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  • Patty Blount

    Some girls say no. Some boys don't listen. When Grace meets Ian, she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses Zac, the town golden boy, of rape, everyone turns against her. Ian wouldn't be the first to call her a slut and a liar. Except Ian doesn't reject her. He's the one person who looks past the taunts and the names and the tough-girl act to see the real Grace. He's the one who gives her the courage to fight back. He's also Zac's best...read more

  • Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs-they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken-imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Nothing has gone right for Conryu Koda since learning he's a wizard. On his first day at The North American Alliance's Arcane Academy he's greeted by protestors and pelted with tomatoes. On the second day he nearly dies in a magical ritual. It's all downhill from there. With enemies around every corner, not to mention a crazy professor, will Conryu even make it to winter break? Conryu's journey down the wizard's path continues in the thrilling second book of the Aegis of Merlin urban fantasy...read more

  • Travis Langley

    Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Featuring cast & crew interviews, this collection examines issues at the heart and soul of Supernatural's heroes and foes (fans, too): ●The role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives. ●The importance of music to the narrative. ●What motivates someone to hunt monsters and why we want to believe in magic. ●How angels relate to humanity and what that has to do with real intergroup conflict. ●How people can...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    A bodyguard . . . really? Sentinel city is quickly recovering from the events of the month earlier. Conryu Koda, the world's only male wizard, and, many would say, savior of the city, is enjoying the last few days of his summer vacation. His enjoyment comes to a screeching halt when he gets a call from Orin Kane, the chief of the city's Department of Magic. Conryu arrives at the Department and is introduced to the stunning Anya Kazakov. She has information the Department wants and he's the price. Conryu agrees to protect her, not realizing what he's getting into. Wrath of the Dragon Czar is a world-spanning adventure that'll take Conryu from the relative safety of the academy to the...read more

  • Suzanne Palmer

    From acclaimed short-fiction star Suzanne Palmer comes an action-packed sci-fi caper that launches a high-stakes space adventure trilogy. Fergus Ferguson, repo-man, has one job: find the spacecraft Venetia’s Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. Finding Gilger in the farthest corner of human-inhabited space, a gas-giant harvesting colony called Cernee, was easy. The hard part will be getting past a field of space mines, hacking into the Sword’s compromised AI, and fighting a crew of hostile enemies to take control of the ship. But when a cable car explosion launches Cernee into a civil war, Fergus finds himself caught in the...read more

  • Roland Smith

    Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old riverman, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn't imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory-beyond chasing down rats. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is just setting off on his landmark search for the Northwest Passage, and he takes Seaman along. Sharing the curiosity and strength of spirit of his new master, Seaman proves himself a valuable companion at every turn. Part history, part science-and adventure through and through-The Captain's Dog is the carefully researched, thrilling tale of America's greatest journey of discovery, as seen through the...read more

  • Mathew Miller

    Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect when expecting! In today's world, men are more involved in their wives' pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-on guide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotional aspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, such as setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care of your newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time to break the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives, this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect during the first six months, such as how to change diapers...read more

  • Johnny B. Truant

    Death Has a Whole New Appetite. When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn't make fun of him, it's just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire. And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it's just Reginald's further bad luck that he wakes to discover he's become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever created ... doomed to 'heal' to his corpulent self for all of eternity. But as Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire (too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead), he...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    What happens when opposites attract from warring packs? Peyton Collier is unhappy in her life. She's watched as her sisters found their mates and dreams of the day it will finally happen to her. But when she meets Oliver, the swoon-worthy bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, all she can do is faint, then crawl in a hole to die of embarrassment. Oliver Smith has enough to worry about and doesn't need or want the complications of a new mate. He's still adjusting to his new role as a single dad and doing everything in his power to just get his younger brothers through high school. Being a Larken wolf comes with its own stereotypes but being a half-breed puts Oliver at the bottom of the...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Shelby Collier and Benjamin Shay were best friends growing up. They dreamed of being lifelong mates. Even through the awkward middle school years and into high school it was always Shelby and Ben. The night before he left for boot camp, Ben broke the news that he had joined the military. There was no warning or discussions, he simply turned his back and walked away from Collier with no plans on ever returning. That was nine years ago. Shelby held on to Ben all these years, writing to him every day to try to fill the void he left behind in her heart. With the encouragement of her sisters, she's finally ready to face the truth. Ben is never coming home. It's time to let go and move on with...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Love takes time, patience, and work. A true mate doesn't mean true love. From the time she was a little girl, Mary loved Jason. He was her knight in shining armor. Her first crush. Her first kiss. Her first everything, until he broke her heart and she vowed to hate him for a thousand lifetimes. Jason is the future Alpha of Westin Pack. As an only child, he's under extraordinary pressure to find his one true mate and carry on his family's legacy. When he returns home from college after years away, he finds her in a pup he had always been protective of and attracted to, despite their age differences. Now, Jason knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it, but Mary carries...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Karis Begay is the only surviving heir to the Begay wolves of the Alaskan Pack. Someday she will take her place as Pack Mother, which is a lifelong burden she has always carried with pride. It kept her isolated from others and hesitant to let anyone close to her. As she enters her freshman year at Archibald Reynolds College, no one knows who she is or who she is destined to become. It's a chance at a fresh start, and just maybe . . . the beginning of something new. Damon Rossi has been on his own, torn between two packs, most of his life. His true family was found in his brothers of Delta Omega Gamma. Sadness and depression loom over him as he faces his senior year not ready to move on to...read more

