New Arrivals · All Fiction

May 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wedded, bedded, betrayed

May 27, 2016
Smart, Michelle, author.
©2016
187 pages ; 17 cm
"Elena Ricci never expected her two-day getaway to end in blackmail, forced marriage and the need for a successor. But that's what happens when Gabriele Mantegna kidnaps her!"--Back cover.

Signed over to Santino

May 27, 2016
Blake, Maya, author.
©2016
190 pages ; 17 cm
"Reeling from a family tragedy, champion figure skater Carla Nardozzi loses her virginity in one uncharacteristic night of oblivion with Spanish aristocrat Javier Santino. She flees the next morning, not knowing her rejection has earned her a black mark..."--Back cover.

Return of the untamed billionaire

May 27, 2016
Marinelli, Carol, author.
©2016
185 pages ; 17 cm
"Every night, prima ballerina Anya Ilyushin dances for Roman Zverev--the man who once captured her heart, before shattering it. Anya has buried the fragments behind an impenetrable wall, but when Roman saunters into her dressing room, their fierce attraction is rekindled..."--Back cover.

Every exquisite thing

May 27, 2016
Quick, Matthew, 1973-
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
265 pages ; 22 cm
Nanette O'Hare, a star student and athlete, is given a mysterious out-of-print cult classic novel by her beloved teacher that sparks the rebel within her, but as she befriends the reclusive author and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price.

Lies I live by

May 27, 2016
Sabel, Lauren, author.
©2016
424 pages ; 22 cm
Callie Sinclair is seventeen years old, lives in San Francisco, and works for a secret governmental agency as a psychic spy.

Savage

May 27, 2016
Sniegoski, Tom, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
408 pages ; 22 cm
"Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home turning every animal into savage weapons"-- Provided by publisher.

The language of stars

May 27, 2016
Hawes, Louise, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2016]
356 pages ; 22 cm
After an incident involving the vandalism of a cottage museum that once belonged to famous poet Rufus Baylor, sixteen-year-old Sarah is sentenced to community service and a poetry appreciation course taught by Baylor himself.

The hunt

May 27, 2016
Shepherd, Megan, author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
359 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The Cage.
After being abducted from Earth and forced to work as human captives in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, Cora works to develop her psychic powers to help her friends escape and return home.

Within reach : a novel

May 27, 2016
Stevens, Jessica, author.
Tempe, Arizona, USA : Spark Press, 2016.
242 pages ; 22 cm

The summer guest : a novel

May 27, 2016
Anderson, Alison, author.
©2016
385 pages ; 24 cm
To keep herself occupied after recently losing her sight, Zinaida begins a diary in the summer of 1888. When a family rents a guesthouse on her family's estate, Zinaida meets and befriends Anton, the middle son, who is a doctor and a writer. As the summer progresses, Zinaida's diary becomes an intimate, intropective narrative of her singular relationship with Anton. More than a century later, Katya Kendall discovers Zinaida's diary, and in a last attempt to save her publishing business, she hires Ana to translate the diary. They soon realize that Zinaida's Anton is actually Anton Chekhov, the author and playwright, and that the diary points to the possibility that Chekhov used that summer to write a novel. As Katya and Ana delve deeper, they reflect on the events and forces which have steered them to where they are, and they discover that the manuscript is not the only mystery the diary holds. -- adapted from publisher website and Kirkus reviews.

A game for all the family

May 27, 2016
Hannah, Sophie, 1971- author.
©2015
447 pages ; 24 cm
"You thought you knew who you were. A stranger knows better. You've left the city and the career that nearly destroyed you--for a fresh start on the coast. But trouble begins when your daughter withdraws, after her new best friend, George, is unfairly expelled from school. You beg the principal to reconsider, only to be told that George hasn't been expelled. Because there is, and was, no George. Who is lying? Who is real? Who is in danger? Who is in control? As you search for answers, the anonymous calls begin-- a stranger, who insists that you and she share a traumatic past and a guilty secret. And then the caller threatens your life. This is Justine's story. This is Justine's family. This is Justine's game. But it could be yours."-- Provided by publisher.

