An uncivil war in space sends a planet spinning out of control in the next thrilling Kat Falcone novel by bestselling author Christopher G. Nuttall. The Commonwealth has fractured, its interstellar order breaking down into civil war. On one side is Hadrian, the outlaw king of Tyre, driven from his homeworld and forced into a fragile alliance with the colony worlds; on the other sits a parliament determined to restrain him at all costs. The time for talk is over. The matter can be settled only by war. Loyal to the king, Admiral Kat Falcone leads her fleets into battle, joined by allies with motives of their own. But her friend and former comrade Commodore William McElney has chosen to join the Houses of Parliament. They now find themselves on opposing sides of a civil war, trapped into waging a series of battles that neither wants to fight but that they dare not lose. And as shadows and secrets come to light, they may find themselves watching helplessly as the war tears the universe they fought for apart.
©2020 by Christopher G. Nuttall. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In the fourth and final book in speculative-fiction master Christopher G. Nuttall's Angel in the Whirlwind series, an epic battle pits the survival of hope against the locus of destruction. As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win...and more dangerous to fight. After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone - now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth - sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go. Suddenly dealing with the war effort and a humanitarian crisis, many in the Commonwealth want a truce. Kat wants something else: to crush the Theocracy outright - and quickly. Kat devises Operation Hammer, an all-out assault on the enemy home planet, Ahura Mazda. It is a bold and risky plan, but the enemy has revealed there can be no middle ground. Can Kat break the galactic stalemate and deal a death blow to the Theocracy? As two empires prepare to fight the largest space battle in history, Kat must trust her instincts to save her people and avoid oblivion.
©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Christina Phillips, grieving after a personal tragedy, leaves California for Istanbul, hoping the exotic sights and sounds and smells of the ancient city will help her heal. But when she finds herself being stalked by a young Kurdish woman and threatened by a driver who seems to know all about her family and her life, she must correct old injustices by unraveling family secrets before tragedy strikes once again. Zari Rahman fled the bombs and chemical warfare of war-torn Kurdistan, seeking safety and a new life for her newborn daughter. In Istanbul, homeless and desperate, she receives an unexpected kindness that comes at a soul-crushing price. The lives of these women collide in the city where the East meets West, where together they must travel a perilous path to justice and redemption. When the Mirror Cracks connects the past and present narratives of mothers and daughters in a tale about women and sacrifice, community and exclusion, cultural identity, and the refugee experience.
©2020 Nikoo K. McGoldrick & James A. McGoldrick (P)2020 Tantor
The parcel arrived on an ordinary morning in the mailbox of her New York apartment, postmarked Paris. It was wrapped in brown paper and tied with a silk ribbon. Little did she know that the old brass key and letter it contained were about to turn her life upside down.... Paris, 1940. Life is getting desperate for young Isabelle de Florian. Alone with her best friend in her Paris apartment, Isabelle knows that they must seek safety or die. For months she has been playing a dangerous game of secrets with the Nazis, trying to keep the people she loves safe. At last, she secures passage out of the city, packs her best jewels into a small suitcase and steps into the treacherous night.... New York, 2015. Photographer Cat Jordan is shocked when she receives a letter informing her that she is the sole heir of the estate of Isabelle de Florian. She was a friend of Cats enigmatic grandmother, who both lived in France until the Nazi occupation forced them to flee. The letter offers few details but is clear on one point: Cat must come to Paris in person. When she arrives, Cat is enchanted by Isabelles beautiful apartment. But why did she leave it to a stranger? Determined to find the truth, Cat investigates her grandmother and Isabelles escape from Paris and discovers that Isabelle was hunted by the Nazis in 1940. But as Cat searches through the dusty letters in the apartment, will the secret she finds change everything she knows about Isabelle and herself? From best-selling author Ella Carey comes an utterly spellbinding novel about wartime secrets. Paris Time Capsule shows that pulling on the tiniest thread of a life can unravel everything you thought you knew and change your world forever.
©2020 Ella Carey (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.
Public Domain (P)1996 Recorded Books
Touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and spreading all too quickly beyond the expectations of those who were involved, World War I was an unprecedented catastrophe with a ghastly cost. After this first "total war" - the first conflict involving entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, devoting all their wealth, industries, institutions, and the lives of their citizens to win victory at any price - the world itself would never be the same. These 36 riveting half-hour lectures cut through the tangle of historical data to uncover the patterns that make sense of complex events. Whereas most World War I narratives focus on the Western Front in France and Flanders, with its mazelike trenches, gas attacks, constant shelling, assaults "over the top" into withering machine gun fire, and duels of dog-fighting aviators in the sky, Professor Liulevicius also devotes great attention to other important arenas, including the Eastern Front, the Southern Fronts, the War at Sea, the Arab Revolt, the Communist Revolution, the Armenian Massacre, the Spanish Influenza, and more. Professor Liulevicius combines chronological and thematic approaches for a sweeping survey of World War I's many dimensions. He explores themes such as the surprising eagerness of all parties to plunge into mutual slaughter, the unexpected endurance of societies undergoing total war, the radically different hopes and hatreds that the war evoked, with remarkable contrasts between western and eastern Europe, the meanings that the different sides ascribed to the war, and the role of various ideologies in the war's course and conduct. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses
Sacrificing his life to protect his best friend was a decision Hui Yue did not regret. Yet who could have known that death was not the final destination, but rather the beginning of a new adventure into a world filled with demonic beasts and martial arts cultivation? Hui Yue soon finds that within this world, strength is what determined your future accomplishments...and there is no space for the weak. Embarking upon this new life, Hui Yue meets friends, experiences betrayal, and embarks on his own journey of cultivation to overcome his limits and increase his strength.
©2021 Tinalynge (P)2021 Podium Audio
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick "An intense psychological drama that will be embraced by serious book clubs and fans of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin." (Kristin Hannah, number one New York Times best-selling author) "A poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling." (Lisa Jewell, number one New York Times best-selling author of Then She Was Gone) A tense, pause-resisting psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family - and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for - and everything she feared. Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby, Violet, that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter - she doesn't behave like most children do. Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well. Then their son, Sam, is born - and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fallout forces Blythe to face the truth. The Push is a tour de force you will listen to in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.
©2021 Ashley Audrain (P)2021 Penguin Audio
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist. In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the childs home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay - just until she learns more about Ursas past. Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why arent Jo and Gabe checking the missing childrens website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.
©2019 by Glendy Vanderah. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them. Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamuras prearranged marriage to the son of her fathers business associate would secure her familys status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man - an American sailor, a gaijin - and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When its learned Naoko carries the sailors child, shes cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations. America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation - one that calls into question everything she understood about him, her family and herself. Setting out to learn the truth behind the letter, Toris journey leads her halfway around the world to a remote seaside village in Japan, where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption. In breathtaking prose and inspired by true stories from a devastating and little-known era in Japanese and American history, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.
©2019 Ana Johns (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
From USA Today best-selling author Meghan Quinn comes a sassy and sweet romance about an Irish rebel who falls in love with the wrong girl. Full of witty banter and swoony moments, it's the perfect romantic comedy to binge on. Dear Diary, I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble - and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service", or therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble. I wish it were that simple. Nope. Im talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters, kind of trouble...The kind of problem I cant talk my way out of when the truth gets out. How I ended up with her phone is a long story - and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more. Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green. Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter. Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell. Roark
©2019 Hot Lanta Publishing LLC (P)2019 Hot Lanta Publishing LLC
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller She cant ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, its open season. Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she cant seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isnt an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids. But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead - her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except thats not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isnt leaving until she finds out who that was. But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And its poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, its so easy for them to hide....
©2019 Rachel Caine, LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Captain Kat Falcone owes her life and career to her former right-hand man, William McElney, and she did everything in her power to make sure he was front and center for a promotion. But now that he has it, she fears he'll have to watch his back. Captain McElney has been assigned to HMS Uncanny - nicknamed Unlucky - a heavy cruiser tainted by the mysterious deaths of two former captains and rumors of mutineers. Nevertheless, as the interstellar war with the Theocracy rages on, the Uncanny will travel in tandem with Kat's starship, HMS Lightning, to the notoriously lawless Jorlem Sector to forge alliances for the Commonwealth and quash rampant piracy. As Captain McElney struggles to whip a hostile crew of miscreants into a disciplined fighting force, Kat is saddled with an undermining new executive officer - an untested aristocrat whose bigotry colors his sense of duty. Both captains wage war against ruthless pirates while conspirators aboard the Uncanny plot to seize the ship. When the starships find themselves locked in a death match with an enemy juggernaut, Kat must make a desperate and devastating sacrifice.
©2017 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2016 Brilliance Audio
From bestselling author Sariah Wilson comes a charming romance about living your life one dream at a time. Madison Huntington is determined to live her dreams. That means getting out from under her familys wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home. But on a teachers salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening - especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleagues couch. To get a place of her own (without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape), Madison accepts a position as a roommaid. In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommates penthouse clean and his dog company. So what if shes never washed a dish in her life. She can figure this out, right? Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference. The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents - but to him shes just a teacher in need of an apartment. Hes everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomach-fluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer. And Tyler is warming to the move. Rewarding job. Perfect guy. Great future. With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out.
©2020 by Sariah Wilson. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Now a celebrated war hero, Captain Kat Falcone is back at the helm of HMS Lightning...and up against near-impossible odds. After an ill-timed outburst almost ends her career, Kat is handed command of a deep-strike mission into enemy space. The objective is to gather intelligence and distract the hostile Theocracy while the Commonwealth prepares its counteroffensive. The chances for success are slim - and for survival even slimmer. Armed with a ragtag fleet of outdated starships, a few loyal officers, and a skeleton crew of refugees, Kat knows the Royal Navy expects her to fail. But failure almost certainly means death - or worse, as the Theocracy does not treat prisoners kindly. Pitted against the enemy defenses of her old nemesis Admiral Junayd, there is no room for error. And with a spy hidden aboard her ship, Kat will need more than her wits to survive. Can Kat enter the lion's den, strike a blow for the Commonwealth, and escape with her life?
©2016 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The real fight to stay alive begins. They survived the first five days of what might very well be the beginning of the end of the world as they know it. Man has become its own worst enemy, driven insane by an unknown infection that has claimed much of the globe. The infected will target anyone and anything in their path in order to satiate a never-ending bloodlust. For Cole and Emily, reuniting against all odds was a miracle. Now, theyll have to face the leftovers of a ravaged planet. Fortunately, theyre more than equipped to handle whatever is thrown at them. Or, so they thought. The answers to what happened lies somewhere out there, but for Cole and Emily, along with the handful of survivors depending on them, getting through the next day - then the ones after that - is all that matters for now. Their goal is to find a safe haven from which to regroup. Thats where Lars comes in...
©2020 Sam Sisavath (P)2021 Sam Sisavath
Beauty. Wealth. Success. Shes got it all. And it all shouldve been mine. When Eleanor Hardwickes beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: The man shes grieving isnt really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair, and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree - an infuriatingly enviable half-sister. Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.
©2020 Hannah Mary McKinnon (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Hes out for revenge.... Ancient dragon shifter Rhys awoke from his slumber hungry for revenge against the witch who killed his sister. When his year-long hunt takes him to the rebuilding city of New Orleans, he finds a witch but not the one hes pursuing. While Rhys wants to despise all of Dallass kind, even he cant deny that she's kind, beautiful, and adorable
and her pet baby dragon just increases his fascination with the one woman who should be his sworn enemy. And it might cost her life. Dallas Kinley is used to being hated because of what she is. Witches have always been the pariahs of the supernatural community. Until now, when the world needs rebuilding. Even though she wants to keep her distance from Rhys, vampires and humans are dying in New Orleans, so she vows to help him hunt down the monsters responsible. But finding the enemy witch comes at a heavy price, because Dallas is hiding a terrible secret that could rip her and Rhys apart. She can only hope his need for revenge isnt more important than their growing attraction
or her life.
©2020 Katie Reus (P)2020 Katie Reus
The Amazing Race meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition. Born and raised in New York City, Ramona Keene dreams of attending photography school and traveling to Paris, but her reality never quite catches up with her imagination. Instead, she works at her uncles' quaint bookstore, where the tea is plentiful and all the adventures are between the covers of secondhand books. But when the new landlord arrives with his evil nephew in tow, Romy's quiet life comes crashing down. He plans to triple the rent, something her uncles can't afford. In order to earn the money to help save the bookstore, Romy applies for a job at ExLibris Expeditions, a company that recreates literary journeys. Romy snags the oddest internship ever: Retrace Phileas Fogg's journey from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and plan a suitable, contemporary adventure for a client. The task is close to impossible; sticking to the original route means no commercial aircraft permitted, and shes got a lot less than 80 days to work with. Shaking off her fear of leaving home, Romy takes on the challenge, only to discover shes got competition. Worse, Dominic Madison turns out to be the - unfortunately hot - nephew of her familys worst enemy. Can Romy win the race and circle the globe in time to save the bookstore? And what happens when she starts to fall for the very person who may just be the death of her dreams?
