Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What's New: Latest Fiction Titles

Walker's Wedding by Lori Copeland

Abandoned by his fianc?e hours before their wedding, Walker McKay is determined to never let a woman near his heart again, but he needs an heir to inherit his ranch after he is gone. Courting someone new is out of the question, so he'll have to find a wife another way.
Wealthy heiress Sara Livingston wants to be married, but her suitors are deemed unsuitable by her unreasonable father. When the opportunity to fill the bill for a mail-order bride comes her way, she grabs onto it with both hands.

Will Sara's deception and Walker's wounded heart keep them from finding what they are looking for? Or are they truly meant for one another?




Turkey Flambe by Nancy Fairbanks

Food writer Carolyn Blue's book launch goes up in smoke when her turkey flambZ results in two flaming birds getting tossed out the window-leading to a young woman's death. Now it's up to Carolyn to restore her reputation and find out who sabotaged her poultry party.
Broken by Karin Slaughter

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets—and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.
 


Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in the Carpathian Mountains, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries. But there are some things that never change.

His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Second in command to the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man - and beast. Even his friends and family weren't safe from Mitro's bloodlust. Neither was Mitro's lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts. But now that Dax has re-emerged, so too has Mitro. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. Between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun - one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.


Amish White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter

Step into Amish country for this bittersweet holiday romance. 

Here you’ll meet Will Henderson, a young man tortured by his past, and Karen Yoder, a young woman looking for answers. Add a desperate father searching for his son, and you have all the ingredients for a first-class romance that will inspire and enthrall. 



A Hopeful Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Dowryless and desperate, Tressa Neill applies to the inaugural class of Wyatt Herdsman School in Barnett, Kansas, in 1888. The school's one-of-a-kind program teaches young women from the East the skills needed to become a rancher--or the wife of one. Shy and small for her twenty-two years, Tressa is convinced she'll never have what it takes to survive Hattie Wyatt's hands-on instruction in skills such as milking a cow, branding a calf, riding a horse, and cooking up a mess of grub for hungry ranch hands. But what other options does she have? 

Abel Samms wants nothing to do with the group of potential brides his neighbor brought to town. He was smitten with an eastern girl once--and he got his heart broken. But there's something about quiet Tressa and her bumbling ways that makes him take notice. When Tressa's life is endangered, will Abel risk his own life--and his heart--to help this eastern girl?
 


Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson

When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but for the ranch her father recently acquired on the Texas plains. Though a marriage of convenience could ease her predicament, she determines to trust God for direction. 

Wounded soldier William Barnett returns to his home only to discover that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angry and bitter at this turn of events, he's surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running. 


Hannah, desperate for help, and William, desperate to regain his family's land, form an uneasy truce. But nearby Comanche tribes, the arrival of Confederate soldiers, and a persistent suitor all threaten the growing attraction that builds between them. Will they be able to set aside their own dreams and embrace the promise of a future together?
 

New Additions to Large Print Fiction

The Surrogate Thief by Archer Mayor

In present-day Vermont, a woman kills her ex-husband with an old, second-hand gun that turns out to have a history with Detective Joe Gunther. Thirty-two years earlier, as Joe and his wife Ellen struggled with her terminal bout of cancer, local store owner Klaus Oberfeldt was robbed and beaten to death by a local thief using that same gun. Overwhelmed by Ellen’s illness, Joe’s personal grief hampered his investigation, and the suspect, Pete Shea, vanished before they could catch him. As Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation delve into this now suddenly renewed case, they discover that the political opponent of Joe’s longtime girlfriend, Gail Zigman (who is running for state senate) has close financial ties with one of the suspects in the old Oberfeldt investigation. 

But the deeper he digs, the deeper Joe becomes immersed in his own personal history with Ellen and with Gail, and when the Oberfeldt case takes a turn for the unexpected, Joe realizes that he is faced with a politically perilous situation—and a possibly lethal one personally.

Justice by Dana Fuller Ross

Clay and Jeff Holt continue their search for the mastermind behind the illegal scheme to acquire vast amounts of land in the Western territories. When the steamboat they are on reaches New Orleans, they find out that the man they are after has gone off to the Rocky Mountains to tour the new lands. 

Clay and Jeff pose as scouts to track their quarry down -- knowing that this could be their last chance.


