When it comes to Máax,
the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there's more to him
than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is
probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he's still unable to find a
Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death
might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky
doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past.
Máax. Seven feet of divine masculinity and the unruly god charged with
saving Ashli. With a little help from an ancient Mayan tablet, Máax will
travel back in time and set things right.
Máax has one teensy challenge. He's invisible. And every time this
impatient, powerful deity gets anywhere near Ashli, he spooks her right
into harm's way. Meaning...she dies, and he has to start all over again.
banana peel, runaway storage container filled with Belgian chocolates,
bee sting, the list goes on and on. Does the Universe have it out for
this girl? Sure seems that way. But why? And what will Máax do when he
begins to suspect that not only is Ashli the key to stopping the
apocalypse, but she may be "the one" he's been waiting seventy-thousand
How will he save the one woman the Universe insists on killing and who wants nothing to do with him?
Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.
A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger
or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.
In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.
the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small
clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville:
polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal
Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and
psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just
to live another day.
With food and water in dwindling supply,
and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And
as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to
realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game,
and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious
gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named
Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to
join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.
they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival
and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying
live-action game known as The Aftermath. _____________________________________________________________________
For fans of Stephen King and American Horror Story, a gruesome thriller suggested by the events of the Amityville Horror.
family moves to Amity to escape shady business deals. Ten years later,
Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start after she's recovered
from a psychotic break.
But something is not right about this
secluded house. Connor's nights are plagued with gore-filled dreams of
demons and destruction. Dreams he kind of likes. Gwen has lurid visions
of corpses that aren't there and bleeding blisters that disappear in the
blink of an eye. She knows Amity is evil and she must get her family
out, but who would ever believe her?
Amity isn't just a house.
She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her
twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a bloody end
as she's done before. As she'll do again.
parallel narratives, Amity is a tense and terrifying tale suggested by
true-crime events that will satisfy even the most demanding horror fan. _____________________________________________________________________
Lyla is caught between
two worlds. The isolated Community that she grew up in and the outside
world that she’s navigating for the very first time. The outsiders call
the Community a cult, but Pioneer miraculously survived a shooting that
should have killed him. Are the faithful members right to stay true to
his message? Is this just a test of faith? One thing is for sure: the
Community will do anything to bring Lyla back to the fold.
Trapped in a spider’s web of deception, will Lyla detect the sticky
threads tightening around her before it’s too late? She’ll have to
unravel the mystery of what Pioneer and the Community are truly up to if
she wants to survive.
Suspenseful and chilling, Astray is Amy Christine Parker’s nerve-fraying sequel to Gated.
This fast-paced psychological thriller is masterfully plotted and sure
to leave goose bumps. Perfect for fans of creepy YA thrillers and
contemporary fiction alike. _____________________________________________________________________
bestselling author Lisa Cach comes an erotic, adventurous series about a
slave girl with prophetic gifts. Nimia is to become her Roman ruler’s
concubine, until a ruthless barbarian prince steals her heart—and more. _____________________________________________________________________
It's going to take a lot more than fame to save the Immortal City in its darkest hour. . . .
With Maddy torn between two loves, Guardian Jackson and heroic pilot
Tom, and Angels and humans on the brink of an epic war, the Immortal
City is more vulnerable than ever. And when demons descend upon Angel
City with the intent to destroy, the humans don't stand a fighting
chance without the Angels on their side.
Will Jacks find the
strength and forgiveness to enter the fray and fight the demons as a
stronger-than-ever Battle Angel? Or has the damage been so great that
the Guardians will set off for the next place, abandoning Angel City in
its darkest hour?
It all comes down to love-wrecked half-Angel
Maddy and the strength of her bond with Jackson in this game-changing,
thrice-as-sultry series finale that blends beautiful themes of
redemption and renewal with heart-pounding action scenes and
jaw-dropping twists. _____________________________________________________________________
As the old gods awaken
and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find its lost Prism, the
only man who may be able to stop catastrophe. But Gavin Guile is
enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse, Gavin no longer has the one thing
that defined him -- the ability to draft.
Without the protection
of his father, Kip Guile will have to face a master of shadows alone as
his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.
With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a
secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an
ascendant order of hidden assassins, The Broken Eye. _____________________________________________________________________
No one said love is ever
easy. And leaving Jess that late summer day has been the hardest thing
he has to do. Still, he thinks that they could beat the odds and prove
everyone wrong, until one drunken night and one sober confession.
the pieces of her broken heart and now his, may be impossible. And
that’s not the only truth that has the potential to destroy his life and
With the upcoming trial, he will find out the
defendant’s motivations for the crimes committed against the people he
cares about. With a cloud of mistrust hovering around him, can he keep
Jess safe from his past? Can she forgive him for his secrets? _____________________________________________________________________
Donna Cooner establishes herself as our own Jodi Picoult in this timely tale of sisters, loss, and redemption.
Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch
her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is
killed in an accident -- maybe because of Torrey and her videos --
Torrey's perfect world implodes.
Now, strangers online are
bashing Torrey. And at her new school, she doesn't know who to trust. Is
queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey's internet infamy?
What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems accepts Torrey
for who she is? And then there's Luis, with his brooding dark eyes,
whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to
Luis, and his fascinating stories about El dio de los Muertos, the Day
of the Dead.
As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have
to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything
in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye? _____________________________________________________________________
“I’m a ticking time bomb. And one day soon everything is going to explode.”
Felicia and Neil have arrived in Level 3 and are supposed to prepare for their divine vocations.
during Felicia and Neil's training period, a series of explosions rips
through Level 3. Tension is high, and casualties are mounting. A rift
forms between the pair, one that grows wider when Felicia receives
memories from the Morati. The memories cast doubt on the people she
loves the most, but Felicia can't stop her curiosity. She has to know
the truth about her life – even if it means putting at risk everything
she’s worked for in her death. _____________________________________________________________________
Everything hangs in the
balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy
forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and
awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each
other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what
they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the
Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.
through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do
whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his
fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she
realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an
option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have
to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey
through the Wasteland.
Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart
Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean
betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more
than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel
and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the
weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.
Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and
Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds
against them? _____________________________________________________________________
pulse-pounding final installment of the Don’t Turn Around trilogy, which
in a starred review Kirkus called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for
teens,” Noa and Peter race across the country in their search to destroy
Project Persephone before time runs out.
devastating loss, Noa Torson is out of options. On the run with the
three remaining teens of Persephone’s Army, she is up against
immeasurable odds. The group is outnumbered, outsmarted, and outrun. But
they are not giving up.
When Noa and Peter realize they can’t
run anymore, and that Noa’s health is failing, they know they must go
back to where this began. But when they come face-to-face with the man
who started it all, the question becomes, can they win?
riveting final book in the Don’t Turn Around trilogy ratchets up the
action as Noa and Peter confront the evil that has chased them and won’t
let them go. _____________________________________________________________________
There are gods among us...
young gods are hiding in plain sight among mortals, living secretly in
cities across the world. From lavish penthouse soirees to pulsing
underground clubs, for them, the party literally never ends. Until now.
a hot June morning, the body of a beautiful girl is found floating in
the rooftop pool of the Jefferson Hotel, her white-ink tattoos revealing
the story of a life much longer than seems possible. Only the immortals
know the truth: Nadia was the goddess of hope. Now she’s gone, and the
world as they know it is ending. The Hudson River has turned blood red.
Storms rage overhead. Mania is rapidly spreading across the globe.
is up to the remaining gods—Lola, Dean, Weston, Mark, Nike and
Peitha—to put aside centuries of betrayal and heartbreak, and stop the
mysterious source of darkness that is taking over… before the sun sets
Carina Adly MacKenzie, writer for The CW's hit series
"The Originals," has penned a steamy, romantic, and ultimately
redemptive story of forgotten gods, the persistence of hope, and the
power of love to save us. _____________________________________________________________________
Once the night comes . . .
Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a
force he can't control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin
for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, there is no calming
him—until he finds his next target: the mysterious Holly Evernight.
Love must cast aside the shadows . . .
cannot fathom who would put a contract on her life, yet the moment she
touches Will, the connection between them is elemental, undeniable—and
she's the only one who can tame his bouts of madness. But other
assassins are coming for Holly. Will must transform from killer to
protector and find the man who wants Holly dead . . . or his only chance
for redemption will be lost. _____________________________________________________________________
daughter of Marie Antoinette, slips into the streets of Paris at the
height of the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than what
she's ever known.
When Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France learns
of the powerful rebellion sweeping her country, the sheltered princess
is determined to see the revolution for herself. Switching places with a
chambermaid, the princess sneaks out of the safety of the royal palace
and into the heart of a city in strife.
Soon the princess is
brushing shoulders with revolutionaries and activists. One boy in
particular, Henri, befriends her and has her questioning the only life
she's known. When the princess returns to the palace one night to find
an angry mob storming its walls, she's forced into hiding in Paris.
Henri brings her to the workshop of one Mademoiselle Grosholtz, whose
wax figures seem to bring the famous back from the dead, and who looks
at Marie-Thérèse as if she can see all of her secrets. There, the
princess quickly discovers there's much more to the outside world - and
to the mysterious woman's wax figures - than meets the eye. _____________________________________________________________________
The Far Dawn is
the third and final novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, bringing
the story of Atlantean descendant Owen Parker to a high-stakes,
dramatic conclusion. The Atlanteans series has been praised for its
"emotional sucker punches" (Kirkus Reviews), "solid world building" (ALA Booklist), and "mind-blowing fantasy with characters you'll love" (bestselling author Michael Grant).
In The Far Dawn,
Owen and Lilly are on their own, two of the three Atlanteans left on a
journey to find Atlantis and protect it from the selfish greed of their
nemesis Paul and Project Elysium. As time grows short and darkness
overtakes the planet, Owen must face Paul's greatest treachery yet. He
must choose—does he save the planet, or the people he loves?
Perfect for fans of Star Wars, Percy Jackson, or The Hunger Games, The Far Dawn
takes readers on an explosive journey through time and space with
heartrending decisions, pulse-pounding action, and fascinating questions
of science and ethics alike. Both the paperback and ebook editions
include extra content on "where science stops and fantasy starts" in the
world of the series. _____________________________________________________________________
He's racing for a prize. She's running for her life. And they're on a collision course.
Eden, Book 3
Alyster Juell is relishing the taste of his first command for the fleet
of Denalay. The steamship "Checkmate" doesn't carry weaponry, but that
doesn't matter. His mission is to win an ocean-crossing race-and its
As the voyage gets underway, Alyster hits his first
snag-there's a stowaway on board, a reporter who poked around for
information about his ship the day before. And it's too late to turn
Miri Tayes didn't intend to stow away. She was forced to
run for her life when a colleague discovered her secret: She can pass
for normal but she's a half-salt-daughter of a Denalait mother and a
Despite her lack of seaworthy skills, Miri works
hard to earn her keep, and Alyster, taken with her quick wit and steely
nerve, falls for her. But as the race intensifies and the pirates use a
kraken to hunt down "Checkmate" for its new technology, the truth could
be the most elusive-and dangerous-prize of all.
a reporter hiding a dangerous secret and the captain who'd like to
strip her bare in more ways than one. Also pirates, prejudice and
Bones meets Black Swan in this haunting psychological thriller with
twists and turns that will make you question everything you think you
It’s too late for you. You’re dead. Those words
continue to haunt Claire Cain months after she barely survived a brutal
beating in Chicago. So when her father is offered a job in another
state, Claire is hopeful that getting out will offer her a way to start
But when she arrives in Peculiar, Missouri, Claire feels an
overwhelming sense of danger, and her fears are confirmed when she
discovers the body of a popular high school student in the icy woods
behind the school, surrounded by the town’s feral cats. While everyone
is quick to say it was an accident, Claire knows there’s more to it, and
vows to learn the truth about what happened.
