New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

No virgin island : a Sabrina Salter mystery

July 29, 2015
Dorsey, C. Michele.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2015.
264 p. ; 22 cm.

War room : prayer is a powerful weapon ; a novelization

July 29, 2015
Fabry, Chris, 1961-
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick."

The bell tolls for no one : stories

July 29, 2015
Bukowski, Charles.
San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2015]
305 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th century American master.

The comfort of black : a novel

July 29, 2015
Wilson, Carter (Novelist), author.
Longboat Key, Florida : Oceanview Publishing, 2015.
280 pages ; 23 cm
Though they seem to have everything, Hannah Parks has watched her husband, Dallin, become increasingly distant. Her hope is buoyed when the couple decides to start a family, but what Dallin reveals in his sleep one night rocks Hannah to her core. As she starts to investigate a much darker side of Dallin than she ever knew existed, Hannah peels away the layers of a diseased relationship closely tied to her own abusive past. When Dallin attempts to have Hannah abducted, she is forced to run, doing so with the aid of a man named Black--an ex-con and expert at helping people disappear. Together they must keep Hannah safe from her husband's far-reaching grasp, all the while trying to solve the mystery behind Dallin's sudden violence. Does Hannah's dark family history hold the key to her survival?

Her brother's keeper : Amish secrets novel

July 29, 2015
Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
xiii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions.
"Charlotte Dolinsky is not above playing dress-up and telling a few lies to find out what happened to her only brother. In fact, that is exactly what shes come to Lancaster County to do. Now, calling herself Mary and slipping on a kapp, Charlotte will lie her way into the confidence of anyone who knows why Ethan had to die. Unless she gets found out first"--Page 4 of cover.

Once upon a summertime : a New York City romance

July 29, 2015
Carlson, Melody, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
316 pages ; 22 cm.
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position! Sweet, romantic, and endlessly entertaining, this romp through the storied streets of New York City will enchant readers. Melody Carlson has created characters so charming that readers will long to meet them in the lobby of the stunning Rothsberg Hotel.

A blessing for Miriam

July 29, 2015
Eicher, Jerry S.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2015]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
As Miriam Yoder prepares for her wedding to Wayne Yutzy, beautiful Esther Swartz arrives in town, leaving Miriam trying not to let Esther's previous relationship with Wayne cloud her view of Wayne's devotion.

Centralia

July 29, 2015
Dellosso, Mike.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 381 pages ; 21 cm
Peter Ryan wakes up on a typical morning only to find his house empty, his wife and daughter nowhere to be found. His world is shattered after a phone call to a friend confirms the impossible: his wife and daughter died in a car accident he does not remember. Haunted by faint memories and flashes of details, Peter becomes convinced that something isn't right and begins to question reality. When he discovers a note in his daughter's handwriting, strange memories begin to surface that cause him to second-guess nearly everything he once believed. Suddenly armed men show up at Peter's home, turning the mysterious puzzle of his past into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. On the run and unsure whom to trust, Peter has to discover what's real and what isn't . . . before he loses everything.

Center of gravity

July 29, 2015
McNeill, Laura, author.
Nashville, TN : Thomas Nelson, [2015]
314 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
The truth could cost her everything. Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn't measure up to her mother's expectations. When Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she's married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful. Or is it?

Black hole : a novel

July 29, 2015
Sinister, Bucky, 1969-
Berkeley, California : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, [2015]
181 pages ; 21 cm
"Chuck had ambitions. He doesn't know how he ended up as the creepy 43 year old guy with the drugs, or the guy who's too old to be at the party doing everyone else's drugs, but if it ain't broke ... Well, he manages to make it to work at the dwarf whale distributor every day. He may hate that his dearly seedy San Francisco has become overrun with Starbucks, startups, and Lululemon moms, but he makes due every month for the rent-controlled apartment he shares with roommates he never sees. It's not perfect, but it's livable. In the end, though, every addict has that one special vice that can tip them from relatively functional to completely unhinged. For Chuck, it's a new drug that doesn't even have a name yet; it's just a smokable, everlasting gobstopper of mellow high. But when chunks of time begin to disappear and rearrange themselves altogether, he wonders if this really is just another life-ruining drug, or if it's something straight out of a Philip K. Dick universe. Word on the street is that this little black marble is actually altering users' timelines, but that's impossible, right? That's just something the schizophrenic homeless guy on Guerrero screamed at customers outside Tartine, isn't it? Isn't it?!"-- Provided by publisher.