Charged

May 27, 2016
Crownover, Jay, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
viii, 374 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Built.
"Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson's worlds don't collide, ever. Quaid is divorced, a high powered criminal attorney, and as slick as he is handsome. Very. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the absolute wrong men at the absolute worst time. But when Avett lands in an ocean of hot water because of one of those mistakes, the only person who can get her out of it is the sexy lawyer. Quaid never takes this kind of cases. And he never takes on clients like the young, impulsive girl with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes wears down his reservations. The last thing on earth Avett wants to do is rely on the devastatingly handsome man that looks at her like she nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands so of course the only thing left for her to do is fall for the guy"-- Provided by publisher.

Marlene

May 27, 2016
Gortner, C. W., author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
406 pages ; 24 cm
"Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms."---Provided by publisher.

A daughter's dream

May 27, 2016
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York, NY : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
238, 18 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes "P.S.: insights, interviews, and more", with discussion questions, a recipe, an interview with the author, and a preview of A Sister's Wish, the next book in the Charmed Amish Life series.
In Shelley Shepard Gray's second book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past.

The real Mrs. Price

May 27, 2016
Mason, J. D., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
viii, 327 pages ; 22 cm.
"Lucy Price is living the American dream. She has been married to her successful husband and businessman, Edward Price for a year and couldn't be happier until she learns that Eddie is a dangerously ruthless man, heavily involved in illegal activities that threaten not only her marriage, but her life. Eddie abruptly disappears, but not before warning Lucy that if she wants to keep breathing she'd better keep her mouth shut. Six months later, word of her husband surfaces when she learns that he is presumed murdered in a small Texas town, apparently killed by his "wife", Marlowe Price. Marlowe is no stranger to trouble. An outcast in her own community for being one of those "hoodoo women," who can curse you or cast you under her beguiling spell, Marlowe is shunned at every turn. Six months ago, a whirlwind romance in Mexico led Marlowe to marry the man she thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. For Marlowe and Eddie, there is no such thing as trouble in paradise. But late one night, when Marlowe witnesses her husband putting the body of a dead man in the trunk of his car, the illusion comes crashing down around her and she knows she has to move fast before the devil comes calling once again. Now, Lucy and Marlowe must come together to find out where and who Eddie really is, and help each other through the threat he poses. There's nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned ... except for two women scorned who are willing to put their pasts behind them and band together to take one bad man down.."-- Provided by publisher.

A hero of France : a novel

May 27, 2016
Furst, Alan, author.
©2016
234 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"Alan Furst brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions."-- Provided by publisher.

Modern lovers

May 27, 2016
Straub, Emma, author.
©2016
356 pages ; 24 cm
"From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college--their own kids now going to college--and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions--be they food, or friendship, or music--never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us"-- Provided by publisher.

June : a novel

May 27, 2016
Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda, author.
©2016
386 pages ; 25 cm
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family's crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her--her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery's vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June's once-stately mansion hold? Soon Jack's famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June's silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack's lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

The sisters

May 27, 2016
Douglas, Claire, author.
London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
363 pages ; 20 cm
After the tragic death of her twin sister and a subsequent breakdown, Abi has moved to Bath to make a fresh start. But wherever she goes, she's haunted by the memory of Lucy, and can't stop herself from searching fruitlessly for her sister's face in crowds. One day she meets Bea - a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Lucy - and Bea's twin brother, Ben, with whom she feels an irresistible attraction. Before long, Bea has invited Abi to live in their townhouse, which places Abi's budding relationship with Ben under strain. But Bea has a secret to hide that she'll do anything to protect, and as Abi falls deeper in love with Ben, things in the house take a turn for the worse. Slowly, Abi begins to unravel, and must question everything she thought she knew about her new friends - and about herself.