©2020 KC Dyer (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Even as he fights for their future... With the world still rebuilding after massive dragon attacks, famous singer Star isnt willing to rely on a stranger to protect her family, though dragon shifter Lachlan is difficult to resist. Something about him is strangely familiar, but she doesnt understand why. Hes already helped Star rescue her sister from a recent abduction, but trust doesnt come easy when his kind has nearly hunted her race to extinction. When her sisters kidnapper launches another violent attack, Star has no choice but to accept Lachlans aid. But no matter that hes stepped up to protect her, shell never allow the ancient Scottish dragon into her heart. Theyre bound by the past. Lachlan lost the woman he was meant to mate, millennia ago. Unable to live in a world without her, his pain drove him to hibernation. He never thought he would move on - until Star. Hes well aware the feisty shifter is his new destiny, so if tailing her to New Orleans is what he has to do to be near her, then so be it. When Star is attacked, Lachlan resolves to protect her at all costs. And he wont have to do it alone. It will take Lachlan, his clansmen, and Stars misfit band of friends to rain fiery vengeance down upon their enemy if she and her sister are to ever be truly free. Only then can he claim her and discover the shocking truth that lies buried in their past. This is the first book in a new series.
©2020 Katie Reus (P)2020 Katie Reus
Six best-selling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers - six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution - and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise - upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself - but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a womens march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The kings pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolutions ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of Frances blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive - unless unlikely heroine and courtesans daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls Frances fate: the fearsome Robespierre.
©2019 Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
When Dr. Blake Hunter discovers Casey Edwards wandering along a Sweetwater, Georgia, road, she's a woman without a past, her memory stripped of the terrifying events that shattered her innocence a decade ago. The scrap of paper she clutches in her hand bears the address to Swan House, the magnificent mansion where Casey's mother lives with her mysteriously ailing husband. But "home" turns out to be anything but a safe haven.
Casey is determined to untangle the web of secrets that surround her. The answers lay somewhere within Swan House and its lavish gardens but someone wants Casey out of the way before she remembers too much. It will take the strength she's always had - and the love she's just found - to uncover her past and claim her future.
©2003 First Draft, Inc. Fern Michaels is a registered trademark of First Draft, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw - or rather, heard - the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It's a memory that's never faded, though he's put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who's uncannily familiar.... No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won't let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting-maybe it's the kind of story that can't work out in the end. Or maybe, it's the perfect second chance.... Contains mature themes.
©2021 Kate Clayborn (P)2021 Tantor
Its a star system fight to the death to be on the right side of history in the final explosive Kat Falcone novel by bestselling author Christopher G. Nuttall. The Commonwealth Civil War has stalemated, but both sides - desperate to win at all costs - are looking for ways to end the fighting before everything theyve built is turned to ash. King Hadrian, on the edge of madness, searches for allies who might help, at a price. His enemies, all too aware the battle is far from won, search for long-forgotten truths that might tear the kings forces apart and end the war in a single blow. For Admiral Kat Falcone and Commodore William McElney, caught on opposite sides, everything theyve ever loved is at stake. William knows a secret, a secret that may end the war if he and his friend Kat can work together long enough to use it. But powerful forces are arrayed against them, intent on fighting the war to the bitter end. One false move and theyll both fall into fire... ...And hundreds of planets will burn with them.
©2020 Christopher G. Nuttall. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Oprah Magazine Autostraddle Pick From the author of the New York Times best seller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery - until she decides to return to her mothers hometown...where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot was born, its been just her and her mother. No answers to Margots questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But thats not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, its not what she bargained for. Margots mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from whats still there? The only thing Margot knows for sure is theres poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that shes there, she might never escape.
©2020 by Nike Power (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist Commonwealth. Caught in the middle sits the occupied outpost system Cadiz, where young officer and aristocrat Katherine "Kat" Falcone finds herself prematurely promoted at the behest of her powerful father. Against her own wishes, Kat is sent to command the Commonwealth navy's newest warship, Lightning. Determined to prove she has value beyond her family name, Kat struggles to earn her crew's respect and find her footing as the youngest captain in naval history. She soon discovers the situation on Cadiz is even worse than anyone in power anticipated. War isn't just a possibility - it is imminent. Yet the admiral in position to bolster defenses refuses to prepare for a fight. Can Kat find a way to investigate the enemy, alert the Commonwealth, and whip an entire fleet into fighting shape before the Theocracy's war machine destroys everything she holds dear?
©2015 Christopher G. Nuttall. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A brand new sizzling standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Katy Evans. Not much can happen in 24 hours - unless youve just met your soulmate
He is drop-dead gorgeous - a superhero on the big screen. Im simply a writer - who lost her mojo, and just missed her flight. Worst day of my life. Or so I thought.... Because being stuck with Noah for 24 hours was
extraordinary. He made me laugh. Made me want. Fired me up. Inspired me. And it was so much more than that. He was so much more than that. In 24 hours, I not only found my muse. I fell in love.... This book is a complete standalone and no previous listening is necessary to enjoy.
©2018 Katy Evans (P)2018 Katy Evans
Forget the truth. Remember the lies. He wakes up on a deserted beach in Maryland with a gash on his head and wearing only swim trunks. He cant remember who he is. Everything - his identity, his life, his loved ones - has been replaced by a dizzying fog of uncertainty. But returning to his Maine hometown in search of the truth uncovers more questions than answers. Lily Reid thinks she knows her boyfriend, Jack. Until he goes missing one night, and her frantic search reveals that hes been lying to her since they met, desperate to escape a dark past hed purposely left behind. Maya Scott has been trying to find her estranged stepbrother, Asher, since he disappeared without a trace. Having him back, missing memory and all, feels like a miracle. But with a mutual history full of devastating secrets, how far will Maya go to ensure she alone takes them to the grave? Shared fates intertwine in a twisty, explosive novel of suspense, where unearthing the past might just mean being buried beneath it.
©2021 Hannah Mary McKinnon (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Instant New York Times and Indie best seller! New York Times best-selling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry, and romantic new series set in 19th-century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to 17-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair - the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks - Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose - one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet.
©2019 Renée Ahdieh (P)2019 Listening Library
A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and hes not going away. Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isnt over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... Youre not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvins victims, Gwen is going hunting. Shes learned how from one of the sickest killers alive. But what shes up against is beyond anything she feared - a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die.
©2018 Rachel Caine, LLC. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
An Amazon Charts bestseller. He started the game. Shell end it. FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair doesnt give up easily. Shes spent years tracking serial killer Simon Cross, forced to follow his twisted clues and photographs across the country. Clarke knows that Cross selects only redheaded women and that he doesnt target another victim until Clarke discovers the previous one. Hes never broken pattern...until now. A girl has already gone missing in upstate New York when a second one is kidnapped - a blonde. The killers MO has changed, sending Clarke back to the drawing board. The closer she gets to the truth, the deeper shes drawn into an inescapable trap made just for Clarke. Whatever Crosss ultimate game is, it ends with her.
©2018 Brianna Labuskes (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
An ancient dragon warrior determined to protect whats his... Former general Mikael lost his clan, his family, everything, thousands of years ago. Now, hes awakened in a new world thats trying to rebuild. He and his brothers are ordered to live with Avery, a human female, and her younger brothers. Avery is nothing he should want. Shes too soft, too sweet...too happy. But he cant stop his growing obsession with her. The human female who threatens his jaded heart... House flipper Avery is no stranger to heartbreak and knows that the ones you love most can stab you in the back the quickest. When shes asked to shelter a bunch of dragon shifters, her instinct is to say no. Until she meets the ragtag group of males who are struggling to adjust to the new world. Against her better judgment, she agrees to take them in. Even if the gruff Mikael has heartbreak written all over him, she cant help but fall for the sexy dragon a little more every day. But when a threat from her past emerges, promising to tear her world apart, things suddenly change between them. As they race against the clock to save her family, Mikael must risk everything and claim her before its too late.
©2021 Katie Reus (P)2021 Katie Reus
Start of a delightful new series from historical romance author Jen Turano. Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take". After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill". Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well. As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated....
©2017 Jen Turano (P)2017 Two Words Publishing
In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss. The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at 20. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both. But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. Johns heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together. When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomis family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they cant turn back, they cant go on, and they cant let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually...make peace with who they are.
©2020 Amy Harmon (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. 10:02 a.m. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
©2016 Marieke Nijkamp (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. First published in print by Sourcebooks Fire.
From the ashes of one galactic war stirs an ever greater threat in an epic new Kat Falcone series from bestselling author Christopher G. Nuttall. A year ago, the war against the Theocracy ended. But it didn't bring peace. Admiral Kat Falcone was lucky - her side won the war. But without an external threat, Kats homeworld government, the Commonwealth, begins to burst. The galactic war may be over, but there is a civil war on the horizon. The king and parliament disagree over the Commonwealth's future. The Commonwealth's first recession is plaguing corporations. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs. And the colonies are demanding their share of power. The Commonwealth has become a ticking time bomb, just waiting to explode. Meanwhile, the Theocracy is making one final, desperate bid for power. As the external threat looms and the internal threat grows ever larger, Kat and William will need to join forces in order to save the Commonwealth. But it may already be too late.
©2020 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Escape with three captivating, full-length and feel-good love stories, along with never-before-published bonus epilogues for each audiobook! In Only You, youll be swept away by Nate and Emmes hot and hilarious, friends-to-lovers romance. Shes a wedding planner looking for her own happily ever after. Hes the divorce lawyer - and single dad - across the hall who says theres no such thing. Can she change his mind? In Only Him, Maren is reunited with sexy tattoo artist Dallas, her first love, whos determined to make up for breaking her heart. Will she give him a second chance? In Only Love, youll meet a gorgeous former Marine with a tortured soul, the beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door, and the hilariously meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.
©2018 MH Publishing LLC (P)2019 Melanie Harlow
Maya has never had much to complain about. Sure, her parents are absent a lot, having important jobs in the government, but at the end of the day, she has all the material possessions a girl could want. Not to mention a great best friend and secure spot in the popular group at her school. Yet she can never shake the feeling of displacement. Constantly searching for something thats missing from her life. Turns out Maya is part of something much bigger than her human existence, and after a mysterious stranger saves her from an ambush at a party, he brings her into his world. And turns her world completely upside down. Listening order of the Secret Keepers series: House of Darken House of Imperial House of Leights House of Royale
©2018 Jaymin Eve (P)2018 Jaymin Eve
In this stand-alone sequel to The Extra, Anna-Marie has never wanted to find love - but loves 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 shes spent years avoiding her crazy family and claustrophobic hometown - and her ex-boyfriend, up-and-coming rock musician Shane Beckstrom, provides the perfect distraction. But when a Boy Scout troop films them nude in a hot spring, Anna-Marie finds Wyoming even more nerve-wracking than her paralyzing fear of commitment. To make matters worse, Josh Rios appears, and its clear that commitment is exactly what hes hoping for. Anna-Marie isnt sure what she wants, but being trapped in Everett, Wyoming, with Josh, Shane, and her crazy family when her impromptu sex-tape hits the internet sure isnt it. The Girlfriend Stage is book two in The Extra series, but it stands alone, and can be listened to first, without missing anything except the backgrounds of the side characters. It features PG-13 rated sexual content, no cliff-hanger, and a swoon-worthy happily ever after.
©2019 Megan Walker and Janci Patterson (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series comes the enthralling climax of a cataclysmic war between monstrous creatures.
Sandis has finally freed herself from her master and his plans to use her as a vessel for the ancient beast Kolosos. But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandiss brother, Anon - a brother she long thought dead.
Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, Sandis has her own monster - an ethereal fire horse that she can summon at will. In addition, she and Rone may have discovered the secret to defeating Kolosos: ancient lore that details the creation of magic. It could be the key to victory and the key to saving Anon.
The price is steep, and Sandis is willing to pay it. Rone is not, and his attempt to save her only pulls them apart. As both are tested in ways they never expected, Sandis and Rone will need to determine the sacrifices they are willing to make. If their efforts are not enough, their city will fall...just as the ancient city beneath it already has.
©2019 Charlie N Holmberg LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Miss Temperance Flowerdew is on her way to work when a stranger suddenly grabs her off the street and sends her on a Chicago-bound train before she can figure out what happened. When Mr. Gilbert Cavendish is called upon to rescue a missing woman, he follows the trail to Chicago only to discover that the woman is his good friend Temperance. Before they can discover who was behind the abduction, they're seen alone together by a New York society matron, putting their reputations at risk. Gilbert is willing to propose marriage - except Temperance will have none of it. She's finally stepped out of the shadow of her relations and won't give up her independence. But when it becomes clear the misunderstanding in Chicago has escalated into a threat on her life and followed her to New York, accepting Gilbert's help in solving the mystery may lead to more than she ever could have dreamed.
©2018 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC
FBI-certified forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks infuses her real-life expertise into her award-winning suspense novels. Evelyn McTavishs 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 doesnt 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 arrives only to discover Johns murdered body. As Evelyn herself becomes a target, she crosses paths with undercover FBI agent Sawyer Price. The more he gets to know her, the more personally invested he becomes in keeping her safe. Together, theyre desperate to find the links between so many disparate pieces. Stolen art. A New Mexico archaeological dig. An abandoned dog. And a secret thats worth killing for. And the clock is ticking. Praise for Fragments of Fear: A rollercoaster ride with a lovable protagonist and a suspenseful, twisty plot. (Colleen Coble) Over the years, Carrie has mastered forensic art, fine art, and her own brand of offbeat humor. As a novelist she combines these skills with another: puzzle writing - scattering puzzle pieces all over her fictional universe and then dropping them into place in twists, surprises, revelations, and side-pocket whimsy until the big picture emerges, never too soon, always on the brink of disaster. (Frank Peretti) I love Carrie Stuart Park'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 best-selling author of the If I Run series) Carrie Stuart Parks has been a favorite author of mine since I read her first book. She's one of the few authors I'll give up sleep for! Without fail, she delivers stories that reel me in and keep me turning pages until I'm done and craving more. Fragments of Fear is sure to make you a Carrie Stuart Parks addict as well! #CSPaddictandproudofit (Lynette Eason, best-selling, award-winning author)
©2019 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
An Amazon Charts, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling series. Shes investigating a cold case no one else could - by going places no else would dare. In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo. Gwen understands what its like to worry about your children. Gwens investigation unearths new suspects...and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home. In a town thats closed its ranks against Gwen; her partner, Sam; and her kids, theres no bolder enemy than the Belldene family - paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful. As personal vendettas collide with Gwens investigation, shes prepared to fight both battles. But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves?