Deadly assets

July 28, 2015
Griffin, W. E. B, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
390 pages ; 24 cm.
"The dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by #1 New York Times-bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin. In Philadelphia--suffering among the country's highest murder rates--the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings--especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the 'Wyatt Earp of the Main Line'--and then the committee's combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house. As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leader's death, becomes quietly furious. He suspects there's something deeper behind it all, but what? Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles ahead to do what he does best--his job. He's been investigating the murder of a young family. A reporter, working on an illicit drug series for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mickey O'Hara, has been killed with his wife and child, a note stapled to his chest warning that the drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he, like his pal O'Hara, cannot back down, he also knows that they damn sure could be among the next to die"-- Provided by publisher.

In too deep

July 28, 2015
Davenport, Bea, author.
London : Legend Press, [2013]
227 pages ; 20 cm
Includes author interview in unnumbered pages at end of work.
Five years ago Maura fled her life and took on a new identity, desperately trying to piece her life back together and escape the dark clouds that plagued her past. But then a reporter tracks her down, and persuades her to tell her story, putting her own life in danger once again. Layer upon layer of violence and deceit make up the full picture for Maura to see and the reporter to reveal. Hidden secrets are uncovered that have been left to settle, for far too long. But in life some things can't be left unsaid, and eventually the truth will out, whatever the consequences.

The marriage of opposites : a novel

July 28, 2015
Hoffman, Alice.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
369 pages ; 24 cm
"Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father's business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France" -- provided by publisher.

Salvation of Gabriel Adam

July 28, 2015
Duncan, S. L., author.
[Aurora, IL] : Medallion Press, [2015].
400 pages ; 20 cm.
"Embattled by an uncertain future, Gabriel Adam is now slowly succumbing to the powerful ring that he credits with stopping the demon sent to Earth to start the second war between the light and dark realms. As his health fails, his feelings grow for his archangel friend Micah. With the inevitability of his future ever nearer, he wonders if time is left to rekindle what they once shared. But a darkness is growing in Istanbul. Lilith has used her alluring beauty to manipulate Simon Magus, the new Turkish president, into giving her great power. Wanting only to reunite with her one true love, she seeks to find seven ancient vials and pierce the veil that separates the dimensions, unleashing hell upon the Earth"--Page [4] of cover.

What you left behind

July 28, 2015
Verdi, Jessica, author.
©2015
361 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Ryden's life was changed forever when his girlfriend discovered she was pregnant and stopped chemotherapy, and now, raising Hope with his mother's help and longing for the father he never knew, he meets smart and sexy Jodi and gains a new perspective.

Model misfit

July 28, 2015
Smale, Holly, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, 2015.
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Feeling impossibly awkward and unpopular in spite of her international fame, Harriet decides a summer modeling job in Japan will make the perfect vacation, until her gorgeous model ex-boyfriend Nick shows up.

The Devil's bag man

July 28, 2015
Mansbach, Adam, 1976-
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
309 pages ; 24 cm
Locked in a Mexican jail for a crime he did not commit, Jess Galvan makes a devil's bargain to escape only to confront the hellish challenges of having his mind and body possessed by the five-hundred-year-old ghost of an Aztec priest.

Spider's trap

July 28, 2015
Estep, Jennifer, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
372 pages ; 17 cm.
Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance. One important lesson I've learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I'm queen of Ashland's underworld by default, not by choice, a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that's the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld's top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be. My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I'm embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death.

Abomination

July 28, 2015
Whitta, Gary, author.
San Francisco, CA : Inkshares [2015]
341 pages : map ; 24 cm
"After the fall of the Roman Empire, chaos and bloodshed swept across the remains of western civilization like a plague. Consumed by feudal warfare, Europe plunged into a centuries-long era of illiteracy and cultural desolation from which few historical records survived. Some believe that the true history of this dark age was deliberately concealed by its surviving scholars. Too incredible to be believed, too terrible to be retold. Until now"--Provided by publisher.