Red Wind Crossing by John Nesbitt (Western)

Clevis always said that when he saw a pretty girl walking down the street and looking over her shoulder, he paid attention, especially if she was walking fast. From the time he saw Helen hurrying down the street, Clevis knew she was in some sort of trouble. He wanted to help, but helping Helen was no simple matter. She was trapped in a dark web of lies, deceit . . . and murder. 

Mountains Against the Sun by Perry Holmes (Western)

Frank Allards oldest and best friend has been assassinated by an unknown gunman, so when Sheriff Amos Burns asks him to come help track down Toms killer, Frank abandons his comfortable life for a perilous mission. 

During the search, Frank meets Joyce Lenifee and falls in love, creating a dangerous complication that could compromise his mission especially after he discovers the identity of Toms killer.

All the Long Years by Bill Pronzini (Western)

For nearly thirty years, Bill Pronzini has been writing Western stories and novels, yet this is the first time fourteen of his finest short stories are being brought together in book form. Pronzini offers rich variety in every element of his writing. Joining the familiar figures of lawmen, cowhands, and the like, are some seldom featured characters such as bartenders, saddle makers, traveling dentists and tramp printers. 

His settings run the gamut from a small, mythical town in Montana to the very real Death Valley, and his stories show a similar range: from grim character studies to action, mystery, and farcical humors.


Lazlo's Strike by T.V. Olsen (Western)

Lazlo's luck has finally found him when he stumbles upon a brush-covered crevice that is the hiding place of a vein of gold. But what seems at first to be the find of a lifetime may end up killing Lazlo. For he still has to bring his treasure back to civilization, through unforgiving territory filled with gold-hungry hardcases. 


The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling 

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?


Larger Print Paperbacks

A Time to Give by Kathryn Shay

His only love sprang from his only hate...

Isn't that just like life to mirror something out of Romeo and Juliet? And Benedict Cassidy has good cause to hate Emily Mackenzie's father -- the corporate pirate stole his company. So what if Emily's pregnant with Ben's child? Or that he can't help loving her? She's still a traitor and the daughter of a traitor. And forgiveness doesn't come easily to Ben.

If Emily hadn't agreed to marry him, he'd have fought the woman for custody once the baby was born. Instead, he's going to watch his wife like a hawk until he's got his business back and his child safely in his arms.


The Promise of Christmas by Tara Taylor Quinn

There are good secrets -- and bad ones

Leslie Sanderson's brother, Cal, is dead -- and he's left behind two children no one knew he had. She and Kip Webster, Cal's closest friend, "inherit" these secret kids.

As they form their makeshift family, Leslie and Kip decide to share a house. And that leads to other kinds of sharing.... One night, just before Christmas, Leslie tells him about the devastating thing that happened when she was young -- something she's kept secret all this time.

Because in Kip, she finds the promise of safety, acceptance and love. The promise of what family should be. The promise of Christmas....


Home for Christmas by Carrie Weaver

Most men have nine months to prepare to be a father. Not Beau Stanton. Still, he's determined to be a great dad to the fourteen-year-old problem child who shows up on his doorstep. And that means the end to his days as a footloose bachelor. That's not difficult -- until he meets Nancy McGuire.

Nancy has her own problems. She's a single mom who doesn't need a man like thrice-divorced Beau. She's been there, done that and got the T-shirt. No need to repeat.

As the season of goodwill toward men approaches, these two families of two are thrown together. Hard to believe, though, that in this case two and two can ever make four.


Her Christmas Surprise by Kristin Hardy

THE WRONG BROTHER?

For Keely Stafford this holiday season already left something to be desired. First, she'd caught Bradley Alexander, her now ex-fiance, in the act with another woman. Then he--and millions of dollars--had gone missing, and the police thought she was involved. Talk about a blue Christmas! She needed help, and she was about to get it--from a most unlikely, if rivetingly handsome, source....

From Lex Alexander, black-sheep brother of said ex-fiance. He'd left home at eighteen and had returned only to get the family fortune back. It looked like lovely, fragile Keely Stafford was the key to everything he was looking for. And money was just the beginning...


The Millionaire and the Glass Slipper by Christine Flynn 

Settling down was not on J.T. Hunt's to-do list--until his ailling father delivered an ultimatum. Now the millionaire bachelor was suddenly shopping for a bride. But, happily-ever-after came with strings attached: His prospective wife had to marry him for love.