©2020 by Rachel Caine, LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, theres still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesnt even know it. Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well. New Oldbury, 1821 In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters - Catherine, Lydia and Emeline - flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline. All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Halls secrets will rise, in the end....
©2018 Tess Fedore (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
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 smells a rat. Narrowing down the list of suspects may be tougher than herding cats, but Cassie is determined to collar the killer before another cat lover has a fatal accident.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
She's been in a coma for years. How can she be pregnant? When a coma patient starts to have contractions and gives birth to a baby boy, the child's arrival triggers an investigation into serious sexual assault. Detectives McQuillan and Blalock are handed the case, while the internal hospital team collects data to help with the investigation. When Dr. Angela Crawford, who helped deliver the baby, learns that the child will be put in foster care, she and her husband agree to take the little boy in. Meanwhile, a young nurse, Jenny O'Hearn, helps compile data on the rapist and discovers several strange things. When Jenny is attacked, it forces the detectives to look at the case from a different perspective. Could a staff doctor, male nurse, or the chaplain be the rapist? Sometimes the truth isn't always obvious.
©2020 McGarvey Black (P)2020 Tantor
A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim her destiny in a sweeping new fantasy saga from the author of the Hundredth Queen series.
Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her familys unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given wont last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everleys hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.
Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.
©2019 by Emily R. King. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost. When fifteen-year-old Allie's parents are jailed for tax fraud, she's sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go - until fate throws Allie in Bea's path. Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family - and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.
©2017 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The moment Amanda defied her rich and powerful father to marry Bobby O'Leary, Big Max disowned her. Even now, with Bobby dead and Amanda mired in debt, he refuses to forgive her. But Caleb, the new man in Amanda's life, is determined to mend fences between father and daughter. He also has a far more personal mission - to make Amanda and her family his own. But when she learns how close he is to Big Max and the secret Caleb's been hiding, there's every chance she could walk away. As a pastor, Caleb's used to calling on a higher power for help, and heaven knows it's going to take a miracle to fix this before it's too late.
©2006 Sherryl Woods (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that People Magazine calls "a poignant, addictive read." From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters. Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn't have a spontaneous bone in her body. With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris - Morgan's husband, Clara's father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara. While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
©2019 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Over one million likes - but only one of them matters. After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrisons YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act. Music may be Maisys life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didnt feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour? Ryans never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now hed like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?
©2018 Sariah Wilson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Lyrics to Maisy by Sariah Wilson, Taylor Miranda, and Eliza Smith. All lyrics used by permission.
In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And Prince Ashwin is set to take over as rajah. But for Kalinda, this all came at a great loss. Her childhood home. Her best friend. The love of her life. Deven is still trapped in the Void, although he is able to find his way to Kalinda each night. He has been lucky so farmortals are not meant to last in the Void for long, and Deven has lasted longer than most. But when he doesnt visit her one night, Kalinda knows that his luck has run out. She will do whatever it takes to save the man she loves, even if it means convincing a god to guide her through the Void. Freeing a mortal from the Void is nearly impossible, but Kalinda has never let those odds stop her before
©2018 Emily R. King (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
One womans reappearance throws her family into turmoil, exposing dark secrets and the hidden, often devastating truth of family relationships. Kate Bennett vanished from a parking lot eleven years ago, leaving behind her husband and young daughter. When she shows up at a Montana gas station, clutching an infant and screaming for help, investigators believe she may have been abducted by a cult. Kates return flips her familys world upside down - her husband is remarried, and her daughter barely remembers her. Kate herself doesnt look or act like she did before. While the family tries to help Kate reintegrate into society, they discover truths theyve been hiding from each other about their own relationships. But they arent the only ones with secrets. As the family unravels what happened to Kate, a series of shocking revelations shows that Kates return is more sinister than any of them could have imagined.
©2019 Heather Berry (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Instant New York Times best-selling sequel to The Beautiful Following the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly. But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from injuries sustained during a night she can't quite remember, her dreams are troubled. And she doesn't know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could lead to her demise and unveil a truth about herself she's not ready to learn. Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment. And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them, they learn their love could tear them apart. The Damned, Renée's latest installment in The Beautiful series is just as decadent, thrilling, and mysterious as her last, as she continues her most potent fantasy series yet.
©2020 Renée Ahdieh (P)2020 Listening Library
A USA TODAY BEST SELLER November, 1941. Shes never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. But Evas past - and the future shes trying to create - means that shes not free to follow her heart. Clark is a Navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States wont be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive. And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves. Set in the vibrant tropical surroundings of the Pacific, The Lieutenants Nurse is an evocative, emotional WWII story of love, friendship, and the resilient spirit of the heroic nurses of Pearl Harbor.
©2019 Sara Ackerman (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.
A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series. As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon - a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally. A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day - a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandiss fight for freedom. But Sandiss master knows how powerful she is. Hes determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs. Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down....
©2019 Charlie N Holmberg LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
We all know the moon. We all have a relationship with it. The earliest people obeyed its orbit, timed their months and holidays and celebrations and agriculture to it. The echoes of that system are still visible today, though their connection to the moon is often forgotten. Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is the leader of a movement that reminds us of that lineage, guiding our rhythms and our sleep, our energy and our emotions, reminding us of our humanity and our magic. In her self-published Many Moons Workbooks and Lunar Journals, as well as her sold-out classes, she has guided over 50,000 individuals to a deeper relationship with the moon and, through it, with themselves. This evergreen book is an informative and comprehensive guide to lunar living, incorporating radical, self-empowering, and magical tools and resources for the beginner and experienced lunar-follower alike. Depending on where we are in our lives, depending on what we are feeling or what is happening around us, the moon allows us a space to invite ritual into our daily lives. Providing a framework for how to utilize the entire lunar cycle holistically, The Moon Book offers ways for listeners to develop a personal relationship with their own cycles - energetic, personal, and emotional - through the lens of the moons phases.
©2020 Sarah Faith Gottesdiener (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A 2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain't Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. 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. When they're thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy's past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought - and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward. Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength - and the support - to carry on.
©2014 Gail Giles, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From number one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her - perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood. Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish - to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age - her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true - but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, number one New York Times best-selling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
©2020 Marie Lu (P)2020 Listening Library
From the New York Times best-selling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love shes sure shell never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe shes broken - or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight
©2018 Claire Legrand (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big brown cat, Ayesha. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may, in fact, be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. At the same time, there are rumored sightings of a wild cat in the hills of Chadwick, New Jersey. Could there be a connection? When Ayesha's alleged owner turns up dead, it looks like whoever wants the beautiful Bengal is not pussyfooting around. Working with the police, Cassie and her staff need to be careful not to reveal the purloined purebred's whereabouts while they discreetly make inquiries to cat breeders to find her real owners. But after a break-in attempt rattles Cassie's cage, it's clear someone let the cat out of the bag. And when a second body is found, it's up to Cassie to spot the killer, who may be grooming her to be the next victim.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Four brand-new novellas by the number one New York Times best-selling, National Book Award-winning "grand mistress of ghoulishness" (Publishers Weekly). An academic in Pennsylvania discovers a terrifying trauma from her past after inheriting a house in Cardiff, Maine, from someone she has never heard of. A pubescent girl, overcome with loneliness, befriends a feral cat that becomes her protector from the increasingly aggressive males that surround her. A brilliant but shy college sophomore is distraught to discover that she's pregnant, and the professor who takes her under his wing may not have innocent intentions. And a woman who marries into a family shattered by tragedy finds herself haunted by her predecessor's voice, an inexplicably befouled well, and a compulsive attraction to a garage that took two lives. In these psychologically daring, chillingly suspenseful pieces, the author of We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde writes about women facing threats past and present, once again cementing her reputation for "great intelligence and dead-on imaginative powers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
©2020 The Ontario Review (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Starting over means looking back for a mother and daughter on the road to reinventing themselves in a moving novel about family secrets and second chances by Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jamie Beck. Seventeen years ago, two pink stripes on a pregnancy test changed Anne Sullivans life. She abandoned her artistic ambitions, married her college sweetheart before graduation, and - like the mother she lost in childhood - devoted herself to her family. To say she didnt see the divorce coming is an understatement. Now, eager to distance herself from her ex and his lover, she moves with her troubled daughter, Katy, to the quaint bayside town of Potomac Point, where she spent her childhood summers. But her fresh start stalls when the contractor and onetime love interest renovating her grandparents old house discovers a vintage recipe box containing hints about her beloved grandmothers hidden past. Anne is drawn into exploring the mysterious clues about the woman whose memory is fading, while also helping her daughter manage a rocky adjustment to a new school. When uncovered secrets shatter past beliefs, each woman must confront her deepest fears in order to learn its never too late to live her best life.
©2020 Write Ideas, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Two sisters raised in fear are about to find out why in a chilling novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Thinnest Air.
Ignorant of civilization and cautioned against its evils, nineteen-year-old Wren and her two sisters, Sage and Evie, were raised in off-the-grid isolation in a primitive cabin in upstate New York. When the youngest grows gravely ill, their mother leaves with the child to get help from a nearby town. And they never return.
As months pass, hope vanishes. Supplies are low. Livestock are dying. A brutal winter is bearing down. Then comes the stranger. He claims to be looking for the girls mother, and hes not leaving without them.
To escape, Wren and her sister must break the rule theyve grown up with: never go beyond the forest.
Past the thicket of dread, they come upon a house on the other side of the pines. This is where Wren and Sage must confront something more chilling than the unknowable. Theyll discover whats been hidden from them, what theyre running from, and the secrets that have left them in the dark their entire lives.
©2019 Nom de Plume LLC. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Ayahuasca is a powerful tool for transformation, that more and more Westerners are flocking to drink in a quest for greater self-knowledge, healing and reconnection with the natural world. This formerly esoteric, little-known brew is now a growth industry. But why? Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea that has a long history of ritual use among indigenous groups of the Upper Amazon. Made from the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of a shrub, ayahuasca is associated with healing in collective ceremonies and in more intimate contexts, generally under the direction of specialist - an ayahuasquero. These are experienced practitioners who guide the ceremony and the "drinkers'" experience. Ayahuasca has gained significant popularity these days in cities around the world. Ceremonies happen nightly and Hollywood stars, Wall Street players and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs now drink the brew. Why? What effect might ayahuasca be having on our culture? Could it be the LSD of our time? Does the brew, which seems to inspire environmental action, simplified lifestyles and more communitarian behaviour, act as an antidote to frenzied consumerist culture? In When Plants Dream, Pinchbeck and Rokhlin explore the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental impact that ayahuasca is having on society. "Part One" covers the background; what ayahuasca is, where it is found, and its cultural origins. "Part Two" explores the role and practices of the ayahuasquero in both Amazonian and Western cultures. "Part Three" examines the medicinal plants of the Amazon, looking particularly at the ingredients in ayahuasca and their therapeutic qualities, covering the most up-to-date biomedical research, psychedelic science, and psychopharmacology. "Part Four" looks more closely at how ayahuasca is perceived and used today, covering law, the drug wars, media and money. Lastly, in "Part Five", Pinchbeck and Rokhlin question the future of ayahuasca. When Plants Dream is the first book of its kind to look at the science and expanding culture of ayahuasca, from its historical use to its appropriation by the West and the impact it is having on cultures beyond the Amazon.
©2019 Daniel Pinchbeck and Sophia Rokhlin (P)2019 Vibrance Press
An unsolved case. A tempest of memories. The future's at stake - and time is running out... Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn't believe in coincidences. So what's going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming - and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen's ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen's past and present collide, she's in a desperate race for the truth. Because only the truth will ensure she still has a future.
©2017 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2020 Tantor
He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything.
So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him "for old time's sake", I say I will. After all, it's been 12 years since he broke my heart, and I'm totally over him, no matter what my sisters say.
Except...he still does something to me. He's got those eyes that make me weak, those hands that drive me wild, and a body I can't resist - especially once I see the tattoos. It doesn't take long for our trip down memory lane to go from sweet to sizzling.
We're just as good together as we were back then - better, even - but he's hiding something from me, something that has him convinced it's too late for us. He says I should forget him and find someone else, someone better.
How can I convince him that sometimes your first love deserves a second chance?
This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. Only You, book one in the series, does not need to be heard first.
©2018 MH Publishing LLC (P)2018 MH Publishing LLC
When a millionaire is murdered and his Persian is orphaned, cat groomer Cassie must solve the case using clues from the feline before someone tries to silence them for good.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Bloomsbury presents Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent, read by Lauren Ezzo. In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girls shocking discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community. Nobody in 16-year-old Becketts life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts, which could mean hes cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job and so much more before his shocking death. And everyone in school seems to be whispering about her and her family behind her back. But none of that compares to the day Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in a gym bag - Jakes gym bag - on the floor of her high school locker room. As word leaks out, rumours that Becketts the mother take off like wildfire in a town all too ready to believe the worst of her. Beckett soon finds herself facing threats and accusations both heartbreaking and dangerous. Nobody believes her side of the story, and as the police investigation unfolds, she discovers that everyone has a secret to hide and the truth could alter everything she thought she knew. A gripping thriller set in a small Southern community, Every Single Lie is a jaw-dropping, twisty must-listen for fans of Sadie.
