New Releases For Week Of September 4th, 2012

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**Note: There is one September 6th, 2012 release after the children’s new releases.

Release date September 4th, 2012

Entice (Embrace) by Jessica
Shirvington

Every day Violet Eden wonders whether she made the right choice.

She still doesn’t fully understand these powers she’s been granted as
a half-angel Grigori. And worse, isn’t even sure she’s capable of using them.
Stab someone through the heart? Really?

No matter how bad things get, though, Violet doesn’t run and she
doesn’t quit. Even if it means she can never allow herself to love the guy she
longs for. Even if it means asking her enemy for help. Even if no one is
telling her the truth.

The war between Exiles and Angels is on—and she’s wanted by both
sides.

 
 

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the
power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both
murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival
hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling
elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if
for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way
to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch
there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical
teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans
quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She
knows it’s only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so
she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little
knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are
plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and
danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth
Fama

Fierce, seductive mermaid
Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life
underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision
comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years
later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and
feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has
resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic
defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s
strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the
crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to
keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so
long ago.

 
Sweet Shadows (Sweet Venom Trilogy) by Tera Lynn
Childs

Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her
sisters—after all, she’s spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the
abyss—but that doesn’t mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes.
Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? Greer
has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train
in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won’t leave her alone,
and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home—like why her brother, Thane, has
disappeared. He’s hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret
heritage the triplets share?

With the warring factions among the gods of Olympus coming for them,
the creatures of the abyss pushing into their world, and the boys in their
lives keeping secrets at every turn, the three girls must figure out where
their fate will take them and how to embrace the shadows of their legacy.

 

Tiger’s Destiny (Book 4 in the Tiger’s Curse Series) by Colleen Houck

With
three of the goddess Durga’s quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands
in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger’s curse. But the
trio’s greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of
Durga’s final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of
Bengal.

It’s a
race against time–and the evil sorcerer Lokesh–in this eagerly anticipated
fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger’s Curse series, which pits good
against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the
tigers’ true destinies once and for all.

 

 

In Rides Trouble: Black Knights Inc. by Julie Ann
Walker

“Deft characterization, skillful pacing, touches of humor, and
red-hot love scenes rev up this highly recommended roller-coaster.” —Publishers
Weekly
Starred Review

Rebel
with a Cause

Becky “Rebel” Reichert never actually goes looking for
trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed
up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite
special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big
boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.

Man
with a Mission

Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank’s way of life. The last
thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of
anything that goes boom. Yet it’s just his rotten luck when she ends up in a
hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether
she says she needs him or not.

Praise
for
Hell on Wheels:

“Edgy, alpha, and downright HOT, the Black Knights Inc. will
steal your breath … and your heart!” —CATHERINE MANN USA
Today
bestselling author

 

Primal Possession: A Moon Shifter Novel by Katie Reus

 To protect her, he will
unleash the beast within…

As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and
takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre.
Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but
December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.

December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust
shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome
Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the
desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.

When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with
paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she
turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to
places within herself she never knew existed.

 

Blood Forever (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Mari Mancusi

 Sunny and Rayne McDonald have had their lives turned
upside down thanks to the Blood Coven. But when the past itself is changed, the
sisters will do anything to get back what they’ve lost…

After making a deal with the devil, Rayne and her twin sister, Sunny, have been
given the chance to go back in time—to prevent that fateful night when Sunny
was bitten by Magnus from ever happening. But while Sunny has been offered a
vampire-free existence, she finds she doesn’t want to live without Magnus by
her side. And although Rayne puts up a stoic front, she secretly wishes that
the vampire Jareth was back in her arms.

To reclaim their lives, Sunny and Rayne team up to figure out a way to change
history for the better. Problem is, Jareth and Magnus aren’t all that eager to
help two unfamiliar girls who somehow know everything about their vampiric
organization. Now, if the twins can’t get the boys on their side, history may
spiral out of control—destroying not only the Blood Coven, but quite possibly
the entire human race…

 

Playing to Win (A Play-by-Play Novel) by Jaci Burton

 Someone’s going to have to let down their guard…

Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and
off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his
career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover
consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially
by some (admittedly hot) Southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced
she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s
determined to give it her best shot.