To Amy Kelton it was like a fairy tale. First, she got trapped in an elevator with a tall, dark and sexy stranger. Now "Jared Taylor" had chosen her--a lowly assistant--over her beautiful, successful stepsister. Talk about being swept off your feet! But, when Amy uncovered "Jared's" secret, she had to make a choice--ignore her heart's desire or accept the dashing bachelor's glass slipper and run with it....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Westerns

.45 Caliber Fury by Peter Brandvold

One day cold-blooded killers stole the life of Cuno Massey's young, expectant bride. Now, Cuno realizes his fate—and with his .45 in hand, he's going to make certain the killers realize theirs. Because if there's one thing Cuno has come to thirst for, it's the bittersweet taste of revenge.

Border Justice by Frederic Bean

Texas sheriff Jim Ed Crow heads into Mexico, accompanied by two hardened gunfighters and a cold-blooded killer, to track down a vicious gang of pistoleros responsible for a bloody massacre in the Texas town of Carrizo Springs.

Partners by Paul Bagdon

His name is L. B. Taylor, but everyone in Burnt Rock, Texas, calls him Pound. They also call him the town drunk. Pound used to be a schoolteacher, but he traded in his job-- and his self-respect-- for a bottle a long time ago. All that s changing today. Today Pound made a new friend, a stranger in town named Zeb Stone, and Zeb is about to take Pound under his wing, pull him out of the gutter, and teach him a new career. Zeb is a shootist, a hired gun, who s looking for a partner. Pound is going to learn to live without booze, to ride, and to shoot. But he ll also learn the hard way that riding with a shootist is more dangerous than drowning in a bottle ever was!

The Hunted by James Reasoner

After the war, a lone Confederate soldier and onetime gunslinger emerges from a Yankee prison camp and faces a harsh frontier winter, outlaws, state police, and Indians in a quest to find his six children. 

The Sons of Daniel Shaye: Vengeance Creek by Robert J. Randisi

Having lost a wife to violence and a son to retribution, onetime Texas sheriff Daniel Shaye has brought what remains of his shattered family -- two grown boys fiercely devoted to their father and justice -- to Vengeance Creek, Arizona. In a lawless town, they become the law, grieving for their slain loved ones while looking to start a new life free of further bloodshed. But destiny has other plans for the Shayes.

Eight men ride into town with designs on the bank's money -- and when they ride out, a dozen innocent people are dead and Dan Shaye is down with a gunshot wound. Now it's up to his boys to settle one more score, riding hell for leather toward a final reckoning ... and a mystery.

And if Death comes again for the sons of Daniel Shaye, so be it, because any man who won't lay down his life for what is right is no man at all.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Interview with Author Lois Duncan

Lois, eReaders and eBooks are everywhere these days. How else has the book industry changed since the release of your first novel?

When I wrote my first novel there was only one outlet to publication—a traditional publisher who paid the author an advance against royalties (which were usually 10 percent of the book’s selling price); assigned an editor who gave suggestions (actually more like directions) to the author about revisions; printed the manuscript and hired an artist to create the jacket; sent the “galleys” to the author to review for possible typos; and then took total charge of promotion and distribution, getting the book reviewed, and making arrangements for interviews and book signings.

Today there are fewer traditional publishers, and writers have numerous additional options for publication. Aside from e-books, there’s also Vanity Printing (self-publication) and Print-on-Demand (POD) publication. The problem with those options is that few bookstores will stock self-published or POD books and almost no reviewer takes them seriously; and promoting and selling the books is left up to the author.  Those chores can take over an author’s life and leave little time for writing new books.

You’ve created dozens of characters over the years. What character is the most memorable? Why?

Probably “Mark” in KILLING MR. GRIFFIN, because he was a teenage psychopath.  I had to do a lot of research to make him believable.

And “Lia” in STRANGER WITH MY FACE.  We all feel in possession of our bodies. So the idea that another person has the ability to take over our bodies and assume our personalities is terrifying.

If you could re-write one of your novels which one would you choose? Why?

I’ve just finished doing exactly that. Little Brown asked me to up-date ten of my young adult suspense novels to bring them into the 21st Century by changing my characters’ clothing and slang they used, and giving them computers, cell phones, etc.  Open Road has had me do the same thing to four other novels which now have been published as e-books.

The hardest problem I had was dealing with the cell phones.

