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by Jason ParentFate in plain sight. Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide. In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturb... more
by Peter Von ShollyPETE VON SHOLLY'S HISTORY OF MONSTERS is a study in words and pictures on the creation and evolution of monsters in cultures the world over. It covers a chronological progression of images and names from mythology and folklore through fiction, animation, movies, cryptozoology. Pete is the author and illustrator. The book features over 1100 different monsters in full color. Entertaining and informative with genuine history and information on the phenomenon of "monsters"; what they, why we make th... more
by Erika BergBearing witness to the real-life stories of children forced to flee violent conflict and persecution in their native land, Forced to Flee: Visual Stories by Refugee Youth from Burma illustrates how a single narrative image can tell the story of a thousand words while building bridges of understanding. This poignant, timely and visually-arresting book honors the stories of refugees denied their rights, stories of trauma, resilience, courage, perseverance and irrepressible hope. In Forced to Flee,... more
by Robin LamontOn a rare vacation out west, animal rights investigator Jude Brannock fulfills a lifelong dream of seeing wolves in the wild. The wonder of the moment is shattered when she learns that a wildlife trapper has been murdered and the main suspect is an ALF member and a man she once loved. Jude’s search for the real killer takes her undercover where she collides with a government agency that is methodically destroying the wildlife she is determined to protect.
by Jennifer KlathPeter the Slug has a dream. An impossible dream. He wants to run in the Great Forest Race. But slugs always finish last. Everyone says so.
by Karen Kincy
Sometimes escape is impossible. Sometimes love isn’t enough.
1913. Christmas Eve. Ardis hardly expects a quiet holiday with Wendel, between fleeing Constantinople and hiding from an ancient society of assassins. And they owe a debt to a certain archmage.
In Königsberg, Prussia, they work with Konstantin on the next evolution of Project Lazarus. Wendel once called Königsberg home, the city now besieged by the Russians and their clockwork en... more
by Mary Hamer
Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction, Kipling & Trix tells the story of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, and his sister Trix, as they grow up.
Both mean to be writers, both are looking for love but they are hampered by the bitter legacy of their childhood. Not quite six, Rudyard and his little sister, Trix, just three, had been left behind in Southsea by their parents when they went back to India. The children found themselves abandoned to the power of a foster mother det... more
by Becky DoughtyJuliette Gustafson is heart-broken after waiting nearly ten years for a proposal from her boyfriend that never came. Determining she isn’t “getting over Mike” quickly enough, her three younger sisters come up with The Monday ManDates; an intervention plan requiring Juliette to endure what turns out to be a series of remarkably disastrous blind dates. Between TheraPaul, Frisky Frank, TAZ the rock star, and the stoic Tim Larsen, the Monday ManDates are doomed from the start. Then there’s Victor Ja... more
by Linda Watkins
A young woman, searching for answers ….
A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten ….
What secrets lie buried?
What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island's pristine exterior?
Come back … back to the mythos, passion, and magic ….
RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND!
From multiple award-winning author, Linda Watkins, comes the eagerly-awaited s... more
by Barbara ValentinMattie Ross is probably the last person who should be doling out good counsel to anyone on anything. Still smarting after being left at the altar two years earlier, she is strapped with debt, has sworn off men, routinely buries herself in her work and despite her well-proportioned figure, remains haunted by childhood taunts of "Fatty Mattie." But to her publisher at the Chicago Gazette, and readers, she is their latest advice columnist, The Plate Spinner, a self-assured working parent to adorabl... more
by Chuck BrightGoshena: Queen of the Big In-Betweena addresses questions of death and the afterlife with jest and satire, proposing alternative views on a subject that is often taboo. This surrealistic story features Goshena, hired to greet the newly deceased. Volatile and unpredictable, she has no qualms about throwing dissident arrivals to Jingles, her giant soul-eating frog. Goshena’s most recent assignment is to welcome Soul #24 (the number inscribed on his morgue drawer), a recalcitrant soul who refuses... more
by Danielle Brooks
Good Decisions…Most of the Time is an adventure into the foundations of nutrition and the inner workings of your body, where even the smallest change can bring about a dramatic shift in how you look and feel. From the psychology of food to nutritional nuggets, Good Decisions will guide you down your own hallway of life, increase your ability to self-govern effectively around food, and teach you how to be in tune with your body and what it needs.
What You Will Learn:... more
by Jessica LoureyThe Catalain women have always lived on the margins of society, both adored and feared for their magical gifts. There is Ursula Catalain, content to concoct spells in her garden cottage and sleep with other women's husbands until the ghost of the man she murdered when she was 12 appears at her door. Jasmine, Ursula's daughter, wants no part of her family's infamous magic. Once believed to be the most powerful of the Catalains, she foreswore her gift years before to bury a shameful secret. Katrin... more
by Jeanna Kunce
Darien is a creative ten-year-old girl who wishes to escape her dull and predictable life. She loves to read, draw, and daydream, despite her parents’ efforts to teach her to be practical. But when a stormy day brings Darien together with her peculiar neighbor, strange things begin to happen.
Miss Mildred–or Miss Mildew, as she is called behind her back–lives across the street from Darien. Old-fashioned and stern, Miss Mildred agrees to babysit Darien for the day and shares her secret b... more
by John DarrinAl Qaeda in North America steals a huge supply of radioactive cesium and plans a deadly July 4th fireworks display over 12 American cities. But they can’t do it alone. With America’s national security forces focused on Islamic terrorists, AQNA forges an unlikely alliance – the White Aryan Resistance – to carry out the cataclysmic scheme in total secrecy. Cal Bellotta, a terror expert, and Ray Nassiri, an American Muslim and government computer genius, form a partnership that frustrates and insp... more
by Peter GallagherRequiem for Rosco is a complex murder mystery set in Chicago. It gives readers a gritty, poignant tour of the city, navigating from the Gold Coast to the housing projects, and ultimately to the financial center on LaSalle Street. It is as much an intimate love story as it is a mystery. Gallagher's quick-cut pacing is a grabber, keeping three distinctive male characters and equally strong female characters in balance. The multiple viewpoints of this ambitious literary architecture allow Gallagher... more