Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Enthralling New Arrivals

Out for Blood by Kristin Painter
House of Comarre Series # 4

After nearly dying at the hands of the Aurelian, Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a comarré. That is until the Kubai Mata bring a new task to her doorstep: rescue the child Tatiana has kidnapped, or Mal becomes enemy number one.

On Christmas Eve by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

Lucy and Charlie's relationship has been on the rocks, but just as Lucy's about to call it quits, a runaway teenager crosses her path. It turns out this girl has been shuffled from home to home and has decided to make her own destiny-landing in Cape Light. Lucy takes her in despite Charlie's protests. This could be the thing that makes or breaks their frayed relationship...

With a grown son embarking on his own life, and an ex-husband starting a new family, Betty realizes it's time to find a partner of her own. Then Santa bears an unexpected gift at the Rotary Club's Christmas party: himself. Beyond the red suit and the padding, she notices a twinkle in his eye. Has the holiday cheer gone to her head, or is she really attracted to a struggling magazine writer who plays dress-up? But things aren't always as they seem, especially in Cape Light-and unless Betty realizes that good things come in different packages, she risks Santa passing over her this Christmas.

Wyoming Fierce by Diana Palmer

Ranch owner Cane Kirk lost more than his arm in the war. He lost his way, battling his inner demons by challenging any cowboy unfortunate enough to get in his way. No one seems to be able to cool him down, except beautiful Bodie Mays. Bodie doesn't mind saving Cane from himself, even if he is a little too tempting for her own peace of mind.But soon Bodie's the one who finds herself in need of rescuing—only, she's afraid to tell Cane what's really going on. 

How can she trust someone as unpredictable as this fierce cowboy? When her silence only ends up getting her into even deeper hot water, it's up to Cane to save the day. And if he does it right, he won't be riding off into the sunset alone.

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future (Volume XXVI)

This book holds between its pages the best new first-rate science fiction and fantasy stories and illustrations of the year, never before published, by the new visionaries of imagination, those that defy reality, conquer new worlds and make the impossible possible; the latest winners of the 'Writers of the Future' and 'Illustrators of the Future' contests, selected by the judges, top names in the field, a veritable who's who in the field of speculative fiction writing and illustrating.

Established in 1983 by L. Ron Hubbard expressly for the aspiring writer, Writers of the Future contest and the companion contest, Illustrators of the Future (established in 1988) have become the most respected and significant forums for new talent in all aspects of speculative fiction.

Introduction, essay by K. D. Wentworth;
* Living Rooms / Laurie Tom; illustrated by Irena Kovalenko;
* The Black Side of Memory / Lael Salaets; illustrated by Ven Locklear;
* Lisa with Child / Alex Black; illustrated by Tyler Carter;
The Golden Pen / L. Ron Hubbard;
* Not in the Flesh / Adam Colston; illustrated by Jordan Cornthwaite;
* Seeing Double / Tom Crosshill; illustrated by Olivia Pelaez;
* Exanastasis / Brad R. Torgersen; illustrated by Jingxuan Hu;
Standing Up / Dean Wesley Smith;
* Poison Inside the Walls / Scott W. Baker; illustrated by Kelsey Wroten;
* Confliction / Simon Cooper; illustrated by Cassandra Shaffer;
* Digital Rights / Brent Knowles; illustrated by Rebecca Gleason;
Advice to illustrators getting into the field / Stephen Youll;
* Coward's Steel / K.C. Ball; illustrated by R.M. Win ch;
* Written in Light / Jeff Young; illustrated by Rachael Jade Sweeney;
* The House of Nameless / Jason Fischer; illustrated by Seth J. Rowanwood.