When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal
complications. If she can turn off the tingle she feels every time Cole gives
her a hot stare with his gorgeous baby blues, he can turn off his desire as
well. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only
last so long before one of them yields.

 

My Book of Life by Angel by Martine
Leavitt

 

When sixteen-year-old
Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he
gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she’s
addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to
hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is
stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver,
Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and
the authorities don’t care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when
Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to
learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way
out.

 

34 Pieces of You by Carmen
Rodrigues

 A
dark and moving novel—reminiscent of Thirteen Reasons Why—about the
mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s fatal overdose.

There was something about Ellie…Something dangerous. Charismatic.
Broken. Jake looked out for her. Sarah followed her lead. And Jess kept her
distance—and kept watch.

Now Ellie’s dead, and Jake, Sarah, and Jess are left to pick up the
pieces. All they have are thirty-four clues she left behind. Thirty-four strips
of paper hidden in a box beneath her bed. Thirty-four secrets of a brief and
painful life.

Jake, Sarah, and Jess all feel responsible for what happened to Ellie,
and all three have secrets of their own. As they confront the past, they will
discover not only the darkest truths about themselves, but also what Ellie
herself had been hiding all along….

 

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Breed: A Novel by Chase Novak

Alex and Leslie Twisden
lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan’s Upper
East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don’t have is a child, and as they
try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As
a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and
Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying
procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with
awful consequences.

Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the
twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with
sounds coming from their parents’ bedroom getting progressively louder, more
violent, and more disturbing.

Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to
learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery
will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will
reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.

 

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

 Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an
adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of
training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls:
Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a
distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her
around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.

Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the
planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things
have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks
have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t
intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back
the tide.

 
 

Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught

When Jason Milwaukee’s
best friend Sunshine vanishes, Jason knows that something is terribly wrong,
but solving her disappearance will require pushing through all the voices in
his head and then getting the world to listen to him. His schizophrenia is
stopping him from remembering the events leading up to her disappearance, and
often he discounts his own memories, and his own impressions. But his deep
knowledge that he would never hurt his friend, plus the faith of his parents
and a few others in the town bring him to the point of solving the mystery. In
the end, it’s Sunshine’s own love for Jason (Freak) that persuades him of his
own strength and goodness. By turns
brilliantly witty and searingly honest, Susan Vaught’s newest novel is a
laugh-out-loud, tear-jerking, coming-of-age story.

 

Blink Once by Cylin Busby

West is a high school
senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed.
Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West
is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia. She’s the girl next door-sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only
Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the
terrible dreams he’s been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet
as West comes to rely on Olivia-to love her, even-certain questions pull at
him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean
that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all
comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he’s
fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.

 

Origin by Jessica
Khoury

 “ORIGIN
is a startling mystery played out in the vivid and lush Amazon jungle. In this
deadly clash of science and nature, a heroine emerges. Pia clawed her way
through the pages and left her mark on the landscape of my imagination as the
almost tangible danger left me breathless.”–Colleen Houck, New York Times
bestselling author of Tiger’s Curse

“I loved Origin’s action, romance, and mystery–and I couldn’t stop
thinking about the questions it raised.” –Beth Revis, New York Times
bestselling author of Across the Universe

An electrifying action-romance that’s as thoughtful as it is tragic

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest.
She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of
a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia
discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home–and
sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.

Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they
embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia’s origin–a truth
with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old
desire: to live forever, no matter the cost.

 
 

Fathomless by Jackson
Pearce

 

Celia
Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least
valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all
Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant — until Celia
meets Lo.

Lo doesn’t know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now
almost entirely a creature of the sea — a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid —
all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she’s becoming. Lo
clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as
she’s tempted to embrace her dark immortality.

When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and
Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but
soon they find themselves competing for Jude’s affection. Lo wants more than
that, though. According to the ocean girls, there’s only one way for Lo to earn
back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his
soul.