But the closer she
gets to uncovering the mystery, the closer she also gets to realizing a
frightening reality about herself and the damage she truly sustained in
that Chicago alley….
Holly Schindler’s gripping story is filled
with heart-stopping twists and turns that will keep readers guessing
until the very last page.
The long awaited and much anticipated sequel to 2011's The Sentinel Mage. The Fire Prince continues the saga of Prince Harkeld, Innis the shapeshifter and the imperiled Seven Kingdoms.
Seven Kingdoms are in the grip of an ancient and terrible blood curse.
Thousands have died. Thousands more will die. Only one man can end the
The fugitive Osgaardan prince, Harkeld, is that
man—whether he likes it or not. But the bounty on Harkeld’s head is
high. He has outrun his father’s soldiers, but he can’t outrun the
assassins who seek him—Fithians, trained in the art of killing. Even the
Sentinel mages who guide and guard him are no match for Fithian steel.
Faced with the ever-present threat of death, Harkeld must learn to use
his fire magic. Or die.
Meanwhile, dark plots are unfolding in
Osgaard’s gold-tiled palace, snaring Princess Brigitta and those she
loves. And in the eastern kingdoms, young orphan Jaumé journeys with a
band of mysterious and dangerous fighters, heading north for a purpose
he does not understand. _____________________________________________________________________
It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...
Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is
both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave
him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to
wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until
Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires,
and question his capacity to love.
Selina Rogers has made a name
for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared
to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's
attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal
physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming
power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been
denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future
with the mysterious man who completes her.
But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both... _____________________________________________________________________
Aiden Connelly’s first case will be one he’ll never forget.
Aiden Connelly has traded the frenzy of Chicago for a slower pace in
sleepy Avalon – and his first case appears to be as open-and-shut as he
could hope for. Hired to defend a local ex-beauty queen accused of
murdering her husband, he’s confident that he’ll have the case closed in
record time. But below the surface lurks a darker truth…
a quiet backwater has transformed into a dangerous pressure cooker. In a
town where everyone knows everyone, gathering evidence should be easy…
but the harder Aiden searches, the more he appreciates how tangled this
net of loyalties is. And as he digs deeper, Aiden begins to realise that
his very first case in Avalon could be the beginning of his undoing… _____________________________________________________________________
When you open up, who will you let in?
Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from
London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a
Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other
schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is
terrified of what she's taken on.
There is one class - a group of
five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The
Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex
gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales
of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they
are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being
performed, right in front of her... _____________________________________________________________________
Aiden Ortiz, letting the dead walk through his body to reach the other
side comes with the territory. Being a Gateway isn’t an easy job, but
someone’s gotta send Bleeders where they belong. Heaven. Salvation. Call
it whatever you want. Dead is dead. But when his search for Koren
Banks––the girl who went mysteriously missing seven months ago––leaves
him with more questions than answers, he finds himself involved in
something far more sinister and beyond his control.
threat of the Dark Priest's resurrection, and his plan to summon his
demon brothers from hell, Aiden is left to discover his identity before
the Dark Priest's curse infecting his blood consumes him, and before the
world as he knows it succumbs to the darkness of hell on earth. _____________________________________________________________________
After the loss of her
mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a
young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in
the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the
spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…
Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding
Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than
any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit
of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to
destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous
limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry
dead a chance to claim her for their own. _____________________________________________________________________
The Conglomerate’s most dangerous convicts have made the prison ship Perdition their home. And they will defend it…
Perdition is under siege. Mercenaries have boarded the station with
orders to take control of the facility—and execute the prisoners. Their
commander is offering full pardons to the first five inmates willing to
help the mercs complete their mission.
Dresdemona �Dred” Devos
hasn’t survived hard time just to surrender to the Conglomerate’s
armored thugs. Leading a ragtag army of inmates, Dred and her champion,
Jael, wage a bloody guerilla war of chaos and carnage against impossible
odds. But no matter how dire the outlook, the Dread Queen never backs
The dead of winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A sinister house looming over the sea ...
a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror
novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet
shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a
dozen ways to kill with laughs.
But she's not laughing now. When
she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped together on a
snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or
has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.
It's going to be a long, hot winter. _____________________________________________________________________
The world of
Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island. Just
beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret...…
Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true.
Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a
nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on
Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre
disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters
to her inn.
And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island,
claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to
have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in
town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the
best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on
Tennant has never met any of her relatives, until her mom suddenly drags
her out of London to spend the summer in the tiny English town where
her family’s from. Her mom’s decision is surprising, but even more
surprising is the town’s reaction to Jess. Everywhere she goes, people
look at her like they’ve seen a ghost. In a way, they have—she looks
just like her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess came to town.
immediately feels a strange connection to Freya, whom she never got to
meet alive. But the more Jess learns about the secrets Freya was keeping
while she was alive, the more suspicious Freya’s death starts to look.
One thing is for sure: this will be anything but the safe, boring summer
in the country Jess was expecting.
Beloved author Jane Casey breaks new ground with How to Fall, a thrilling and insightfully written mystery _____________________________________________________________________
Nadia Conrad has big
dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents'
sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship
and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has
time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and
meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….
Daniel Tyler has
grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life
upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he
raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction
management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question.
The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the
apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and
soon they can't stay away from each other.
The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it. _____________________________________________________________________
From the author of WORDS
IN THE DUST and DIVIDED WE FALL: A heartwarming book about a son
reconnecting with the father he lost in Afghanistan.
seven when his father was killed in mysterious circumstances in
Afghanistan. Eight years later, the family still hasn't recovered:
Mike's mom is overworked and overprotective; his younger sister Mary
feels no connection to the father she barely remembers; and in his quest
to be "the man of the family," Mike knows he's missing out on everyday
high school life.
