New Arrivals · eBooks

May 4, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Crack in the sky [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Johnston, Terry C., 1947-2001.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2010.
1 online resource
Mountain man Titus Bass's vow to live in freedom takes him into encounters with Comanche, Apache, and Arapaho warriors, through the heat of the southwestern desert and the cold of the northern plains, as he helps a family stand against a Mexican army officer, chases horse thieves across the Yellowstone, and stands with a frontier town against the Comanche.

The Duke of Olympia Meets His Match [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Gray, Juliana, 1972-
New York : Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.
1 online resource

Lucky break [electronic resource] : a novel

April 29, 2016
Coonts, Deborah.
San Francisco : Deborah Coonts, 2016.
1 online resource
With Christmas a few days away, Lucky O'Toole, Vice President of Customer Relations for the Babylon, Las Vegas's premier Strip casino resort, is in a festive mood. The upcoming wedding of her assistant and her own engagement have Lucky in full holiday cheer. The only sour note is her former lover, Teddie. When she finds Teddie and her father standing over musician Holt Box's lifeless body Lucky must discover whether Teddie is a killer... and why she still cares.

Torkel's chosen [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Howard, Michelle, author.
Los Gatos : Michelle Howard, 2015.
1 online resource
What would you do if Earth didn't have enough men? Would you take a chance and leave the only world you knew behind? This is the decision Faith Reid faces. Placing all her hope in a new government program, she seizes the opportunity that offers a chance for the women of Earth to find love among the stars, on a world beyond the one they know. How many times can one man risk rejection? Would you give up on your dreams? Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government's military. Can two people looking for the same thing find not just what they want but what they need in one another?

Dr. daddy's perfect Christmas [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Bennett, Jules, author
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2014.
1 online resource

Taming the Wild Highlander [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Spear, Terry.
Los Gatos : Terry Spear, 2013.
1 online resource
"Edana Chattan senses concerns where people she knows could be in danger. When her brothers warn her they're in trouble, she can't convince her father to listen to her, so with an escort, she tries to locate them. Separated from her escort during a storm, she is discovered by Angus MacNeill, who is tasked to return her home.Only Edana has other notions--and convinces him and his companions to allow her to use her abilities to locate her brothers who are manacled in a dungeon somewhere. That leads to a faux marriage and more dungeons and more trouble than Angus had ever thought possible. So why is the bewitching, fiery-haired lass making him think of marrying her for real?."-- Provided by publisher.

Small-town bachelor [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Kemerer, Jill, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2015.
1 online resource
Bachelor Reed Hamilton comes to Lake Endwell to attend a family wedding, but when a tornado hits and Reed is injured, maid of honor Claire Sheffield gives him shelter and Reed begins to think twice about leaving.

Good manners for nice people [electronic resource] : who sometimes say f*ck

April 29, 2016
Alkon, Amy.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
1 online resource
I don't care where you put the fork -- We're rude because we live in societies too big for our brains -- Communicating -- The neighborhood -- The telephone -- The internet -- Dating -- Going places -- Eating, drinking, socializing -- Friends with serious illnesses -- The apology -- Trickle-down humanity.
We live in a world that’s very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "f*ck") are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science-based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty-first century lives. With wit, style, and a dash of snark, Alkon explains that we now live in societies too big for our brains, lacking the constraints on bad behavior that we had in the small bands we evolved in. Alkon shows us how we can reimpose those constraints, how we can avoid being one of the rude, and how to stand up to those who are. Foregoing prissy advice on which utensil to use, Alkon answers the twenty-first century’s most burning questions about manners, including: * Why do many people, especially those under forty, now find spontaneous phone calls rude? * What can you tape to your mailbox to stop dog walkers from letting their pooch violate your lawn? * How do you shut up the guy in the pharmacy line with his cellphone on speaker? * What small gift to your new neighbors might make them think twice about playing Metallica at 3 a.m.? Combining science with more than a touch of humor, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck is destined to give good old Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that’s not too rude to say).

Beautiful children [electronic resource] : a novel

April 29, 2016
Bock, Charles.
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2008.
1 online resource
One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn't come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son's room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy's father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of intimacy. As the Ewings navigate the mystery of what's become of their son, the circumstances surrounding Newell's vanishing and other events on that same night reverberate through the lives of seemingly disconnected strangers: a comic book illustrator in town for a weekend of debauchery; a painfully shy and possibly disturbed young artist; a stripper who imagines moments from her life as if they were movie scenes; a bubbly teenage wiccan anarchist; a dangerous and scheming gutter punk; a band of misfit runaways.

The EveryGirl's Guide to Everyday Cooking [electronic resource] : 150 Healthy Recipes . . . with a Few Splurges!

