Sunday, February 15, 2015

New York Times Best Seller List (2/15/2015)



Note: Titles highlighted in BLUE are currently available for checkout. Titles highlighted in RED have been ordered and will be available for checkout soon.


1 THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins
2 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
3 PRIVATE VEGAS by James Patterson
4 GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham
5 SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz
6 THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant
7 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen
8 THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci
9 BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
10 STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel
11 THE MIME ORDER by Samantha Shannon
12 HOPE TO DIE by James Patterson
13 COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag
14 INSATIABLE APPETITES by Stuart Woods
15 THE FIRST BAD MAN by Miranda July
16 THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Large Print Fiction Available Now

The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.

Four have been successful.

But now, Beecher White -- the hero of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Inner Circle -- discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?

Beecher is about to discover the truth: that during the course of a hundred years, all four assassins were secretly working together. What was their purpose? For whom do they really work? And why are they planning to kill the current President?

Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifyingly, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

For more information on Brad Meltzer and his latest works visit this website.

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston
Pendergast Series Book # 14

Special Agent Pendergast-one of the most original, compelling characters in all of contemporary fiction-returns in Preston and Child's new exhilarating novel Blue Labyrinth.

A long-buried family secret has come back to haunt Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast...

It begins with murder. One of Pendergast's most implacable, most feared enemies is found on his doorstep, dead. Pendergast has no idea who is responsible for the killing, or why the body was brought to his home. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect crime, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased.

The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his own family's sinister past. 

But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is being stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. And he soon becomes caught in a wickedly clever plot, which leaves him stricken in mind and body, and propels him toward a reckoning beyond anything he could ever have imagined...

For more information on Douglas Preston and his latest works visit this website.

Now You See Her by James Patterson

The perfect life

A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York--including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes. 

The perfect lie

Nina's secret life began 18 years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity.

The perfect way to die

Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet--a Hitchcock-like blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.

For more information on James Patterson and his latest works visit this website.

A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd
Inspector Ian Rutledge Series Book # 17

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers on a trip to Ian Rutledge's past, with the story of the last case the Scotland Yard detective tackles before he goes off to fight in World War I. New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge's past-to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I. 

On a fine summer's day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays little notice to the assassination of an archduke in Sarajevo. An Inspector at Scotland Yard, he is planning to propose to the woman whom he deeply loves, despite intimations from friends and family that she may not be the wisest choice. To the north on this warm and gentle day, another man in love-a Scottish Highlander-shows his own dear girl the house he will build for her in September. 

While back in England, a son awaits the undertaker in the wake of his widowed mother's death. This death will set off a series of murders across England, seemingly unconnected, that Rutledge will race to solve in the weeks before the fateful declaration in August that will forever transform his world. As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, all of Britain wonders and waits. 

With every moment at stake, Rutledge sets out to right a wrong-an odyssey that will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honor and truth. 

For more information on Charles Todd and his latest works visit this website.

Robert B. Parker's The Bridge by Robert Knott
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Series Book # 7

Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction.
 
Appaloosa’s Sheriff Sledge Driskill and his deputies are the first to respond, but as the storm grows more threatening, news of troubles at the bridge escalate and the Sheriff and his deputies go missing.
 
Virgil and Everett saddle up to sort things out but before they do the hard drinking, Beauregard Beauchamp arrives in Appaloosa with his Theatrical Extravaganza troupe and the promise of the best in lively entertainment west of the Mississippi. With the troupe comes a lovely and mysterious fortune-teller who is set on saving Everett from imminent but indefinable danger.
 
The trouble at the bridge, the missing lawmen, the new arrivals, and Everett’s shoot-out in front of Hal’s CafĂ© aren’t the only things on Cole and Hitch’s plate as a gang of unsavory soldiers ease into town with a shady alibi, shadier intentions, and a soon-to-be-discovered wake of destruction.
 
As clouds over Appaloosa continue to gather, things get much worse for Cole and Hitch…

For more information on Robert Knott and his latest works visit this website.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NEW Audiobooks



Quarry in the Middle by Max Allan Collins
Easy Day For the Dead by Howard Wasdin
Swimsuit by James Patterson
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
Dangerous by Diana Palmer
The Watchman by Robert Crais
Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb
Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb
The Mountain Fugitive by Max Brand (Western)
Mr Jelly's Business by Arthur W. Upfield
Naked Prey by John Sandford
Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts
Double Homicide by Jonathan Kellerman
The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
A Game for Heroes by Jack Higgins
The Day Before Midnight by Stephen Hunter
El Paso by Matt Braun
Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
Behind the Lines by W.E.B. Griffin

New York Times Best Seller List (2/8/2015)




Note: Titles highlighted in BLUE are currently available for checkout. Titles highlighted in RED have been ordered and will be available for checkout soon.

