New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The hundred lies of Lizzie Lovett

January 17, 2017
Sedoti, Chelsea, author.
©2017
387 pages ; 22 cm
When popular Lizzie Lovett goes missing, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne, a lonely misfit, finds herself becoming obsessed with solving the mystery.

Christmas masquerade

January 17, 2017
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©1985
174 pages ; 23 cm
"In the crush of a Mardi Gras parade, Jo Marie meets Andrew, her dream man. He stole a kiss, and Jo Marie's heart -- she can't forget the stranger she met so briefly. Then, at Christmas, she meets Andrew again -- only to discover he's someone else's fiancé. But is the engagement between Andrew and his intended all that it seems? Jo Marie has her doubts, which increase when she finds herself back in Andrew's arms in a dance during the whirlwind of Christmas festivities and parties. Is Jo Marie caught in the middle of a Christmas masquerade, or is she losing her mind?"--Publisher description.

The marriage lie

January 17, 2017
Belle, Kimberly, author.
©2017
334 pages ; 21 cm
"Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt: another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core." -- From publisher's description.

Because of the sun

January 17, 2017
Torres Sanchez, Jenny, author.
©2017
261 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Dani struggles with how to process the ambiguous grief she feels in the aftermath of her mother's death after moving to New Mexico with an aunt she never met.

Under rose-tainted skies

January 17, 2017
Gornall, Louise, author.
©2016
326 pages ; 22 cm
Will teenaged Norah, who is struggling with agoraphobia and OCD, accept that she could be the right one for sweet, funny Luke?

Lady Claire is all that

January 17, 2017
Rodale, Maya, author.
©2017
374 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from author's next book in the same series, "It's hard out here for a duke" (pages [369]-374).
"AvonBooks historical romance"--Spine.
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he's of no use to Claire... or is he? Fox's male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancée jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society's roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas-- shockingly steamy ones... By Claire's calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox's estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love... -- From page [4] of cover.

Battle Hill Bolero : a Bone Street rumba novel

January 17, 2017
Older, Daniel José, author.
©2017
320 pages : illustsrations, maps ; 17 cm.
"Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the ghostly, half-dead, spiritual, and supernatural community they claim to represent. One too many shady deals have gone down in New York City&#x;s streets, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It&#x;s time for the Council to be brought down&#x;this time for good. Carlos Delacruz is used to being caught in the middle of things: both as an inbetweener, trapped somewhere between life and death, and as a double agent for the Council. But as his friends begin preparing for an unnatural war against the ghouls in charge, he realizes that more is on the line than ever before&#x;not only for the people he cares about, but for every single soul in Brooklyn, alive or otherwise..."--Back page of book.

The bear and the nightingale : a novel

January 17, 2017
Arden, Katherine, author.
©2017
322 pages ; 25 cm
"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay."--Provided by publisher.

Different class

January 17, 2017
Harris, Joanne, 1964- author.
©2016
407 pages ; 24 cm
"A dark, suspenseful tale in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith about a sociopathic young outcast at an antiquated prep school and the curmudgeonly Latin teacher who uncovers his dangerous secret."-- Provided by publisher.

Hope's Peak

January 17, 2017
Healey, Tony, author.
©2017
207 pages ; 21 cm.
Detective Jane Harper can't shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field-eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here. Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that's easier said than done. The police department is in the grips of a wide-reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends. Until they meet Ida Lane. Ida knows too well the evil that lurks in the cornfields. Tortured by her mother's murder years before, Ida is paralyzed by the fear that she could be next. As the killer grows bolder, Jane must persuade Ida to use her remarkable gifts to help in the investigation. It's a decision that brings them closer to the killer...maybe too close.

The lady of the lakes : the true love story of Sir Walter Scott

January 17, 2017
Kilpack, Josi S., author.
©2017
338 pages ; 23 cm
"A historical proper romance"--T.p.
Young author Walter Scott is desperately in love with Mina, but after she rejects his marriage proposal, Walter travels to England, where he meets and courts a young Frenchwoman, Charlotte Carpenter and discovers there is a difference between a man's first love and his best love.

