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  • Kaylie Newell

    A journalist stumbles onto the story of a lifetime ... and finds herself falling in danger. When naive young reporter Jessica Brady is kidnapped and held for ransom by the head of an illegal dog-fighting organization, undercover police officer Ian Cole realizes he's got his hands full. He's on the verge of busting the ring when he's assigned to babysit her, which isn't an easy feat. She's neurotic, feisty, and also happens to be scared to death of dogs. Now he has to figure out a way to get them both out alive. Jessica has no idea the thug she's becoming attracted to is actually a cop, but it's clear he's not like the rest of the men in the organization. Particularly Albert Mancini, the...read more

  • Eileen Watkins

    Cassie's good friend Dawn is part of an organization that's trying to protect a colony of stray cats on the property of a condo community in Chadwick, New Jersey. The residents have gotten their backs up over the cat invasion, and Dawn has come to Cassie's grooming and boarding shop, Cassie's Comfy Cats, to ask for her help in talking sense to them. Not everyone's against the cats. Eccentric Sabrina Ward feeds them and has even created makeshift shelters for them in the nearby woods, infuriating her neighbors. Following a heated community meeting-in which Cassie and Dawn come up with a proposal-Sabrina's body is found in the woods. The police are calling her death an accident, but Cassie...read more

  • Linda Lafferty

    From the bestselling author of The Bloodletter’s Daughter comes a historical novel about a defiant seventeenth-century artist who dared to feed her passions and explore the limitless possibilities of art. Born in the bustling artist quarter of Rome, Artemisia, daughter of renowned painter Orazio Gentileschi, is unavoidably drawn into a profession unheard of for women. With an innate grasp of color, light, and composition, and inspired by the mercurial Caravaggio, the fiery Artemisia embraces her calling with a precocious brilliance. But as a young woman, she also finds herself oppressed by a powerful patriarchy, and she is forced to endure emotional and physical abuse at the hands...read more

  • Debra Meller

    One horrific crime. One missing suspect. When an officer is called to a house, he discovers a chilling and bizarre crime scene. Sitting at a dining room table, as if enjoying their evening meal, he finds the decomposing bodies of an entire family. Each one murdered and posed like mannequins. The only person missing from the disturbing scene is the family maid, Elizabeth. Detective Richard Crombie is assigned the case but after weeks of pressure and no results, he reluctantly requests the help of criminal psychiatrist, Doctor Killam, who once worked with Scotland Yard. But who did kill the family? Does Elizabeth hold the key to the violent mystery? While the Detective and the Doctor...read more

  • Stacey Kade

    Caroline Sands has never been good at making friends, and her parents' divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn't help-being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with. But now that it's time for Caroline to go off to college, she wants nothing more than to leave that all behind and build something real. However, when her mother discovers the truth, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: prove that you can thrive and make friends of the nonfictional variety or live at...read more

  • Emily R. King

    In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen's rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers. Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda's troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she's in exile. But she isn't alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah's son, who has promised Deven's freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable...read more

  • Emily B. Martin

    The epic fantasy adventure begun in Sunshield races to its thrilling conclusion in this imaginative finale in which the fate of four extraordinary young people—and their nations—will be decided. When their hopes for ending Moquoia’s brutal system of bondage are crushed, unlikely allies Lark and Veran are forced to flee into the harsh desert. With no weapons or horses, they must make their way to safety across the 50-mile expanse of waterless plains known as the water scrape. It is an odyssey filled with unexpected dangers that challenge even a skilled outlaw like Lark—though the farther they travel, the more she wonders if she even fits the fearsome title of the...read more

  • Robin Perini

    Forgotten secrets. Forgotten lies. A family legacy…A determined killer. On the outskirts of Singing River, Wyoming, a couple dies in a fire that ravages their remote mountain home. Everyone believes it’s a tragic accident—except FBI profiler Riley Lambert. She isn’t convinced, and neither is her fiancé, ex-Navy SEAL turned sheriff Thayne Blackwood. When they discover that the couple’s daughter is missing, Riley’s dark memories of her own sister’s kidnapping ratchet up the urgency to find the girl—before it’s too late. Racing through a maze of deceit and a buried past, the pair find themselves under attack from an unknown...read more

  • Robin Perini

    At age ten, Riley Lambert watched helplessly as her sister was abducted from her bedroom. Fifteen years later, she's channeled the pain of her past into a career as an FBI profiler. Riley devotes her life to bringing violent criminals to justice...and secretly uses government resources to search for her sister, who was never found. When Riley gets a call from the only man who's ever swept her off her feet with a killer two-step and dangerous smile-ex-Navy SEAL Thayne Blackwood of Singing River, Wyoming-it stirs up dark memories. Thayne's sister, Cheyenne, has been kidnapped. There are no leads, and the only witness is the victim's Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother. Desperate to find...read more

  • Carrie Stuart Parks

    “I love Carrie Stuart Parks’s skill in writing characters with hysterical humor, unwitting courage and page-turning mystery. I hope my readers won’t abandon me completely when they learn about her!” —Terri Blackstock, USA TODAY bestselling author of If I Run, If I’m Found, and If I Live An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II’s most dangerous secrets—a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden. After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she’s an...read more