  • Hank Green

    Who has the right to change the world forever?  How will we live online?  How do we find comfort in an increasingly isolated world?   The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While the robots were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction with only their presence. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl’s path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories.    Months later, April’s friends are trying to find their footing in a post-Carl world. Andy has picked...read more

  • Daniel Hill

    Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: 'Daniel, you may be white, but don't let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins. So it would be a really good idea for you to learn about your culture.' Confused and unsettled by this encounter, Hill began a journey of understanding his own white identity. Today he is an active participant in addressing and confronting racial and systemic injustices. And in this compelling and timely book, he shows you the seven stages to expect on your own path to cultural awakening. It's crucial to understand both...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    With magic, nothing's impossible. Everyone knew it was impossible for men to do magic, until it happened. Conryu Koda in a young man of modest ambition. All he wants is to work on bikes and practice Kung Fu. His modest dreams die on the day of The Testing when it's revealed he has wizard potential. When the Department of Magic announces that a male wizard has been found it draws the attention of the Le Fay Society, a radical group of wizards that view men as little better than animals and Conryu as an abomination. The Society will stop at nothing to see Conryu...read more

  • James E. Wisher

    Death gathers in the shadow of the floating island. Conryu returns home after an eventful first year at school, eager for a quiet summer vacation with his best friends. Unfortunately, it is not to be. Just days after he arrives home, the Le Fay Society broadcasts its demands and his life is at the top of the list. Conryu soon finds himself on the run from the police and the only way to save himself is to hunt down those threatening the city himself. Can Conryu and his friends defeat the cunning Lady Raven before she unleashes a horde of shadow beasts on the...read more

  • Clint Edwards

    Marriage and Kids are No Joke He may not win Father of the Year, but Clint Edwards has won the hearts of thousands-including the New York Times, Scary Mommy, and Good Morning America-thanks to his candor and irreverence when it comes to raising kids, being married, and learning from his mistakes. Clint has three children: Tristan (the know it all), Norah (the snarky princess), and Aspen (the worst roommate ever). He describes parenting as 'a million different gears turning in a million different directions, all of them covered in sour milk.' In this inspiring and unconventional book of essays, he sheds light on the darker yet hilarious side of domestic life. Owning up to all his mishaps...read more

  • Julie Trettel

    Bran is filled with hate and anger over the deaths of his parents and willingly accepts a mission to avenge them. The mission is simple: 1. Go undercover as a rogue shifter looking for work 2. Infiltrate Collier Pack knowing their close ties to Westin Pack 3. When the opportunity arises . . . Kill Kelsey Westin His mission is sealed by a blood oath forged by a powerful witch. He's prepared for every possible scenario-except her. Ruby has watched as one by one her sisters find their true mates. They've fought the calling and she's seen first-hand what an unresolved bond does to a person. Vowing never to do that to herself, when she stumbles across a handsome stranger squatting on Collier...read more

  • Tricia Barr

    Fans of Harry Potter and Twilight, get ready for a world unlike any other! A secret school for shape shifters, a monarchy of vampires determined to exterminate them and take over the world, and a coalition of human hunters dedicated to protecting the world from both. Rule #1: Never go out after dark. Rule #2: Never go into large bodies of water. Rule #3: Stay off of social media. Myreen didn't think breaking one rule, just once, would lead to the death of her mother. And she never expected to learn she was a mermaid shifter, or that her mother was killed by vampires. Whisked away in the middle of the night for her own safety, Myreen finds herself in a secret school for shifters. With...read more