1 THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins
2 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
3 SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz
4 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen
5 BURNED by Karen Marie Moning
6 GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham
7 THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant
8 HOPE TO DIE by James Patterson
9 THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci
10 BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty
11 THE FIRST BAD MAN by Miranda July
12 COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag
13 INSATIABLE APPETITES by Stuart Woods
14 STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel
15 THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
16 REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thrilling New Reads for Our Teens and Tweens

Alienated by Melissa Landers
Alienated Series Book # 1

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
 

For more information on Melisa Landers and her latest works visit this website.

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Kanin Chronicles Series Book # 1

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?
 

For more information on Amanda Hocking and her latest works visit this website.

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole
Arcana Chronicles Series Book # 3

Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked.

Heartbreaking decisions
Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, the Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love.

Uncertain victory
Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on the Lovers. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together.

Two heroes returned
There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first...?
 

For more information on Kresley Cole and her latest works visit this website.

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Fire and Flood Series Book # 1

Time is slipping away.... 

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

For more information on Victoria Scott and her latest works visit this website.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Jessica Series Book # 2

It's one thing to find out you're a vampire princess. It's a whole other thing to actually rule. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side. But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own. 

Determined to clear her husband's name, Jessica launches into a full-scale investigation, but hallucinations and nightmares of betrayal keep getting in her way. Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius's time is running out. Can she figure out who the real killer is —and whom she can trust— before it's too late?

For more information on Beth Fantaskey and her latest works visit this website.

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
The Fifth Wave Series Book # 2

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

For more information on Rick Yancey and his latest works visit this website.

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

A modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. 

“There’s something hidden in the maze.” 

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.

Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.

For more information on Alexandra Monir and her latest works visit this website.

Sweep: Reckoning, Full Circle and Night's Child by Cate Tiernan
Sweep Series Books # 13, # 14, and # 15

The final Sweep collection! Morgan Rowlands is a blood witch - the last of an unbroken line of ancient and powerful witches. 

Though her magick is strong and she has done things that others could never dream of, even she cannot begin to explain how different she truly is. 

And though her soulmate - her one true love - Hunter supports her, he can never understand what it is like. 

But there is another who knows, more than anyone else, just what Morgan is going through . . .

For more information on Cate Tiernan and her latest works visit this website.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Thoughtful Biography that Celebrates the Life of Robin Williams



Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops by Emily Hebert


A thoughtful look at the brilliant life and tragic death of a comedy icon

At midday on August 11, 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs. Doubtfire,Jumanji, and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter—and deep joy—to a generation. 

He was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast improviser, and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions. 

With Twitter igniting from record volumes of tributes to the much-loved actor, the death of Robin Williams has caused a public outpouring of grief not seen since the passing of Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston. 

Emily Herbert’s sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius, and attempts to understand what could have driven such a warm and gifted man to take his own life.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fun Additions to the Children's Department


Meet the Robinsons: The Movie Storybook by Barbara Bazaldua

Lewis is a brilliant inventor. He puts all his hope in his latest project, the Memory Scanner, a machine that will help him find his birth mother so they can become a family. But when Lewis unveils his invention at the school science fair, things don't go as planned. 

Instead, a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson appears on the scene and whisks Lewis away in a Time Machine. The two travel to the future, where Lewis meets the Robinsons, a family beyond his wildest imagination. Relive Lewis's amazing and heartfelt journey in this action-packed retelling of the movie.


The Gatorboat Goof-Up by Sarah Hupp

Tad has really done it this time ... he's broken a lever on Toad's Gatorboat But will he tell the truth? In this entertaining story, Tad learns an unforgettable lesson about honesty.Ribbits is an award-winning series, teaching kids the difference between what's true and what ain't Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.


Chattaboonga's Chilling Choice by Sheila Walsh

Chattaboonga learns that even when scary things happen, the Great White Tiger is with them and that when they let him lead they way, they never need to be afraid.


Scaring Lessons (Monsters Inc.) by Susan Amerikaner

Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met, they couldn't stand each other. 

The prequel to Disney/Pixar's blockbuster hit "Monsters, Inc., Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. 