  • Carrie Stuart Parks

    FBI-certified forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks infuses her real-life expertise into her award-winning suspense novels. Evelyn McTavish’s world came crashing down with the suicide of her fiancé. As she struggles to put her life back together and make a living from her art, she receives a call that her dog is about to be destroyed at the pound. Except she doesn’t own a dog. The shelter is adamant that the microchip embedded in the canine with her name and address makes it hers. Evelyn recognizes the dog as one owned by archaeologist John Coyote because she was commissioned to draw the two of them. The simple solution is to return the dog to his owner—but she...read more

  • Fum

    Adam Rapp

    Over seven feet tall and with a newfound ability to sense future events, Corinthia Bledsoe is far more than just another Midwestern high-school junior; she's a force of nature. When she predicts with terrifying accuracy the outcome of a tornado that will hit her school, leaving a cow standing midcourt in the Lugo Memorial gymnasium, Corinthia finds herself at the epicenter of another kind of storm entirely. And as things get stranger and stranger-both in her small town and her own home-lives start to intersect in ways even Corinthia can't...read more

  • Pam Brondos

    Years before, a gateway opened between their world and ours. Sending one young woman through may be the key to survival for the kingdom of Fourline.Strapped for cash, college student Natalie Barns agrees to take a job at a costume shop. Sure, Estos—her classmate who works in the shop—is a little odd, but Nat needs the money for her tuition.Then she stumbles through the mysterious door behind the shop—and her entire universe transforms.Discovering there’s far more to Estos than she ever imagined, Nat gets swept up in an adventure to save his homeland, an incredible world filled with decaying magic, deadly creatures, and a noble resistance of exiled warriors battling...read more

  • David Hulegaard

    This is a special audio-only production! Turn down the lights. Let a candle flicker in the dark. Curl up for some spooky tales about ghosts and things unseen. This creepy collection of stories includes classic and modern spins on stories of the dead. There are tales of haunted houses, and haunted individuals. Of places that are beyond the realm of the ordinary. And, of course, the things that go bump in the night. Written by eleven talented writers and performed by engaging narrators. Stories include: "The House" by Tanya Eby. "Performed by Rhett Samuel Price. "She is by the Window" by Anthony Addis. Performed by Marni Coleman. "The Rabbit Hole" by Jack Soren. Performed by Hillary...read more

  • Leah Montgomery

    Emma's life isn't nearly as perfect as she thought. In fact, it's a house of cards, and it's getting ready to come tumbling down. A frightened woman in need of help shows up at her door. Emma leaves the room and, when she returns, the woman and her child are gone. There is no evidence that they were there, but Emma knows what she saw. Doesn't she? She might've been able to convince her friends and family, and even herself, of the truth if that had been the only incident. But it wasn't. It was only the first. In a few short weeks, Emma goes from belle of the ball to social outcast. Everyone in her life thinks she's crazy. And they might not be wrong. The Kramers have a secret after...read more

  • Janci Patterson

    In this stand-alone sequel to The Extra, Anna-Marie has never wanted to find love-but love's about to find her. Anna-Marie Halsey loves her job as a regular on the soap opera Southern Heat almost as much as she loves living the LA lifestyle: clubbing and partying and casually dating gorgeous men-most recently powerhouse agent Josh Rios. When Anna-Marie starts feeling more-than-casual about Josh-her signature cue to break things off-she finds a much-needed excuse to get away: a family reunion in small-town Wyoming. In Wyoming, Anna-Marie remembers why she's spent years avoiding her crazy family and claustrophobic hometown-and her ex-boyfriend, up-and-coming rock musician Shane...read more

  • Gail Giles

    Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. Thrown together as roommates, the two girls realize that, despite their doubts, they just might be able to help each other move forward. “A blunt, honest, and absorbing story…Rewarding and powerful.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Compelling, engaging, and raw.” —Booklist (starred review) “There is humor and heart throughout.…A powerful novel.” —School Library Journal (starred...read more

  • Alex Flinn

    Perfect for fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and To All the Boys I've Loved Before, this compelling contemporary novel is from Alex Flinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly. Four girls. One unforgettable July. Britta is the bubbly drama queen. She needs to get away—and a peaceful cabin in the woods sounds like the perfect escape. Meredith is the overachiever. She’s spent her entire life preparing for college, but at what cost? Now she’s wondering if that’s all there is. Kate is the reluctant socialite. She’s searching for a reason to begin again after fleeing her small Georgia town—and a shameful family secret. Spider is...read more

  • Jennifer Dornbush

    Amber Hill never imagined she would find herself a war widow and single mom. She feels robbed and is angry at God, and she doesn’t know how to help her nine-year-old daughter, Bree, through her grief. Where, Amber wonders, are the Sunday dinners, the picnics, the bike rides, the time together they should be enjoying as a family? Instead, Amber is left with a folded flag and an empty heart. Cody Jackson has a death wish. Or at least that’s what his manager thinks as Cody pushes his race car and his luck in every competition. Is he hiding something by tempting death and destruction on the track? When Cody encourages Bree to join in a derby car race for local youth, she finds a way to...read more

  • Chelsea Bieker

    'Chelsea Bieker's Godshot is an absolute masterpiece. A truly epic journey through girlhood, divinity, and the blood that binds and divides us, it is a feminist magnum opus of this, or any, time. Bieker is a pitch-perfect ventriloquist of extraordinary talent and ferocity. Imagine if Annie Proulx wrote something like White Oleander crossed with Geek Love or Cruddy, and then add cults, God, motherhood, girlhood, class, deserts, witches, the divinity of women . . . Terrifying, resplendent, and profoundly moving, this book will leave you changed.' —T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls Drought has settled on the town of Peaches, California. The area of the...read more