Dear OPL

July 28, 2015
Sackier, Shelley.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2015]
233 pages ; 21 cm
Thirteen-year-old Opal starts a blog to satisfy her mother, who thinks she might lose weight by recording all she eats, but instead Opal starts giving advice and discovers that she is much better at giving it than taking it.

The Heartbreakers

July 28, 2015
Novak, Ali, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
331 pages ; 21 cm
When her triplet sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, eighteen-year-old Stella puts her deams on hold to move home and be with her family, but when she starts spending time with the lead singer of Cara's favorite band, will Stella resent him for taking her attention away from her sister--or will he help Stella find the courage to live her own life?

The fall

July 28, 2015
Pineiro, R. J., author.
©2015
344 pages ; 25 cm
"In R. J. Pineiro's The Fall, a sci-fi thriller, a man jumps from the upper-most reaches of the atmosphere and vanishes, ending up on an alternate Earth where he died five years earlier. Jack Taylor has always been an adrenaline junkie. As a federal contractor, he does dangerous jobs for the government that fall out of the realm of the SEALS and the Marines. And this next job is right up his alley. Jack has been assigned to test an orbital jump and if it works, the United States government will have a new strategy against enemy countries. Despite Jack's soaring career, his personal life is in shambles. He and his wife Angela are both workaholics and are on the verge of getting a divorce. But the night before his jump, Jack and Angela begin to rekindle their romance and their relationship holds promise for repair. Then comes the day of Jack's big jump. He doesn't burn up like some predicted--instead, he hits the speed of sound and disappears. Jack wakes up in an alternate universe. One where he died during a mission five years earlier and where Angela is still madly in love with him. But in this world, his boss, Pete, has turned to the dark side, is working against him, and the government is now on his tail. Jack must return to his own world but the only way for him to do that is to perform another orbital jump. This time is more difficult though--no one wants to see him go. Jack's adrenaline is contagious--The Fall will keep readers on the edges of their seats, waiting to find out what crazy stunt Jack will perform next and to learn the fate of this charming, daredevil hero"-- Provided by publisher.

The color of light

July 28, 2015
Richards, Emilie, 1948- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, [2015]
453 pages ; 25 cm.
Reverend Analiese Wagner's judgment is called into question when she steps in to help a homeless family. Then Isaiah Colburn, the Catholic priest who was her mentor, reappears in her life, torn between the priesthood and his desire for a future with her. Analiese now must answer the question of how to define her own happiness.

Dragon fall

July 28, 2015
MacAlister, Katie, author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
335 pages ; 18 cm
Includes an excerpt of Dragon storm.
After witnessing a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair, Aoife Dakar encounters a sarcastic demon dog and a gorgeous dragon shifter who introduce her to a fantastical new world in which she learns just how hot a dragon's first burns.

Murder at Barclay Meadow

July 28, 2015
Eckel, Wendy Sand, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
305 pages ; 22 cm
"A Thomas Dunne book"
"Rosalie Hart's world has been upended. After her husband confesses to an affair, she exiles herself to her late aunt's farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore. With its fields untended and the house itself in disrepair, Barclay Meadow couldn't be more different than the tidy D.C. suburb she used to call home. Just when Rosalie feels convinced things couldn't get any worse, she finds a body floating in her marsh grasses."-- Provided by publisher.

Redzone

July 28, 2015
Dietz, William C.
New York : Ace Books, 2015.
291 pages ; 17 cm
"The mutant files"--Cover.
Police detective Cassandra Lee's investigation of a murderer killing police officers is interrupted when she receives a letter from her long-lost mother that draws her into a dangerous, lawless zone inhabited by mutants.

Extinction

July 28, 2015
Molles, D. J., author.
New York : Orbit, 2015.
471 pages ; 19 cm.
"This is the sixth and final novel in the action-packed series following Special Forces Captain Lee Harden and a group of survivors struggling to survive while rebuilding an America devastated by a bacterium that has turned 90% of the population into a ravenous horde. The merciless tide of infected is flooding south and time is running out to stop them. Bolstered by new allies, Captain Lee Harden continues his struggle to establish a safe haven from which the embers of a shattered society can be rekindled."--provided from Amazon.com.