Then, out of the blue, Mike receives a letter
from his father -- the first of a series Dad wrote in Afghanistan, just
in case he didn't come home, meant to share some wisdom with his son on
the eve of Mike's 16th birthday. As the letters come in, Mike revels in
spending time with his dad again, and takes his encouragement to try new
things -- to go out for the football team, and ask out the beautiful
Isma. But who's been keeping the letters all these years? And how did
Dad actually die? As the answers to these mysteries are revealed, Mike
and his family find a way to heal and move forward at last. _____________________________________________________________________
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me comes an all-new erotic series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.
He promised to take me as far as I could go—and I wanted to go to the edge.
whole life has been a cover, a con, a lie. I was born into the grift,
raised on the thrill of playing someone I’m not. As a rule, I never let
anyone get too close—until Cole August makes it impossible for me to
Cole is tough, sexy, and intensely loyal, yet his
secrets are dark and his scars run deep. Not many women can handle his
past, or the truth behind his fierce demands. But something about him
beckons me—and our desire is a game I must play.
I know he’s dangerous, that even his touch is trouble, but what is passion without a little risk? _____________________________________________________________________
Every dream can come true…in unexpected ways.
only time Glenn Brody acted on the waking dreams his mother called
second sight, he landed in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he
keeps himself grounded in the real world, turning a neglected Scottish
mansion into a co-op that gives ex-cons a second chance.
almost managed to ignore the persistent, erotically charged dreams
featuring a beautiful, passionate woman—until that woman accosts him in
the street to ask for a job.
In hiding from her violent ex, Izzy
Ross has made a peaceful life for herself and her young son in the
isolated Highland village of Ardknocken. Handsome men with a criminal
record aren’t high on her list, but when work dries up, she’s forced to
ask Glenn for a menial cleaning job at the big, dusty house.
mutual attraction turns all their preconceived notions upside down, and
stirs the mansion’s legendary ghost. Attracting the kind of media
attention that could force Glenn to make a perilous choice to save the
woman he’s grown to love.
Warning: Contains a mansion full of
unlikely heroes, liberal and colorful use of Scottish slang, a medieval
ghost, and enough hot sex to spice up the chilliest Highland night. _____________________________________________________________________
A pacy, chilling ghost story from the creator of the internationally acclaimed Moorehawke Trilogy.
think the fire changed us – me and Dom. I think that’s how the boy was
able to see us. Though he’d been there for every summer of our
childhood, we’d only been stupid boys until then. Stupid, happy,
ignorant boys. And what in hell would he have had in common with two
stupid boys? But after the fire we were different. We were maybe a
little bit like him. And so he saw us, at last, and he thought he’d
found a home… _____________________________________________________________________
When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…
Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is
brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll
make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she
needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her
new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s
even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.
James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay
stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that
this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs
James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and
threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his
career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart? _____________________________________________________________________
Pen has lost her
parents. She’s lost her eye. But she has fought Kronen; she has won back
her fragile friends and her beloved brother. Now Pen, Hex, Ash, Ez, and
Venice are living in the pink house by the sea, getting by on hard
work, companionship, and dreams. Until the day a foreboding ship appears
in the harbor across from their home. As soon as the ship arrives, they
all start having strange visions of destruction and violence.
Trance-like, they head for the ship and their new battles begin.
This companion to Love in the Time of Global Warming follows Pen as she searches for love among the ruins, this time using Virgil’s epic Aeneid as her guide. A powerful and stunning book filled with Francesca Lia Block’s beautiful language and inspiring characters. _____________________________________________________________________
The creative writing
teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best
friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in
common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe
are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture
references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same
places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite
their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work
things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone
can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The
baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus
driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner
automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the
college green believes in their relationship.
Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together.... _____________________________________________________________________
A novel of our near future, from one of the most popular authors in modern SF
years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted
experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer
acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And
one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but
unable to move or respond to stimulus.
One per cent doesn't seem
like a lot. But in the United States, that's 1.7 million people “locked
in”...including the President's wife and daughter.
grief and the sheer magnitude of the suffering, America undertakes a
massive scientific initiative. Nothing can restore the ability to
control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies
emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, “The Agora,” in which the
locked-in can interact with other humans, both locked-in and not. The
other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are
receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time,
those who are locked in can “ride” these people and use their bodies as
if they were their own.
This skill is quickly regulated,
licensed, bonded, and controlled. Nothing can go wrong. Certainly nobody
would be tempted to misuse it, for murder, for political power, or
A man who always sees beneath the surface.
has lived his dream of being an artist for hundreds of years. He’s
painted some of the most beautiful women in the world, but none of them
compare to Meghan Campbell. When they are paired up to go after the next
jewel, resisting her becomes almost impossible, but he knows he must.
The witch is hiding something and until he knows what that is, he cannot
fully trust her.
A woman who can lure any man.
a witch with siren abilities, Meg has never had a problem with the
opposite sex. That is, until she met Logan. The irritating man seems to
be the one person in the world who doesn’t succumb to her spell.
Unfortunately, he is the one man she really wants. No matter how hard
she tries, he resists her.
As they embark on their quest for the
next jewel, tempers flare and passion ignites. But when a new layer of
the curse is revealed, they discover their failure could put lives in
danger. The two must work together to fight the rising power against
them and hope that those who support the Clan survive the fight. _____________________________________________________________________
It wasn't Duke Walczak's
fault that I took off for Florida, like Kathy thought. The truth is, we
started getting sideways with each other on our class trip to New York
and Washington D.C. nearly a year earlier—which, looking back, is ironic
since she was the one dead set on going.
From the author of Wish You Were Here andStranded in Harmony (American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults), and Vermeer's Daughter (a School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Young Adults).
