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Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde
‘I’m losing it because I kissed you / Because I kissed you I might lose you.’ Henry Hamlet doesn’t know what he wants after school ends. It’s his last semester of year twelve and all he’s sure of is his uncanny ability to make situations awkward. Luckily, he can always hide behind his enigmatic best friend, Len. They’ve been friends since forever, but where Len is mysterious, Henry is clumsy; where Len is a heart-throb, Henry is a neurotic mess. Somehow it’s always worked. That is, until Henry falls. Hard. For the last person he imagined. From an exciting debut author comes this passionate story of growing up, letting go, and learning how to love.
Reach Out by Jacob Hunter
Friendless, Jake Landon struggles through the bullying he suffers at Liston High. When Leon joins Liston, with Jake elected as his mentor, things can only get worse. But Leon is hiding dark secrets, secrets Jake seeks to uncover. In a coming of age story, Jake battles himself and Leon’s father, Hugo, in an attempt to unearth the harrowing secrets behind the enigma that is Leon, and in doing so save him from a chilling fate. But lurking around every corner are forces that thwart Jake’s attempts. Can he save Leon, and himself, before they’re both taken for good? For thriller fans everywhere, this YA thriller will excite senses, surprise with chills, and lead you through a treacherous journey of self-discovery and courage.
Warden by Alex Knight
[color=#333333]Imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, Kaiden’s only hope of early release is in serving as a Warden in the game-world of Nova Online. Playing as a unique class while surrounded by aliens, pirates and warring guilds, he and his squad are tasked with protecting new players and enforcing the rule of law. But Kaiden has other ideas; he is intent on proving his innocence. The keys to his freedom lie hidden in the game’s seedy underbelly. And as he’ll soon discover, the bloody trail that led to his arrest is more twisted than he could have ever imagined.
The Winter Posy by Michelle Vernal
For nearly twenty years Sabrina’s wondered why she was abandoned as a three-year-old on the streets of Liverpool. Taken in by Evelyn Flooks the proprietress of Brides of Bold Street, she’s learned the tricks of the wedding dress trade at her Aunt Evie’s side. She’s also in love for the first time with dark eyed, Adam who’s given her a clue as to what might have happened to her mother. Now, she needs to let go of her past in order to move forward to her future. In order to do so though she’s going to need to be brave. Sabrina will have to say goodbye to Adam as she steps back into an era of rock and roll, hopes and dreams, and young love. Swept up in the Merseybeats scene, will she discover the truth behind her mother’s mysterious disappearance and find her way back to Adam? Or, will she remain forever lost…
The Treble with Murder by Christy Barritt
Camryn Paine has an ear for music . . . and for trouble. When public relations expert Camryn Paine’s alma mater requests her help, she agrees to do some image intervention for the music conservatory. She’s thrown into the thick of things her first day on the job when she witnesses a student drop dead during a talent show sound check. Camryn’s unique auditory abilities lead her to suspect foul play. The more questions she asks, the clearer it becomes that something is amiss at the school. She’s determined to crack the case before any more dead bodies are found. Unfortunately, her abilities also make Camryn a threat to a killer who doesn’t want anyone to hear the truth. Will she solve this case and redeem the conservatory’s reputation? Or will her body be the next one to take center stage?
The Scorpion King by Max Allan Collins
Product Description First, The Mummy rose up from the tombs of Egypt-and adventure was reborn. Then, The Mummy Returns resurrected the horror-and introduced a new breed of assassin. Now, The Scorpion King tells the story of the assassin Mathayus, an ancient enemy of evil who refuses to surrender…or die. The Rock returns in the role that took him from the World Wrestling Federation ring to the silver screens of Hollywood. A thrilling fantasy adventure filled with action, horror, and dazzling special effects, The Scorpion King is sure to be one of the most exciting blockbusters of the year.
