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  • Charles Waters

    Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse. In 1860, long after the United States outlawed the importation of enslaved laborers, 110 men, women and children from Benin and Nigeria were captured and brought to Mobile, Alabama aboard a ship called Clotilda. Their journey includes the savage Middle Passage and being hidden in the swamplands along the Alabama River before being secretly parceled out to various plantations, where they made desperate attempts to maintain both their culture and also fit into the place of captivity to which they'd been delivered. At the end of the Civil War, the...read more

  • Carl T. Bergstrom

    Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data.   Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of...read more

  • Carl T. Bergstrom

    Brought to you by Penguin. We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we? A spotter's guide to bullshit in the wild from two brilliantly contrarian scientists The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and statistician Jevin West show that calling bullshit is...read more

  • Natalie Wrye

    In Manhattan, what I did to Jesse Somerset was mine. Five years ago, I spent the night with my brother's best friend. Only my brother doesn't know it. Now he's back in my life...and in need of a phony wife. And I know I'm going to sin again... The third full-length standalone novel in the Manhattan Nights series is a brother's best friend/forbidden romance full of humor, suspense, and plenty of...read more

  • Natalie Wrye

    Today, I broke that vow. In my defense...I never thought I'd see him again. But when my first night in NYC doesn't go as planned, I find myself walking into his tattoo shop, the memory of our lost romance still singed on my skin. Brett Jackson is trouble. And I know it. I follow all the rules. He breaks them. He's forbidden-all wrong for me. I just wish crossing the line with him didn't feel so right. This newly revised and extended version of the first full-length standalone novel in the Manhattan Nights series is a best friend's brother/second-chance romance with humor, suspense, and plenty of...read more

  • Natalie Wrye

    I walked away from my billion-dollar inheritance. But I guess I didn't walk far enough... because yesterday my inheritance came back to me. In order to claim it, I need to find a fake fiancée to satisfy my family's demands. That's where my tyrannical, uptight boss Nancy comes in-a royal pain in the seat of the secondhand jeans I've worn since the day I became her bartender. The truth is I've been lying for seven years. I figure I can lie for one more weekend. But what I can't lie about is how I've started to see the usually buttoned-up Nancy in a whole new light-how I've started to notice how sexy she is out of those overly prim pencil skirts and how much I want to rub my fingers over her...read more

  • Liz Parker

    The richly atmospheric and luminous debut about three generations of women whose magic is as much a part of life as love, death, and the rich, dark earth beneath their feet--perfect for fans of Practical Magic and Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe.  There’s something magical about Yarrow, Kentucky. The three empathic witches of the Haywood family are known for their shadow garden—from strawberries that taste like chocolate to cherry tomatoes imbued with the flavors of basil and oregano. Their magic can cure any heartache, and the fruits of their garden bring a special quality to the local bourbon distillery. On one day every year, a shot of Bonner bourbon will make...read more

  • Anna Durand

    Cold days. Steamy nights. It must be the holidays in the Highlands. When an American ex-Marine falls for a Scottish lass, the sparks are explosive. But Gavin Douglas botches his proposal, leaving Jamie MacTaggart hurt and angry. So she makes a different offer: sizzling sex with no strings and no intimacy. He'll do anything to get her back, even accept her crazy proposition, because he hasn't traveled halfway around the world to give up without a fight. Five years ago, Jamie gave up her family and her beloved homeland to satisfy a man, only to wind up humiliated and alone. She vowed never to repeat that mistake. When Gavin offers her a credit card instead of a ring, after eighteen...read more

  • Tao Wong

    A supernatural slice of life as a gamer is given everything he could wish for - magic, a status screen and supernatural organizations after his ring of wishes. Henry Tsien never expected the briefcase he purchased to change his life forever. The avid gamer is given an opportunity to make his dreams comes true by a trapped jinn, and it only required a single wish. Gifted the ability to cast magic and the innate knowledge real Magicians have to study to earn, Henry must make do with his new chance at life. Starting out as a Level 1 Mage with a status screen only he can see, Henry must learn the hidden secrets and histories of the supernatural world. All the while, he'll have to deal with...read more

  • Anna Durand

    One sizzling night. A lifetime of consequences. In college, Rae Everhart had her future mapped out — until one night of forbidden passion with her much-older professor cost her everything. Iain MacTaggart abandoned Rae, never knowing he'd given her a daughter. Thirteen years later, he storms back into her life. His easy smile tempts her, but his sensual seduction may be her undoing. Iain MacTaggart knows he can't win Rae with sweet words and apologies. To earn back her trust, he'll rely on the one thing he does best — pleasuring a woman. He abandoned Rae once, but he won't repeat that mistake. Still, hot sex and secrets don't mix. And his darkest mistakes may be coming back to...read more

  • Cara Bastone

    Some people change your life Others change your heartNewly widowed dad Sebastian Dorner was unraveling at the edges—until his son’s teacher, Via DeRosa, threw him a lifeline. Now, two years later, they reconnect at Matty’s new school, and an inconvenient but unmistakable jolt of attraction crackles between them. But why does the first person to spark with Sebastian in years have to be a millennial? Is twentysomething Via really too young for him or does fortysomething Sebastian just feel too damn old? A former foster kid, Via’s finally forged the stable life she’s always dreamed of—new job, steady income, no drama. The last thing she needs are rumors about her and a single...read more