The most dangerous place on earth : a novel

January 17, 2017
Johnson, Lindsey Lee, author.
©2017
272 pages ; 25 cm
In an edenic community of wealthy Bay Area families, Molly Nicholl, a replacement teacher from a poorer, scrubbier version of California, arrives in the middle of the school year and soon becomes intrigues by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to her, a tragedy from their middle school years continues to reverberate for 'her' kids. Among these are Callista, a hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own; Ryan the star pitcher and sex object; Dave, the nice kid whose parents' obsession with his SAT scores threatens to upend his life; Emma, a dancer who balances her dreams of bright stagelights with wildness on the weekends, and Nick, the uneasy kingpin of schemes, pranks, and parties. These teens are all navigating in a world in which every action may become public--postable, shareable, indelible--a world Molly finds both alluring and dangerous.

Mulberry moon

January 17, 2017
Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine), author.
©2017
436 pages : color illustration ; 17 cm
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
After a career on the rodeo circuit, Ben Sterling just wants to settle down. The only woman to spark his interest, however, is the new owner of the cafe and she doesn't seem to be interested in him.

Mystery in the channel

January 17, 2017
Crofts, Freeman Wills, 1879-1957, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
269 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 1931 by W. Collins Sons & Co."--Title page verso.
The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer’s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark red stain on the deck… Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel.

Sisters one, two, three

January 17, 2017
Star, Nancy, author.
Seattle, Washington : Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
342 pages ; 21 cm
Includes book club reading guide and a conversation with Nancy Star.
When a comment overheard by her teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, she resolves to return to Marthas Vineyard and discover what really happened on that calamitous day and hopefully come to terms with it.

The year of needy girls

January 17, 2017
Smith, Patricia A., author.
©2017
333 pages ; 21 cm
Partners Deirdre Murphy and Sara Jane Edmonds have just moved into their first home in Bradley, Massachusetts, a small town where Deidre teaches at Brandywine Academy. Beloved by her students, Deidre's world explodes when she is falsely accused of a heinous crime.

The sleepwalker

January 17, 2017
Bohjalian, Chris, 1960- author.
©2017
284 pages ; 25 cm
When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.

Two days gone : a Ryan DeMarco mystery

January 17, 2017
Silvis, Randall, 1950- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
394 pages ; 21 cm
The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now. What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect. DeMarco knows--or thinks he knows--that Huston couldn't have been capable of murdering his family. But if Huston is innocent, why is he on the run? And does the half-finished manuscript he left behind contain clues to the mystery of his family's killer?

My highland rebel

January 17, 2017
Forester, Amanda, author.
©2017
405 pages ; 17 cm.
A conquering hero: Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him. Meets an unconquerable heroine: Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded and hot-tempered, and Cormac falls for her hard. It's going to take all of Cormac's ingenuity to get Jyne to surrender gracefully-both to his sword and to his heart...

The Red Sphinx, or, The Comte de Moret

January 17, 2017
Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870, author.
©2017
xv, 807 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First published as a serial in the Parisian weekly Les nouvelles, October 17, 1865, to March 23, 1866.
"A sequel to 'The Three Musketeers.'"
Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger, and passionate romance. Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline, a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure.

Raging star

January 17, 2017
Young, Moira, author.
©2014
432 pages ; 22 cm.
Saba leads a group of guerrillas against DeMalo and the Tonton, all while contemplating DeMalo's invitation to join him in building a New Eden.

Breath of fire

January 17, 2017
Bouchet, Amanda, author.
©2017
440 pages ; 17 cm
Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
"I am Catalia Fisa, and I do not break. Deep breath in. Long breath out. The Gods are telling me I'm some sort of new Origin, which apparently means it's my job to give Thalyria a fresh start. Griffin crowned me with the symbols of the three realms. If I'm supposed to be not just a queen but the Queen, I'd better start acting like it." -- Page 4 of cover.

Lord Sebastian's secret

January 17, 2017
Ashford, Jane, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca , 2017.
377 pages ; 17 cm.
Lord Sebastian Gresham is a battle-tested soldier and brilliant strategist. Yet all his life he's had to hide his complete failure to decipher letters. In his own mind, he's just stupid. What a miracle it is that he's found the perfect bride. Lady Georgina Stane is beautiful, witty, and brilliantly intelligent. Sebastian is head over heels in love, proud as a peacock, and terrified. If she finds out, he'll lose her love forever.

