New Arrivals · Downloadable E-Books

December 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wicked designs [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Smith, Lauren, author.
Macon : Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2014.
1 online resource
For too long Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. She plans on being done with them by finding a kind husband. It seems easy enough, until she is abducted by the incorrigible Godric, Duke of Essex. The difficult debutante's blend of sweetness and sharpness make him desperate for what he never wanted: love. Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks, waiting to rob him of the woman he can't live without.

Brilliance [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Sakey, Marcus.
Stockholm : BOKFABRIKEN, 2014.
1 online resource
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in — and betray his own kind.

3001 [electronic resource] : the final odyssey

December 18, 2014
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008.
New York : RosettaBooks, 2012.
1 online resource
A thousand years after being cast into the frozen void of space by the supercomputer HAL, Frank Poole is brought back to life--and thrust into a world more technically advanced than the one he left behind. He discovers a world of human minds directly interfacing with computers; genetically engineered dinosaur servants; and massive space elevators built around the Equator. He also discovers an impending threat to humanity--lurking within the enigmatic monoliths. To fight it, Poole must join forces with David Bowman and HAL, now fused into one corporeal consciousness--and the only being with the power to thwart the monoliths' mysterious creators.

Abundant rain [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Miller, Vanessa.
Los Gatos : Vanessa Miller, 2011.
1 online resource

Dictatorship of the dress [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Topper, Jessica.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource

Eating wildly [electronic resource] : foraging for life, love, and the perfect meal

December 18, 2014
Chin, Ava
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
1 online resource
Fall. The search for a wild weed ; Flushing, Queens, 1970s -- Winter. into the urban wild, field garlic & hummus ; Mushroom of immortality, reishi tea -- Spring. A communion with the earth, wood sorrel micro-greens ; Gifts of spring ; A wild foods brunch, wild greens pie ; Foraging eyes, motherwort, drying techniques -- Summer. The mother borough, mulberry-balsamic jam ; A wild lawn, scrambled eggs "lambsquarterine" ; A recipe for forgiveness, blackberry-buckwheat pancakes ; A mysterious fungus, how to make a mushroom spore print -- Spring. The yellow morel, instructions for drying/storing wild morels ; The perfect meal, wild morel linguini ; The queen, wild honey & parmesan cracker drizzles ; When food was food -- Fall. A wild tart, urban forager wild oyster mushroom, fig, & goat cheese tart with carmelized onions.
In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in New York City, Ava Chin finds sustenance…and so much more. Urban foraging is the new frontier of foraging for foods, and it’s all about eating better, healthier, and more sustainably, no matter where you live. Time named foraging the “latest obsession of haute cuisine.” And while foraging may be the latest foodie trend, the quest to connect with food and nature is timeless and universal. Ava Chin, aka the “Urban Forager,” is an experienced master of the quest. Raised in Queens, New York, by a single mother and loving grandparents, Chin takes off on an emotional journey to make sense of her family ties and romantic failures when her beloved grandmother dies. She retreats into the urban wilds, where parks and backyards provide not only rare and delicious edible plants, but a wellspring of wisdom. As the seasons turn, Chin begins to view her life with new “foraging eyes,” experiencing the world as a place of plenty and variety, where every element—from flora to fauna to fungi—is interconnected and interdependent. Her experiences in nature put her on a path to self-discovery, leading to reconciliation with her family and finding true love. Divided into chapters devoted to a variety of edible/medicinal plants, with recipes and culinary information, Eating Wildly will stir your emotions and enliven your taste buds—a moving memoir about the importance of family, relationships, and food.

Circle of blood [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Viguié, Debbie, author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
"Samantha Ryan--cop by choice, witch hunter by necessity--is about to confront the witch who has been secretly manipulating her life. But her search for the truth about her past may end in her death..."--P. [4] of cover.

The edge of the sky [electronic resource] : all you need to know about the all-there-is

December 18, 2014
Trotta, Roberto.
New York : Basic Books, 2014.
1 online resource
The first night -- The crazy stars -- A bigger place -- The big flash -- Dark rain -- Whispers from the dark -- Death by fire -- The dark push -- Is the all-there-is all there is? -- When the sun comes up.
From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology--with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics, energy, galaxy, or even universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-there-is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand.

The demon-haunted world [electronic resource] : science as a candle in the dark

December 18, 2014
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2011.
1 online resource

Easy Gourmet [electronic resource] : Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook

December 18, 2014
Le, Stephanie.
New York : Page Street Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource

The game of kings [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Dunnett, Dorothy, author.
New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010.
1 online resource
In 1547 Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegoat nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, possessed of scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him - to redeem his reputation even at the risk of his life.

Except the queen [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Yolen, Jane.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2012.
1 online resource
Cast from the high court of the Fairy Queen, sisters Serena and Meteora must find a way to survive in the mortal realm of Earth. But when signs point to a rising power that threatens to tear asunder both fairy and human worlds, they realize that they were chosen to fight the menace because they were the only ones who could do what must be done.