©2020 Rachel Vincent (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
As assistant buyer for the world's second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She's contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it's taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation - without her! - Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach. Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather's Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it's long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself. As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can't quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.
©2015 Tracy Brogan (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the explosive third volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, the queen of fire faces off against a demon of ice. Despite the odds, Kalinda has survived it all: Marriage to a tyrant. Tournaments to the death. The forbidden power to rule fire. The icy touch of a demon. That same demon now disguises itself as Rajah Tarek, Kalinda's late husband and a man who has never stopped haunting her. Upon taking control of the palace and the army, the demon brands Kalinda and her companions as traitors to the empire. They flee across the sea, seeking haven in the Southern Isles. In Lestari, Kalinda's powers are not condemned, as they are in her land. Now free to use them to protect those she loves, Kalinda soon realizes that the demon has tainted her with a cold poison, rendering her fire uncontrollable. But the lack of control may be just what she needs to send the demon back to the darkest depths of the Void. To take back the empire, Kalinda will ally with those she distrusts - and risk losing those most loyal to her - to defeat the demon and bring peace to a divided nation.
©2018 Emily R. King (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
For readers of Lauren Oliver and Alice Sebold, a sophisticated, literary ghost story that reminds us the past is never, ever forgotten. In a small logging town in northern California, young Emma Rose Finnis was born and died. Now, no one remembers her hardworking life and her grand dreams - but she remembers. She remembers everything. Emma Rose is still here, one hundred years after her death...and she doesn't plan on leaving. But when a determined hunter arrives with instructions to "clean" Emma Rose out of her haunt, the stately Lambry mansion, death suddenly isn't the worst fate imaginable. Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from the only place she's ever found peace, even if it means waging a war on the living...and the dead. Lyrical and haunting, this spellbinding American ghost story alternates between Emma Rose's life and afterlife as the past and present become entwined in a compelling tale of loss, love and tenacity over a century in the making.
©2017 M Dressler (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purpose...and flowers. Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness, and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family...of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive. When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family - a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability - Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbors life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live. With fascinating detail, Viola Shipman's heartwarming story will charm listeners while resonating with issues that are so relevant today.
©2020 Viola Shipman (P)2020 HarperAudio
Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but Ive seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall - a different one every time - and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, Im looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after.
As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me theres no such thing.
As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree.
We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when were watching 007 flicks together, and Ill admit - he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says Ill come back for her and he begs me for help, I cant turn him down.
But its a mistake.
Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me theres a chance for us.
I dont want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning.
I want to be the one he asks to stay.
©2018 Melanie Harlow (P)2018 Melanie Harlow
In a climate-ravaged future, its not easy to grow up. One girl is trying her best in a story about global catastrophe and personal chaos, by the New York Times bestselling author of California. Thirteen-year-old Vic is of the Youngest Generation, fixed in prepubescence after a catastrophic environmental degradation. Shes also her fathers favorite student. But when he takes his own life, the perennially ingenuous Vic wants to understand why. As she sets out on her quest, Vic begins to learn that family isnt something youre born with - its something you build. Edan Lepuckis Theres No Place Like Home is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by todays most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.
©2018 Edan Lepucki (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Ever since she discovered her ex-husband's affair, Dana Sue Sullivan decided to put down new roots and create the best restaurant in Serenity, South Carolina. After years of hard labor, her dream has become a reality. Sullivan's provides more than just Southern comfort food - it's become a haven for the whole town - and Dana Sue knows better than anyone that relying on friendship can get you through the toughest times. But when her teenage daughter Annie develops an eating disorder that lands her in the hospital, Dana Sue's perfect life comes crumbling down. On top of it all, her own health starts to deteriorate. Dana Sue knows she needs to change habits now to help them both get better - even if that means letting Ronnie Sullivan back into their lives. And who knows, his return might end up being a recipe for a new beginning....
©2015 Sherryl Woods (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
That Month in Tuscany.... Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He's a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She's a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long-planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren's lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed by a life they had each chosen. Exploring the streets of Florence and the hills of Tuscany together - two people with seemingly nothing in common - changes them both forever. And what they find in each other is something that might just heal them both.
©2014 Inglath Cooper (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
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 investigate the murders and hunt for the missing maid, it becomes apparent that they are up against a terrifying psychopath who has a thirst for death and no intention of stopping.... Contains mature themes.
©2020 Debra Meller (P)2021 Tantor
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg builds her bewitching world of beasts and betrayal as the Numina Series continues.
Sandis has escaped Kazens grasp, but she finds herself unmoored, reeling from her thief friend Rones betrayal.
Kazen has been hurt but not stopped, and hell do anything to summon the monster that could lay waste to the entire world. Sandis knows she must be the one to stop him, but with her own trusted numen now bound to another, and finding herself with no one she can trust, she is in desperate need of allies. Rone seems determined to help her, but Sandis has no intention of letting him get close to her again. What she doesnt know is how much Rone gave up to protect her. Or how much more he is willing to give up to keep her safe.
As chaos mounts, Sandis must determine whom to trust. After all, the lines between enemy and ally have never been less clear and corruption lurks in the most unlikely of places.
©2019 Charlie N Holmberg (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Since H. P. Lovecraft first invited colleagues such as Frank Belknap Long and Robert Bloch (among others) to join in his creation of what has come to be known as The Cthulhu Mythos (over Lovecrafts less invocative name of Yog-Sothery), dozens of authors have tried their hand at adding to this vast tapestry with varying degrees of success. Some, like the then-teenage Ramsey Campbell, used the Mythos as a starting point to his own career while still finding his own authorial voice. Others, like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, did so at the height of their careers, paying homage to an author who had been such a tremendous inspiration to them. But no one, absolutely no one, has contributed such a body of brilliant and profoundly original work to the Mythos as has Caitlín R. Kiernan. In this remarkable collection the author has selected over two dozen of her best Lovecraftian tales ranging from 2000s Valentia to her more recent classic A Mountain Walked as well as including the complete Dandridge Cycle, as well as a new story, M Is for Mars. In short, this is a cornerstone volume for Kiernan fans and Mythos devotees alike.
©2018 Caitlín R. Kiernan (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself? Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wifes death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor. But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives with a spinster maid in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband. As the incidents escalate, one thing becomes clear: they are the work of a twisted person inspired by the wildly popular stories of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. And Gabriel must find answers, or Pale Harbor will suffer a fate worthy of Poes darkest tales.
©2019 Hester Fox (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
In this mesmerizing drama, one life-altering event catapults a family into turmoil, revealing secrets that may leave them fractured forever...or bind them together tighter than ever before. From the outside, the Davenports look like any other family living a completely ordinary life - until that devastating day when five-year-old Jonah is killed, and the family is torn apart. As the fury of guilt engulfs them, the Davenports slowly start to unravel, one by one. Losing her son forces Rachel to withdraw into a frayed, fuzzy reality. Her husband, Sam, tries to remain stoic, but he's consumed by regret with the choices he's made. Eden mourns her brother, while desperately fighting to regain a sense of normalcy. And Aunt Ruth, Rachel's sister, works too hard to care for the family, even as her own personal issues haunt her. Told from multiple points of view - including Jonah's - the family struggles to cope with unthinkable loss. But as they face their own dark secrets about that terrible day, they have a choice: to be swallowed up in sadness forever, or begin the raw, arduous ascent back to living.
©2017 Janis Thomas (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From Emily R. King, author of the Hundredth Queen series, comes an epic novel of ancient Greece, Titans and treachery, and the women who dare to rise up against the tyranny of the Golden Age. My mother told me that men would speak about the Golden Age as a time of peace and happiness for all... However, the women of our age would tell a very different story... Cronus, God of Gods, whose inheritance is the world. Among his possessions: women, imprisoned and fated to serve. The strong-minded Althea Lambros controls her own fate and lives to honor her dying mothers plea to protect her two sisters at all costs. Altheas journey toward crushing the tyranny has begun. It is a destiny foretold by the Fates. And she is following their visions. On the southern isle of Crete, hidden among mortal women who have fled the Titans, is the Boy God, son of Cronus and believed dead. He shares Altheas destiny to vanquish the Almighty - fate willing. Because Cronus has caught wind of the plot. Hes amassing his own forces against Altheas righteous rebellion and all those who will no longer surrender or run. There will be war. If shes to survive to write their history, the indomitable Althea must soar higher than any god.
©2021 Emily R. King. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
This deliciously funny story chronicles the battle of one little girl who tries, with all her might, to resist her greatest temptation: cake. Listeners join our spunky, mischievous, and charming heroine and her devoted sidekick pup as the temptation mounts, and a little lick becomes a bite.
With bouncing rhyming text from Simon Philip, this story playfully tackles all-important themes of impulse control, truth telling, and making amends (or at least trying to), with humor, authenticity, and heart.
Including a recipe at the end of the story, I Really Want the Cake offers listeners a universally relatable and tasty tale.
©2020 Simon Philip (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.
The end of the world comes home. Emily Ristler is six weeks pregnant when the beginning of the end blows up her utopian dream. Moving out to a peaceful subdivision beyond the city limits should have put her beyond the reaches of lifes insanity; a waterfront paradise to start a family. But with Cole caught in the heart of the city during a mysterious phenomenon that has devolved man into a primal predator with a single urge - Kill! - Emily must hold the home front until he returns. Shes not alone, but theres no one she can really count on except herself. Its a good thing, then, that Emily is no ordinary suburban housewife. The world is spinning out of control, and Man has turned against one other. Then things start getting really bad. Its kill or be killed, and Emily has everything to live for.
©2020 Sam Sisavath (P)2020 Sam Sisavath
From the bestselling author of White Rose, Black Forest comes a page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance set against the rich and ruthless backdrop of the Klondike gold rush. Seattle, 1897. Anna Denton is not like the other prospectors traveling to the Yukon on the promise of riches. Its duty - not profit - that calls her into the wild unknown. With her family nearing financial ruin, Anna has agreed to marry Henry Bradwell, the wealthy King of the Klondike. She meets Will and Silas, childhood friends, on the steamer north. After the ship docks in a lawless Alaska town, Annas chaperones run afoul of local criminals, leaving her stranded. Will and Silas agree to escort her the hundreds of treacherous miles to Dawson City - the gateway to the goldfields - and her betrothed, a man she doesnt know. Upon their arrival, Bradwell warmly welcomes them all. But as a brutal winter sets in, relations sour, and Anna is caught between the promise her family made to the power-hungry Bradwell and her feelings for Will. Anna and her companions soon find themselves in a deadly game where few can be trusted and where the greatest danger in the frozen wilderness of the Klondike is man himself.
©2019 Eoin Dempsey (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth. Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she cant help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity. Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns theres more to Js mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone.... Now nominated as a YALSA Quick Pick!
©2017 Lauren James (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
The dead won't bother you if you dont give them permission. Boston, 1844. Tabby has a peculiar gift: She can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous. As an orphaned child, she fled with her sister, Alice, from their charlatan aunt Bellefonte, who wanted only to exploit Tabby's gift so she could profit from the recent craze for seances. Now a young woman and tragically separated from Alice, Tabby works with her adopted father, Eli, the kind caretaker of a large Boston cemetery. When a series of macabre grave robberies begins to plague the city, Tabby is ensnared in a deadly plot by the perpetrators, known only as the "Resurrection Men". In the end, Tabby's gift will either save both her and the cemetery - or bring about her own destruction.
©2020 Hester Fox (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
In the second book in The Evermore Chronicles by Emily R. King, Everley Donovan plunges into the roiling waves of a strange new world to hunt a wicked prince who cheated time. Everley Donovans mission: retrieve the hallowed sword of Avelyn stolen by the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. Should she fail, the seven worlds will come to an end, as could time itself. And no one treasures time more than Everley, whose lifesaving clock heart cannot beat forever. She has set sail with a rogue crew for the otherworlds, where the key to dethroning the prince lies deep within the Land Under the Wave. But passage through these unknown seas - where horrors lurk and pirates rove - proves a treacherous gamble. The Land Under the Wave was not made for humans, particularly one with a fragile clock heart. Here, Everleys tragic past resurfaces unsolved questions. Here, too, the prince has hidden secrets more precious than pearls, secrets that could fracture the future forevermore. Everley must take back her sword and break free from this watery world before her time runs out
or so will everyone elses.
©2019 Emily R. King (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty, feminist thriller for the Me Too era. The troublemaker. The overachiever. The cheer captain. The dead girl. Like every high school in America, Jefferson-Lorne High contains all of the above. After the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian. But appearances are never what they seem. And the truth behind what really happened to Emma may just be lying in plain sight. As long buried secrets come to light, the clock is ticking to find Emma's killer - before another good girl goes down.
©2020 Claire Eliza Bartlett (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
From the author of The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about coming apart, getting it together - and moving on. Its just a two-hour drive.... Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworths obsession. If only lifes puzzles required logic. Her stepfathers solution? Avoidance. Hes exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esthers past. So much for the truth. Now for the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esthers thirst for something real. Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther finds them in Jesús from the local coffee bar; a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Esthers new friends do more than just listen. Theyre taking Esther one step further. Together, they hit the road to face Esthers past head-on. Its a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth - in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness.