Beautiful gravity : a novel

January 17, 2017
Hyatt, Martin, author.
New York : ANTIBOOKCLUB, 2016.
213 pages ; 23 cm

Enigma variations

January 16, 2017
Aciman, André, author.
©2017
266 pages ; 22 cm
First love -- Spring fever -- Manfred -- Star love -- Abingdon square.
"A passionate portrait of love's contradictory power. In five illuminating stories André Aciman, has written a novel that chronicles the life of Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and covetous throughout his life as they were in adolescence. Whether in southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents' cabinetmaker; or on a snowbound campus in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl he'll meet again and again over the years is counterpointed by anonymous encounters with other men; or on a tennis court in Central Park; or on a sidewalk in early spring in New York, his attachments are ungraspable, transient, and forever underwritten by raw desire -- not for just one person's body but, inevitably, for someone else's as well."-- Provided by publisher.

Insert groom here

January 16, 2017
Jackson, K. M., author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
viii, 344 pages ; 17 cm
"Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation's hottest morning show and can't wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiance backs out on-air-- and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new "find-a-groom" reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in two months means ignoring her handsome new producer-- none other than Aidan himself-- and getting their instant, exasperation attraction out of her system... Eva soon finds there's a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can't make up for off-camera politics, Aidan's own secrets-- or Eva's fear that they're too different to ever trust each other. So it's time for her to flip the script, write twists no one will see coming -- and risk her heart to get the real thing..." -- Back cover.

In the shadow of Denali

January 13, 2017
Peterson, Tracie, author.
©2017
313 pages ; 22 cm.
"The heart of Alaska, book one"--T.p.
Allan Brennan lands an apprenticeship to a wilderness guide at Denali, a position that will allow him to investigate his father's death on the mountain, and he finds an unlikely ally in his dangerous search for answers in his boss's daughter, Cassidy.

Her new year baby secret

January 13, 2017
Gilmore, Jessica, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2017]
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Maids under the mistletoe" --Cover
"Larger print"--Page 4 of cover.
Waitress Sophie Bradshaw is used to being ignored at glamorous parties and, bruised by a disastrous relationship, that's fine by her. Until Marco Santoro offers her his jacket, leading to a magical Christmas evening togerther ... Exasperated by his family's matchmaking, millionaire Marco neve gets close to anyone. But one heart-stopping night with Sophie isn't enough, and he invites her to his Venetian palazzo. Little does he know that Sophie is bringing one tiny, life-changing surprise with her!

The prince's convenient proposal

January 13, 2017
Hannay, Barbara, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin, 2017
250 pages ; 18 cm.
"Larger print"--Back cover.
To secure his country's future, reformed playboy Prince Rafael of Montaigne needs a wife. A convenient marriage seems the ideal solution…until his fiancée disappears and Rafe must ask her identical twin sister, Charlie Morisset, to become his stand-in bride-to-be! Down-to-earth Charlie accepts Rafe's convenient proposal—in exchange for the funds to save her baby sister's life. Being swept into a crazy royal whirlwind seems a small price to pay, until she finds herself falling for Rafe—a prince she knows she will have to walk away from…

Slow dance with the best man

January 13, 2017
Pembroke, Sophie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2017.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Wedding of the year"--Cover.
Shy Eloise Miller has hidden from attention since her mother's scandalous affairs destroyed her family. So having to act as maid of honor in a glitzy celebrity wedding is her worst nightmare! Under the glare of the world's media, she's paired with best man Noah Cross. On paper, this commitment phobic Hollywood heartthrob is everything Eloise avoids. But soon he's unlocking Eloise's secret hopes, and tempting her to believe that her dreams of forever might come true.