I’d never fully realized how many of my plots pivot upon the fact that the characters are cut off from communication with the outside world. In DOWN A DARK HALL, the girls can’t contact their parents to report the awful things being done to them, because they’re locked in a boarding school with the only phone located in the head mistress’s office. In LOCKED IN TIME, my heroine Nore can’t call for rescue because there is no house phone. Today all they’d have to do is pull out the trusty cell phone and punch in 911.
So I frantically orchestrated situation after situation — trying not to make them all the same — in which the phones haven’t been charged or (in Nore’s case) got ruined when Gabe tried to drown her in the river, or, in DOWN A DARK HALL, are out of the area of reception.

In SUMMER OF FEAR, there was a different problem. A girl, (who turns out to be a witch) takes a plane flight from her home in the Ozarks after her parents die in order to live with relatives in New Mexico.  A key element in that story is that it’s impossible for a witch to be photographed. That worked fine in the original version. But, today, every plane passenger must show a photo ID. How does the witch girl travel? (This is a witch who lives like a normal person, not someone who would get on a broomstick.)

Book covers have a lot more pizzazz than they used to. What book would you like to get a cover redesign?

All my novels have just gotten new covers, along with the updates. Here are some examples that demonstrate how trends in book jackets have changed over the years.

What advice would you give to budding authors?
Just sit down and do it. Writing is a self-taught craft and comes with practice. There are no short-cuts and nobody can do it for you.  I started submitting stories to magazines when I was 10, and submitted a new one every week before making my first sale at 13.  I wrote my first novel at 20 and it was published when I was 22.  The whole process takes patience and a lot of self-discipline.

I Know What You Did Last Summer and Killing Mr. Griffin are two of my favorite books from my childhood. Where did the ideas for these stories come from?

With I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, I wanted the challenge of writing a book with a double-identity twist, so the reader would be fooled into thinking one person was two different people. (Ironically that element was totally removed from the film version.)

KILLING MR. GRIFFIN came from pondering the question—“Where do serial killers come from? We read about the terrible things they do as adults, but they weren’t always adults. They’re probably sprinkled through all the schools in our nation, honing their charismatic skills on innocent classmates.

What if ….” (That’s always a fiction writer’s question—the one that leads them into a story) … “what if?”  One of my daughters was dating a charming young man who seemed almost too good to be true. So I asked myself…”what if that cute guy is not what he seems?  My daughter adores him so much that she’d probably follow him anywhere. He’s the leader of a clique of other kids who also think he’s wonderful. What might he lead them to do if he was a psychopath?”

Are you currently working on something?

As you probably know, my youngest daughter, Kaitlyn Arquette, was murdered at the age of 18. That led me to write a non-fiction book, WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER?, to motivate tipsters and prevent the facts of her case from becoming buried. I’m currently working on THE TALLY KEEPER, a sequel to that true-life horror story, that includes all the new information we’ve acquired through private investigation since that first book was published.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New York Times Best Seller List (10/28/2012)

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FICTION BEST SELLERS

1     The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

2     
NYPD Red by James Patterson
 

3    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

4    Winter of the World by Ken Follett
 
5    
Mad River by John Sandford


6     The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

7    
A Wanted Man by Lee Child

8    
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
 

9     Live By Night by Dennis Lehane


10    
Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

11   
Zoo by James Patterson 


12    Phantom by Jo Nesbo

13  
Into the Woods by Kim Harrison

14   
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

15   
The Round House by Louise Penny 


16    A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Arrivals for Teens and Tweens


Dial L for Loser by Lisi Harrison
The Clique Series #6

THE CLIQUE is back...

Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and Whitestrip smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day, an exclusive private school in Westchester County, New York.

Claire Lyons: Has finally arrived! But will she be able to stay in Massie's inner circle?
Alicia Rivera: Would love to take Massie's throne one day. Just might do it.
Dylan Marvil: Massie's second in command, who divides her time between sucking up to Massie and sucking down Atkin's shakes.
Kristen Gregory: Will insult you to tears faster than you can say "scholarship kid."


THE CLIQUE...The only thing harder than getting in is staying in.


Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts
Dark Inside Series #2

Aries, Clementine, Michael, and Mason have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of fellow teen survivors, trying to figure out their next move.

Aries is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath, but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, assuming he’s alive. Michael is haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may be a danger to his friends.


As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, these four teens will have to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.