©2018 Rebekah Crane (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In powerful, vivid verse, the master behind The Watch That Ends the Night recounts one of historys most harrowing - and chilling - tales of survival. In 1846, a group of emigrants bound for California face a choice: continue on their planned route or take a shortcut into the wilderness. Eighty-nine of them opt for the untested trail, a decision that plunges them into danger and desperation and, finally, the unthinkable. From extraordinary poet and novelist Allan Wolf comes a riveting retelling of the ill-fated journey of the Donner party across the Sierra Nevadas during the winter of 1846-1847. Brilliantly narrated by multiple voices, including world-weary, taunting, and all-knowing Hunger itself, this novel-in-verse examines a notorious chapter in history from various perspectives, among them caravan leaders George Donner and James Reed, Donners scholarly wife, two Miwok Indian guides, the Reed children, a sixteen-year-old orphan, and even a pair of oxen. Comprehensive back matter includes an authors note, select character biographies, statistics, a time line of events, and more. Unprecedented in its detail and sweep, this haunting epic raises stirring questions about moral ambiguity, hope and resilience, and hunger of all kinds.
©2020 Allan Wolf, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The days are getting shorter as summer's end approaches, which means it's time for the Harvest Festival, the last big event of the season, held by Mamie Fish, wife of millionaire railroad tycoon Stuyvesant Fish, at their grand "cottage", Crossways. The neocolonial mansion is decked out in artificial autumn splendor, and an extravagant scavenger hunt will be held. But the crowning jewel of the evening will be the guest of honor, Prince Otto of Austria. As acting editor-in-chief of the Newport Messenger, Emma had hoped to leave her days as a society reporter behind her. But at the last moment, she must fill in and attend the Harvest Festival. With nearly every eligible daughter of Newport high society in attendance, Emma can almost hear romantic dreams shattering like glass slippers when the prince fails to appear. The next morning, he is found dead in the side garden at Crossways, making it clear a murderer crashed the party. The prince has been stabbed in the same manner as another man, recently found on nearby Bailey's Beach - who strongly resembles Emma's half-brother Brady's father, presumed dead for nearly 30 years after a yachting mishap. As Emma investigates a connection between the two victims, she is joined on the hunt by Mamie Fish herself. But they must hurry - before the killer slips away like the fading summer . . . .
©2019 Lisa Manuel (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
With her new van, Cassie has expanded her Comfy Cat business to include mobile cat grooming. Next stop: a cat expo at a hotel just outside her hometown of Chadwick, New Jersey, where Cassie will give a grooming demo using shelter cats to encourage adoption while her veterinarian boyfriend Mark will offer a program on cat care and health. The highlight of the expo will be a major cat show featuring pop sensation Jaki Natal. Almost as famous as his owner is her pet Gordie, a Scottish fold, who's become a social media darling. But when adorable Gordie goes missing and his sitter is found murdered, Jaki is having kittens. While the cops are more interested in solving the murder of a human, Jaki insists Cassie help expose the catnapper and return gorgeous Gordie to the fold. Now it's Cassie's turn to solo as she plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a culprit who's not afraid to pounce.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
With daring realism and stunning imagination, the author of Geek Love, Katherine Dunn, takes us on a journey into the mind of a feisty, adventurous adolescent named Jean "Dutch" Gillis. Dutch goes "trucking" from Portland, Oregon, to Los Angeles on a quest in search of herself, which, like the river trek of Deliverance, is filled with discoveries and sudden violence. With boyish-looking Dutch is her friend Heydorf, a shadowy character who has his own secrets to hide. With her, too, is the confusion and volatile feelings of youth, when sex is a mystery waiting to be understood...and death seems remote until it brushes close with a breath-stopping suddenness. Truck, perhaps better than any other fictional account about a runaway, is a brilliantly convincing portrait of the archetypal teen rebel, and both the excitement and the terrible betrayals in the world she explores.
©1971 Katherine Dunn (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
What harm can one small lie do? Forced to give up her career as a dentist, and still unemployed a year later, Valentina Knight has finally run out of options. With foreclosure looming she acts in desperation, lying to get a position as an assistant to the county medical examiner. Val's relieved. She won't be homeless. But Val didn't count on the lie trapping her in a dangerous game with a killer. Val quickly becomes involved in the case of Francine Donohue, who disappeared from her neighborhood and is discovered dead six months later. The bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder are not the first of their kind. With the evidence pointing to a serial killer, and a calling card Val understands, she quickly gets sucked into the case. As Val is pulled in further, the situation takes a darker turn. Someone is aware of the lie she told. Someone who is prepared to kill...
©2019 Mary Bush (P)2020 Tantor
"Ravishing...as if Saavedra were a modern-day Borges." (Luis Alberto Urrea, O: The Oprah Magazine) A novel of dark obsession, missed connections, and violent love. Marcos has just been through a divorce and moved into a new apartment. He feels alienated from his ex-wife, from his daughter, from society; everything feels flat and fake to him. He begins to receive letters at his new address from an anonymous troubled woman who signs off as "A." and who clearly believes she is writing to the former tenant, her ex-lover, in the aftermath of a violent heartbreak. Marcos falls under the spell of the manic, hypnotic missives, and for the first time in years, something moves him. Blue Flowers alternates between the letters detailing the dissolution of A.'s relationship, and Marcos' growing fixation with this damaged person. The letters become a kind of exorcism as both A.'s epistolary affair and Marcos' personal life reach a crisis point. Possessed by A., he is driven to discover her true identity. Blue Flowers is a dark portrait of desire, undermining accepted truths about love and sex, violence and fear, men and women.
©2020 Carola Saavedra (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Rollicking new release from humorous historical romance author Jen Turano. Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene - until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society. When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail.
©2017 Jen Turnao (P)2017 Two Words Publishing
Told in riveting, keenly observed poetry, a moving first-person narrative as experienced by a young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846. The journey west by wagon train promises to be long and arduous for nineteen-year-old Mary Ann Graves and her parents and eight siblings. Yet she is hopeful about their new life in California: freedom from the demands of family, maybe some romance, better opportunities for all. But when winter comes early to the Sierra Nevada and their group gets a late start, the Graves family, traveling alongside the Donner and Reed parties, must endure one of the most harrowing and storied journeys in American history. Amid the pain of loss and the constant threat of death from starvation or cold, Mary Ann's is a narrative, told beautifully in verse, of a girl learning what it means to be part of a family, to make sacrifices for those we love, and above all to persevere.
©2016 Skila Brown, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America. Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. Im a real person. Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklins gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. In the print version of this book, their photographs have been replaced with empty frames. Their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these enlightening, honest, and brave accounts that encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration - and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.
©2019 Susan Kuklin, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Gwen Marcey takes death in stride. Until she's faced with her own mortality. Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky - a small town facing big-city crime. But before Gwen can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Gwen suspects a connection between the rapist and the "accidental" deaths that are happening around town, but the local sheriff has little interest in her theories. When her digitally-obsessed teenage daughter joins her, Gwen turns her attention to a second assignment: going undercover in a serpent-handling church. She could get a handsome reward for uncovering illegal activity - a reward she desperately needs, as it seems her breast cancer has returned. But snakes aren't the only ones ready to kill. Can Gwen uncover the truth - and convince anyone to believe her - before she becomes a victim herself? In a thrilling race against time, When Death Draws Near plunges us into cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects.
©2016 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2020 Tantor
From the author of the critically acclaimed lively and engrossing parable for women of all generations (Harpers Bazaar) The Regulars comes a deeply funny and thoughtful tale of a young woman who, after discovering she has the breast cancer gene, embarks on an unforgettable bucket list adventure. Twenty-five-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when shes diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the breast cancer gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Lacey doesn't want to lose her breasts. For one, shes juggling two career paths; her work with the prestigious New York trend forecaster Hoffman House, and her role on the founding team of a sustainable fashion app with friend/mentor, Vivian Chang. Secondly, small-town Laceys not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesnt want to sacrifice her breasts before shes had the chance to give them their hey-day. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a boob bucket list: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman. The Bucket List cleverly and compassionately explores Laceys relationship to her body and her future. Both are things Lacey thought she could control through hard work and sacrifice. But the future, it turns out, is more complicated than she could ever imagine. Featuring the pitch-perfect compulsively delicious (Redbook) prose of The Regulars, The Bucket List is perfect for fans of Amy Poeppel and Sophie Kinsella.
©2018 Georgia Clark, Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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 opponents. But as Kalinda's tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them - as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince. With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?
©2017 Emily R. King (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Trust becomes a fatal mistake in this shocking thriller by the bestselling author of The Ridge. Welcome to Beaumont Cove, a slowly decaying tourist town at the edge of the world, and the place where Maggie Jamess worst fears for her estranged twin sister, Lilly, have come true. Lilly is dead, and Maggie has arrived to identify her body. Lillys husband, Mike, is in custody for her murder. With his long history of abuse, no one in town is surprised at the inevitable end to their stormy marriage, least of all Maggie. All she wants is to clean up her sisters affairs, see Mike punished, and get out of Beaumont Cove. With the help of the local sheriff, a retired private investigator, and a strange but friendly carnival psychic, Maggie begins to uncover the truth about what really happened to her sister. But the truth comes at a price, and soon Maggie finds herself walking a dark path toward the same deadly trap that killed Lilly. The more Maggie discovers about her sisters final days, the more she realizes that nothing is as it appears in this strange boardwalk town.
©2020 by John Rector. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Italian folk magic is a beautiful, powerful, and effective magical tradition that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn it, including Italians who want to regain their magical heritage. Containing magical and religious rituals and prayers, this book explores divination techniques, crafting, blessing rituals, witchcraft, and, of course, the evil eye, which is known as malocchio in Italian and which the author thoroughly explains, including what it is, where it comes from, and, crucially, how to get rid of it. Such insights will help listeners learn unique methods of magical protection, divination, and spells for love, sex, control, revenge, and more.
©2021 Mary-Grace Fahrun (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From the bestselling author of The Bloodletters 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 of men. Until a shattering act of violence unleashes Artemisia's righteous fury. Refusing to be silenced and resolved to best men at their own games, Artemisia does what no woman had dared to do before. She fights back. A bracing historical novel about a woman boldly at odds with her time, Fierce Dreamer explores the fearless determination that would fuel Artemisia Gentileschi's most courageous works of art and make her independent voice a vital one for our own time.
©2020 Linda Lafferty (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
After her father lost the family's fortune, Wilhelmina was cast out of the fashionable set and banished to the wallflower section. Taking a position as a social secretary to help support her family, she's mostly come to terms with her new status. But when her old friend Edgar returns to New York society for the first time since she rejected his marriage proposal, she's newly ashamed at how far she's fallen - and how hastily she dismissed him years ago. Her strategy is to avoid a face-to-face encounter at all costs, but he seems to have other plans. Will Edgar take advantage of their now reversed positions and make her regret her refusal, or is there still hope for a friendship between them-or something more? At Your Request is a novella that gives an exciting introduction to Jen Turano's new Gilded Age historical romance series, Apart From the Crowd! Includes an extended excerpt of the first full-length novel in the series, Behind the Scenes.
©2017 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2018 Two Words Publishing LLC
Andie Marks, known as "Party Girl" in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once. Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get lucky in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie's life plan. By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks....
©2015 Elle Casey (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Genesis Kelley didn't just get her heart broken. The aspiring veterinarian had it crushed in front of millions of viewers on the dating reality show Marry Me. Now, just as she's getting her life and dignity back together, her royal heartbreaker, Prince Rafael of Monterra, has landed in Frog Hollow, Iowa. And he's renting out her aunt's guest cottage. Deceiving TV audiences for his brother's sake cost Rafe the girl of his dreams. But he's going to fix it, even if it means moving from his mountain-kingdom home to small-town Iowa. A prince doesn't give up on his rightful princess - especially once he realizes Genesis is in deeper danger than she knows. Between fixing her truck, whisking her off to Monterra for a whirlwind date, and charming the entire town, Rafe is thawing the ice around Genesis's heart. Will it be enough to earn back her trust, protect her from her past - and sweep her into a real-life fairy tale?
©2016 Sariah Wilson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A beautifully told, captivating novel of 19th-century love and intrigue Maisie Thomas spends every summer with her parents at Grange House, a hotel on an island off the coast of Maine ruled by the elegant but distant Miss Grange. In 1898, when Maisie turns 17, her visit marks a turning point. On the morning after her arrival, local fishermen make a gruesome discovery: two drowned lovers, found clasped in each other's arms. It's only the first in a series of events that cast a shadow over Maisie's summer. As she considers the attentions of two very different young men, one an adventurous writer, the other an ambitious businessman from her father's company, Maisie also falls under the gaze of Miss Grange, who begins to tell her stories of her past. But which are truth and which are fiction? Another death, a cache of diaries, an exchange of letters - and a ghostly apparition - all play a part in changing Maisie's life forever. Rich with the details, customs, and language of the era, Sarah Blake's Grange House is part family saga, part ghost story, part love story; a wonderfully atmospheric, pause-resisting novel of literary suspense and romance. A Macmillan Audio production from Picador
©2001 Sarah Blake (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
They have the perfect marriage. Did one of them kill to get it?