In 1964, Paul Carpetti discovers Jack Kerouac's On the Road
while on a school trip to New York and begins to question the life he
faces after high school. Then he meets a volatile, charismatic Kerouac
devotee determined to hit the road himself. When the boys learn that
Kerouac is living in St. Petersburg, Florida, they go looking for
Barbara Shoup is the author of seven
novels and the co-author of two books about the fiction craft. She is
the recipient of numerous grants from the Indiana Arts Council, two
creative renewal grants from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the 2006
PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, and the 2012 Eugene and
Marilyn Glick Regional Indiana Author Award. She was the
writer-in-residence at Broad Ripple High School Center for the
Humanities and the Performing Arts in Indianapolis for twenty years.
Currently, she is the executive director of the Indiana Writers Center.
A remarkable adventure
by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American
West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid
In this extraordinary adventure story, Billy Bartram, his
father, and a secret society of philosophers and scientists venture into
the American wilderness in search of the lost people of the Welsh
Prince Madoc, seeking aid in the coming war against the French.
Traveling in a flying airship, the members of the expedition find their
lives frequently endangered in the untamed American West by terrifying
creatures, a party of French soldiers hot on their trail, and the
constant threat of traitors and spies. Billy will face hazards greater
than he can ever imagine as, together with his father, he gets caught up
in the fight for the biggest prize of all: America.
KINGDOM is an epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage and
intrigue, and a bold reimagining of a mythical America. Matthew J. Kirby
brings his signature storytelling prowess and superb craft to this
astonishing story of fathers and sons, the beginnings of a nation, and
wonder-filled adventure. _____________________________________________________________________
Beatrice Knowles is a
Maid of Honor, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Known for
her uncanny ability to manipulate men’s hearts, Beatrice has proven
herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen’s court—or so she thinks. It
has been three weeks since the Maids thwarted a plot to overthrow the
Queen, and Beatrice is preparing to wed her betrothed, Lord Cavanaugh.
However, her plans come to a crashing halt as rumors of a brewing
Scottish rebellion spread among the court.
assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation using her
subtle arts in persuasion. The mission seems simple enough, until the
Queen pairs Beatrice with the worst of the lot—Alasdair MacLeod.
Beatrice cannot help but think that the Queen is purposefully setting
her up for failure. But Alasdair could be the key to unlocking the truth
about the rebellion….and her own heart. Caught in a web of
ever-more-twisting lies, Beatrice must rise up among the Maids of Honor
and prove what she’s known all along: In a court filled with deception
and danger, love may be the deadliest weapon of all. _____________________________________________________________________
Velvet, her little sister, Opal, their mom, who is recovering from the
Contamination, and Velvet's sweet boyfriend, Dillon, are attempting to
build a new life amid the rationing and regulations of the post-outbreak
nation. But the outbreak isn't over: more people turning into
"Connies," more madness erupting, more killings occurring. And what
they are being told is not the truth; the truth is far darker and more
I remembered my name –
Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, faced with the solemn young
man in the black coat with silver skulls for buttons, I could recall
nothing else about myself.
And then the games began.
Messenger sees the darkness in young hearts, and the damage it inflicts
upon the world. If they go unpunished, he offers the wicked a game. Win,
and they can go free. Lose, and they will live out their greatest fear.
But what does any of this have to do with Mara? She is about to find out. _____________________________________________________________________
inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's
never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…
Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded
body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from
kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's
older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even
the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.
knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some
things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's
legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much
danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between
them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll
break all the rules to do it… _____________________________________________________________________
For political reporter
Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and
saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new
relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...
sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series
decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to
pick up right where you left off. _____________________________________________________________________
Nicholas, Kevin. Age 19.
Died at York Hospital, July 19, 2012. Kev's the first kid their age to
die. And now, even though he's dead, he's not really gone. Even now his
choices are touching the people he left behind. Rita Williams-Garcia
follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job-at the
mortuary. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl)
might get up to at the cemetery at night. Will Weaver turns a lens on
Kevin's sister as she collects his surprising effects-and makes good use
of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn't know Kevin,
friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all
dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for
all kinds of firsts-first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts
that break your heart and awaken your soul. It's an initiation of sorts,
and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your
The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.
been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the
zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San
Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization,
the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the
plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne,
making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be
controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from
across the United States - and across the world. _____________________________________________________________________
An Old Flame
Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral
researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she's determined to use her own
brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the
paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they
call the Immortal. He's been haunting her dreams since she was a little
girl, and she's been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only
he remembered any of it. . .
Dante doesn't know what Cassie's
story is. He almost doesn't care. The minute he sees her, all he can
think is mine. But there's more to the pretty little doctor than meets
the eye. And Dante isn't the only one to notice. He can't trust her, but
he can't stay away--and if he wants to learn her secrets, he's going to
have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. _____________________________________________________________________
An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive
is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and
administrators—a brave, visceral work that will save lives and resonate
Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing
up, she never felt like her illness defined her. On an unremarkable day
in middle school, she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status—and
within hours the bullying began. From that moment forward, every day
was like walking through a minefield. Paige was never sure when or from
where the next text, taunt, or hateful message would come. Then one
night, desperate for escape, fifteen-year-old Paige found herself in her
bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills.
That could have
been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's
memoir calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion
over cruelty—and above all, to be Positive. _____________________________________________________________________
Lily's had a charmed
life so far, and now she's off to London to pursue her dream of becoming
a great actor. But life at the London Drama Academy is full of
surprises – and for the first time, Lily finds that things don't always
go her way.
It's not just the other students who are making life
difficult. Lily's got a secret she's not sure how to handle, but she
finds that a room in one of the Academy's deserted towers makes a
perfect refuge. Lily can't stay locked in the tower forever, though. And
when she meets the mysterious Ronan Carver, everything starts to change
. . .
A fast-paced modern fairytale and companion novel to The Cinderella Moment, from talented YA author Jennifer Kloester. _____________________________________________________________________
I hate him...
hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn't love me back,
and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I
could get the hell away from him.
He'd always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold...