Everywhere and every way

May 27, 2016
Probst, Jennifer, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
367 pages ; 22 cm.
"Ever the responsible eldest brother, Caleb Pierce started working for his father's luxury contracting business at a young age, dreaming of one day sitting in the boss's chair. But his father's will throws a wrench in his plans by stipulating that Caleb share control of the family business with his two estranged brothers. Things only get more complicated when demanding high-end home designer Morgan hires Caleb to build her a customized dream house that matches her specifications to a T--or she'll use her powerful connections to poison the Pierce brothers' reputation. Not one to ignore a challenge, Caleb vows to get the job done--if only he can stop getting distracted by his new client's perfect ... amenities. But there's more to icy Morgan than meets the eye. And Caleb's not the only one who knows how to use a stud-finder. In fact, Morgan is pretty sure she's found hers--and he looks quite enticing in a hard hat. As sparks fly between Morgan and Caleb despite his best intentions not to mix business and pleasure, will she finally warm up and help him lay the foundation for everlasting love?"-- Provided by publisher.

Demand

May 27, 2016
Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
xi, 275 pages ; 22 cm.
"The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones's stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers series--where shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same. Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she's known about Kayden Wilkens--the alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a stranger--or did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences. and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all. New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, whose searing novels generate "enough heat. to start a fire" (RT Book Reviews), dares you to fall in love with her irresistibly surprising and sexy new series"-- Provided by publisher.

The Ghost

May 27, 2016
McCarty, Monica, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
viii, 402 pages ; 17 cm.
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
Joan Comyn swore allegiance to Robert the Bruce after the English tortured her mother. Now she uses her beauty to ferret out secrets and has become the most wanted spy in England. Alex Seton once stood with Bruce, but now fights for England and is determined to uncover "the ghost's" identity.

Hot little hands : fiction

May 27, 2016
Ulman, Abigail, author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
354 pages ; 22 cm
"Abigail Ulman's debut is an unflinching exploration of the fragile line between childhood and the adult world. Ulman grounds the stories, set on three different continents, with three stories about a charasmatic film-studies major trying to navigate her mid-twenties and the trecherous dating scene in San Francisco. Together Ulman's characters tell the story of all stages of becoming a woman: their collective longing to have the power that maturity can bring and their confusion and disappointment when they finally attain it. Evocative and acutely observed, set mainly San Francisco, about the reality of being a girl today, which manage to be at once mischievous, dignified, and self-deprecating, as well as disturbingly and darkly realistic"-- Provided by publisher.

The Cresswell plot

May 27, 2016
Wass, Eliza, author.
New York : Hyperion, 2016.
262 pages ; 22 cm
Six siblings living in fear of their strict, religious father in the isolated woods of upstate New York, start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them and are offered glimpses of a life filled with freedom and choice, but first they will have to escape their father who has announced their family will soon return to their home in heaven.

Don't believe a word

May 27, 2016
MacDonald, Patricia J., author.
©2016
232 pages ; 23 cm
A daughter sets out to discover the truth about her mother's death in this absorbing novel of psychological suspense. Eden Radley had a strained relationship with her mother ever since Tara deserted the family nine years before to run off with her much younger lover. But when she's told that her mother has killed herself and her severely disabled young son, Eden's half-brother, Eden is ridden with guilt. Her mother had tried to get in touch with her on the night she died, and Eden had ignored her text. Was Tara calling for help? Heading to Cleveland, Ohio, for the funeral, Eden discovers there was so much she didn't know about her mother, nor about her enigmatic, troubled stepfather Flynn Darby. And the more she learns, the more convinced she becomes that Tara's death was no suicide. Could Flynn really be guilty of murder ...?

Quick and the dead : an Alex Quick mystery

May 27, 2016
Moody, Susan.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House Publishers Ltd, 2016.
236 pages ; 23 cm.
When her business partner, Dr Helena Drummond, disappears, Alexandra Quick, a former police detective, is determined to use her finely-honed investigative skills to find out what happened to her. Yet she soon learns there was a great deal she didn't know about her friend and colleague. Now Alex must decide: is Helena a victim - or is she a killer? --Publisher

The circle

May 27, 2016
Trow, M. J., author.
©2016
234 pages ; 23 cm
Intrepid 19th-century private investigators American Matthew Grand and Englishman James Batchelor return in their second mystery. July, 1868. On receiving a commission from Matthew's cousin Luther to look into the suspicious death of Lafayette Baker, Head of the US National Detective Police, private investigators Matthew Grand and his business partner James Batchelor leave London for Washington DC. They find a country still scarred by the bitter legacy of the Civil War and even in death Lafayette Baker remains one of the most hated men north or south of the Potomac. The newly-created Ku Klux Klan wanted him dead. So did the Washington brothel-keepers, bar-owners and gamblers whom Baker had closed down. What does beautiful former spy Miss Belle Boyd know that she's not telling them? And could the President himself be involved? Matthew Grand finds he has come home to a mixed reception, while Batchelor struggles as an Englishman abroad. Will either of them survive long enough to uncover the truth?