Prep school sweethearts Ian and Andi Copeland are envied by everyone they know. They have successful businesses, a beautiful house in St. Louis, and their eldest daughter, Cassidy, is following in their footsteps by attending prestigious Glenlake Academy. Then, a submerged car is dredged from the bottom of a swimming hole near the campus. So are the remains of a former writer-in-residence who vanished 20 years ago - during Ian and Andis senior year.
When Cassidys journalism class begins investigating the death, Ian and Andis high school secrets rise to the surface. Each has a troubled link to the man whose arrival and sudden disappearance once set the school on edge. And each had a reason to want him gone. As Cassidy unwittingly edges closer to the truth, unspoken words, locked away for decades, will force Ian and Andi to question what they really know - about themselves, about the past, and about a marriage built on a murderous lie.
©2019 Linda Keir (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Snub is a young gorilla, living in the heart of what will eventually be known as Africa. She is jealous of her mother's new baby and restless in her need to explore. When a natural disaster shakes up her family, Snub finds herself as the guardian of her young sibling...and lost in a reshaped world. Snub may feel orphaned, but she's not alone. There are other creatures stalking through the woods - a new form of predator, walking on two legs. One of their kind is also orphaned and is taken in by Snub. But the intersection of the human world and the gorilla world will bring both new connections and new battles. In his boldest work yet, two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer shows us a riveting, heartbreaking early encounter between ape and man - told from the ape's point of view. It is a journey unlike any other in recent literature.
©2018 Eliot Schrefer (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In a future United States where those who control technology control the wealth, 17-year-old Marguerite's viral video propels a populist candidate to presidential victory on a platform of "tech for all". But as the mouthpiece of the new leader determined to break the elite stronghold, Marguerite finds herself on the opposite side of the divide in a new high school full of technocrat teens. When the enigmatic Percy, with his flamboyant fashion sense, sharp wit, and tragic past, takes an interest in her, she is suspicious. But with everyone against her, she needs an ally. Percy is drawn to Marguerite's passion for the cause, but the legacy of his murdered scientist parents prevents him from letting her get too close. Soon terrorists strike the capital and technocrat leaders begin turning up dead, and the two must work together to protect both their families and the country. With everyone literally plugged into technology, total domination will take only a flip of the switch. In order to preserve their freedom and the future Marguerite envisions, she and Percy may be forced to pay the ultimate price.
©2017 Sarah Fine (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
A self-made billionaire, his high school sweetheart, and the horrible truth that threatens to keep them apart. On the night of their high school graduation, Grayson Matthews asked his girlfriend's father if he could marry her. He wasn't expecting excitement - them being so young - but the blatant refusal and threat to disown Emma if Grayson ever said a word came as a complete shock. Knowing he couldn't stay in town and watch her fall in love and marry someone else, Grayson left. Now, 10 years later he's back, and with that secret still hanging between them, his only choice is to keep her at a distance so the truth never hurts her. Emma Lane still can't understand why her high school sweetheart left without a word. They'd talked about getting married right after graduation. Her whole family loved him, including her dad. Now Grayson's returned and tight-lipped about why he left. She wants to hate him, but her curiosity - and some meddling by her sister - launches her on a mission to uncover the truth. She'll get answers, even if it means getting close to someone who might up and leave her heartbroken again.
©2018 Bree Livingston (P)2019 Tantor
In critically acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman's gripping new novel, what happens online doesn't always stay online.... Lara just got told off on Facebook. She thought that Christian liked her, that he was finally going to ask her to his school's homecoming dance. It's been a long time since Lara's felt this bad, this depressed. She's worked really hard since starting high school to be happy and make new friends. Bree used to be BBFs with overweight, depressed Lara in middle school, but constantly listening to Lara's problems got to be too much. Bree's secretly glad that Christian's pointed out Lara's flaws to the world. Lara's not nearly as great as everyone thinks. After weeks of talking online, Lara thought she knew Christian, so what's with this sudden change? And where does he get off saying horrible things on her wall? Even worse - are they true? But no one realized just how far Christian's harsh comments would push Lara. Not even Bree. As online life collides with real life, the truth starts to come together and the backlash is even more devastating than than anyone could have imagined.
©2015 Sarah Darer Littman (P)2019 Tantor
What exactly is the difference between a love letter and a suicide note? Is there really any difference at all? These might be the questions posed by Dear Sweet Filthy World, Caitlin R. Kiernans 14th collection of short fiction, comprising 28 uncollected and impossible-to-find stories. Treading the grim places where desire and destruction, longing and horror intersect, the author rises once again to meet the high expectations she set with such celebrated collections as Tales of Pain and Wonder, To Charles Fort, with Love, and the World Fantasy Award-winning The Apes Wife and Other Stories. In these chapters youll meet a dragons lover, a drowned vampire cursed always to ride the tides, a wardrobe that grants wishes, and a lunatic artists marriage of the Black Dahlia and the Beast of Gévaudan. Youll visit a ruined post-industrial Faerie, travel back to tropical Paleozoic seas and ahead to the far-flung future, and youll meet a desperate writer forced to sell her memories for new ideas. Here are 28 tales of apocalypse and rebirth, of miraculous transformation and utter annihilation. Here is the place where professing your undying devotion might be precisely the same thing as signing your own death warrant or worse. The stories in Dear Sweet Filthy World were first published in the subscription-only Sirenia Digest, run by Caitlin for her most devoted listeners. This publication marks the first availability to the general public for most of these rare tales.
©2017 Caitlín R. Kiernan (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country's disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen's bidding. But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression or follow in the queens footsteps and become a monster herself.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War IIs 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 artist and request her help in drawing a dying man's memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again - and may be back in the killer's crosshairs. The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter has Murphy drawing five bodies discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island 10 years ago. But what investigators discover there has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies may have been deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned World War II Quonset hut only brings more questions. As one by one the people who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much deeper at stake. What happened there during WWII? And who is willing to kill to keep those secrets buried?
©2018 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2018 Thomas Nelson
On a cross-country journey to hell, fear is the engine and vengeance is the destination as Christopher Rices Amazon Charts bestselling series continues. As the test subject of an experimental drug, Charlotte Rowe was infused with extraordinary powers. As the secret weapon of a mysterious consortium, she baits evil predators and stops them in their tracks. But it takes more than fear to trigger whats coursing through Charlottes blood. She needs to be terrorized. Serial killer Cyrus Mattingly is up to the task. Cyrus is a long-haul truck driver, and his cargo bay is a gallery of horrors on wheels. To stop his bloodshed, Charlotte will become his next victim, reining in her powers so she can face each of his evils in turn. As much as they know about Cyrus - his method of selecting victims, his prolonged rituals - there is something they dont. What happens on the dark and lonely highways is only the journey. Its the destination thats truly depraved. Before she can unleash vengeance on a scale this killer has never seen, Charlotte and her team will have to go the distance into hell.
©2020 by Christopher Rice. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In a series of interwoven fictionalized stories, Deborah Noyes gives voice to the marginalized women in P. T. Barnums family - and the talented entertainers he built his entertainment empire on. Much has been written about P. T. Barnum - legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnums shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnums two families - his family at home, including his two wives and his daughters, and his family at work, including Little People, a giantess, an opera singer, and many sideshow entertainers - suffered greatly from his cruelty and exploitation. Yet, at the same time, some of his performers, such as General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton), became wealthy celebrities who were admired and feted by presidents and royalty. In this collection of interlinked stories, Deborah Noyes digs deep into what is known about the people in Barnums orbit and imagines their personal lives, putting front and center the complicated joy and pain of what it meant to be one of Barnums creatures.
©2020 by Deborah Noyes, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
My name is Quinn Roberts and I was murdered. Quinn Roberts is dead, and she wants to know how it happened. She's angry, confused, and disappointed that her life is over. Most of her friends have moved on, and it seems like no one cares who was responsible. Her adult children are in shock, but their mother's death is too painful, so they do nothing. Soon after her murder, Quinn's husband, Alec, acquires a new wife and Quinn becomes a distant memory. Only her sister, Erin, and Detective John McQuillan continue to search for answers. But as the case stalls, the formal investigation is moved to the Cold Case division and Quinn's family loses hope that there will ever be an arrest. Can Quinn get the justice she deserves? And, is discovering the truth always worth it?
©2019 McGarvey Black (P)2020 Tantor
Winner of the American Library Associations 2021 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production! From two-time National Book Award finalist Deborah Wiles, a masterpiece exploration of one of the darkest moments in our history, when American troops killed four American students protesting the Vietnam War. May 4, 1970. Kent State University. As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still argument of what happened and why. Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points - protestor, Guardsman, townie, student - Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio...an event that, even 50 years later, still resonates deeply.
©2020 Scholastic Inc (P)2020 Scholastic Inc
A killer with a penchant for torture has taken notice of forensic expert Gwen Marcey...and her daughter. When Gwen Marcey's dog comes home with a human skull and then leads her to a cabin in the woods near her Montana home, she realizes there's a serial killer in her community. And when she finds a tortured young girl clinging to life on the cabin floor, she knows this killer is a lunatic. Yet what unsettles Gwen most is that the victim looks uncannily like her daughter. The search for the torturer leads back in time to a neo-Nazi bombing in Washington state - a bombing with only one connection to Montana: Gwen. The group has a race-not-grace model of salvation...and they've marked Gwen as a race traitor. When it becomes clear that the killer has a score to settle, Gwen finds herself in a battle against time. She will have to use all of her forensic skills to find the killer before he can carry out his threat to destroy her - and the only family she has left.
©2015 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2020 Tantor
An Amazon Charts bestseller. Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious butterflies - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens. When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself. As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man whod go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what shes still hiding...
©2016 Dot Hutchison (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"No strings, no rings." That's Luke Archer's motto. As the champion quarterback for the New York Empire - not to mention a self-made billionaire - Luke has given up on serious relationships. Women only want him for one thing: the thrill of being with a superstar. And he likes it that way too. But when his best friend announces he's retiring from football to spend time with his wife and kids, Luke feels like he's missing out on something much bigger than his career. The assistant concierge in Luke's luxury high-rise, Miranda Tate fled her family's dairy farm to come to the bright lights of New York City. She works hard to move up and sends her spare earnings home to her brother. When she and Luke meet, there's an instant sexual attraction which turns steamy quickly, but they're in completely different leagues. Could Miranda be just the woman Luke needs to win the most important game of his life?
©2016 Nancy Herkness (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
An Amazon Charts bestseller. Theres more than one way to stoke the flames of revenge... Charlotte Rowe spent the first seven years of her life in the hands of the only parents she knew - a pair of serial killers who murdered her mother and tried to shape Charlotte in their own twisted image. If only the nightmare had ended when she was rescued. Instead, her real father exploited her tabloid-ready story for fame and profit - until Charlotte finally broke free from her ghoulish past and fled. Just when she thinks she has buried her personal hell forever, Charlotte is swept into a frightening new ordeal. Secretly dosed with an experimental drug, shes endowed with a shocking new power - but pursued by a treacherous corporation desperate to control her. Except from now on, if anybody is going to control Charlotte, its going to be Charlotte herself. Shes determined to use the extraordinary ability she now possesses to fight the kind of evil that shattered her life - by drawing a serial killer out from the shadows to face the righteous fury of a victim turned avenger.
©2018 by Christopher Rice. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From the mind of the man Stephen King calls "a master of the macabre", comes a brilliant new collection of no-punches-pulled horror stories, some never-before-collected and many originals that have never been published anywhere before. Bentley Little can take the innocuous, twist it around, and write a story that will change your way of thinking. Walking Alone: Short Stories is a shining example of his talent to scare you, creep you out, and make you shudder.
©2018 Bentley Little (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Exiled at a boarding school in Vermont, Lana is tormented by cryptic messages and pictures from her mother's past.
Seventeen years ago, something unspeakable happened. A pact of silence was forged.
Now, the lies are unraveling.
The closer Lana gets to the truth, the harder it is to accept. And someone's willing to kill to keep that secret buried.
To protect her friends, Lana's forced to trust the one person who's been lying since the beginning.
When the secret is finally revealed, it can't be unknown. They're forced to face the horrifying truth...the monster behind it all.
Every curse has an origin. This is theirs....
The conclusion of The Cursed Series is a powerful and complicated story that bravely gives voice to the choices that are taken away and the fight to get them back.
Who's to blame when everyone is at fault?
©2020 Rebecca Donovan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The long night is upon them. After five years of hard work, dedication, and too many sacrifices, Lara thought she had made progress in bringing what remained of humanity together in her small part of the world. She also thought they had seen the last of the ghouls as a major threat. She was wrong on both counts. An unnatural alliance between two enemies, forged in secrecy, has finally been revealed. With Keo away on a mission, the real threat is at the gates, leaving Lara, Gaby, and a city full of civilians unprepared for a long and relentless night of fighting. The survivors thought the worst of times were behind them, but they were mistaken. Fenton was always just another front in a secret war that Gaby and Lara didnt know they were still fighting. Before the night is over, they will discover that the only thing more powerful than hope is vengeance. In Black, the fifth book in the Road to Babylon series, its all-out war, and no one will be safe.
