beware of the ambitious men who will wish to control her, and the throne.
The seat of magic : a novel of the Golden City Cheney, J. Kathleen.
"Magical beings have been banned from the Golden City for decades, though many live there in secret. Now humans and nonhumans alike are in danger as evil stalks the streets, growing more powerful with every kill. It's been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio Ferreira, who himself has a talent he must keep secret, can't escape the feeling that, though she's supposedly returned home to her people, Oriana is in danger. Adding to Duilio's concerns is a string of recent murders in the city. Three victims have already been found, each without a mark upon her body. When a selkie under his brother's protection goes missing, Duilio fears the killer is also targeting nonhuman prey. To protect Oriana and uncover the truth, Duilio will have to risk revealing his own identity, put his trust in some unlikely allies, and consult a rare and malevolent text known as The Seat of Magic... --
The Pale House McCallin, Luke, 1972-
"As the Nazi war machine is pushed back across Europe, defeat has become inevitable. But there are those who seek to continue the fight beyond the battlefield. German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has just been reassigned to the Feldjaegerkorps-a new branch of the military police with far-reaching powers. His position separates him from the friends and allies he has made in the last two years, including a circle of fellow dissenting Germans who formed a rough resistance cell against the Nazis. And he needs them now more than ever. While retreating through Yugoslavia with the rest of the army, Reinhardt witnesses a massacre of civilians by the dreaded Ustaše-only to discover there is more to the incident than anyone believes. When five mutilated bodies turn up, Reinhardt knows the stakes are growing more important-and more dangerous. As his investigation begins to draw the attention of those in power, Reinhardt's friends and associates are made to suffer. But as he desperately tries to uncover the truth, his own past with the Ustaše threatens his efforts. Because when it comes to death and betrayal, some people have long memories. And they remember Reinhardt all too well. And now, Reinhardt will have to fight them once more"--
It comes in waves Marks, Erika.
" For competitive surfer Claire "Pepper" Patton, the waves of South Carolina's Folly Beach once held the promise of a loving future and a bright career-until her fiance, Foster, broke the news that he and Claire's best friend, Jill, were in love. Eighteen years later, now forty-two and a struggling single parent to a rebellious teenage daughter, Claire has put miles between that betrayal and that coast. But when ESPN invites her back to Folly Beach for a documentary on women in surfing, Claire decides it might be the chance she needs to regain control of her life and reacquaint herself with the unsinkable young woman she once was. But not everything in Folly Beach is as Claire remembers it, most especially her ex-best friend, Jill, who is now widowed and raising her and Foster's teenage son. An unexpected reunion with Claire will uncover a guilt that Jill has worked hard to bury-and bring to the surface years of unspoken blame. When Claire crosses paths with a sexy pro-surfer who is as determined to get Claire back on a board as he is to get her in his bed, a chance for healing might not be far behind-or is it too late for two estranged friends to find forgiveness in the place that was once their coastal paradise, where life was spent barefoot and love was as dizzying as the perfect wave... CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED"--
The rhesus chart Stross, Charles, author.
"As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry--the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats--Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative to help the agency battle the forces of darkness. But shining a light on things best left in the shadows is the last thing Bob wants to do--especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus. Traders employed by a merchant bank in London are showing signs of infection--an array of unusual symptoms such as superstrength and -speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. While his department is tangled up in bureaucratic red tape (and Buffy reruns), debating how to stop the rash of vampirism, Bob digs deeper into the bank's history--only to uncover a bloodcurdling conspiracy between men and monsters.."--
Chances are Delinsky, Barbara, author.
When Donovan Grant's company hires Liz Jerome as a public relations expert, Liz is unprepared for Donovan's flirting, and must face her painful past before acknowledging her growing attraction to him.
Then came you Shalvis, Jill.
Accepting a position in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, Emily, a veterinary intern, is shocked to discover that her new boss is her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, which changes everything.
Some enchanted éclair Cates, Bailey, author.
When a Hollywood movie starts filming in Savannah, magical baker Katie Lightfoot and her witches' coven snag parts as extras until murder takes a starring role, forcing them to conjure up a killer before someone else gets the axe.
The house on Mermaid Point Wax, Wendy.
Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another--perhaps all too well--while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they're putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn't have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies--although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie's wildest fantasy once.
My lady of the bog Hayes, Peter, 1948- author.
My Lady of the Bog follows the American anthropologist, Xander Donne, as he seeks to unravel the ultimate "cold case": that of a beautiful young woman found in an English bog, her nude body pinned down with stakes. Though she's thought at first to be a recent murder victim, Donne identifies her as an ancient sacrifice, wondrously preserved by the bog's airless waters, and dead for 700 years! During his examination of her body, he pulls off the rune-inscribed stakes. Too late he learns their inscription warns against precisely this, saying, "Do not remove these stakes. This woman is a witch." Donne's investigation into the mysterious woman's identity and frightful death takes him from contemporary England to India's medieval Moghul Empire, embroiling him in an illicit passion with a gorgeous, enigmatic Deshi princess with, just maybe, a penchant for murder.
The Prada plan. 4, Love & war Ashley, 1985- author.
Indie grows exasperated with trying to help his love, YaYa, overcome her failures, but when he receives a phone call stating that she is in trouble, Indie needs to figure out if he is truly done with YaYa after all.
Safari honeymoon Jacobs, Jesse, author, artist.
"Join a pair of young newlyweds as they descend deep into a mysterious forest, encountering unknown creatures and unimaginable landscapes. Amongst the unusual flora and fauna, they discover within themselves something more strange and terrible than any sight their safari has to offer. Safari Honeymoon is a tale of jungle love and jungle madness."--Amazon.com, viewed on 6/16/2014.
The portent. Ashes Bergting, Peter, author, artist.
Sidekick. Volume 1 Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954- author.
Coffin Hill. Volume 1, Forest of the night Kittredge, Caitlin, author.
"Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve Coffin wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward--and one knows that Eve is responsible. Years later, Eve returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago in the woods was never contained. It continues to seep through the town, cursing the soul of this sleepy Massachusetts hollow, spilling secrets and enacting its revenge. Set against the haunted backdrop of New England, COFFIN HILL explores what people will do for power and retribution. Noted novelist Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Black London series, brings a smart, mesmerizing style to comics. Artist Inaki Miranda (FABLES) brings his dynamic storytelling to COFFIN HILL, following an acclaimed run on FAIREST. Collects COFFIN HILL #1-7"--
Better homes and hauntings Harper, Molly.
When she is hired to help restore tech mogul Deacon Whitney's dilapidated family mansion on a remote island, landscape architect Nina Linden is faced with supernatural shenanigans and an undeniable attraction to her employer.