The Killing House by Chris Mooney
For all fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane, The Killing House is the amazing first novel in a stunning new series by Chris Mooney, author of the popular CSI Darby McCormick thrillers. It introduces fallen angel and former profiler Malcolm Fletcher who is forced to take the law into his own hands in order to uncover the truth in his terrifying first case. ‘If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man’ Mark Billingham Rule #1: Don’t Scream Four years ago, Theresa Herrera’s ten-year-old son Rico was abducted. The police found little evidence and the case went cold. Theresa’s husband has told her to move on, but she won’t give up hope. Rule #2: Don’t call the police Today a mysterious woman invaded Theresa’s home and told her that Rico is alive. Theresa talks on the phone to a young man who is, without question, her son. Rule #3: Don’t run. Don’t fight The woman promises to reunite Theresa with Rico only if she will follow the rules. But it is the last rule that fills Theresa with horror . . . Rule #4: Kill your husband and your son will live. . . Malcolm Fletcher – a former FBI profiler and now the nation’s Most Wanted fugitive – arrives in Colorado to help Theresa and her husband find their son. But his arrival coincides with a dangerous and shocking twist in the case. Barely surviving his first encounter with a suspect, Fletcher embarks on his own secret investigation, with the police just behind him every step of the way. Join Fletcher on his hunt and discover Chris Mooney’s charismatic new series character in one of this year’s most impressive new thriller series. Behind every door in The Killing House, death awaits you . . . Chris Mooney is the author of seven previous thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Missing, The Secret Friend and The Soul Collectors are available as Penguin paperbacks. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.
Spring Clean for the Peach Queen by Sasha Wasley
Twelve years had passed since the last Harvest Ball. I was just eighteen when my hometown crowned me their Peach Queen with a blossom coronet. And I was eighteen when I left. One tanked career, one badly timed glamour shoot and one dead boyfriend later, thirty-year-old Lottie Bentz is finally going home. Back in the orchard town of Bonnievale, Lottie embarks on a radical declutter of her life, Marie Kondo-style. She casts out everything that got her into trouble: her phone, socials, make-up and a tendency to tell little white lies – to herself and others. But home has its own issues, not least Lottie’s staunchly feminist mother, who is furious with her. When Lottie lands herself a place to stay in exchange for helping kindly Mrs Brooker try out the Kondo method, it seems like the perfect farm escape. That’s until Angus, Lottie’s former Peach King and heir to the Brooker orchards, makes it clear she’s not welcome – especially…
Small Joys of Real Life by Allee Richards
Selected Poems by William Wordsworth
One of the most enduringly popular of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and his belief in the importance of feeling. This volume brings together a rich selection from the most creative period of Wordsworth’s life— from “Tintern Abbey,” an ode on the restorative powers of nature written during his intense friendship with Coleridge, to excerpts from his epic autobiographical poem, The Prelude. Also included are much-loved short works such as “I wandered as lonely as a Cloud,” “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge,” and the poignant “Lucy Gray.” These poems demonstrate Wordsworth’s astonishing range, power, and inventiveness, and the sustained and captivating vision that informed his work.
Return Fire by Tom Barber
Praise for Return Fire: ‘Well I’ve read the entire collection now and each one is a stand alone that is terrific. Best series I’ve ever read.’ ‘I can’t speak highly enough of this author and the books in the Sam Archer series’ ‘Once again Tom Barber has written a book that is extremely difficult to put down once you have started to read. Sam Archer is again launched into some major league gunfire, this time back on home turf’ ‘Yet another brilliant Sam Archer story-another three days wiped out due to my inability to put the book down having started it’ ‘Looking forward to reading more from this truly talented writer’ It’s 2:30am on a warm July night in New York City. Four months after they first encountered one another, NYPD 3rd Grade Detective Sam Archer and Alice Vargas are working in the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Bureau and also living together. However, things between them are strained; both are struggling to deal with the aftermath of a terrifying ordeal in a Harlem tenement block the day they met. Before long, the tension between them boils over and Vargas walks out, going to Spain to visit family. Seven days later, Archer still hasn’t heard a peep from her. Unable to sleep and sitting on the balcony of his apartment, Archer suddenly hears a knock on his front door. It’s his NYPD partner, Josh, and he has some shocking news. Vargas has been abducted. Archer and Josh are soon at the Bureau, working with two other members of their team to try and find out what happened; a preliminary lead suggests Vargas may have been taken to London. Within twelve hours Archer suddenly finds himself back on his old turf, reunited with old friends and team-mates at the ARU as the Unit and Archer’s NYPD team work together to try and find Vargas. As his past and present collide, several unexpected and violent incidents occur and the situation starts to deteriorate at a frightening pace. Using all his skills but with his back against the ropes as their every move seems to be anticipated, Archer starts to unravel the mystery surrounding Vargas’ disappearance and begins to realise just why she was taken. However, as events unfold and the confrontations with the enemy intensify, one thing remains constant. Every second Vargas is missing is another second closer to never seeing her again. And if Archer stands any chance of ever finding her, he’s going to have to return fire with fire.
