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New Arrivals - Fiction
"Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City, come hell or high water"--From publisher description.
Doling out advice in his Ask Dr. Bob column, Dr. Robert Heller, one of New York City's leading veterinarians who understands animals a lot better than people, believes that he has finally figured out what it takes to thrive in the human world until tragedy strikes.
"It's October 1990. Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He's arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia's revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow. He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one another, no one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them--including Jacob himself."-- From front cover flap.
Ash, Jace, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They?re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Ash, it?s the woman who changes everything he?s ever known about dominance and desire...
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her-her identity, her spirit, her will to live-pay. All Josh Bennett wants is to be left alone, and everyone allows it because they all know his story: each person he loved was taken from his life until at seventeen years old there was no one left. When your name is synonymous with death, people tend to give you your space. Everyone except Nastya, a new girl in town who won't go away until she's insinuated herself into every aspect of his life.
When Lainie Davis--on the run from a past she hopes to escape--finds herself stranded in Last Chance, New Mexico, she is drawn in to the drama of small-town life, and is surprised by how much she welcomes the change.
After an accident, renowned translator Hanne Schubert loses the ability to speak her native language. Speaking only Japanese, she leaves for Japan where she is forced to reexamine her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter, after a Japanese novelist accuses her of sabotaging his work.
Sharing a long-time best friendship with a married sex addict, Charlie, a mild-mannered children's book author and faithful husband, tentatively asks his friend to introduce him to a more exciting life and triggers a profound sequence of events.
Lady Serena Carlow's eccentric father has left her guardianship to the Marquis of Rotherham, who has complete control over her. She is displeased to say the least, but when she spends time with the Marquis, she can't help but wonder if her feelings are those of sheer aggravation or if they are of a more tender nature.
Hope Tantry and her friends, Anna Page and Julie, discover astonishing secrets about Hope's identity while perusing coded journals, puzzle boxes, and other artifacts in a Lake District cabin Hope's mother used as a literary retreat.
Reunited by the unexpected death of their family matriarch in the spring of 1994, the Cole family struggles for privacy and stability in the wake of local scandals, a love triangle and a 1960s sexual self-help book that reveals shattering secrets.
Winning a million-dollar dream home in a television sweepstakes, Janey leaves her aunt's house and embarks on a trip to her new hometown only to meet a fellow prize contender, a down-on-her-luck neighbor who shares her name.
Something to Hide? Seven years ago, wealthy sheriff Nathan Battle proposed to his pregnant girlfriend. But Amanda Altman ripped out his heart, left town-and suffered a miscarriage. Now she's back and Nathan has to get over her once and for all. But his plan to seduce her, say goodbye forever and focus on his job isn't working too well. Upon returning to gossipy Royal, Texas, Amanda's determined not to show Nathan how much she still loves him. Yet resisting the gorgeous lawman is impossible. Especially when she discovers she's pregnant with his child...again.
"Four women navigate twists and turns in Manhattan"-- Provided by publisher.
Justin is from a family of successful property developers. Phoebe has come to China buoyed with hope, but her dreams are shattered within hours as the job she has come for seems never to have existed. Gary is a successful pop artist, but his fans and marketing machine disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui has businesses that are going well but must make decisions about her life. And then there is Walter, the shadowy billionaire, ruthless and manipulative, ultimately alone in the world.
Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure.
Jenna has planned her wedding according to the wishes of her late mother, who left behind the Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. "Hors d'oeuvres: nothing with spinach (it gets stuck in teeth) and no smoked salmon (bad breath). Readings: If you use Corinthians 13, you will hear a collective groan. Your father: please make sure he has a clean white handkerchief. He will need it." Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful Nantucket wedding that will unite the Carmichael and Graham families -- but instead, things are falling apart.
The author, who began sharing his open letters to his noisy upstairs neighbors (two impossibly ditzy single women in their twenties) on Twitter, breaks out of the 140-character limit and imagines what would happen if he put the wisdom of these girls to the test.
The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing. She has done a lot of thinking, but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. The hospital clears her of head injury, so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview, Amy is not quite herself. The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing, and life. Her bizarre interview was interpreted as the rambling of a true genius. But all that really happened was: Amy fell down! The next thing she knows, friends and fans are coming out of the woodwork. Suddenly Amy is on radio shows, keynoting a major publishing event, and guiding a local writers' retreat. But the strangest thing of all: Amy starts to write. Readers witness Amy confront her past and present, and choose to take down the walls she so carefully wrote up around her. This novel is a mirror into today's publishing world, a humorous roman-a-clef about a bitterly uninspired writer who decides to change her life after a freak accident.
"Everywhere newly-promoted Sarah Gilchrist looks, unsettling things are happening. A Wicker Man is burned on the beach at dawn with a body inside; a painting titled The Devil's Altar is stolen from the Brighton Museum; a vicar who casts out demons goes missing; and a rare medieval manuscript of the occult Key of Solomon is stolen from the Jubilee Library. Then Gilchrist's flatmate, Kate Simpson, discovers that acts of sacrilege and grave robbing have been routinely taking place in Brighton and the surrounding villages. And ex-Chief Constable Bob Watts is puzzling over inscriptions in his late father's books. Specifically, books by occult writers Dennis Wheatley, Colin Pearson - and the feared Aleister Crowley, cremated in Brighton in 1947. Old religion and New Age collide and the body count mounts as the Devil's Moon slowly rises"--From publisher description.
When CEO Nathaniel West, a skilled dominant, is looking for a new submissive, Abby King agrees to play the part and although Abby finds fulfillment in her new experiences, she realizes that Nathaniel can only remain cold and distant.
Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish, to find the hometown boy she once loved and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiancé for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may not be enough.
Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that?s all changed. Micah?s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about ?zombie disease.? Anita makes her living off of zombies, but these aren?t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes. Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn?t know.
After a car crash leaves their friend Marcus dead and his wife Sarah in a coma, Ana and James are shocked to discover that they have become the legal guardians of a 2 1/2-year-old, Finn. Finn's crash-landing in their lives throws into high relief deeply rooted, and sometimes long-hidden, truths about themselves, both individually and as a couple.