Finders keepers [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Palmer, Catherine, 1956-
Carol Stream : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1999.
1 online resource

The storycatcher ; [electronic resource] Lowcountry spirit

December 18, 2014
Hite, Ann.
New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
1 online resource
Shelly Parker, a sixteen-year-old servant who works for the tyrannical Pastor Dobbins and his family, has had the gift of sight for as long as she can remember. When the ghost of Arleen Brown, a poor woman who died on the mountain during childbirth five years earlier, begins to pursue Pastor's daughter Faith--hell-bent on revealing a terrible secret that she took to her grave--Shelly is the only person who can help her. The two young women soon find themselves tangled up in a web of secrets and lies that takes them from Black Mountain to the murky saltwater marshes of Georgia, uncovering long-hidden truths that put their own lives in danger.

Hide & seek [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Palmer, Catherine, 1956-
Carol Stream : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2001.
1 online resource

Latter rain [electronic resource] : [a novel]

December 18, 2014
Miller, Vanessa.
Los Gatos : Vanessa Miller, 2011.
1 online resource

Jealousy [electronic resource] : a strange angels novel

December 18, 2014
St. Crow, Lili.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2010.
1 online resource
Dru's best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru's heart get in the way of her survival?

Hemingway's chair [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Palin, Michael.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
1 online resource

The last grave [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Viguié, Debbie.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2013.
1 online resource
Samantha Ryan--homicide detective by choice, witch hunter by necessity--has left Salem for San Francisco, hoping a move will help her forget the horrors of her past. But she's about to discover that witches tempted by the dark side are everywhere...

Life inside the bubble [electronic resource] : why a top-ranked Secret Service agent walked away from it all

December 18, 2014
Bongino, Dan.
New York : WND Books, 2013.
1 online resource
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; Acknowledgments; 1 Early Years; 2 NYPD Blue; 3 In the Line of Fire; 4 The End of the Clinton Era; 5 9/11; 6 An Assassin Among Us; 7 Training the Next Generation; 8 Dignitary Protection and the Fight to Protect; 9 The "Big Show": The Presidential Protective Division; 10 Transportation: It's Not Simply about Motorcades; 11 The President's Life in My Hands; 12 Missile Treaties and the Return to Indonesia; 13 Oil Spills, Indonesia Again, and Making a War Zone "Safe"; 14 Media Spin vs. Security Reality; 15 Giving Back the Gun and Shield
He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds? Why is it that the Washington DC ""Bubble,"" a haze of lobbyists, cronyists, staff, acolytes, consultants and bureaucrats surrounding the President, which creates a ""Bubble"" that distorts his view of the world and detaches him from the tragic results of his poor policy choices? Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombing.

Marriage on the edge [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Marton, Sandra.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., 2009.
1 online resource

The man with the golden torc [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Green, Simon R., 1955-
New York : Penguin Group US, 2007.
1 online resource
For ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie's become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he's on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence.

Merlin's booke [electronic resource] : thirteen stories and poems about the arch-mage

December 18, 2014
Yolen, Jane.
New York : Open Road Media, 2013.
1 online resource
Jane Yolen breathes new life into the timeless Camelot legend with a revamped history of King Arthur’s powerful mentor: the great magician Merlin There is perhaps no more beloved and enduring myth in the Western canon than the story of King Arthur, his knights, Queen Guinevere, and of course, his mysterious tutor and magical advisor, Merlin. A sorcerer, sage, prophet, and teacher, Merlin’s mysterious life has inspired a vast array of classic works while giving rise to numerous conflicting legends. Here, award-winning author Jane Yolen, one of the most acclaimed fantasy writers of our time, retells Merlin’s tales as never before. Through a series of stories and poems ranging across centuries—from the days of Merlin’s childhood as a feral boy to the possible discovery of his bones in a much later era—Yolen reimagines both the glory and grimness of Camelot, recalling characters and events from Arthurian legend, while ingeniously inventing new myths and dark fables. Merlin’s Booke is a brilliant patchwork, made up of tales that explore the mysteries of King Arthur’s world and the terrible magic that pervaded it. This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.

More than a mistress [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Marton, Sandra.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., 2009.
1 online resource

Past imperfect [electronic resource]

December 18, 2014
Bailey, Alison G.
Los Gatos : Alison G. Bailey, 2014.
1 online resource
In Present Perfect, Brad Johnson was sexy, cocky, rich and a complete Smurff**ker. He could afford anything he wanted and could charm any girl he set his eyes on. Everything was laid out in front of him, all for the taking except the one thing he craved and needed. A tragic event forces him to reevaluate his life. When he tries to change, will the people in his life let him move on from his past or will they constantly hold him to the life altering mistakes he's made? Mabry Darnell is intelligent, ambitious, beautiful, and sassy. Secrets from her past haunt the present causing her to question her actions in order to shield her heart and protect her life. From the moment Brad and Mabry met, their connection was strong, intense, and electrifying. Both knew they had found the one person who could satisfy what the other ached for. When their pasts collide with their present, will it prevent them from having a future together or will love be strong enough to conquer their demons?

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