Red Dress by Bridget Finklaire
‘Engaging, light-hearted and deeply touching, this book deals with universal themes: alienation, exploration and the quest for reconciliation – with who you were, where you are and what you want to be.’Jane Bailey Bain, Author, Lifeworks Katy is a career mum in her 40s who’s stressed out, time-starved, and disenchanted with her successful life. She has a handsome husband, a house in London, and two teenage children. Her therapy practice in Harley Street is thriving, but she feels empty and lost. She’s forgotten who she is and what makes her tick. An impulsive decision sets in motion a domino effect that changes her life. A series of events, a meeting with someone from the past, and a sequence of numbers, send her on a rollercoaster ride to finding herself. With some trepidation, Katy embarks on a path of spiritual awakening and embraces a new way of thinking.
Hidden By Jade by Celine Jeanjean
I’ve never been one to stand idly by when a friend’s in trouble. Yes, I know that to go looking into why Ilmu is missing is dangerous. Yue’s still out there, and more to the point she’s not happy with how little progress I’ve made on our deal regarding Sarroch. Which means a significant decrease in the value of my life. Staying home is therefore the smart thing to do. But all the same, a friend in trouble is a friend in trouble, and no one but me seems to care what’s going on with Ilmu. With my limited magic there’s only so much I can do, but I manage to get my hands on magical incense that will allow me to see her. That is until another supernatural creature appears in the smoke and drags me into whatever space Ilmu is trapped in. And just like that, my problems with Yue look pretty insignificant. Perspective, huh? Please note that this is book 5 in a continuous series, and the author recommends that you start with…
Paper Doll Lina by Robyn Lucas
One rip is all it takes to expose the devastating truth behind a seemingly perfect life. Lina Henry is a wife and mother who likens herself to a pretty paper doll. She lives in a beautiful home in the Atlanta suburbs. Her husband, David, is a well-to-do investment banker. She’s raised two wonderful teenagers. To the outside world, the Henry family is perfect. What no one knows is that Lina’s paper doll life is being torn apart in a controlling and abusive marriage. When Lina develops an unexpected friendship with another man, and reconnects with her former best friend, she begins navigating a way out of the emotional minefield that is her home. But as David senses his loss of control, he becomes more dangerous, and Lina must do everything in her power to protect herself and her children. In order to take back the happiness she deserves, Lina must first rediscover the strength and the fearlessness of her three-dimensional self.
Love, Hope by Juliet Ann Conlin
An unexpected letter. An unlikely friendship. A chance to start again. Ever since she first picked up a violin, Hope Sullivan dreamed of going to music college, joining an orchestra and travelling the world with her best friend Janey. But when her parents were killed in a car accident on the way to one of her recitals, she gave it all up to look after her younger sister, Autumn. Ten years later, Janey is living their dream on her own, Autumn is flourishing as a doctor and Hope’s life is smaller and less musical than ever. Arnold Quince had the happiest of lives – until he lost his beloved wife Marion. Once the life and soul of the village, he withdrew into his grief and pushed all his friends away. Now, five years on, he is sick, lonely and just counting down the years until he can be with Marion again. When Hope and Arnold are pushed into writing to one another, neither has any idea how much their life is about to change. ******** Readers love Juliet Ann Conlin! ‘The engaging characters that I’ve come to expect from this talented author. Highly recommend.’ – 5 STARS ‘This book drew me in. Insightful and compelling.’- 5 STARS ‘A moving and gripping novel.’ – 5 STARS ‘Beautifully written, heartwarming, heartbreaking and a great story’ – 5 STARS ‘I didn’t want this book to end’ – 5 STARS
April’s Heart by Sanaa Xu
April, a down-to-earth African American photographer, is trying to drink away her memories of the day her ex-boyfriend left her when she stumbles outside and meets Jae, her handsome Korean neighbor. There’s an immediate connection but she learns in the coming days that nothing is as she initially believed. Will Jae be just what she needs to get over her heartache? Will her ex-boyfriend allow her to peruse a relationship with another man? Will Jae’s past get in the way of their future?April’s Heart will make you wonder what it really takes to fall in and out of love. In a time of racial contention, Aprils’ Heart will make you believe in love again because no matter your background or where you’re from, true love can overcome all obstacles.