 

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth
George

 The first young adult book
by a #1 New York Times bestselling author

Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it’s a world apart.
When Becca King arrives there, she doesn’t suspect the island will become her
home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear
“whispers”–the thoughts of others–Becca is on the run from her
stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. Stranded and alone,
Becca is soon befriended by Derric, a Ugandon orphan adopted by a local family;
Seth, a kindhearted musician and high school dropout; Debbie, a recovering
alcoholic who takes her in; and Diana, with whom Becca shares a mysterious
psychic connection.

This compelling coming-of-age story, the first of an ongoing sequence of books
set on Whidbey Island, has elements of mystery, the paranormal, and romance.
Elizabeth George, bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley crime novels,
brings her elegant style, intricate plotting, incisive characterization, and
top-notch storytelling to her first book for teens.

 

Riveted (A Novel of the Iron Seas) by Meljean Brook

 The New York Times bestselling author of The
Iron Duke
and Heart of Steel returns to the Iron Seas with a
riveting new adventure of steamy romance.

A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to
abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. But the truth
behind the legends is mechanical, not magical–and the mystery of the island a
matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood
to secure their freedom.

Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa
took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on an airship, searching for
her sister and longing to return home. But that home is threatened when
scientific expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard, looking to expose
Annika’s secrets. Then disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a
glacier and pursued by a madman, with their very survival depending on keeping
the heat rising between them–and generating lots of steam…

 

 Rage Within (Dark Inside) by Jeyn Roberts

In this apocalyptic sequel to Dark Inside’s
“well-balanced, realistic suspense” (Kirkus Reviews), four teens
continue the struggle for survival as they face a world gone mad.

Aries,
Clementine, Michael, and Mason have survived the first wave of the apocalypse
that wiped out most of the world’s population and turned many of the rest into
murderous Baggers. Now they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver
with a ragtag group of fellow teen survivors, trying to figure out their next
move.

Aries
is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers
and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath,
but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, assuming he’s alive. Michael is
haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to
survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may
be a danger to his friends.

As the
Baggers begin to create a new world order, these four teens will have to trust
and rely on each other in order to survive.

 

Envy (Fury Trilogy) by Elizabeth
Miles

The Furies are back in the second book of a chilling
paranormal trilogy where revenge rules the day—and “sorry” isn’t going to cut
it.

Spring
is coming, and the ice is slowly melting in Ascension…revealing the secrets
buried beneath.

Emily
Winters knows the Furies have roots in Ascension, Maine—but she’s about to
discover that they’re deeper than she ever imagined. With the help of her new
friend Drea, she vows to dig them out. But it’s hard to focus when she’s
desperate to make up with JD, and to figure out why Crow, a mysterious Ascension
High dropout, seems to be shadowing her.

Meanwhile,
new girl Skylar McVoy is determined to leave her own dark past behind. So she’s
thrilled when popular Gabby takes her under her wing, and the stunning and
sophisticated Meg offers to give her a major makeover. But everyone knows what
happens to the vainest girl of all…

It’s
tempting to be naughty. But beware: the Furies are always watching, and their
power grows stronger by the day.

 

The Doula by Bridget
Boland

When you come from a family of funeral directors,
the telephone rings ominously in the middle of the night. For a doula, it
resonates with eager anticipation. Either way, it always means lives are about
to change. . . .

It
might seem like birth and death lie at opposite ends of a spectrum, but to
Carolyn Connors, they are mirror images. Caro is no stranger to death, having
grown up in a funeral home, but after witnessing her mother’s miscarriage and
her brother’s tragic drowning as a child—neither of which she is allowed to
discuss—she chooses to become a doula, celebrating the arrival of life rather
than its departure.

When
her glamorous lifelong best friend, Mary Grace, calls with the exciting news
that she is pregnant, Caro packs up her life and leaves home to be MG’s
birthing coach. But tension escalates between Caro and MG’s domineering
husband, Brad, and the sensitive doula’s advice falls on deaf ears. MG cuts off
all contact until complications with her pregnancy leave her with no one else
to call. Hurrying to the unborn child’s rescue and watching the life drain from
her best friend’s body, Caro thinks the nightmare can’t get any worse. . . .

