There are moments in our lives that define us. For Brooklyn Tanner, it’s the summer before her junior year of high school. The summer boys finally begin to notice her. The summer he finally begins to notice her.
Andrew Brinks. Handsome. Popular. Star hockey player. Her best friend’s brother. For one summer, she’s happy, carefree, and convinced she’ll finally experience what she’s been dreaming about for years…her first kiss.
Stefan Korzh’s parents built a life around collecting possessed items, in the throes of a peculiar game with the dead. Antique porcelain dolls, beautifully crafted teapots and an eerie teddy bear, all seemingly innocuous objects that encompass unimaginable evil, and malignant spirits who wish to inflict pain on the living.
His parents’ obsession ruined Stefan’s life, and he dreams of punishing the rest of the world for his poor luck of the draw. Dreams become reality when he sends the collectibles to unsuspecting customers. One by one, he eagerly watches the chaos that unfolds.
Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for–and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion.
Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon’s bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation…
In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization
Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide?
Keeping her scheming cousin away from her and her inheritance requires drastic measures. Pretending to be mad–in a harmless sort of way–works well.
Until she meets Hawk Martin. When her cousin demands that she marry Hawk, she assumes the handsome architect is an accomplice in the plot–not a dashing and charming protector. Despite Lora’s resolve to keep her new husband at a distance, his comfort and tender touch make her yearn for a true marriage and lasting love…
A year has passed since the Hamiltons celebrated a holiday as one family. Blake Hamilton–the family patriarch–invited his growing family to a remote Colorado lodge for more reasons than enjoying Christmas. He should’ve known that with his sons and daughter, trouble would find them.
At ten years old, Reagan Hamilton knows she’ll lead HIS when she’s old enough. In the meantime, she trains with her uncles because she wants to show everyone she will be a good agent. When a crime happens, she sneaks away while dragging her cousins to help their parents find the criminal trying to set up her cousin…
Alex Dorring is Agent 192, a member of an elite assassins wing of MI6 called Uriel. Beginning ten years ago with a bungled mission and an escape from a burning prison, this story finds Alex now dwelling in the Pit: a secret psychiatric unit for broken agents of the British Secret Service.
Busted out and whisked away to the deserts of Syria, he finds himself in a community of ex-agents led by a mysterious masked figure who wants Alex to join them…
Samuel Pickwick is the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club. He and his fellow Pickwickians travel to the far-flung corners of London in search of adventure – luckily for the gentlemen, amusement and hilarity are never in short supply.
Along their way, they encounter plenty of characters – from villains who land them in deep trouble to one woman who sues Pickwick to force him into marriage, providing the Pickwickians with plenty of tales to entertain.
In this third installment of the nationally best-selling series, young Amelia Bedelia gets into the spirit of the fall season and bakes her very first apple pie with Grandma.
Amelia Bedelia can’t wait to share it with her mom and dad, but the hungry birds have other ideas. Luckily, she always has a plan up her sleeve…Hooray for Amelia Bedelia! Includes a recipe.
At age seventeen, Gia Carangi was working the counter at her father’s Philadelphia luncheonette, Hoagie City. Within a year, Gia was one of the top models of the late 1970’s… At twenty-six, she became one of the first women in America to die of AIDS, a hospital welfare case visited only by rehab friends and what remained of her family.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Gia’s gamily, lovers, friends, and colleagues, Thing of Beauty creates a poignant portrait of an unforgettable character–and a powerful narrative about beauty and sexuality, fame and objectification, mothers and daughters, love and death.
Police Officer Brooke Patterson is dedicated to her calling to help others, despite having to deal with the difficulties of being female in a male-dominated profession. To help her de-stress from her job, Brooke’s friends talk her into taking a vacation the weekend before Christmas.
The trio head to Clear Mountain Resort to ski, spend time at the spa, and relax. When they arrive and their suite isn’t ready, the front desk clerk suggests they go on a sleigh ride-a new feature of the resort. Little does Brooke know, the last-minute activity will change her life forever…
Priscilla Pratt is 377 years old, give or take a decade. She’s the best baker in Bellmare, Massachusetts, and just wants to continue to lead a quiet life in the quaint and haunted tourist destination. Not even an elaborate, last-minute wedding cake commission–a multi-tiered, fondant replica of Dracula’s castle–could be a stake in her side.
But when the bride turns up dead hours before the wedding, Priscilla and her pastries are the first to be suspected. Priscilla will have to get to the bottom of this frosting-laden murder, or her business and reputation will be six feet under.
Hello and welcome to the first book ever written by a dog – me, Miss Peggy Hart. I just couldn’t wait any longer for Miranda‘s book all about me (Peggy and Me) to come out in October so decided to release my own book ahead of Miranda, and here it is!
It turns out I am not just pretty face. And what a pretty face I hear you say. I know. Just look at me. I like to say I look like a cloud breathed by angels. I just say it how I see it. But my skills are not just my incredible natural beauty, I am also quite the literary whizz. And I hope you like my book.
“THE ROOKIE is a wild ride that takes football to the next level. Set in a future day of corruption, bigger bodies and bigger stakes, it’s Rollerball between the white lines and a fascinating read.” -John Clayton, ESPN NFL Analyst.
Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he’ll wind up just another stat in the column marked “killed on the field.”
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World
by Aja Raden
Crafts & Hobbies
As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.
What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.
Laurinda Wallace’s debut novel is an uplifting tale about family and faith, a sweeping story of three women coming to terms with their shifting roles as daughters, sisters, or mothers. Join her indelible characters on a journey of discovery and reconciliation as the steady, inexorable rhythms of life play out. -Rosebud Communications
Wallace’s storytelling captures the reader’s emotions and attention with characters that have heart and soul and settings with vivid realism. An absorbing story that rings with authentic characters who struggle with life-changing problems. -Francine Biere, Author
A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail–to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end.
Only by teaming up with sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It’s a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it’s the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who’s ready to kill again…
Up until her brother lost his mind and married a witch, Penny had been perfectly happy with her life, now everything is turned upside down. Suddenly head of the family, she’s been given the task of escorting one of the most annoying, but attractive, men she’s ever met around the Rocky Mountains in the dead of winter. When what she thought would be a quick trip suddenly turns deadly, Penny discovers that love is stronger than magic.
Can two people who come from different worlds find a way to survive in a world that seems to be against them, can their love survive even in the face of death?