April 29, 2016
Menounos, Maria, 1978-
New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2016.
1 online resource

The plantpower way [electronic resource] : Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

April 29, 2016
Roll, Rich, author.
New York : Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.
1 online resource

The curious case of the clockwork man [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Hodder, Mark, 1962-
New York : Prometheus Books, 2011.
1 online resource
When Burton and Swinburne discover an abandoned brass man in Trafalgar Square, they find themselves on the trail of stolen black diamonds and embroiled in a plot involving the Tichborne Claimant and mysterious steam wraiths.

Mother Angelica's little book of life lessons and everyday spirituality [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
M. Angelica (Mary Angelica), Mother, 1923-2016.
New York : The Crown Publishing Group, 2007.
1 online resource
Eternal perspectives -- Your mission, your purpose -- Living in the present moment -- Everyday holiness -- God's will and providence -- Living prayer and true spirituality -- The power and meaning of pain and suffering -- Overcoming faults -- Dealing with trials -- Sin and temptation -- Saints and angels -- Embracing inspiration and risk -- Motherly advice for the family -- The last things.
Mother Angelica established Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1961 and twenty years later founded The Eternal Word Television Network, from which she has dispensed spiritual wisdom and practical advice to millions around the world. Now the beloved nun shares with you the personal beliefs and life lessons that transformed a disabled child of divorce into the CEO of the world's largest religious media empire. Packed with real-world hope, this devotional treasury is sure to transform your life in a big way.

Whisper to me [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Lake, Nick, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016.
1 online resource
Told through letter-writing flashbacks, Cassie is a New Jersey shore teen who over the course of one summer experiences the exhilarating highs of new love, the frightening free-falls of personal demons and family tragedy, and the bumps along the way to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-discovery.

The gentleman poet [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Johnson, Kathryn, 1949 May 11-
New York : HarperCollins, 2010.
1 online resource
Recently orphaned, Elizabeth signs on as servant to the crabby benefactress of the Virginia Company, sailing with her from London to the newly founded Jamestown Colony. A colossal tempest strands the passengers and crew near the Bermuda islands, rumored to be inhabited by spirits and cannibals, but upon going ashore they discover a tropical paradise. When the ship's cook falls ill, Elizabeth takes charge of feeding the castaways. Her experiments with native herbs and vegetables are such a hit that she is soon cooking up great feasts for the group.

Hired: the sheikh's secretary mistress [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Monroe, Lucy, 1967-
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2008.
1 online resource
Claimed by the sheikh -- for marriage! Sheikh Amir bin Faruq al Zorha lives in New York, but the desert is where his heart lies. Now it's time for him to marry ... Grace Brown, Amir's plain but indispensable assistant, isn't exactly queen material. No matter how tempted Amir is to take her innocence, she's off-limits. Until he returns to his homeland, where the barbarian prince replaces the businessman -- and resolves that Grace will be his!

Be rebellious [electronic resource] : [fight back against a culture that doesn't care about you]

April 29, 2016
Clinton, Megan, 1990- author
Brentwood : Worthy Publishing, 2014.
1 online resource
Many of us have been tricked into believing that life is all about starving yourself into a size 0, wearing sexy clothes, and snagging a hot guy. We measure our worth by the number of our followers on social media or "likes" on our digitally enhanced selfies. We shape our lives around these lies, unaware that we're on a pathway to brokenness and destruction: Eating disorders. Depression. Addiction. Abuse. We may think we are "rebelling" by breaking the rules of our parents' generation-but the reality is, we're anything but rebellious. Instead, we're slaves to our culture, desperate to fit in. But we don't have to live this way. We have a choice. Do you want to make a difference and change the world? Then take your heart and life back from a culture that doesn't care about you! Grab hold of the truth that your value isn't based on your relationship status or dress size-it's based on who you are. In Be Rebellious, Megan Clinton shows you inspiring and practical ways to be the woman God created you to be. Through her own experiences and biblical teaching, she encourages you to embrace your true beauty and to run toward God. It's time to for this generation to rebel against modern-day culture . . . and live free!