The corners of the globe : a James Maxted thriller

May 27, 2016
Goddard, Robert, author.
©2014
392 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: The ways of the world.
First published: United Kingdom: Transworld Publishers, 2014.
"Max is sent on his first mission for legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer, the very man who claims responsibility for the murder of Max's father. As Max travels to Scotland's remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious grey file from a German captain, he must keep his true allegiances in mind. Further complications arise when a fellow tourist recognizes Max from their school days and threatens to blow his cover"--Amazon.com.

His desert rose

May 27, 2016
Brandon, Deborah R., author.
©2015
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
Cover title.
"To love and to protect series, Book 2."--Cover.
"International business mogul Renee Anderson took a fall from grace over a year ago when her parents died in a tragic car accident. During which time she also miscarried a child. After going through a season of way to much pain and suffering, tragedy strikes again. Her sister South Carolina State Representative Jasmine Anderson is shot while giving a speech at a local university. She called in the only person she knew would be there for her, Italian International business owner Antonio Favero. Antonio Favero heir to his father’s empire was quick to respond to Renee’s cry for help and support. Yet he too had a problem. His father refused to retire and turn over the empire to him unless he was married and settled down. After many steamy nights, with Renee Anderson, he had the perfect solution; she could be his convenient bride. What happens when being his bride in name only isn't enough? This sexy Italian has court his reluctant wife."--Page [4] of cover.

The surprise Conti child

May 26, 2016
Pammi, Tara, author.
©2016
188 pages ; 17 cm.
"After nearly losing her life, Alexis Sharpe determines to tell Leandro Conti about their child. It's been seven years, but for her daughter she'll face him and hope her heart remains intact. Known as the Conti Saint, Leandro's passionate encounter with Alexis is his guilty secret. Following the death of his wife he forbade himself the indulgence of a woman, but Alexis remains the one irresistible temptation. He regrets how he treated Alexis, but now that she's back and the mother of his child, Leandro will claim everything that's his! "--Amazon.com.

The Greek's nine-month redemption

May 26, 2016
Yates, Maisey, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprise Limited, 2016.
186 pages : 17 cm.
Fury is all Elle St James feels when she looks at the man she once thought of as family. Apollo Savas has mercilessly destroyed her father's company, but she holds the last little piece! Elle is determined to stop the stepbrother who is both sensual fantasy and darkest enemy. But their forbidden desire gives way to one illicit night that leaves untouched Elle with a life-changing consequence. Now that she is irrevocably bound to Apollo, will nine months be long enough for Elle to redeem this brooding Greek?

Expecting a royal scandal

May 26, 2016
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2016
185 pages ; 17 cm.
"Royal scoundrel Felipe Cairo is the least likely king in Europe and avoids the crown with a passion! To uphold his reckless image and avoid the shackles of duty, Cairo must choose a most inappropriate wife. Media sensation Brittany Hollis has a reputation outrageous enough to rival Cairo's. Yet with each scorching kiss, she reveals more of her secrets than she's ever shown the world. But there's a twist in their tabloid fairy tale that shocks them both: Brittany might not be queen material, but she's carrying a royal heir! Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded! "--Amazon.com.

Bought for the Greek's revenge

May 26, 2016
Graham, Lynne, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Books 2016.
186 pages ; 17 cm.
Ella Palmer has neither the money nor the connections to warrant the interest of Nikolai Drakos. Yet the unassuming beauty has done just that--and claiming her will be Nikolai's ultimate satisfaction.

An heir to make a marriage

May 26, 2016
Green, Abby, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprise Limited, 2016.
186 pages : 17 cm.
In desperation to save her father, housekeeper Rose O'Malley thinks she can trap a man. But the second she faces Zac Valenti and the force of his palpable sensuality, she knows she can't go through with it! Before she can call off her deception, Manhattan's most eligible bachelor sweeps Rose off her feet and into his bed! Stealing away like a guilty Cinderella, Rose vows never to see Zac again-- until she discovers she's pregnant and Zac demands his passionate betrayer and his baby remain under his control!