Jake Saves Bucky by William "Bill" Scollon
(Read-Along Storybook and CD)

According to the Pirate Code, Jake and his crew must race Captain Hook in a winner take all competition. The prize? Jake's ship, Bucky! Jake vows to never give up his ship, but when that sneaky snook cheats his way to the finish line, the tables turn. Can Jake get Bucky back? This may be a problem only Peter Pan can solve! Join Jake and the Never Land pirates for an exciting adventure across the Never Sea. 

Hot NEW Romances and Award-winning Science Fiction Titles You Shouldn't Miss

The Christmas Ranch and A Cold Creek Holiday by RaeAnne Thayne
Cowboys of Cold Creek Series Book # 6 and # 13

Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere except her hometown of Pine Gulch. 

So when she hears that her family's property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. 

She refuses to let anything ruin her holiday--this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle.

For more information on RaeAnne Thayne and her latest works visit this website.


You Really Got Me by Erika Kelly
Rockstar Romance Series Book # 1

Emmie Valencia has what it takes to be the music industry’s hottest band manager. She just needs to prove it. Determined to discover a killer new band, Emmie is ready to make her move. First stop: Austin, Texas.

As a sizzling-hot lead singer, Slater Vaughn has no trouble raising heart rates—but his band’s been flat-lining for years. When Emmie, his bandmate’s sister, crashes with them in exchange for some free management, her industry know-how lands them a spot in the biggest music festival in Texas. But it isn’t just her business acumen that catches Slater’s attention. Emmie is sexy and warm, and—for the first time in his life—he wants more.

But as irresistible as Slater is, Emmie is done with musicians. In her experience, a man can’t be a rock star and someone to trust with your heart—but Slater is determined to show her he’s both.

For more information on Erika Kelly and her latest works visit this website.

Take a Chance on Me by Jennifer Dawson
Something New Series Book # 1

Gorgeous runaway brides. . .

When Maddie Donovan runs out on her high school sweetheart moments before walking down the aisle, she ends up at a bar in the small town of Revival, Illinois, with only the wedding dress on her back, fifty dollars to her name, and her "good girl" reputation in tatters. Not ready to return to Chicago and face the music, she accepts hot bartender Mitch Riley's offer to stay at his place. But sharing such close quarters is driving Maddie insane with desire.

Always drink for free. . .

Mitch thinks he's seen it all—until Maddie strides into his bar in full wedding attire and downs three shots of whiskey. Though the gorgeous knockout seems tough as nails, he also senses her vulnerability. With a troubled past of his own, Mitch has no interest in ties of any kind—yet he can't help falling for Maddie. Now he's got to find a way to convince her to give love a second chance.

For more information on Jennifer Dawson and her latest works visit this website.

Ruining Mr Perfect by Marie Harte
McCauley Brothers Series Book # 3

It's Not Easy Being Right...

Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful...and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right—except when dealing with her.

...But Someone's Got To Do It.

Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too well. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault—also like him.

A past misunderstanding has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up—get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?
 

For more information on Marie Harte and her latest works visit this website.

Dangerous Alliance by Kyra Davis
Pure Sin Series Book # 2

The beautiful, angry Bell has revenge in her heart and Lander Gable in her sights. She’s seduced her way into his arms with the intent to destroy his wealthy family. 

But now that she’s there, lust and passion have begun squeezing out that desire for vengeance. 

It’s a dangerous game Bell is playing, and sex, mystery, and lies are the most intriguing game pieces of all.

For more information on Kyra Davis and her latest works visit this website.



Branded by Laura Wright
Cavanaugh Brothers Series Book # 1

In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers...
When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart.

For more information on Laura Wright and her latest works visit this website.

Christmas at Twilight by Lori Wilde
Twilight Texas Series Book # 6

It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .

. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy—he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.

Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret—she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle—but what price will they pay?
 

For more information on Lori Wilde and her latest works visit this website.

A Place Called Harmony by Jodi Thomas
a Prequel to the Harmony Series

Desperate to escape his overbearing father, Patrick McAllen disappears with his bride, heading north to build a new town—discovering strength, honor and true love along the way.

After drinking away the grief from his family’s death, Clint Truman avoids jail by taking a job in North Texas and settling down with a woman he vows to protect but never love—until her quiet compassion slowly breaks his hardened heart wide open…

All Gillian Matheson has ever known is Army life, leaving his true love to be a part-time spouse. But when a wounded Gillian returns home to find her desperately fighting to save their marriage, he’s determined to become the husband she deserves.

Amidst storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build a town—and form a bond that breathes life into the place that will forever be called Harmony.

For more information on Jodi Thomas and her latest works visit this website.

The Homecoming by Robyn Carr
Thunder Point Series Book # 6

At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. 

Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he's been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he's become a better, humbler version of his former self. 