©2018 Sam Sisavath (P)2019 Sam Sisavath
The second installment in the Road to Babylon series from Purge of Babylon author Sam Sisavath. BEHIND ENEMY LINES, BUT FAR FROM HELPLESS. Six years ago, Gaby was the most popular girl in high school. Then the world ended. Times have changed, and everyones unanimous choice for homecoming queen is all grown up. These days shes part of something greater than herself: a group whose sole mission is to restore order to a ravaged world that badly needs them. Gaby will do whatever it takes to get the job done - as a soldier, a leader, or when necessary, a killer. Dispatched into Texas to investigate a series of deadly raids on former ghoul collaborator towns, Gabys mission is to collect intel and report back. Except nothing is ever that simple, and she finds herself face-to-face with those very same raiders. With no help coming anytime soon, Gaby is forced on the run and must fight for her life every step of the way. For anyone else it would be too much, but most people arent Gaby, who has been trained by the very best to fight and survive...at all costs. In Book Two of The Road to Babylon series, a new enemy with a secret agenda will put Gaby and her group to the test. It will take courage, sweat, and a lot of bullets to uncover the terrible truth behind the town of Fenton...and beyond.
©2017 Sam Sisavath (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
In the witty, sizzling finale to award-winning author Nancy Herkness's Wager of Hearts series, a haunted writer conquers his demons with the help of a feisty muse and a passion that doesn't play by the book. Gavin Miller, the billionaire author of a best-selling thriller series, struggles with a grim secret: he hasn't written a word in more than a year. Writer's block is killing his spirit and jeopardizing his contracts with his publisher and his Hollywood producers. Prodded by his agent, Gavin reluctantly agrees to see Allie Nichols, a sassy physical therapist tasked with treating the novelist's severe neck and shoulder pain - and maybe his writer's block, too. The tempestuous Gavin and no-nonsense Allie soon find themselves entangled in a steamy affair that sparks Gavin's creativity again. But their manipulative ex-lovers and Gavin's lingering childhood scars threaten their happily ever after. Can Gavin and Allie find their way to love when the stakes are high and the obstacles are overwhelming?
©2017 Nancy Herkness (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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 its a tragic accident - except FBI profiler Riley Lambert. She isnt convinced, and neither is her fiancé, ex-Navy SEAL turned sheriff, Thayne Blackwood. When they discover that the couples daughter is missing, Rileys dark memories of her own sisters kidnapping ratchet up the urgency to find the girl - before its too late.
Racing through a maze of deceit and a buried past, the pair find themselves under attack from an unknown assailant. Dodging danger, they follow a tangled web of clues pointing to a forgotten secret that Thaynes Alzheimers-stricken grandmother holds dear. But when their deadly investigation veers too close to home and brings a twisted killer to Rileys and Thaynes doorsteps, can they save those they love and stop the murderer before time runs out?
©2019 Robin Perini (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In Emily R. King's thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own. As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood in the ancient Tarachand Empire, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda's life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah's ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik. Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death - and her growing affection for Deven - Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in an arcane, forbidden power buried within her.
©2017 Emily R. King (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
An injured football star with an attitude, a feisty, dedicated nurse, and two weeks stuck together in a Denver mountaintop lodge. Sara Lynch needs an escape from her mother's soap-opera life. When she gets a call from the nursing agency saying a confidential client needs care, it's the perfect opportunity to get the break she craves - two weeks in a mountain lodge taking care of billionaire and former football star Liam Thomas. Since his football injury a year ago, Liam's life has consisted of nothing but his smothering sister and painful flashes of the accident that ended his career. When his sister takes off for a two-week honeymoon, he thinks he'll have his Denver lodge to himself - until she hires a nurse to stay with him against his wishes. He'll do anything to make the quick-witted nurse quit so he can brood in peace. After all, a relationship was the last thing he needed. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to ignore their growing affection. Now, they must decide to put down their fears and let someone in or keep up their walls and keep their hearts safe.
©2018 Bree Livingston (P)2019 Tantor
Ten years ago, Jackson Hardy joined the Marines, leaving behind a woman he still dreams about. When he's called home to care for his 10-year-old nephew, no one is more shocked than he to run into Emma again. Or to still have those same feelings. But Jackson isn't looking for love, and neither is Emma, especially not with him. His precocious nephew, though, and a retriever named Bandit, are about to change that. So what if Emma Mercer is an overachiever? She has plans to get her doctorate in psychology and create a no-kill shelter for the EST dogs she trains. Which leaves absolutely no time for romance. She's fine with a furry family - dogs don't teach you to love and then rip your heart to shreds. But young Matty's situation tugs at her heartstrings and there's no way she can't help him
and Jackson. She may have hotter-than-ever chemistry with the soldier, but forgetting the past isn't easy.
©2019 Traci Hall (P)2019 Insatiable Press
A thrilling historical novel by the author of The Secret Healer. Cologne, 1351: Elisabeth and Stephen Hardenstein are twins, but they could not be more different. While Elisabeth is inspired by the family business, absorbing everything her father shows her about the cloth trade, Stephen enjoys a leisurely life and pays little attention to their father's teachings. Elisabeth recognizes her true vocation as a tradeswoman, and though the odds are stacked against her, she pursues her passion. When the twins' father suffers a tragic stroke, the tables turn. Suddenly Stephen is interested in running the draper's shop his father left behind, and he takes the lead in managing the family business. But Elisabeth can't sit idly by and watch as he makes bad decisions and accumulates debts. Stephen pushes her to marry as soon as possible, even proposing a suitor, but Elisabeth has her own ideas about matters of the heart. Are her talents in the art of negotiation enough to win her both the job of her dreams and the man she truly loves?
©2016 Ellin Carsta. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2016 by John Brownjohn.
Pretending to date isn't as easy as it sounds. Belle Evans has won a cruise at just the right time. But when her ex-fiance shows up on the same ship with his new love, she can't let him think she's a loser. Good thing her cute neighbor in the suite next to hers was hanging around. When Tristan Stone inherits his grandmother's cruise line, he thinks it the perfect opportunity to be a regular guy - all while checking out his new business. A relationship wasn't even on the horizon until Belle Evans blurts out he's her boyfriend. A girl afraid of getting her heart broken, a guy trying to keep his identity a secret, and nine days at sea. No way at all this could backfire.... She wants a break. He wants to remain in disguise. When they're forced together, it's not long before lines blur.
©2018 Bree Livingston (P)2018 Tantor
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 Cheyenne, Thayne needs Riley's expertise. With time running short, they delve into dangerous small-town secrets while fighting against an increasingly ruthless adversary. But when her past and his present collide in a shocking revelation, can they overcome the secrets that have kept them apart?
©2016 Robin Perini (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he's murdered. Here, in a stunning multi-voiced narrative - including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer - and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?
©2017 Allan Wolf, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the bright lights of the big city, she'll find red-hot music - and red-hot love. Fiery, free-loving Amber Fields has just discovered she's the daughter of a 90s rock legend. Amber is determined to know more and heads to the bright lights of New York City, a world away from the hippie commune shes grown up on in Maine. She tracks down the band but answers seem hard to come by. And then theres the new lead guitarist - troubled, sexy, intriguing Ty who is anything but welcoming. Ty is not into commitment and Amber is not into the music yet, soon, sparks begin to fly. The more time they spend together, the hotter things get. Theyre bound by music - could they also be bound by love?
©2018 Elle Casey (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Long before she ran away with Paris to Troy, Helen of Sparta was haunted by nightmares of a burning city under siege. These dreams foretold impending war - a war that only Helen has the power to avert. To do so, she must defy her family and betray her betrothed by fleeing the palace in the dead of night. In need of protection, she finds shelter and comfort in the arms of Theseus, son of Poseidon. With Theseus at her side, she believes she can escape her destiny. But at every turn, new dangers - violence, betrayal, extortion, threat of war - thwart Helen's plans and bar her path. Still, she refuses to bend to the will of the gods. A new take on an ancient myth, Helen of Sparta is the story of one woman determined to decide her own fate. The sequel to Helen of Sparta will be published by Lake Union Publishing in May 2016.
©2015 Amalia Carosella (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
In the small village of Curon in South Tyrol, 17-year-old Trina longs for a different life. She dedicates herself to becoming a teacher, but the year that she qualifies - 1923 - Mussolini's regime abolishes the use of German as a teaching language in the annexed Austrian territory. Defying their ruthless program of forced Italianization, Trina works for a clandestine network of schools in the valley, always with the risk of capture. In spite of this new climate of fear and uncertainty, she finds love and some measure of stability with Erich, an orphaned young man and her father's helper. Now married and a mother, Trina's life is again thrown into uncertainty when Hitler's Germany announces the "Great Option" in 1939, and communities in South Tyrol are invited to join the Reich and leave Italy. The town splits, and ever-increasing rifts form among its people. Those who choose to stay, like Trina and her family, are seen as traitors and spies; they can no longer leave the house without suffering abuse. Then one day Trina comes home and finds that her daughter is missing.... Inspired by the striking image of the bell tower rising from Lake Resia, all that remains today of the village of Curon, Marco Balzano has written a poignant novel that beautifully interweaves great moments in history with the lives of everyday people.
©2021 Marco Balzano (P)2021 Tantor
In the heart-stopping conclusion to Emily R. Kings The Evermore Chronicles, the fate of the seven worlds lies in the courage of a girl on the run--and running out of time. Theres a price on Everley Donovans head. Fleeing from the queens false accusation of murder and sorcery, the girl with the clock heart knows theres only one way to prove her innocence. Everley must catch Killian Markham, the fugitive prince guilty of the crimes for which shes been condemned. To do that, Everley must follow him into the towering realm of the Silver-Clouded Plain. Its where flesh-eating behemoths thrive, long-lost gods hide, and an artifact of destructive force awaits the death grip of the immortal prince. Haunted by visions of burning Everwoods and bloody battlefields, Everley is beset with rising fears. Because the elusive relic threatens more than the very power that drives her clock heart. In Killians hands, it can lead to the dismantling of the seven worlds. With everything--and everyone--Everley loves at stake, she must depend on Killians one weakness to outwit him: in his mad ambitions, Killian has underestimated her once again. For Everley is the Time Bearer. This is her destiny. The time of reckoning is at hand.
©2019 Emily R. King (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A conspiracy that promises bloodshed and the only woman who can stop it collide in the pause-resisting thriller by Christopher Rice, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Bone Music. Kidnapped and raised by serial killers, Charlotte Rowe suffered an ordeal that made her infamous. Everyone in the world knew who she was. But no one in the world has any idea what shes become
Charlotte is an experiment. And a weapon. Enabled by a superpower drug, shes partnered with a shadowy pharmaceutical company to hunt down and eliminate societys most depraved human predators. But her latest mission goes off the rails in a horrifying way. Unsettled by her own capacity for violence, Charlotte wants some time to retreat so she can work on her new relationship with Luke, a sheriffs deputy in the isolated Central California town she now calls home. If only the threats hadnt followed Charlotte there. Something sinister is evolving in Altamira, California - a massive network of domestic terrorists with ties to Charlottes influential and corrupt employers. As a vast and explosive criminal conspiracy grows, the fate of Charlottes hometown hangs in the balance. With everyone she cares about in danger, Charlotte has no choice but to bring her powers home. Charlotte Rowe has been triggered, and now shell have to take matters into her own powerful hands.
©2019 Christopher Rice (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Self-made billionaire Nathan Trainor feels restless and disillusioned. His company may be thriving, but he can't find a woman who sees him for more than his wealth. With his love life in the red, he meets two other billionaire bachelors at the ultra-exclusive Bellwether Club. The three of them make a wager of the heart: they must find women who love them for who they are, not their money. Savvy office temp Chloe Russell is trying to scrape together the money she needs to support her grandmother. So when a flu epidemic strikes Trainor Electronics and she's promoted to Nathan Trainor's assistant, she jumps at the lucrative opportunity. But then Nathan himself falls ill, and he and Chloe must work from his penthouse while he recuperates. Before long, it's clear there's genuine heat between them, and it's more than just a fever spike. Will Nathan win Chloe's heart - and the bet? Or will their differences destroy any chance for love?
©2015 Nancy Herkness (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
When schoolteacher Elsie Mitchell meets rugged William Benton on a train platform in Albany, it appears they have nothing in common. He isn't the sort of fellow a proper young woman of the 1890s would ever speak to, much less become involved with. But when she arrives at her small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Elsie is offered a job as caregiver for this mysterious out-of-towner's niece and nephew, who've been tragically orphaned. Heartbroken for them, she accepts. Unknown to her, William is an undercover Pinkerton agent posing as a lumber-company foreman. He's never wanted family - his work is too dangerous. Yet as Elsie transforms his house into a home and he spends time with the children, he feels drawn to family life - and to Elsie. As a good Christian, Elsie is troubled by William's secrets...though she does find him intriguing. And when a sinister figure from her past arrives, Elsie and William will have to trust in faith and newfound love to protect their unlikely family from danger.
©2016 Tracey J. Lyons (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Discover how animals influenced 20 of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J. K. Rowling. Did you know that a dog saved Pablo Neruda's life? Or that Mark Twain had a cat named Bambino? Or that Edgar Allan Poe wrote with a cat on his shoulders? Writers and Their Pets tells these stories and many more that will delight not only children but also literary experts, history lovers, and animal enthusiasts. Each short chapter focuses on one author's life, using simple and entertaining text to weave tales of the pets that affected the lives and works of these writers. Writers and Their Pets features a diverse list of both male and female international authors, from the 19th to the 21st century, including Beatrix Potter, E. B. White, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kurt Vonnegut, Maurice Sendak, Ernest Hemingway, and and more.
©2019 Kathleen Krull (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
Conversations with the Dead is a themed trio of very short stories - yes, three very short stories - perhaps better described as anecdotal tales with a spooky twist. In "Of Ghosts and Ghouls", Kelly is a very naughty girl, and her ill deeds have grave consequences. In "The Unwanted Birthday Gift", Mary discovers the unpalatable truth about her family. And in "Tomorrow Waits for No Man", Luke gets stuck in traffic with an unusual passenger.