The rhythm of the August rain : a novel

July 28, 2015
Royes, Gillian, 1947-
New York : Atria Paperback, 2015.
357 pages ; 22 cm
"Shad Myers, the loveable bartender and town sleuth of Largo Bay, hunts down clues to a woman's mysterious disappearance in this fourth riveting novel in the Shad detective series. Shannon, a photojournalist on assignment for a Canadian magazine, arrives in the impoverished but beautiful fishing village of Largo Bay, Jamaica. But she's seeking more than a tropical paradise: She wants to know why a Canadian woman named Katlyn went missing there more than three decades ago. So she calls on Shad--"bartender by trade, investigator by vocation, and unofficial sheriff of Largo Bay" (Publishers Weekly)--for help. Together, they delve into Rastafarian life and history while preparations are being made for Shad's wedding and the groundbreaking of his new hotel. But the deeper they get into the story, the deeper they get into trouble. And it's clear that whoever wanted Katlyn buried all those years ago will do anything to keep the truth buried as well... As in her previous novels The Sea Grape Tree, The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks, and The Goat Woman of Largo Bay, Gillian Royes transports readers into a beautiful Caribbean setting where life is cheap but religion is strong, and one man is still trying to solve the island's relentless questions"-- Provided by publisher.

Nothing left to burn

July 28, 2015
Blount, Patty.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
356 pages ; 21 cm
Desperate for forgiveness from his father, Reece, who survived a car wreck that killed his brother, joins the grueling cadet program at his father's firehouse and grows close to fellow cadet Amanda until she is implicated in a string of arsons.

Clandestine : a St-Cyr and Kohler mystery

July 28, 2015
Janes, J. Robert (Joseph Robert), 1935- author.
New York : Mysterious Press : Open Road Integrated Media, 2015.
338 pages ; 21 cm
"A MysteriousPress.com Original"--Cover.
The last time Jean-Louis St-Cyr visited the ruins of this ancient abbey, during one of the bloodiest campaigns of the Great War, a sniper nearly killed him. Three decades later, death has brought him here again. Ever since the German occupation of France, the chief inspector has worked alongside German detective inspector Hermann Kohler, solving crimes too common to pique the Gestapo's interest. Now, during the fall of 1943, the war is going badly for the Third Reich, but conflicts continue to plague these two unlikely allies. A bank-owned cargo van is parked near the crumbling monastery, its contents ransacked, its passengers murdered. The killers took small bills but left behind a bounty in smuggled champagne, cheese, and coffee. Even more confounding is the expensive pair of high heels left behind. Were the thieves from the Resistance, or from the underworld? Who is the mysterious woman who was wearing those shoes? St-Cyr and Kohler have a feeling that the answers are hiding in the cold French rain.

Tom Clancy under fire :: [a Jack Ryan Jr. novel]

July 28, 2015
Blackwood, Grant.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
505 pages ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"On a routine intelligence gathering mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., has lunch with his oldest friend, Seth Gregory, an engineer overseeing a transcontinental railway project. As they part, Seth slips Jack a key, along with a perplexing message. The next day Jack is summoned to an apartment where two men claim Seth has disappeared--gone to ground with funds for a vital intelligence operation. Jack's oldest friend has turned, they insist. They leave Jack with a warning: If you hear from Seth Gregory, call us immediately. And do not get involved. But they don't know Jack. He won't abandon a friend in need. His pursuit of the truth will lead him across Iran, through the war-torn Caucasus, and finally deep into territory coveted by the increasingly aggressive Russian Federation. Along the way, Jack is joined by Seth's primary agent, Ysabel, a enigmatic Iranian woman who seems to be his only clue to Seth's whereabouts. Jack soon finds himself lost in a maze of intrigue, lies, and betrayal where no one is who they seem to be--not even Seth, who's harboring a secret of his own that harkens back to the Cold War. A secret that is driving him to the brink of treachery. Racing against the clock, Jack must unravel the mystery: Who is friend and who is foe? Before it's over, Jack Ryan, Jr., may have to choose between his loyalty to Seth and his loyalty to America"-- Provided by publisher.