Good Girl Gone Bad by Emmy Ellis
THE WOMAN Trapped inside by a man who refuses to allow her freedom—unless it’s on his terms—Charlotte has reached the point where she wants to leave him. Problem is, he’s always said he’ll find her no matter where she goes. But she can no longer stand living inside their beautiful house with limited contact with the outside world, and freedom beckons… THE TEENAGER Desperate to grow up, to become a woman, Debbie has dreamed of him being her lover, her forever, but he hasn’t got the same desires—no, his are nothing like she imagined, and her night out at his place turns into the worst of her life… THE COPPER DI Kane Barnett didn’t bank on three more cases landing on his desk—a death by bonfire, a murder, and a kidnap. He’s already got a huge case, damn it, bringing down Jez Pickins, the local drug dealer. The thing is, Kane meeting up with Jez’s girlfriend isn’t exactly a coincidence, and now he’s realizing just what a mess he’s in. With four cases on his hands, he’s strapped for time—and that time is running out.
Edie and the Box of Flits by Kate Wilkinson
A modern classic for readers of THE BORROWERS – about eleven-year-old Edie Winter and her magical box of winged people that only children can see. When eleven-year-old Edie Winter finds a mysterious shoebox on the London Underground she’s amazed to discover that it’s home to a family of Flits – tiny winged people. But Impy, Speckle and Nid need Edie’s help. Not only do they need supplies (rice crispies, sugar sprinkles, digestive biscuits and raisins) and someone to look after them, but their brother Jot has run away and they need Edie’s help to find him. Set against the backdrop of London and its Underground network, EDIE WINTER AND THE BOX OF FLITS is a story about friendship, family and noticing the little things in life. With stunning black and white artwork throughout.
Genesis Sequence by Stan C. Smith
A young Neanderthal. A robotic drone. A new future begins. Banished from her tribe, Skyra Una-Loto wanders through an ancient landscape teeming with fierce predators. Skyra searches for a way to overcome the crippling fear that has plagued her since witnessing her birthmother’s brutal death. The problem is, to overcome her fear and reclaim her strength, she must attack and kill predators that will probably kill her first. Skyra’s desperate quest takes an unexpected turn when she encounters a creature unlike anything she has seen before. It walks on four legs, yet it can also fly. It eats fire instead of flesh, and it speaks a strange language called English. Its name is Ripple. Ripple cannot believe its good luck. Having jumped 47,000 years into the past, the robotic drone has completed its research mission and is stranded here forever. Now it has found a living, breathing Neanderthal to study. The more Ripple learns about Skyra, the more the drone is convinced she is important to the future of this new world—but only if Ripple can keep her alive. Genesis Sequence, a prequel to the Across Horizons series, is for readers who love time travel, wilderness survival, and unforgettable characters. Grab your copy and join the adventure now!
Dangerous Gifts by Gaie Sebold
Babylon Steel, owner of the Red Lantern brothel – and former avatar of the goddess of sex and war – has been offered a job. Two jobs, really: bodyguard to Enthemmerlee, a girl transformed into a figure of legend… and spy for the barely-acknowledged government of Scalentine. The very young Enthemmerlee embodies the hopes and fears of many on her home world of Incandress, and is a prime target for assassination. Babylon must somehow turn Enthemmerlee’s useless household guard into a disciplined fighting force, dodge Incandress’s bizarre and oppressive Moral Statutes, and unruffle the feathers of a very annoyed Scalentine diplomat. All of which would be hard enough, were she not already distracted by threats to both her livelihood and those dearest to her…
Dark Flame by Gena D. Lutz
If you hunt paranormal creatures for a living, life can get pretty complicated. Just ask demon princess and paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale. Sonnet has escaped demon-hell and is now faced with her biggest challenge yet—raising a rapidly growing dragon-shifter in a city full of magic and mayhem. On top of all that, Phantom City residents are turning up dead, and the fire-breathing murderer is closer to Sonnet than she could’ve ever imagined, leaving her forced to choose between her heart, and what’s best for her daughter, Poppy Vale.
A Veil of Truth and Trickery by Analeigh Ford
Delphine has been fae-marked from birth, treated as a curse despite the fact the once treacherous fae haven’t been sighted in decades—in fact, no one in Delph’s village has so much as laid eyes on one of the folk in nearly a century. Right up until a fae turns up on her doorstep, demanding Delph as down payment. No sooner has she set foot in the fae realm, however, then she learns she’s no mere collateral in a deal made with the lord that owns her family lands. She was selected for a reason, hunted down for a single purpose. The fae courts are fading. The folk disappearing. Only four courts remain. Four princes determined to save their crumbling kingdoms. And Delph … Delph may just hold the key to save them all. But even as Delph learns to see past the feared glamour of the fae realm, she quickly learns the impossible position she’s found herself in. The fae may not be the monsters she was led to believe, but in order to save them … she may have to become a monster herself. A Veil of Truth and Trickery is the first of a new upper YA/New Adult reverse harem fantasy series that may contain content sensitive to some readers.