Alpha God [electronic resource] : the psychology of religious violence and oppression

April 29, 2016
Garcia, Hector A., 1970-
New York : Prometheus Books, 2015.
1 online resource
Enter God the dominant ape -- Evolutionary mechanisms: etiology -- The protector God -- Sexual dominance: from apes to men to gods -- Cooperative killing, in-group identity, and God -- What it means to kneel -- Maladaptive submission to the godhead -- The fearsome reputations of apes, men, and gods -- God's territory -- Righting ourselves.
This book uses evolutionary psychology as a lens to explain religious violence and oppression. The author, a clinical psychologist, examines religious scriptures, rituals, and canon law, highlighting the many ways in which our evolutionary legacy has shaped the development of religion and continues to profoundly influence its expression. The book focuses on the image of God as the dominant male in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This traditional God concept is seen as a reflection of the "dominant ape" paradigm so evident in the hierarchical social structures of primates, with whom we have a strong genetic connection. The author describes the main features of male-dominated primate social hierarchies -- specifically, the role of the alpha male as the protector of the group; his sexual dominance and use of violence and oppression to attain food, females, and territory; in-group altruism vs. out-group hostility (us vs. them); and displays of dominance and submission to establish roles within the social hierarchy. The parallels between these features of primate society and human religious rituals and concepts make it clear that religion, especially its oppressive and violent tendencies, is rooted in the deep evolutionary past. This incisive analysis goes a long way toward explaining the historic and ongoing violence committed in the name of religion

The fireman's ready-made family [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Bennett, Jules, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Harlequin, 2015.
1 online resource

City of blades [electronic resource] : a novel

April 29, 2016
Bennett, Robert Jackson, 1984- author.
New York : Crown/Archetype, 2016.
1 online resource
"A generation ago, the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. Now, the city's god is dead. The city itself lies in ruins. And to its new military occupiers, the once-powerful capital is a wasteland of sectarian violence and bloody uprisings. So it makes perfect sense that General Turyin Mulaghesh--foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumored war criminal, ally of an embattled Prime Minister--has been exiled there to count down the days until she can draw her pension and be forgotten. At least, it makes the perfect cover story"--Amazon.com.

Taking on Tory [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Smith, S. E., author.
Los Gatos : S. E. Smith, 2015.
1 online resource
Twenty-four year old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no. Even if her father is screaming it! Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. He has temporarily settled his headquarters in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. He is used to taking what he wants. He has learned that wealth and power are potent motivators for those who are greedy. Confusion reigns when he sets his sights on a beautiful, young female who is oblivious to his power. After centuries of getting what he wants, he is shocked, and just a little bit fascinated, when he discovers that not all things are for sale.Things heat up when the irritating, young 'human' woman refuses to play the game by his rules. She isn't impressed with his wealth. She isn't impressed with his looks. In fact, she acts like she isn't impressed by anything he does, even when he flashes his teeth!Find out what happens when a centuries old Werewolf discovers he isn't the only creature who loves to bite.

Lies lovers tell [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Day, Zuri.
New York : Kensington, 2008.
1 online resource
Maya Jamison is an up-and-coming executive assistant in the real estate game, or is she Martha the lowly maid? Or maybe she's Macy, the red hot vixen. To make things more confusing, there's Sean Wynn, the private investigator from London that knocked Maya off her feet. Or maybe he's Sam Walters, the overweight and not so attractive millionaire that came on the real estate scene from nowhere.

Shadows Fall [electronic resource].

April 29, 2016
Green, Simon R.
New York : BenBella Books, Inc., 2015.
1 online resource
1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11
<Div>Considered by the author to be his finest work yet, this is a novel of realistic detail, heartfelt emotion, and dazzling imagination that builds a world readers won't want to leave and spins a tale they won't want to end. In a town of amazing magicks, where the real and the imagined live side by side and the Faerie of legend know the automatons of the future, Time sees all&#x97;but even he cannot escape the prophecy of James Hart's return, which can only mean the death of Shadows Fall.</div>

Heart's choice [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Norfleet, Celeste O.
Toronto, Ontario : Kimani Press, 2010.
1 online resource
Before he was a football legend, Devon Hayes fantasized about Hollywood actress Jazelle Richardson. Now that he's famous in his own right and ready to settle down, meeting Jazz through The Platinum Society seems like destiny. Their sensual chemistry is overwhelming except Jazz wants the one thing Devon can't give her--a life away from the spotlight.Born to movie star parents, Jazz has seen the problems wealth and fame can bring. Reeling after a loss, she's not sure she's ready to get close to anyone again, especially someone who's so attached to his celebrity status. But by the time Devon figures out what matters most, will he have lost the woman his heart chose to love long ago'

Heavy metal heart [electronic resource]

April 29, 2016
Rosso, Nico.
Toronto : Carina Press, 2013.
1 online resource
Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse--a woman destined to be a demon's eternal companion and only source of sustenance--to be true. Misty Grant has never been bold, but when Trevor singles her out among hundreds at a concert, she takes him up on his explicit offer. During an erotic night in his hotel room, she learns that his touch is as electric as his lyrics. But when Trevor's demon is aroused, her desire turns to horror and she runs. Knowing that he'll die if he loses her, Trevor must find Misty before his enemies do. But even if he can save her, he knows that regaining the trust of his fated Muse will be his greatest challenge.

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