Please don't tell

May 26, 2016
Tims, Laura, author.
©2016
332 pages ; 22 cm
Joy must deal with a blackmailer after the harm inflicted on her sister at a party by a perpetrator who ends up dead.

Beware that girl

May 26, 2016
Toten, Teresa, 1955- author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
319 pages ; 24 cm
When a scholarship girl and a wealthy classmate become friends, their bond is tested when a handsome young teacher separately influences the girls in order to further his less-than-admirable interests.

Mortal fall : a novel of suspense

May 26, 2016
Carbo, Christine, author.
New York : Atria Paperback, 2016.
403 pages ; 21 cm
"A wildlife biologist's shocking death leads to chilling discoveries about a home for troubled teens in Christine Carbo's haunting and compelling new crime novel set in the wilds of Glacier National Park."-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas on my mind

May 26, 2016
Dailey, Janet, author.
©2016
247 pages ; 22 cm
"Dafina books."
Sheriff Ben Marsden of Branding Iron, Texas has no plans to attend the anual Christmas Ball until a pretty newcomer comes to town and gets involved in the planning.

The inside of out

May 26, 2016
Thorne, Jenn Marie, author.
New York, NY : Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC., [2016]
425 pages ; 22 cm
When her best friend comes out as a lesbian, Daisy leads the charge to end their school's ban on same-sex dates for the homecoming dance, but a local story goes viral and now everyone--including a cute college journalist--believes Daisy is gay, too.

Heir to the sky

May 26, 2016
Sun, Amanda, author.
©2016
293 pages ; 22 cm
"As heir to a kingdom of floating continents, Kali has spent her life bound by limits: by her duties as a member of the royal family, by a forced betrothal to the son of a nobleman, and by the edge of the only world she's ever known, a small island hovering above a monster-ridden earth long since uninhabited by humans. When Kali falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth. Determined to get home, Kali entrusts a rugged monster-hunter named Griffin to guide her across a world overrun by chimera, storm dragons, basilisks and other terrifying creatures. But the more time she spends on earth, the more dark truths she begins to uncover about her home in the sky, and the more resolute she is to start burning for herself."--Page [4] of cover.

One woman's reality : a family that faces segregation, racism, financial hardship and their daughter's troubled marriage

May 26, 2016
Dev, Rev. Sandara, author
[Place of publication not identified] : Xlibris Corporation, [2010]
198 pages ; 23 cm
"This story involves a families life challenges to survive, with faith and perseverance. Their young daughter’s troubled marriage, who found her first love, early in her life. Mara the daughter, looks back on this marriage through flash backs from the beginnings of her childhood. Mara also seeks counciling to save her marriage, because of marrying at such a young age. Her husband’s lack of moral stability in marriage, becomes quite an obstacle for Mara. She attempts to salvage her marriage, as they continue to grow apart. This book appeals to both men and women, who have faced similar circumstances. In marriages or intimate relationships, when one person is the most committed. And as always it takes two people and compromise, for a relationship to endure."--Page [4] of cover.

The fear within us

May 26, 2016
Coyle, Mason, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
292 pages ; 21 cm
"Screams of fear and pain flood the chilled air of a fall morning unlike any other. In an unprecedented cataclysm, the light of the sun goes out. The darkness lasts only moments, but as the light returns it’s obvious the world will never be the same. The survivors are left to face the tragedy of thousands of unexplained deaths and the terror of humans transformed into predators by a mysterious epidemic. The blood of disturbed individuals runs thicker and darker than tar, infusing them with adrenaline filled strength, speed, and a manic impulse to destroy. In Reginae City, the paths of several strangers converge on a troubled junior at LaPlace University, named Miles. During the event, Miles is infected with the dark rage, but unlike the other savage creatures, he clings to his humanity due to the presence of a caring girl. His unique inner struggle between hope and darkness mirrors the conflict within all the survivors, but they also must contend with each other, a world gone mad, and one colossal monster with unfinished business from Miles’ past."--Page [4] of cover.