Until
Brad accuses her of medical malpractice. For the first time in her life, Caro
must confront the painful guilt, loss, and shame that have trailed her from the
past, leading her to the most profound rebirth of all.

 

 

Homecoming Weekend: A Novel (Zane Presents) by Curtis Bunn

 If you
thought Las Vegas was where “what happens” stays, you have not been to
homecoming at a historically black college or university, which means you have
missed out. Until now, that is.

Curtis
Bunn’s novel, Homecoming Weekend, provides readers a provocative,
engrossing and humorous journey to an HBCU campus for those two days of
reminiscing, partying, sex, romance, laughs and even tears.

There
is nothing quite like homecoming. It is a combination of a massive family
reunion and festival, a sentimental and reaffirming annual experience that is
laced with rekindled romances from years gone by, weekend flings and surprising
revelations. Bunn paints high-definition images of the events as he takes you
on the odyssey of five sets of friends back at their alma mater seeking
satisfaction in different fashions. And while they arrive anticipating one
thing, they end up with realities that place them in moral and ethical
dilemmas—and the resolutions are as satisfying as a warm embrace from a dear
old friend.

Best of
all, Bunn makes you feel like you are right there with the characters— or wish
you were there.

 

The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire) by Jennifer
Probst

 A
marriage in name only…

To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts
a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend’s older
brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit
his father’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers
his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a
bold proposition.

A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all
business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules
shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right?

Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans…

 

The First Male by Lee Hayes

The
first male born of the first born Thibodeaux male has been prophesied to become
the destroyer of worlds. Adelaide Thibodeaux, the Priestess Supreme of
the Sister-Clan, has a sworn duty to protect the world, even against her own
flesh and blood. Her powerful magic has kept the first maleher
grandchildhidden from everyone, including herself. A spell she cast at
his birth binds his power, but as he nears his twenty-first birthday and The
Ascension,
her spell is on the verge of collapsing; if it breaks, nothing
will prevent him from assuming his full powers. With the maturation of his
strength, Adelaide fears he will usher in a new world order through fire and
blood, as foretold centuries ago. In a deadly race against the forces of the
Shadows, Adelaide must find and protect the first male from his own destiny.

Simon
Cassel has always been different. At a very young age, he learned to hide his
extraordinary abilities and to ignore the preternatural events that surrounded
him. Now, as his twenty-first birthday approaches, he can no longer ignore the
supernatural changes that have turned his world upside down. He knows that he
is changing, becoming something else. Dreams of serpents and living shadows
plague him; voices and whispers call out to him from the depths of darkness; an
old woman haunts him, reaching out to him from another place. Craved by the
Shadows and feared by the Light, Simon’s world will never be the same as he
becomes THE FIRST MALE.

 

The Map of the Sky by Felix J Palma

 The New York Times bestselling author of The
Map of Time
returns with a mesmerizing novel casting H.G. Wells in a
leading role, as the extraterrestrial invasion featured in The War of the
Worlds
is turned into a bizarre reality.

A love
story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite
Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he
accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion
featured in Wells’s War of the Worlds. What follows are three
brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel
and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain
Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

Praised
for “lyrical storytelling and a rich attention to detail,” (Library Journal,
starred review), Palma again achieves the high standard set by The Map of
Time
.

 

I Swear by Lane Davis

 Who’s to blame when bullying leads to suicide? A
gripping exploration of crucial importance seeks answers in and out of the
courtroom.

After years of abuse from her classmates, Leslie Gatlin decided she had no
other options and took her own life. Now her abusers are dealing with the
fallout.

When Leslie’s parents file a wrongful death lawsuit against their daughter’s
tormenters, the proceedings uncover the systematic cyber bullying and
harassment that occurred. The ringleader of the accused girls, Macie, maintains
they are innocent. In her mind, Leslie chose be the coward they always knew she
was. Jillian, Katherine, and Beth try to keep their stories straight and shift
the blame, as Jake, Leslie’s only true friend, tries to make sense of what
happened. As the events leading up to her death unfold, it becomes clear that
Leslie may have taken her own life, but her bullies took everything else.