  • Freya Barker

    Returning home to Grand Junction would not have been Rosie Perkins’ first choice, but with her mother no longer able to take care of herself, it’s the only one she has. As is working the night shift at a local hotel to bring in a much-needed income.  Rosie juggles to keep all the pieces of her life together and has no room to add anything more. One morning after a long shift, when she witnesses a hotel guest crash into a dumpster, her careful control starts to unravel. Security specialist, Jake Hutchinson, has his hands full protecting the arrogant lead actor of a movie being filmed in town. Since the production company and crew arrived at the hotel, the entitled star has been...read more

  • Aaron P. Dworkin

    In The Entrepreneurial Artist: Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives, Aaron Dworkin offers an engaging, practical guide to achieving artistic fulfillment, both personally and professionally. Based on the accomplishments of Shakespeare, Mozart, and several contemporary creatives, these lessons will help you realize your goals—no matter your medium. Among those Dworkin personally interviewed for this book are Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels, Tony-award winning choreographer Bill T. Jones, Grammy award-winning musician Wynton Marsalis, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others. The stories of these twelve remarkable individuals come alive with lessons of love, loss,...read more

  • Faleena Hopkins

    He was the perfection she loved to hate. ✨✨✨✨✨ 'Hot, enemies to lovers romance.' - U.S.A., Violin Vixen Blog BOOK 4 - JASON Right in the middle of six brothers, that's me and my twin. But as much as Justin and I look alike, we're different. I want the dream - wife, ton of kids, dogs, career success from producing music hits my whole life. Who better to do that with than a pop star with the voice of an angel? Only trouble is her snarky, short, curvy assistant (and best friend) is always up my a$$. So why am I starting to like it a little too much when she makes my life a...read more

  • Faleena Hopkins

    He was a man in need of a miracle. A stand-alone Christmas MC Romance novella with spice. HONEY BADGER: In late December, a shiny black Harley Davidson takes an unexpected pitstop in the charming, Christmas-loving town of Nevada City, California - population 3057. The plan was to ride onward to San Francisco but when Antonio 'Honey Badger' Martinez spots a shy redhead in Victorian costume who is in need of a hero, those plans change. Can two people find a miracle to call their own? ✨✨✨✨✨ 'Hopkins really brings the town, and it's people, to life, in a way that makes you feel that you're really there.' - Trips Down Imagination Road...read more

  • Kirk Zurosky

    Welcome to a world where mythological creatures mess up their relationships just like we do. With a forever ex, the drama never goes away! Immortal vampire assassin Sirius Sinister learns this the hard way after being served divorce papers by Bloodsucker Number One—a shady woman from his past—he realizes there's a major problem: he was never even married to her, or so he thought. Regardless of the truth, Sirius is put under the jurisdiction of Immortal Divorce Court. You would think by now he’d know having sex can lead to horrific consequences like marriage, children, and ex-wives—but some habits just won’t die. Leaving his faithful vampire Maltese, Garlic, behind, Sirius...read more

  • Faleena Hopkins

    Freedom is what they gave and all they wanted. ✨✨✨✨✨ 'This is one of those few moments where I think I may have enjoyed book two in the series more than the first! Man this book has you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails in anticipation with every possible twist and turn!' — Romance 4 The Beach Book Blog BOOK 2 - JETT: I am second oldest of six brothers - the rebel our congressman father wishes didn't exist. The black sheep, that's me. My motorcycle club - The Ciphers - fights for the innocent and we don't obey the law to get that done. There is a need for us. Victims can't always fight their own battles, but we can and will. Our latest mission propels...read more

  • Sandra Owens

    From award-winning author Sandra Owens comes the first book in a suspenseful new series full of adventure, sparks-flying romance and companionship between a Navy SEAL, a local artist, and their dogs. Navy SEAL Jack Daniels (save the jokes, he’s heard them all) and his trusty Belgian Malinois sidekick, Dakota, are back home in Asheville, North Carolina, after a bomb left them scarred. Unable to accept that he’ll never be able to return to his team, Jack is looking for a miracle. What he isn’t looking for is a permanent relationship, though he’s open to a no-strings distraction at the magic hands of gorgeous local potter Nichole Masters. Nichole is on a losing...read more

  • Laird Hunt

    Henry, a New Yorker left destitute by circumstance and obsession, is plucked from vagrancy by a shadowy outfit whose primary business is arranging for staged murders of anxiety-ridden clients unhinged by the “events downtown” and seeking to experience — and live through — their own carefully executed assassinations. When Henry joins this nefarious crew, which includes a beautiful blonde tattooist named Tulip, contortionist twins, and a woman referred to only as “the knockout,” he becomes inextricably linked to its ringleader, the mysterious herring connoisseur Mr. Kindt, whose identity can be traced through twists and turns all the way back to the corpse depicted in...read more

  • Patry Francis

    A sweeping saga in the vein of Ask Again, Yes following a foster family through almost a decade of dazzling triumph and wrenching heartbreak—from the author of The Orphans at Race Point. Set in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts, All the Children Are Home follows the Moscatelli family—Dahlia and Louie, foster parents, and their long-term foster children Jimmy, Zaidie, and Jon—and the irrevocable changes in their lives when a six-year-old indigenous girl, Agnes,  comes to live with them. When Dahlia decided to become a foster mother, she had a few caveats: no howling newborns, no delinquents, and above all, no girls. A harrowing incident...read more