Danger’s End by Wren Snow
When strangers Jared Rund and Diane McKenney met on Mount Rainier in Washington state, neither of them knew where the next few days on one of the most dangerous peaks in North America would lead them. Caught in a blizzard and detached from the rest of their party, the two are forced to spend a bewildering and frightening night high on the 14,411 foot peak with nothing to save them except their own will and preparation. But sometimes it is the toughest of times that lead to the best. And for Jared and Diane, if a mountain blizzard couldn’t stop them then nothing would. Read this amazing story of survival against the odds, and of a love that couldn’t be overcome by a deadly storm or the thousand miles that would later separate them.
Careless by Kirsty Capes
Calumet by Ali Vali
Jaxon Lavigne left the small town of Chackbay, Louisiana, to escape disapproving parents and has never looked back. She’s now a popular English lit professor. Life is good. Really. The only problem is the invite in her mailbox. Who in their right mind has a fifteen-year high school reunion? Iris Long’s days are predictable. She did the safe thing and married the high school quarterback. While her life isn’t a grand love affair, it’s comfortable, and as the secretary at the local high school, she can see her daughter and son throughout the day. Her family is great, but Iris longs for the one person she can’t have. Jaxon comes back to town amid gossip that started sixteen years earlier and never really died down. After crushing on Iris in high school, seeing her again is a welcome surprise. But it’s Iris’s daughter, Sean, whose dark hair, blue eyes, and brilliant mind are startlingly like Jaxon’s own who exposes scars from small town secrets. Jaxon has been kept in the dark by those she loves most, including Iris. But when the truth is finally revealed, will she leave for good?
Brown Boy Nowhere by Sheeryl Lim
Welcome to Nowhere, kid. Life starts here. What’s the problem? Sixteen-year-old Filipino American Angelo Rivera will tell you flat out. Life sucks. He’s been uprooted from his San Diego home to a boring landlocked town in the middle of nowhere. Behind him, ocean waves, his girlfriend, and the biggest skateboarding competition on the California coast. Ahead, flipping burgers at his parents’ new diner and, as the only Asian in his all-white school, being trolled as “brown boy” by small-minded, thick-necked jocks. Resigned to being an outcast, Angelo isn’t alone. Kirsten, a crushable ex-cheerleader and graffiti artist, and Larry, a self-proclaimed invisible band geek, recognize a fellow outsider. Soon enough, Angelo finds himself the leader of their group of misfits. They may be low on the high school food chain, but they’re determined to hold their own. Between shifts at the diner, dodging bullies, and wishing for home, Angelo discovers this might not be nowhere after all. Sharing it can turn it into somewhere in a heartbeat.
Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret Campbell Barnes
The enigmatic Anne Boleyn comes to life in this charming, brilliant portrayal by acclaimed British novelist Margaret Campbell Barnes. The infamous love of King Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn undertook a rocky journey from innocent courtier to powerful Queen of England. A meticulous researcher, Margaret Campbell Barnes immerses readers in this intrigue and in the lush, glittery world of the Tudor Court. The beauty and charms of Anne Boleyn bewitched the most powerful man in the world, King Henry VIII, but her resourcefulness and cleverness were not enough to stop the malice of her enemies. Her swift rise to power quickly became her own undoing.The author brings to light Boleyn’s humanity and courage, giving an intimate look at a young woman struggling to find her own way in a world dominated by men and adversaries.
Blood Sister by Dreda Say Mitchell
Blood Sister: Dark, gritty and unputdownable (Flesh and Blood Series Book One) [Paperback] Say Mitchell, Dreda
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
“One of the most intriguing future cities in years.” —Charlie Jane Anders “Simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder.” —Ann Leckie A Best Book of the Month in Entertainment Weekly The Washington Post Tor.com B&N Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Amazon After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city’s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges—crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions of incredible wealth alongside direst poverty are spawning unrest, and a new disease called “the breaks” is ravaging the population….
A Place for Murder by Emma Lathen
ePub version. 3rd of 37 best selling Emma Lathen mysteries featuring SVP of the Sloan Guaranty Trust, John Putnam Thatcher, who gets to the bottom of things by cutting through various business goings on, a famous accountant who swooped down on a company to examine the books, dissident shareholders, community groups, and others to examine the financial motives in order to nail the killer. A humorous romp for those who like humor and good writing in their mysteries. Called the American Agatha Christie and Nero Wolfe with Portfolio by the New York Times.