Told in alternating perspectives and through well-paced flashbacks, this timely
novel sheds light on both the victims of bullying and the consequences bullies
face.

 

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

From
the author who’s inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with
Morrie
and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most
imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper–a compelling fable about the
first man on earth to count the hours.

The man
who became Father Time.

In
Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world’s first clock
is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave
for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him
seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father
Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a
chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of
time.

He
returns to our world–now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently
began–and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl
who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants
to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to
do so.

Told in
Albom’s signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will
inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they
spend it and how precious it truly is.

 

The Lost Night (A Rainshadow Novel) by Jayne Castle

Even the mysterious world of Harmony has people who
don’t quite fit in. They’re drawn to places like Rainshadow Island, a beautiful
sanctuary where anyone can feel safe—and where secrets are closely guarded…

Schooled in an exotic form of martial arts, and with the ability to detect the
auras of dangerous psychic criminals, Rachel Bonner and her dust bunny
companion have found peace and quiet on Rainshadow Island, operating a
bookstore and café.

But her tranquil new life is thrown into chaos when Harry Sebastian, the
descendant of a notorious pirate, arrives to investigate strange developments
in the privately owned woods known as the Preserve.

Immediately drawn to the amber-eyed woman, Harry must tread carefully. While
Rachel’s special talents can help him track down dangerous rogues who have
violated the Preserve, they can also sense the heart of darkness within him.
But desire can weaken the strongest of defenses—and leave even the strongest
man wanting more…

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS-Release date September 4th,
2012

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems by Mo Willems

 Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur,
Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day—for no particular reason—they decided to tidy up their
house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then—for
no particular reason
—they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were
definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original—it
could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

 

Caught (Missing) by Margaret
Peterson Haddix

 Jonah and Katherine come face to face with Albert
Einstein in the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing
series.

Jonah
and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they
next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a
joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein
really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent
disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of
scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early
1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too
much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not
Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention
of letting her daughter disappear.

 

Island of Silence (Unwanteds) by Lisa McMann

 The second book in the middle-grade dystopian fantasy
series that Kirkus Reviews calls “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter,”
by New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.

Following
the life-altering events at the conclusion of The Unwanteds, the stark
world of Quill and the magical haven of ArtimÉ are now home to whoever wants to
live there, whether they are Wanteds, Unwanteds, or Necessaries.

In
ArtimÉ, Alex Stowe and his friends continue to hone their artistic magical
spells while welcoming newcomers, wondering how long this peace between Quill
and ArtimÉ will last. Alex is stunned when Mr. Today comes to him with a very
special request—one Alex questions his readiness for, until circumstances offer
a dramatic answer.

And
back in Quill, Aaron Stowe, Alex’s twin, faces a very different path. Devastated
by his loss of status after Justine’s defeat and seething with rage toward
Alex, Aaron is stealthily planning his revenge and return to power.

Alex
and Aaron’s separate stories proceed with suspenseful pacing, colliding in a
stunning climax that elevates sibling rivalry to epic proportions and leaves
the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance.

 Shatterproof (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 4) by Roland Smith

The fourth book in the CAHILLS VS. VESPERS
series, the follow up to the worldwide bestseller THE 39 CLUES.

After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of
Interpol’s most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the
world’s largest diamond, they know they’re facing life in prison . . . or
worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice
but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous
secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan
have to fulfill their enemy’s request before it’s too late. Vesper One has
developed a taste for killing Cahills, and Amy and Dan aren’t going to wait to
see who’s next.

 
Release date September 6th,
2012

 

Betrayal (Empty Coffin 2) by Gregg Olsen

 This title is suitable for
children aged 12 years and up. In this action-packed thriller sequel to
“Envy”, foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death
after a party and the prime suspect is her best friend. But is everything as it
seems? As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into aftermath of the crime,
they realise nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate
kind? Betrayal features real-life crime-solving techniques, heart-stopping
suspense, plenty of red herrings and hard-hitting ethical questions. As the
crime unravels, so does the twins’ past, as they must face off against a family
member who may unexpectedly have carried out the worst betrayal of all.

 

 

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