The house of secrets

May 25, 2016
Meltzer, Brad.|4aut
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
ix, 352 pages ; 24 cm

Haunted destiny

May 25, 2016
Graham, Heather, author.
©2016
317 pages : 25 cm.
A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny sets sail from the Port of New Orleans--with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And the way he places a different saint's medallion on each one. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this. Jackson Crow--head of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship's piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim's ghost appears to her and to Jude. A victim who knows only that the man who killed him and his fiancée had boarded the Destiny. There are many suspects, but one by one they're ruled out. Or are they? In the end Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and to escape his evil plans for her.

Every woman's dream

May 25, 2016
Monroe, Mary, author.
©2016
344 pages ; 24 cm
"Dafina books."

The Kaminsky cure

May 25, 2016
New, Christopher. author.
London : Saqi, 2005.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Gabi, was born Jewish but converted to Christianity in her teens. Her husband is a Lutheran minister who, on one hand is a proud Aryan, but on the other hand, the conflicted father of children who are half-Jewish. Mindful and resentful of her husband’s ambivalence, Gabi is determined to make sure her children are educated, devising schemes to keep them in school even after learning that any child less than 100% Aryan will eventually be kept from completing education. She even hires tutors who are willing to teach half-Jewish children and in this way comes to hire Fraulein Kaminsky who shows Gabi how to cure her frustration and rage: to keep her mouth filled with water until the urge to scream or rant has passed.--page 2 of cover.

War factory

May 25, 2016
Asher, Neal L., 1961- author.
New York : Night Shade Books, [2016]
xvi, 454 pages ; 24 cm.
"Thorvald Spear, resurrected from his death over a hundred years earlier, continues to hunt Penny Royal, the rogue AI and dangerous war criminal on the run from Polity forces. Beyond the Graveyard, a lawless and deadly area in deep space, Spear follows the trail of several enemy Prador, the crab-like alien species with a violent history of conflict with humanity. Sverl, a Prador genetically modified by Penny Royal and slowly becoming human, pursues Cvorn, a Prador harboring deep hatred for the Polity looking to use him and other hybrids to reignite the dormant war with mankind. Blite, captain of a bounty hunting ship, hands over two prisoners and valuable memplants from Penny Royal to the Brockle, a dangerous forensics entity under strict confinement on a Polity spaceship that quickly takes a keen interest in the corrupted AI and its unclear motives. Penny Royal meanwhile continues to pull all the strings in the background, keeping the Polity at bay and seizing control of an attack ship. It seeks Factory Station Room 101, a wartime manufacturing space station believed to be destroyed. What does it want with the factory? And will Spear find the rogue AI before it gets there?"--Provided by publisher.

Hunting

May 25, 2016
Höst, Andrea K.
[Bass Hill, N.S.W.] : Andrea K. Höst, ©2013.
264 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Touchstone is a diary in three parts, commencing in Stray, continued in Lab rat one, and concluded in Caszandra"--Author's note.
Ash Lenthard doesn't call herself a vigilante. She's merely prone to random acts of derring-do, and occasional exhibitions of tomfoolery. Her friends, the Huntsmen, have never stepped over the line while patrolling the streets of Luinhall. That was before the murder of Ash's beloved guardian, Genevieve. Now, Ash Lenthard is out for blood and even when the hunt sends her to the palace, on a collision course with a past identity she would do anything to forget, Ash cannot, will not, back down.

And all the stars

May 25, 2016
Höst, Andrea K.
[Bass Hill, N.S.W.] : Andrea K. Höst, c2012.
198 pages ; 23 cm

Jasmine

May 25, 2016
Wells, Maggie (Maggie B.), author.
©2016
215 pages ; 22 cm.
Jasmine is a 19-year-old college freshman--and a professional dancer in Las Vegas. After an unfortunate incident at a cast party, she finds herself pregnant. She tries to keep and support the baby on her own, but finds it to be much more than she bargained for. After a fateful decision, she is forced to acknowledge that she can't take care of her daughter and gives her up for adoption. She then returns home to New Jersey defeated and broken. But when she finds herself back on her feet and self-sufficient, she is determined to get her daughter back and make things right for good.

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