I really should've believed him... _____________________________________________________________________
Maxwell Jameson Trevor,
prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he
takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when
one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex
asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he
hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl
to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how
devastating that could be.
Coming from a broken home and modest
background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance
to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use
her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet
devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future
come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's
compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her
over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never
happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to
completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to
seduce this reluctant royal. _____________________________________________________________________
The worst was supposed
to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering
the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day.
We were even happy...
We never imagined the Mogodorians could
turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now
Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but
that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every
last one of them.
I've spent my entire life hiding from them,
and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're
going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their
weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
Number Three in Kenya.
And Number Eight in Florida.
They killed them all.
I am Number Seven.
I will make them pay. _____________________________________________________________________
Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…
the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word
from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down
during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.
I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…
Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.
I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight
back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll
never know how much he affects me… _____________________________________________________________________
Michael completed the
Path. What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about
his life—and the world—completely upside down.
survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the
cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again.
And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they
anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.
is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And
Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s
master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality.
Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies
harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks
coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body.
And the takeover has already begun. _____________________________________________________________________
In this haunting,
fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated
novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the
past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found
photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending
reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present,
genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's
Home for Peculiar Children.
Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain
traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as
they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive,
sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no
name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New
Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students,
and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only
real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.
away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a
tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of
the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the
influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined. _____________________________________________________________________
Home is where the bodies are buried.
humorous and heart-wrenchingly beautiful, Jennifer Longo’s YA debut
about a girl stuck living in a cemetery will change the way you look at
life, death, and love.
Leigh sells graves for her
family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther
than the dinner table when searching for employees. Working the literal
graveyard shift, she meets two kinds of customers:
Pre-Need: They know what’s up. They bought their graves a long time ago, before they needed them.
They are in shock, mourning a loved one’s unexpected death. Leigh
avoids sponging their agony by focusing on things like guessing the
headstone choice (mostly granite).
Sarcastic and smart, Leigh
should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been
turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the
appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger.
Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to
get a life? _____________________________________________________________________
Kaye Trilby and her
ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their
rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in
a deluge so quickly.
A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye
how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she
knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the
thrill of the wild backcountry.
Something darker is slipping
into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging.
His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood braces for his
blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep
late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that
romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed
relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him
in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is
reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of
celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.
Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies? _____________________________________________________________________
Flushing Out Evil
something fishy going on in the Unnatural Quarter. Bodies are floating
face-down, the plumbing is backing up, and something smells rotten—even
to a zombie detective like Dan Shamble. Diving into the slimy underbelly
of a diabolical plot, Dan comes face-to-tentacles with an amphibious
villain named Ah’Chulhu (to which the usual response is “Gesundheit!”).
With his snap-happy gang of gator-guys—former pets flushed down the
toilet—Ah’Chulhu wreaks havoc beneath the streets.
weather wizards kick up storms, and a gang of thieving lawn gnomes
continues their reign of terror, Dan Shamble is running out of
time—before the whole stinking city goes down the drain… _____________________________________________________________________
James has finally
pushed Karina beyond her limit--not her limit for kinky sex play, but
for his extreme secrecy. She has had enough and breaks things off. But
James won't give up on Karina and will do whatever it takes to get her
back. He's ready to share his deepest, darkest secrets, but is Karina
ready to hear them?
James offers Karina not only the truth but a
place at his side... onstage. He wants Karina to star in his final
musical production and enter his life and his world fully and
completely. As the two work together, they rekindle the trust and love
they'd lost. But James's world is full of deceit. When he is blackmailed
by an unscrupulous music industry executive, James must give in to
unreasonable demands or risk exposure of his and Karina's secret sex
Will Karina and James's love be strong enough to withstand the many obstacles being thrown their way? _____________________________________________________________________
A heated moment.
Life altering choices.
Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?
can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to
withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt
about their future?
When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever? _____________________________________________________________________
When it comes to death and love…only one is guaranteed.
decades ago Nora died. A tragic event for someone so young; however,
four decades ago Nora was also given a second chance to walk among the
A Death Warden with a mysterious past, her job is to
escort the newly expired towards the light, battling with the Soul
Hunters who want the freshly dead to help with their own evil purposes
buried in the dark.
When Nora’s charges suddenly become targets,
she realizes that the hunters are after far more than just souls. A
shift in power between good and evil threatens to change everything,
risking the lives of the only family Nora has ever known.
and angry, she’s forced to face the man she once loved - a man who
chose darkness over her - in order to find the answers she needs to stop
the horror from escalating. Yet, while a lost relationship still haunts
her broken heart, a new Warden with secrets of his own will enter the
mix and quickly alter everything Nora believed to be true.
Death is unavoidable…but sometimes, so is love. _____________________________________________________________________
Zee has given up her
entire world to be with David, confident that love and their desire to
be together will overcome all obstacles. But is love enough?
its lustrous surface and dazzling technology, New Earth is full of
challenges, including David's wealthy, powerful and highly competitive
family, whose plans for David's future don't include anyone like Zee.
Zee struggles to adapt to her new life, she must also find a way to
re-establish her career as an Empath and fledgling Diviner. And then
when David vanishes on a mission to Pompeii on the eve of the Vesuvius
eruption, Zee realises that he is in mortal. Will she be able to rescue
him in time?
A remarkably gripping novel about star-crossed love and future life. _____________________________________________________________________
A sexy and swoony new adult romance...
photographer and college senior Jess Leighton desperately needs to
crash the wedding of the year. Snapping just one pic of the A-list
Hollywood couple tying the knot will pay her way through grad school.
But with security tighter than the bride-to-be's corset, she'll need
more than her camera and smarts, she'll need help from her biggest
rival--hot, British, motorcycle-riding William Harrigan, whose sexy
accent can melt the panties off any woman. He’s the last person Jess
should trust, but he's her only ticket in.