Celeste : a novel

July 28, 2015
Worthen, Johnny, 1966-
Provo, Utah : Jolly Fish Press, 2015.
371 pages ; 21 cm
""Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion, forcing her to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run"-- Provided by publisher.

As black as ebony

July 28, 2015
Simukka, Salla, 1981- author.
New York : Skyscape, [2015]
189 pages ; 21 cm.
Translated from the Finnish.

Daughter of dusk

July 28, 2015
Blackburne, Livia, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2015.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Midnight thief.
"As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly? Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents"-- Provided by publisher.

Red line : a Matt Sinclair novel

July 28, 2015
Thiem, Brian, author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2015.
362 pages ; 25 cm
When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside of Oakland, California is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. It only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up--first at the same bus bench, then around the city.

30 days

July 28, 2015
D'Abo, Christine.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2015]
277 pages ; 21 cm
"Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after-until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness-or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion.You'll know when the time is right, he'd said. Now it's two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now."--Provided by publisher.

Lady be good

July 28, 2015
Duran, Meredith.
New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
367 pages ; 18 cm
"Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah Marshall has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at Eveleigh's, London's premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach--until a gorgeous and enigmatic viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft. Christian 'Kit' Stratton, Viscount Palmer, is society's most dashing war hero. But Kit's easy smiles hide a dark secret: he is haunted by a madman's vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh's Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him. But one tempting touch may be their undoing--for what Kit needs threatens all Lilah holds dear, and losing her may destroy Kit"--Page [4] of cover.

The fifth season

July 28, 2015
Jemisin, N. K.
New York : Orbit, 2015.
498 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"The broken earth ; book one"--T.p.

Alice

July 28, 2015
Henry, Christina, 1974-
©2014
291 pages ; 21 cm
"A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll...In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood... Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice"-- Provided by publisher.

Sacraments of fire

July 28, 2015
George, David R., III, author.
©2015
388 pages ; 18 cm
"Based on Star trek and Star trek: the next generation created by Gene Roddenberry, and Star trek: deep space nine created by Rick Berman & Michael Piller."
Days after the assassination of Federation President Nan Bacco on Deep Space 9, the unexpected appearance of a stranger on the station raises serious concerns. He seems dazed and confused, providing-in a peculiar patois of the Bajoran language-unsatisfactory answers. He offers his identity as Altek, of which there is no apparent record, and he claims not to know where he is or how he got there. A quick scan confirms the visitor is armed with a projectile weapon-a firearm more antiquated than, but similar to, the one that took President Bacco's life. But the Bajoran liaison to the station believes that Altek has been sent from the Prophets, out of a nearby wormhole. The last time such an event occurred, it was to reassure Benjamin Sisko of his place as the Emissary. For what purpose has Altek now been sent out of the Celestial Temple?

The fifth house of the heart

July 28, 2015
Tripp, Ben, 1966-
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
390 pages ; 23 cm
"Filled with characters as menacing as they are memorable, this chilling twist on vampire fiction packs a punch in the bestselling tradition of 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Asmodeus "Sax" Saxon-Tang, a vainglorious and well-established antiques dealer, has made a fortune over many years by globetrotting for the finest lost objects in the world. Only Sax knows the true secret to his success: at certain points of his life, he's killed vampires for their priceless hoards of treasure. But now Sax's past actions are quite literally coming back to haunt him, and the lives of those he holds most dear are in mortal danger. To counter this unnatural threat, and with the blessing of the Holy Roman Church, a cowardly but cunning Sax must travel across Europe in pursuit of incalculable evil--and immeasurable wealth--with a ragtag team of mercenaries and vampire killers to hunt a terrifying, ageless monster...one who is hunting Sax in turn. From author Ben Tripp, whose first horror novel Rise Again "raises the stakes so high that the book becomes nearly impossible to put down" (Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother), The Fifth House of the Heart is a powerful story that will haunt you long after its final pages"-- Provided by publisher.