Charmed and Dangerous by Lisi Harrison

Happy New Clique!
Once upon a time, in Westchester and Orlando, there were four betas just waiting for their alpha. It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Committee together-or rather, one miraculous-and fabulous-New Year's Eve party.
Massie Block: Is destined to lead, but trapped as a beta in the Ahnnabees, the top clique at PMS (Presbyterian Middle School). When will it be her time to rule?
Alicia Rivera: Is dying to lead the Body Alive Dance Studio Squad, but when disaster strikes, will she prove herself alpha-worthy-or will she need to find a whole new clique?
Dylan Marvil: Is done, done, and done with people kissing her teeny butt just because her mom is famous. But who would be brave enough to stand up to someone so Marvilous?
Kristen Gregory: Has made a New Year's resolution to make friends and get a life. Escape from Planet Loser starts...now!
Claire Lyons: Is psyched times ten to win a last-minute invitation to the New Year's Eve satellite party in Orlando. But first she'll need to sneak out of the house.
And the countdown to midnight begins in ten...nine...eight...


The Pretty Committee Strikes Back by Lisi Harrison
The Clique Series #5

A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, Claire got everything she wants -- new camo Converse high-tops, bag and bags of gummies, and best of all, her first ever cell phone, from Massie. 

Although Claire's now an official member of the Clique, presents don't matter to her -- all she really wants is her first kiss from Cam, of course!

P.S. I Loathe You by Lisi Harrison
The Clique Series #10

Massie Block: When the Pretty Committee deems its boy-fast null and void, boy fever sweeps through BOCD. What better way to backhandspring into new crush Dempsey's heart-and make old crush Derrington jealous-than cheer for him on the soccer field? And just like that, Massie forms BOCD's first-ever cheerleading squad. But will Massie still have something to cheer about when Dempsey starts spending ah lot of time with LBR Layne Abeley? Give me an "E" for Ehmagawd!

Kristen Gregory: With Massie and her SBFF (secret best friend forever) Layne vying for the same boy, Kristen has to make a choice: A) the Pretty Committee, or B) the Witty Committee. And if she doesn't choose fast, she'll end up C) Committeeless.

Dylan Marvil: Is hiding something, and it's not just those peanut butter Luna bars stashed under her mattress. She's got a secret crush on Derrington-and it's no secret that he likes burpilicious redheads. . . .

Alicia Rivera: Prefers pliés to pom-poms, especially when Massie orders her to the bottom of the cheer-pyramid. Can Alicia accept her beta status, or is it time to become alpha of her own squad?

Claire Lyons: Now that she's back with Cam, Claire finally has her love life in order. But her friends are trading crushes like styling tips. Will the Pretty Committee survive the boy-swap intact, or is the Clique about to come apart at the seams?


Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis

Stuck at home caring for her severely depressed mother and abandoned by her father, Mazzy has only the day-to-day dramas of her neighborhood to keep her busy. But between flirting with the boy next door and worrying about the fact that she's flat-chested, Mazzy has to face the fact that her mom is emotionally paralyzed by a family tragedy. As readers delve into the story, they'll eventually discover what it was that tore Mazzy's family apart, and they'll see what it takes to put it back together.

Despite its serious subject matter, Mazzy brings humor to the trying age of adolescence and gives readers just the kind of awkward, troubled, and endearing character they will gladly embrace.


Only in Your Dreams by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl Series #9

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where the girls are dazzling, the guys are gorgeous, and the summer heat is the perfect excuse to throw a fabulous roof-deck pool party. As if we need a reason!It's our last summer together before heading off to college, and things are sizzling -- no, it's not just the weather. Despite that steamy kiss on graduation night, Blair, Serena, and Nate have gone their separate ways...though not for long. Blair is off to London with her English Lord boyfriend, Serena's about to become a movie star -- as if she wasn't a star already! -- and Nate's rolling up his well-worn khakis and heading to the Hamptons. 

Back in New York, Dan and Vanessa are rekindling their love. Fiery! Watch out, this summer is going to be hotter than ever.
 
Because I'm Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl Series #4

Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams -- but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome alum takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend who gets a little too close for comfort.

And just who is going to get into college early acceptance? Wintertime has never been hotter in NYC as things steam up all over Fifth Avenue.


You're the One That I Want by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl Series #6

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in gorgeous apartments, go to exclusive private schools, and make Manhattan our own personal playground. It might look hard to be this fabulous, but for us it's as easy as sleeping with your best friend's boyfriend.


Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily von Ziegesar
Gossip Girl Series #8

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I get everything -- and everyone -- we want. Snagging the latest Marc Jacobs bag or your best friend's boyfriend isn't pretty, but it's always hot...It's almost graduation and our lives are really heating up. Everybody's into college and it's obviously time to party -- as if we hadn't been doing that already! Will Blair and Nate's love affair continue? More importantly, will Blair finally get into Yale? Or will Nate and Serena hook up in New Haven and leave Blair alone in the city?

And as for the juiciest scoop of all, what's this we hear about Jenny leaving Constance Billard to go to boarding school? Only time will tell how everyone will end up, but one thing's for sure: love is in the air, and it smells a lot like Gucci Envy.

Graphic novels and Mangas

Faeries' Landing by You Hyun Vol #2

Ryang and Ganji, Ryang's 3rd evil affinity, take center stage as their relationship hits high drama. Fanta must calm the turbulent waters rippling between Ryang and Ganji but cans he do it while taking care of her own problems? The suspicious Seho has discovered that Fanta is a fairy possessing mysterious powers and despite Fanta's best efforts, she is unable to magically erase Seho's memory. Will her secret get out?

Faeries' Landing by You Hyun Vol #1

A chance encounter with a mysterious character named Goodfellow leads Ryang to a town called 'Faeries' Landing.' Here, Ryang meets Fanta, a faerie who wants nothing more than to stay with him in the human world. Living with a faerie can be especially trying, but also a blessing as Fanta helps Ryang resolve his rocky relationships with women.

Dragon Hunter by Hong Seock Seo Vol #18

A year has passed since Myung-Ho ventured into the past to learn more about Mong-Yeun and Sa-Mi. Posing as Goong-Chun, he discovers his enemy has the curse of the Dragon God. Meanwhile Chong-Kwan-Jang prepares to hunt a dragon that keeps attacking the fishermen of Woosan Kingdom. As he gets ready, he comes across the Dragon God himself, a meeting that will change the course of his life for ever!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Movie Titles Available This Week

20 world War II Movies
Attack Force Z
Mean Johnny Barrows
Heaven's Fire
Wind Runner
Tough Guys of Action Vol #1
Tough Guys of Action Vol #2
13 Dead Men
Colonel Effingham's Raid
Nightmaster
Black Friday
Ghost Ship
Beyond Justice
Charlie Chaplin Vol #1
Black Cobra II
Phantom Raiders
Project Kill
Rough Air
South Beach
Star Dust
Storm Tracker
Strike Force
The Last Game
In Search of America
Gangster's Collector's Set

Sunday, October 21, 2012

New York Times Best Seller List (10/21/2012)

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FICTION BEST SELLERS

1     The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.

2    
Mad River
Virgil Flowers joins the hunt for a teenage Bonnie and Clyde.   

3    
Winter of the World
Members of five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the historical events of the years 1939-49.

4     Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

5    
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
A fable about the inventor of the world’s first clock, who returns to our world after centuries of
banishment.

6     A Wanted Man by Lee Child
A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker

7    
Dark Storm by Christine Feehan
In the 23rd book in the Dark series, the Carpathian Dax fights a vampire and meets his life mate.

8    
Live By Night by Dennis Lehane
A South Boston punk becomes a Florida crime boss.

 

9     Phantom by Jo Nesbo
The Oslo detective Harry Hole returns after three years away to find the social fabric in tatters

10   
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Stories of love, loss and family history from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.

11   
This Book Is Full Of Spiders by David Wong
Two Midwestern slackers, the heroes of “John Dies at the End,” race against the clock to avert a zombie apocalypse.

12   
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Fathers and sons in Berkeley and Oakland, Calif.

13   Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

A woman makes disturbing discoveries — and acquires a stalker — when she writes a book about her sister’s murder.

14   
ZOO by James Patterson
A young biologist warns world leaders about the reasons for escalating animal attacks on cities.

15   
In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin
A nostalgic romance set in post-World War II New York.


16    The Round House by Louise Erdrich
On an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota in 1988, a 13-year-old boy and his father try to discover who is responsible for his mother’s devastating rape.
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Exciting New Book Trailers


Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her... Now, 18 years later, Bellamy has written a novel based on Susan's murder. It's her first book, and it's an instant sensation. But because the novel is based on the most traumatic event of her life, she's published it under a pseudonym to protect herself and her family. But when a sleazy reporter for a tabloid newspaper discovers that the book is based on a real crime, Bellamy's identity - and dark family secrets -- are exposed. Suddenly, she finds herself embroiled in a personal conflict and at the mercy of her sister's killer, who for almost two decades has gotten away with murder...and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.



Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 2011, Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels--The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter--taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon--Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time. Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's. Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Staff Recommended Reads For Teens and Tweens

Tiger Lily by Jodi Andersen

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair...Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.


Watch the book trailer below!



The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


Watch the book trailer below!



Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.


Watch the book trailer below!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Enthralling New Titles in Paperback


Non-Fiction: 

Predator by Steven Walker

He Stalked His Victims. . .A mother and daughter--brutalized, murdered, and left to rot in the summer heat. A young college student--killed with a .38 handgun at a remote highway rest stop. These were just a few of the victims of Timothy Krajcir, a sexual predator with an unquenchable appetite for violence. . .

From State To State...He would travel to towns where nobody knew him, break into a woman's home, and wait for her. It started when he was still in his teens, when a rape conviction landed Krajcir in jail. After that, he spent much of his adult life behind bars for various sex crimes. By the time he was in his early 30s, he was a free man. Free to stalk, rape, and kill.

Three Decades Of Murder And Blood...But in 2007, new DNA testing finally linked Krajcir to another college girl's murder. Ultimately, Krajcir confessed to killing nine women--five in Missouri and four in Illinois and Pennsylvania. But his three-decade reign of terror has never been forgotten--and the full range of his predatory crimes never revealed--until now.


Date With the Devil by Don Lasseter

On June 16, 2007, in a desert ditch east of Barstow, CA, a stranded motorist and a couple of good Samaritans made a gruesome discovery - the decomposed remains of 38-year-old aspiring actress Kristin Baldwin. For weeks, police and her family had been searching for her. What they learned went beyond their worst fears...

David Mahler, a 43-year-old east coast lawyer, came to Hollywood for the celebrity lifestyle, the movie industry, and the women. At his seven-level home in the Hollywood Hills, Mahler rubbed elbows with the seedy elements of the entertainment world: wannabe rock stars, drug lords, and porn stars - one of whom introduced him to Kristin, a pretty, upbeat blonde. One night, during a violent argument in his bedroom, a vicious, drug-crazed Mahler grabbed a gun. A shot rang out - and Kristin was never seen alive again.

In a trial more riveting than any movie, witnesses testified to Mahler's maniacal behaviour the night he shot Kristin, and his desperate attempts to solicit help in disposing of her body. Mahler was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 40 years to life. But one woman's California dreams were forever ended in a brutal nightmare.

Fiction:

Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna

Nobody's home at the millionaire's estate on remote Frakes Island. And nobody seems to be watching. Becca Cantrell dives in for an illicit midnight skinnydip--and gets hauled out by a towering, hard-muscled guy with burning dark eyes. He seems to be in charge. Good. The man is the embodiment of her most intense fantasies. And she's up for risky thrills . . .

Nick Ward can't tell her that he's spying on a vicious Russian crime boss. Becca could be his worst enemy: an assassin sent to kill him, a call girl sent to distract him, or the worst scenario of all--a clueless innocent. Anyway he looks at it, she's trouble: beautiful, bare, dripping-wet trouble. The kind he can't resist.

She's not scared. After one taste of his hot mouth, Becca soon discovers just how fearless she can be. She'll need it, too--because things are about to explode on Frakes Island, launching Becca and Nick into danger they could never have imagined--and a passion that could destroy them both.



The Lost Night by Jayne Castle

With the ability to detect the auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner has found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island with her dust bunny companion. Then Harry Sebastian, the descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve. Rachel can sense the heart of darkness within him— and the stirrings of desire within her own soul...


Justice at Cardwell Ranch and Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels

Cardwell charm was all he'd ever needed… Until now
Six years ago, Dana Cardwell found her mother's will in a cookbook and became sole owner of the Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Now happily married, Dana is surprised when her siblings, Stacy and Jordan, show up on the ranch…and trouble isn't too far behind.

As danger draws closer to the ranch, deputy marshal Liza Turner quickly realizes that Jordan Cardwell isn't the man the town made him out to be.

This special collector's edition includes the story that started it all, Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch!


Westerns:

Scalpdancers by Kerry Newcomb

One man was an outcast among his people.
The other had found his home on the open seas.
They came from halfway around the world to meet.
And their journey had just begun...