William Harrigan wants
one thing – to stay in L.A. past college graduation. With a student
visa set to expire, the clock is ticking. When he lands a gig that pairs
him with the beautiful blond spitfire Jess, he’s scored his best shot
at living out the American dream. Winning her trust would be a whole lot
easier, however, if he didn’t have ulterior motives...
there’s no faking the intense attraction between them. Try as they might
to resist each other, soon sparks are flying, as they devise a plan to
sneak into the ceremony. But when Jess' new celebrity client raises the
stakes, she starts to smell blackmail, and soon she and Will are chasing
down cheating directors, staking out clandestine trysts, and making
fake IDs, all while sneaking scene-stealing kisses and hot nights
The audience loves a happy ending, but in a town where
everyone's acting and no one's playing by the rules, can Jess and
William find their own ever after in time? _____________________________________________________________________
Gargoyles abound in this sexy paranormal novel from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.
prominent art restorer, Felicity is more than game to help a friend
track down an obscure statue in Montreal. But when "Fil" finds it, she’s
taken by surprise at how drawn she is to this statue. Attracted to it
in a way a girl shouldn’t lust for a stone gargoyle, she revists it at
night, longing to feel its embrace. Little does Fil know, her desire for
this stone cold beast is about to heat up a notch.
stone for centuries, Spar has slept, waiting for when a human would need
him. When he is awoken, Spar is taken aback to find that a human female
needs his help. A very sexy woman who’s about to be the victim of a
cultist attack. Saving and leaving her should be no problem. But as more
questions arise, Spar knows that he cannot rest until Fil is safe in
his arms. _____________________________________________________________________
In this captivating
novella, prequel to the upcoming Winterspell, Claire Legrand weaves a
story of magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love.
Rinka is a faery, passionate and powerful, determined to maintain the tenuous peace between faeries and humans.
Alban Somerhart is a human, a reluctant king trapped in an arranged marriage, desperate to prevent war.
Their love could save the kingdom of Cane—or shatter it forever.
entrancing tale sets the stage for the rise of a wicked queen, and the
journey of a lifetime for a human girl named Clara... _____________________________________________________________________
“YOU BE ME...AND I'LL BE YOU.”
spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best
friend since forever. JACK spent it training in “The Cage” with his
tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. By the time middle
school starts, they’re both ready for a change. And just as Jack’s
thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie’s wishing she could be anyone but
Then, BAM! They swap lives—and bodies!
fending off mean girls at sleepover parties while Ellie’s reigning as
the Prince of Thatcher Middle School. As their crazy weekend races
on—and their feelings for each other grow—Ellie and Jack begin to
realize that maybe the best way to learn how to be yourself is to spend a
little time being someone else. _____________________________________________________________________
We all have secrets.
Secrets well buried.
Until we find the one soul who makes the burden of such secrets just that little bit easier to bear.
Lexington "Lexi" Hart is a senior at the University of
Alabama. Surrounded by her best friends, her loving family and having
fulfilled her life-long dream of making the Crimson Tide cheer squad,
everything is going exactly as she always dreamed it would. But beneath
her happy exterior, demons lurk, threatening to jeopardize everything
Lexi has worked to achieve. When events in her life become too much to
cope with, Lexi finds herself spiraling down into the realm of her
biggest fear. Lexi falls hard, victim once again to the only thing that
can destroy her and, on the way, finds herself falling straight into the
dangerous tattooed arms of a guy from the wrong side of the tracks.
Carillo, starting Wide Receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide, must get
picked in this year's NFL draft. He needs it. His brothers need it. Most
importantly, his mother desperately needs it. Brought up in a world
where the poor are forgotten, the sick are left to fend for themselves
and no hero miraculously appears to pull you out of hell, Austin had no
other choice but to make a living on the wrong side of the law—until
football offered Austin the break to get his life back on track. But
when a family tragedy drags him back into the clutches of the gang he
believed he had left far behind, Austin finds himself falling. Falling
back into criminal ways and falling deep into a suffocating darkness.
Until a troubled yet kindred spirit stumbles across his path, where
Austin quickly finds he is falling for a young woman, a young woman who
might just have the power to save him from his worst enemy: himself.
Can two troubled souls find a lasting peace together? Or will they finally succumb to the demons threatening to destroy them? _____________________________________________________________________
She has complete control… and he's determined to take it away
A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton's world is
very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild
ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up
unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy
And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.
Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the
two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…
even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there's
a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise
is between the sheets! _____________________________________________________________________
It only takes a second, a
fraction of a second, to forever change your life. That moment happened
to me years ago. I did something you can’t take back, and I’d do it
again. It’s a secret I’ll take to my grave—which is probably sooner
rather than later—and that’s okay. I live with my choices.
things I’ve learned—bad things happen to good people, life isn’t fair,
and the bad guy doesn’t get the girl. And I’m most definitely the bad
I’ve always made my own decisions. I’ve never apologized
for them, and I never will. Regret is an emotion I’ve never had to face.
Until now. Until her.
She once told me that what I did,
killing people for a living, wasn’t good for my soul. I told her I was
beyond saving. The truth is that I’m not worth saving. Not anymore.
But when I look in her eyes, I wish I was the man she deserves, the man she loves.
My brother. _____________________________________________________________________
Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan
has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only
one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the
daughter of his family's sworn enemy; a man who has sought to destroy
the Callahan's for generations in order to further his own nefarious
agenda. When Amelia put herself on Crowe's side and in Crowe's bed, she
became her father's enemy as well. When Wayne Sorenson escapes capture
both Amelia and Crowe know it is only a matter of time before he
resurfaces to exact his revenge. Now Crowe will claim Amelia in order to
bait a killer and end things once and for all. But can he protect the
woman he can't seem to live without from one of the deadliest enemies he
has ever know? And will he survive it if he can't? _____________________________________________________________________
Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness…
has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except
her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle
of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her
through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an
unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city.
Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what
she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out,
and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to
an arrogant fallen angel.