Frisk me

July 28, 2015
Layne, Lauren, author.
New York : Forever, [2015]
viii, 367 pages ; 18 cm
"Officer Luc Moretti had no idea that his dive into the East River would have him drowning in a media frenzy. No matter how many times he tells reporters he was just doing his job, they're determined to make him into NYC's newest hero. Coming from a long line of NYPD's finest, Luc knows that being a cop has nothing to do with headlines and viral videos, and he's more than ready to get back to life away from the cameras-until he meets the gorgeous but jaded journalist assigned to film a TV special on him. Ava Sims may be the only woman in NYC who isn't in love with Officer Moretti. That's why she's going after the real story-to find out about the man behind the badge. Ava's determined to keep things strictly professional, but the more time she spends around Luc, even she has to admit there's something about a man in uniform and she can't wait to get him out of his."--Provided by publisher.

The sinner's marriage redemption

July 27, 2015
West, Annie (Romantic fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
191 pages ; 17 cm.
"Seven sexy sins"--Cover.
CEO magnate Flynn Marshall wants Ava Cavendish as his trophy bride, but Flynn does not count on the growing feelings he has for Ava taking control of his plans.

The perfect Cazorla wife

July 27, 2015
Smart, Michelle, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
189 pages ; 17 cm.
Charley Cazorla gives in to her husband Raul's demands in exchange for his support of her business, but their rekindled feelings for one another may pull Charley back into their marriage.

The Marakaios baby

July 27, 2015
Hewitt, Kate, author.
©2015.
187 pages ; 17 cm.
Dating Leo Marakaios is like dancing with the devil. Margo Ferras thinks she can match him step for seductive step--until Leo asks her to marry him. It might be for convenience only, but Margo knows it's time to walk away. Margo accepts that giving up Leo's earth-shattering kisses and expert touch is the price she must pay to protect her heart--but then she discovers she's pregnant. Now Margo finds herself in the plush offices of Marakaios Enterprises about to tell Leo he's going to be a father and to ask him to marry her!

The Greek demands his heir

July 27, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
©2015.
185 pages : 17 cm.
"The notorious Greeks"--Cover.
Leo Zikos should be celebrating securing a perfectly convenient fiancée, but it's left him cold. Instead it's stranger Grace Donovan's impeccable beauty that fires his blood. So he decides to pursue one last night of freedom. But that night and the two little blue lines on the pregnancy test that follow blow Leo's plans apart. Now he must break with his fiancée and marry Grace. She might resist marrying a man she barely knows, but Leo will claim his legacy and has all the riches and influence he needs to ensure his demands are met!

His Sicilian Cinderella

July 27, 2015
Marinelli, Carol, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
184 pages ; 17 cm.
"Playboys of Sicily"--Spine.
After one night together, millionaire tycoon Matteo Santini cannot forget chambermaid Bella Gatti and considers his options when they both must attend Sicily's most exclusive wedding together.

Claimed for his duty

July 27, 2015
Pammi, Tara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
188 pages ; 17 cm.
"Greek tycoons tamed"--Spine.
Five years ago Greek tycoon Stavros Sporades married heiress Leah Huntington to protect her fortune, but now that she wishes a divorce from him, his true feelings for her begin to take hold.

Captivated by the Greek

July 27, 2015
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
©2015.
186 pages ; 17 cm.
Swept off her feet... Mel Cooper intends to travel the world and shake off the shackles of her past. Until charismatic billionaire Nikos Parakis offers her a glimpse into his world full of opulent riches and sensual delicacies... ...into a gilded cage? Salesgirl Mel may not be the rich lothario's usual type, but she can't resist Nikos's tempting offer: a no-strings romance with sun, sea and sinful seduction. But soon Mel discovers the cost of sultry nights with the captivating Greek--she's pregnant! And when Nikos learns she's carrying his heir, Mel risks losing her liberty once more...

All we have is now

July 27, 2015
Schroeder, Lisa, author.
New York : Point, 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm
Since she ran away from home Emerson has been living on the streets of Portland, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to get by, but as a meteor approaches North America they meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes--so what will they do if this is their last day on Earth, and, more important, what will they do if it is not?

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