©2016 Carmen Fox (P)2016 Carmen Fox
Shes the only one who survived...and the only one who can help find the killer. Another spring, another dead girl pulled from a lake in the Appalachian foothills: the latest victim in a series of murders with few leads. But Detective Geena Brassard and her partner, Parker Reed, finally land a break when they receive a tip about a previously unknown survivor of the so-called Spring Strangler. The survivors reluctant to help with the case for reasons that arent all clear. Even so, Geena uncovers a connective thread between the victims, and recently discovered DNA brings her closer to the killers identity. But Geena knows the survivor has the most to offer the investigation - if also the most to lose. Geena is torn between securing the surviving victims help and protecting her from further danger. One thing is certain: Geena and Parker must find answers before the killer claims another life - or returns to finish off the one who got away.
©2020 Karen Katchur. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
For one couple, getting what they want comes at a devastating price in this gripping debut thriller. Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nations capital. The only thing thats missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, its no surprise that she falls deeply in love. Theres just one problem: Trish isnt the mother. The baby belongs to Laurel, Jamess young mistress. And more than that, James and Laurel want to start a new life together - despite an ironclad prenup standing in their way. When Trish becomes dangerously obsessed with making Laurels baby her own, the lovers plan to break Jamess marriage quickly goes awry. How far is each of them willing to go for happiness?
©2018 Nick Kocz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Buried bones of the past rise to the surface in this chilling mystery from the bestselling author of River Bodies. When the long-buried bones of a man turn up in the middle of December, Pennsylvania homicide detective Parker Reed knows hes in for a cold case. Trisha and her friends were teenagers when Trishas stepdad went missing. Now, thirty years later, his remains have been found in the mountains. The women have always known there was more to his disappearance than meets the eye, and they must confront their grim past. Secrets can stay secret a long time in the lonely Appalachian foothills - but not forever. When Parker and his partner identify the remains, their investigation leads them to Trishas childhood home. But the deeper Parker digs into the crime, the more he realizes that the truth isnt always simple. In fact, its so complicated that even Trisha and her friends dont fully understand what really happened in those cold woods.
©2019 Karen Katchur (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life - a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It's ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next. Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer's identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards' long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope.
©2018 Kimberly Bahnsen (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
With divine beauty comes dangerous power. Helen believed she could escape her destiny and save her people from utter destruction. After defying her family and betraying her intended husband, she found peace with her beloved Theseus, the king of Athens and son of Poseidon. But peace did not last long. Cruelly separated from Theseus by the gods, and uncertain whether he will live or die, Helen is forced to return to Sparta. In order to avoid marriage to Menelaus, a powerful prince unhinged by desire, Helen assembles an array of suitors to compete for her hand. As the men circle like vultures, Helen dreams again of war - and of a strange prince, meant to steal her away. Every step she takes to protect herself and her people seems to bring destruction nearer. Without Theseus's strength to support her, can Helen thwart the gods and stop her nightmare from coming to pass?
©2016 Amalia Carosella, all rights reserved. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Around the quaint town of Chadwick, New Jersey, are two families in need of Cassies help. Wealthy perfectionist Gillian Foster is orchestrating the restoration of her familys 19th-century home and wants her purebred Himalayan, Leya, boarded at Cassies Comfy Cats. Meanwhile, the elderly Tillmans are in dire straits, hoarding possessions and a clowder of cats in their run-down house. Perhaps Cassie can persuade the couple to surrender a few of their furry friends. Unfortunately, neither task is cut and dried.... Mrs. Tillman is mysteriously asphyxiated in the night, and suspicion falls on her husband - and their cats. Meanwhile, the Fosters host a banquet for the local historical society, and when one of their guests falls gravely ill, Gillian is convinced someone is out to get her. After a second death occurs, its clear the killer isnt pussyfooting around. Now its up to Cassie to get these houses in order before disaster pounces again.
©2021 Eileen Watkins (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In raw, poignant alternating first-person narratives, interspersed with e-mails, gay chat-room exchanges, and other fragments of a youth laid bare in the age of social media, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves unravels the mystery of a life in all its glory: despair and regret, humor and wonder, courage and connection. A heartbroken and humiliated Ricky Graves took the life of a classmate and himself. Five months later, the sleepy community is still in shock and mourning. Ricky's sister, Alyssa, returns to confront her shattered, withdrawn mother and her guilt over the brother she left adrift. Mark McVitry, the lone survivor of the deadly outburst sparked by his own cruelty, is tormented by visions of Ricky's vengeful spirit. Ricky's surrogate older brother, Corky Meeks, grapples with doubts about the fragile boy he tried to protect but may have doomed instead. And Jeremy Little, who inadvertently became Ricky's long-distance Internet crush despite never having met, seeks to atone for failing to hear his friend's cries for help. For those closest to the tormented killer, shock and grief have given way to soul searching, as they're forced to confront their broken dreams, buried desires, and missed opportunities. And in their shared search for meaning and redemption, Ricky's loved ones find a common purpose: learning to trust their feelings, fighting for real intimacy in a world grown selfish and insincere, and fearlessly embracing all that matters most...before it's gone from their lives.
©2017 James Han Mattson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the $30,000 she owes on the house shes inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job wont give her nearly enough, but shell take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office - and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man. After Sawyer Riveras well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all hes looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesnt know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! Shes also funny, kind, and the best part of his day. Grace is his complete opposite - and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.
©2021 Traci Hall (P)2021 Insatiable Press
Carrie Stuart Parks utilizes her own background as a celebrated, FBI-trained forensic artist to blend fact and fiction into a stunning mystery. A 19th-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist. In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day - but the truth may be written on the skulls of the victims. When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she isnt expecting more than an interesting gig...and a break from her own hectic life. But when Gwen stumbles on the ritualized murder of a young college student, her work on the massacre takes on a terrifying new aspect, and research quickly becomes a race against modern-day fundamentalist terror. As evidence of a cover-up mounts - a cover-up spanning the entire history of the Mormon church - Gwen finds herself in the crosshairs of a secret society bent on fulfilling prophecy and revenging old wrongs. Can a forensic artist reconstruct two centuries of suppressed history...before it repeats itself? Parkss real-life career as a forensic artist lends remarkable authenticity to her enthralling novel, A Cry from the Dust. Her work is a fresh new voice in suspense, and I became an instant fan. Highly recommended! (Colleen Coble, USA TODAY best-selling author) A unique novel on forensics and fanaticism. A good story on timely subjects well told. For me, these are the ingredients of a successful novel today and Carrie Stuart Parks has done just that. [Carter Cornick, FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research (Ret.)]
©2014 Carrie Stuart Parks (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
In this dark, gripping mystery, a brutal murder unearths old secrets that should have stayed buried. A body just turned up in the small town of Portland, Pennsylvania. The crime is eerily similar to a twenty-year-old cold case: another victim, brutally murdered, found in the Delaware River. Lead detective Parker Reed is intent on connecting the two murders, but the locals are on lockdown, revealing nothing. The past meets the present when Becca Kingsley, who returns to Portland to be with her estranged but dying father, runs into Parker, her childhood love. As the daughter of the former police chief, Beccas quickly drawn into the case. Coming home has brought something ominous to the surface - memories long buried, secrets best kept hidden. Becca starts questioning all her past relationships, including one with a man whos watched over her for years. For the first time, she wonders if hes more predator than protector. In a small town where darkness hides in plain sight, the truth could change Beccas life - or end it.
©2018 Karen Katchur (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
She knew everything about her family and her town. Except its secrets. Brooklyn Anderson knows it looks bad. She was found wiping down a gun. His blood on her hands. Her father now dead. The incomprehensible nightmare has started. Seven days earlier, Brooklyn had returned to Eden to care for her beloved father, who lay helpless in a hospital bed. Her estranged sister, Ginny, said he fell. But as Brooklyn soon realizes, Ginny is prone to lying. Former Eden resident Darius Woods was in the hospital, too. The famous actor had written a screenplay that would lay bare all the secrets of the town, but within hours of his return, someone shot him. As the Woods investigation proceeds, and Brooklyn starts to question everything she believes about her family, her neighbors, and her home, secrets and lies begin to unravel. But nothing can prepare her for where those lies will finally lead. And sharing the truth of what happened the night her father died might just make things worse.
©2019 E. C. Diskin (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Music means more than anything to high school student Cate Reese; it's also what unites her with Cal Woods. Devoted classical guitar players, Cate and Cal are childhood friends newly smitten by love - until a devastating car accident rips Cal out of Cate's life forever. Blaming herself for the horrific tragedy and struggling to surface from her despair, Cate spirals downhill in a desperate attempt to ease her pain. Fellow student David Bennet might look like the school's golden boy, but underneath the surface the popular athlete battles demons of his own. Racked with survivor's guilt after his brother's suicide, things get worse when tragedy darkens his world again - but connecting with Cate, his sister's longtime babysitter, starts bringing the light back in. As Cate and David grow closer, the two shattered teenagers learn to examine the pieces of their lives...and, together, find a way to be whole again.
©2016 Mimi Cross (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Tracey J. Lyons, the author of A Changed Agent, returns to the Adirondack Mountains of the 1890s in a novel of love, faith, and secrets... Former Pinkerton spy Lily Handland has always dreamed of a quiet, safe life, free from chasing criminals and putting herself at risk. So when the opportunity to invest in a failing Great Camp in the Adirondacks comes to her attention, she quickly jumps at the chance. Filled with grief, widower Owen Murphy wants to run away from it all. Though he's worked hard to forge a future for himself, his guilt has kept him mired in the past. But all that changes when a headstrong, mysterious woman shows up at Owen's door. Together, as Lily and Owen restore the beauty of the Great Camp, he begins to finally see a future. But will learning about Lily's past destroy it all?
©2017 Tracey J. Lyons (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A lawless wilderness. A polished court. Individual fares, each on a quest to expose a system of corruption. The desolate canyons of Alcoro - and the people desperate enough to hide there - couldnt be more different from the opulent glass palace and lush forests of Moquoia. But the harsh desert and gleaming court are linked through their past, present, and future: a history of abductions in the desert to power Moquoias quarries and factories and a bleak, inhumane future built on the sweat and sacrifice of these bond laborers. But events unfolding in the present could change everything. In the desert, outlaw Lark - known to most as the Sunshield Bandit - has built a name for herself attacking slavers wagons and freeing the captives inside. But while she shakes the foundation of Moquoias stratified society, she also has to fight to protect her rescuees - and herself - from the unforgiving world around them. In the Moquoian court, young ambassador Veran hopes to finally make his mark by dismantling the unjust labor system, if he can navigate the strict hierarchy and inexplicable hostility of the prince. And caught in the middle of it all, Tamsin is trapped within four walls, the epicenter of a secret political coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy and perpetuate the age-old system of injustice. Separated by seas of trees and sand, the outlaw, the diplomat, and the prisoner are more connected than anyone realizes. Their personal fates might just tip the balance of power in the Eastern world - if that very power doesnt destroy them first.
©2020 Emily B. Martin (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
The year is 2025. Astronaut Caitlyn "Sif" Wagner and her team emerge from stasis to discover that their Mars mission has gone terribly awry - the crew has run off course in space and, they suspect, in time as well. Their damaged ship returns to an Earth reduced to overgrown cities and blasted terrain. Yet humans have somehow survived, living in caves, foraging at night, returned to a tribal existence. Sif meets Litsa, the fiercest warrior in her tribe, and learns a horrific truth: the planet is overrun with the Riy, a swarm of spore-releasing revenants intent only on spreading their infection. But even as Sif and Litsa unite in combat, they soon realize that the battle against the Riy is only one stage on which they must fight the war for humanity's survival.
©2016 Chuck Grossart (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Following her forced departure from Fourline, Natalie Barns has been aching to rejoin the struggle to overthrow its evil dictator. With Soris and those she left behind constantly on her mind, Nat bides her time, determined to find a cure for the duozi - those infected by the terrifying Nala. An unexpected discovery propels her back to those she has sworn to protect, but her reappearance in Fourline is anything but straightforward, particularly when familiar faces appear when least expected. Despite the warnings of her friends and the looming threat of the vengeful Nala queen, Nat joins the fight in Fourline, both in her mind as well as on the field of battle. Her decisions may salvage Fourline's future but at the risk of her own horrifying fate.
©2016 Pam Brondos (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A new YA standalone novel about dark faeries with surefire appeal by Sarah Porter, the critically-acclaimed author of Vassa in the Night and When I Cast Your Shadow.
Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary of
A Novel of Faerie
Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries - until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.
First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price - and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.
Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again. (Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte)
Sarah Porters Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none Ive seen before. Eerie, edgy, and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological. (Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die)
©2019 Sarah Porter (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Natalie Barns is falling apart. Since returning from Fourline, she's tried desperately to focus on the world in front of her - the one of classes, money, and family. But the wound in Natalie's shoulder from her final encounter with the Nala radiates pain constantly throughout her days, while her nights are tormented by terrifying dreams of the Nala - and of Soris, the rebel fighter she failed to protect. Seeking refuge from what plagues her, Natalie returns to the costume shop and discovers her wound is much more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. What she learns sets her on an inexorable path back to the kingdom of Fourline. If she's to have a chance of survival, she must confront Soris' fate and the fears that have been festering in her heart - or the Nala remnant will change her life forever.
©2016 Pam Brondos (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.