Winning over his father isn't the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he's finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?

For more information on Robyn Carr and her latest works visit this website.

Trapped at the Altar by Jane Feather
Trapped Series Book # 1

Headstrong Ariadne Daunt is convinced she loves handsome Gabriel Fawcett, but her grandfather has other plans for her. He decrees that she marry Ivor Chalfont, thus forging a powerful alliance between the two warring families who share ownership of their valley. Given no time to plot an escape, Ari finds herself standing reluctantly at the altar, swearing to honor and obey a man who is not her choice.

Ivor has treasured Ari as a friend ever since he was brought to the valley as a child, but now he feels a man's desires. He longs to take the beautiful young woman to his bed and make their marriage more than an empty vow. Ari may believe she loves another man, but Ivor believes otherwise—and he will not rest until he gains her heart, her trust . . . and her passion.

For more information on Jane Feather and her latest works visit this website.

The Immortality Factor by Ben Bova

Provocative, gripping, startling: bestselling author Ben Bova delivers a knockout read with his trademark blend of cutting edge science and unrelenting suspense….

Some see stem-cell research as mankind’s greatest scientific breakthrough. Others see a blasphemous attempt to play God. Suddenly, the possibility of immortality exists. Two brothers, both doctors, stand on opposite sides of the controversy. To Dr. Arthur Marshak, his work is a momentous gift to humanity. To Dr. Jessie Marshak, it is a curse. Between them stands a beautiful, remarkable woman both brothers will do anything to save.

Somehow, before it’s too late, Arthur and Jessie Marshak must bridge the gap that divides them…on an issue that could mean nothing less than life or death for millions.
 

For more information on Ben Bova and his latest works visit this website.

Hominids by Robert Sawyer
Neanderthal Parallax Series Book # 1

Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. 

Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. 

A computerized guardian spirit, however, doesn't eliminate cross-cultural confusion; permanent male-female sexuality, rape, and overpopulation are all alien to Ponter. Nor can it help his housemate and fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder. 

For more information on Robert Sawyer and his latest works visit this website.

Humans by Robert Sawyer
Neanderthal Parallax Series Book # 2

Robert J. Sawyer, the award-winning and bestselling writer, hits the peak of his powers in Humans, the second book of The Neanderthal Parallax, his trilogy about our world and parallel one in which it was the Homo sapiens who died out and the Neanderthals who became the dominant intelligent species. 

This powerful idea allows Sawyer to examine some of the deeply rooted assumptions of contemporary human civilization dramatically, by confronting us with another civilization, just as morally valid, that has made other choices. In Humans, Neanderthal physicist Ponter Boddit, a character you will never forget, returns to our world and to his relationship with geneticist Mary Vaughan, as cultural exchanges between the two Earths begin.

As we see daily life in another present-day world, radically different from ours, in the course of Sawyer's fast-moving story, we experience the bursts of wonder and enlightenment that are the finest pleasures of science fiction. Humans is one of the best SF novels of the year, and The Neanderthal Parallax is an SF classic in the making.

For more information on Robert Sawyer and his latest works visit this website.

Hybrids by Robert Sawyer
Neanderthal Parallax Series Book # 3

In the Hugo-Award winning Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer introduced a character readers will never forget: Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist from a parallel Earth who was whisked from his reality into ours by a quantum-computing experiment gone awry - making him the ultimate stranger in a strange land.

In that book and in its sequel, Humans, Sawyer showed us the Neanderthal version of Earth in loving detail - a tour de force of world-building; a masterpiece of alternate history.

Now, in Hybrids, Ponter Boddit and his Homo sapiens lover, geneticist Mary Vaughan, are torn between two worlds, struggling to find a way to make their star-crossed relationship work. Aided by banned Neanderthal technology, they plan to conceive the first hybrid child, a symbol of hope for the joining of their two versions of reality. 

But after an experiment shows that Mary's religious faith - something completely absent in Neanderthals - is a quirk of the neurological wiring of Homo sapiens brains, Ponter and Mary must decide whether their child should be predisposed to atheism or belief. Meanwhile, as Mary's Earth is dealing with a collapse of its planetary magnetic field, her boss, the enigmatic Jock Krieger, has turned envious eyes on the unspoiled Eden that is the Neanderthal world . . . 

Hybrids is filled to bursting with Sawyer's signature speculations about alternative ways of being human, exploding our preconceptions of morality and gender, of faith and love. His Neanderthal Parallax trilogy is a classic in the making, and here he brings it to a stunning, thought-provoking conclusion that's sure to make Hybrids one of the most controversial books of the year.

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