In 1814, Lost Eyes is exiled by his small Blackfoot tribe, blamed for the death of a young hunter and doomed to a life of lonely wandering. Halfway around the world, in a harbor in the Portuguese colony of Macao, a seafaring Cornishman watches his own ship go up in flames against the night sky-and then must make a desperate voyage across the Pacific to America. There, Morgan Penmerry will meet a native Blackfoot being led by visions and by dreams. Both men know what it means to love a woman. Both men know what it means to have a mortal enemy-and to stand alone. Now, in a gathering storm of violence and hate, each will trust the other with his life and soul...


Matagorda by Louis L'Amour

Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman isn’t everything she appears to be. 

Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend?

Preacher's Peace by William W. Johnstone

Long before there was a mountain man called Preacher, a young adventurer set off with a team of fur traders from St. Louis for the time of his life. On a wild frontier, he sought a fortune. Instead, he found blood, betrayal, and the beginning of a legend.Armed only with a knife, surrounded by a fierce Blackfoot war party, the young man was forced to kill a warrior chief in an act of audacious courage. But when a grizzly bear attack left him half-dead, he could no longer protect himself. By the time the Blackfeet found him again, he had been abandoned and doublecrossed, with only one last trick up his sleeve: the ability to talk himself out of an impossible situation -- and into a battle for his life.

So began William Johnstone's masterful saga of the courageous loner who would become known as Preacher. Because when he was alone and desperate, he drew on a preacher's skills -- and a mountain man's cunning -- to give his enemies hell.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New York Times Best Seller List (10/14/12)

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FICTION BEST SELLERS

1     The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town.

2     Winter of the World

Members of five interrelated families from five countries grapple with the tumultuous historical events of the years 1939-49.   

3     Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary; is her husband a killer?

4     A Wanted Man by Lee Child
A carload of people involved in a conspiracy pick up a disheveled hitchhiker. 

5     The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A fable about the inventor of the world’s first clock, who returns to our world after centuries of
banishment.

6     This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Stories of love, loss and family history.

7     Low Pressure by Sandra Brown
A woman makes disturbing discoveries — and acquires a stalker — when she writes a book about her sister’s murder.

8     ZOO by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
A young biologist warns world leaders about the reasons for escalating animal attacks on cities.

 

9     Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Fathers and sons in Berkeley and Oakland, Calif.

10    Rapture by J.R. Ward
After a man stumbles in front of the reporter Mels Carmichael’s car, both find they’re in over their heads.

11    Founders by James Wesley Rawles

After society collapses, America’s fate is in the hands of the few who are qualified to return it to
the state the founders intended.

12    Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

Lt. Eve Dallas investigates a mass delusion at a bar her husband owns.

13   Severe Clear by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington travels to Bel-Air for the opening of a luxury hotel, where terrorists have targeted the president.

14    A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats

15    The Tombs by Clive Cussler
Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, search for the tomb of
Attila the Hun.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Exciting NEW Reads for Teens and Tweens

Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls Series #2

Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls Series #1

Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…


The Frankincense Trail by Jody Kihara

In 200BC, frankincense was worth its weight in gold, making Arabia was the envy of the world. But wealth comes at a cost: the precious resin had to be transported along the Frankincense Road, a dangerous route through rocky mountains and barren desert.

Alia is a princess in a dwindling kingdom that lies on the Frankincense Road. Having grown up hearing tales of Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba, she dreams of finding a way to restore her kingdom’s former might. When a caravan journeying to the mysterious incense lands stops to take on travellers, she sees her chance.

She soon realises, however, that her trust in the caravan leaders has been misguided. They are not mere incense merchants, but traitors and mercenaries. Alia’s journey soon turns from dangerous to life-threatening.


Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Carnival of Souls Series #1

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.


Ten by Gretchen Mcneil 

And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Raven Cycle Series #1

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.


Auracle by Gina Rosati

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Graceling Realm Series #3

Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.

Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.


Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
Mickey Bolitar Series #2

Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar young adult series follows Mickey as he continues to hunt for clues about the Abeona Shelter and the mysterious death of his father—all while trying to navigate the challenges of a new high school.

When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their classmate Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey need to keep himself and his friends safe from the Butcher of Lodz, but he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes.

Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, but with danger just seconds away, it is going to take all of his determination and help from his friends to protect the people he loves, even if he does not know who—or what—he is protecting them from.