Can their shaky alliance withstand that
which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces
that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn? _____________________________________________________________________
The living dead are living it up in this hilarious and surprisingly romantic sequel to Eat, Brains, Love, which Kirkus Reviews called “one hell of a road trip...funny, gross, and scary in equal, alternating measures."
and Amanda are in love, on the run—and undead. They've teamed up with
Cass, who’s ditched her former job as shady government psychic
zombie-tracker, and they're headed across the border into Iowa, where
there’s rumored to be a zombie cure.
Armed with a trunk full of
guinea pigs (aka zombie snacks), they're ready to take on the Midwest’s
first undead warlord, the psycho psychic out for their blood, and their
own superawkward love triangle. But the virus is spreading faster than
you can say "zombie apocalypse," and Jake, Amanda, and Cass have to find
the cure—if it even exists—before the whole state of Iowa goes up in
With its heartwarming blend of guts, romance, and
spot-on teen humor, this road trip–ready paperback original is perfect
for fans of Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies and AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Readers will devour Jeff Hart's fresh, funny, and irreverent take on
love and life (well, unlife) in an eat-or-be-eaten world. _____________________________________________________________________
The final book in a romance series set in a “fun, sexy world” (USA TODAY), where paranormals seek love through a dating service called Midnight Liaisons.
is hiding a dark secret from her coworkers at Midnight Liaisons. Every
time she’s sexually attracted to a man, her dragon side breaks through.
Not exactly man-bait! But she needs to lose her virginity before her
twenty-fifth birthday, or she’ll become a dragon forever.
solution? Big, hunky Hugh, the appointed guardian of her chastity. He’s
clearly hot for her, but he has powerful reasons to resist Ryder. Can
temptation—and love—possibly find a way? _____________________________________________________________________
Camden Donati’s life is
exactly the way he likes it. He has a family he adores (even if they
sometimes drive him insane) a career as a romance author that is
skyrocketing and no shortage of women to warm his bed. When he meets a
fellow author with the same sense of humor and views on relationships as
himself, he looks forward to getting under her skin and getting her in
Lily Blackwood has had a rough couple of years and
nothing works out as she expects after she finishes graduate school. On
the verge of unemployment and faced with enormous debts, she takes a
risk and self-publishes her first novel. Suddenly she’s successful and
on her way to reaching her lifelong dream of signing a contract with a
major publishing house. There’s just one large, irritating obstacle:
It isn’t long until the heat of annoyance becomes a
different sort of flame altogether and Lily and Camden’s hearts are on
the line along with their careers. Can these two romance authors stop
sabotaging each other long enough to find a happily ever after of their
own, or will the war of the romances end in destruction (a.k.a.
fighting, biting, name-calling and a deadly game of Icy Hot in the
She's finally doing what she loves; he's doing what sells.
She thinks he's a jerk; he thinks she's a tease.
They have one month and twenty chapters to prove each other wrong.
Who will win a literary battle of the sexes?
He said/she said has never been this devious.
A REPUTATION AT RISKWhat
woman in her right mind would say no to marrying the dashing Duke of
Sedgemoor? Miss Penelope Thorne, that's who. She's known Camden
Rothermere since they were children-and she also knows she'd bring
nothing but scandal to his name.
Cam can hardly believe Penelope
turned down his proposal. But if she wants to run off to the Continent
and set the rumor mill ablaze, he can't stop her. Then her brother's
dying request sends him to bring home the one woman he thought he'd
finally gotten over.
The only way they'll both get back to London
without their reputations in tatters is to pretend they're married
during the journey. That means kissing like they mean it and even
sharing a bed-until it becomes hard to tell where the game ends and true
desire begins... _____________________________________________________________________
GIMMEE A B-R-E-A-K!
school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with
the best of them. But she's paid for all that popularity—her husband's
run off with what's left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo
named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see
some pictures she, well, really shouldn't.
GIMMEE A S-H-O-T!
she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote
cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead,
he's determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But
the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious
curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.
GIMMEE YOUR H-E-A-R-T! _____________________________________________________________________
When Claire Mallory's father leaves, her mom moves them to a new town and into a dilapidated Victorian house.
old house creaks and whistles, and smells well -- like it's been
abandoned for years. But as the nights grow longer and the shadows take
on substance, Claire wonders if the strange sounds and occurrences might
be more than the house showing its age.
Just as things start to
pick up in Claire's love life, her mother becomes possessed. In an
attempt to save her mother and their new home, Claire enlists the help
of two boys, each of whom is interested in Claire for different reasons.
As she chooses one boy over the other, something dangerous is
unleashed, and the spirits make their move.
They aren’t content
to moan and scream inside Claire’s house, or even control her mom. They
want a taste of freedom, and she’s their key to getting it. But is
Claire strong enough to fight off the evil spirits, or will they claim
her and her mom before it's all over? _____________________________________________________________________
When the dead return to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in.
series of grisly thefts have been taking place across the capital:
powerful supernatural artefacts have been stolen, and their warders
murdered. In an atmosphere of mounting panic, a mysterious skull in an
iron box is unearthed in Kensal Green Cemetery.
Witnesses hear it
whispering urgently, but the words cannot be understood. Lockwood &
Co. will have to use all their ingenuity and skill to uncover the
secret of the whispering skull. _____________________________________________________________________
My name is Courtney
Hart, and I'm here to tell you about things that suck. Being born in a
podunk town like Salem, Oregon, for one. Living in a world infested with
zombies? That, too. And the meat heads I go to school with? I think I'd
actually take the undead over them most days. But I have a plan to get
out of here and move to New York. I just have to keep selling Vitamin Z
along with your fries at The Bully Burger. The secret ingredient? Zombie
I've noticed things are getting even worse lately, if
that's even possible. The zombies seem to be getting smarter and faster.
If I can avoid being arrested, eaten by shufflers, or catching the eye
of some stupid boy, I should be able to make it through finals week
still breathing... _____________________________________________________________________