The tycoon's reluctant Cinderella

January 13, 2017
Beharrie, Therese, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2017.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Back cover.
"9 to 5" --Cover.
When hotel tour guide Callie McKenzie is trapped in an elevator with a gorgeous stranger, they share a spark of connection so intense that it rocks normally guarded Callie to the core. So she's horrified to discover afterward that the stranger is Blake Owen, ruthless tycoon and her new boss! Since his divorce, Blake has steered well clear of relationships, yet Callie's shy warmth intrigues him. The heartache of her past makes her a woman who deserves a fairy tale, if only Blake will risk his heart and give her everything…

Foreign soil and other stories

January 13, 2017
Clarke, Maxine Beneba, author.
©2014
256 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in 2014 by Hachette Australia.
David -- Harlem Jones -- Hope -- Foreign soil -- Shu Yi -- Railton Road -- Gaps in the hickory -- Big Islan -- The stilt fisherman of Kathaluwa -- Aviation -- The Sukiyaki Book Club.
From a new voice in international fiction, a prize-winning collection of stories that cross the world--Africa, London, the West Indies, Australia--and express the global experience "with exquisite sensitivity" (Dave Eggers, author of The Circle ). In this collection of award-winning stories, Maxine Beneba Clarke gives voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, and the mistreated. Her stories will challenge you, move you, and change the way you view this complex world we inhabit. Within these pages, a desperate asylum seeker is pacing the hallways of Sydney's notorious Villawood detention centre; a seven-year-old Sudanese boy has found solace in a patchwork bike; an enraged black militant is on the war-path through the rebel squats of 1960s Brixton; a Mississippi housewife decides to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her son from small-town ignorance; a young woman leaves rural Jamaica in search of her destiny; and a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. In the bestselling tradition of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marlon James, this urgent, poetic, and essential work announces the arrival of a fresh and talented voice in international fiction.

History of wolves : a novel

January 13, 2017
Fridlund, Emily, author.
©2017
279 pages ; 22 cm
""So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides!"-Aimee Bender. Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn't understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do-and fail to do-for the people they love. Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund's propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent"-- Provided by publisher.

Tomb of the Khan

January 13, 2017
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976-
©2017
343 pages : map ; 21 cm
In Last Descendants Book One, Owen and a group of other teens located the first piece of an ancient and powerful relic long considered a legend--the Trident of Eden. This piece was sought by the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, but before either organization could take the piece, it was stolen by an unknown, third party. The tenuous relationship between Owen and the teens fractured, with some taking sides with the Templars, and others with the Assassins. Book Two picks up weeks after the events of book 1. There are still two pieces of the Trident of Eden to find, and both groups are determined to not repeat their mistakes. The next piece is said to have been buried with Mongol Warlord Genghis Khan, whose tomb has never been found. Now the teens on either side of the conflict will have to go deep into simulations in war-torn Mongolian China in a race against time to discover the next piece--and ensure their safety--before the others.

Wayfarer

January 13, 2017
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion, 2017.
532 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Passenger.
Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.

Whenever I'm with you

January 13, 2017
Sharp, Lydia, author.
©2017
298 pages ; 22 cm
Alaska is no treat for a Southern California girl like Gabi, whose father moved them there after the divorce from her movie-star mother, but handsome, half-Tlingit Kai has proved to be a major compensation--but when Kai disappears, apparently seeking to find his father, whom he still believes is alive, Gabi and Hunter, Kai's twin brother, set off to find him, because it is November and winter is setting in.

Death at St. Vedast

January 13, 2017
Lawrence, Mary, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2017]
307 pages ; 21 cm
"A Bianca Goddard mystery"--Cover.
During the tempestuous reign of Henry VIII, London alchemist Bianca Goddard has seen up close what keeps a man alive and what can kill him. A good thing, for she will need all her knowledge to keep a friend away from the gallows . . . Bianca and her husband John are delighted to share in the glad fortune of their friend, Boisvert, the silversmith, who is to wed Odile, the wealthy widow of a goldsmith. But a pall is cast over the upcoming nuptials when the body of a pregnant woman is found beneath the bell tower of St. Vedast, the very church where the betrothed are to be married. Tragedy strikes again at the couple's reception, when Odile suddenly drops dead in the middle of the wedding feast. The constable suspects Boisvert poisoned his new bride for her money, but there's not a trace of poison in her food or wine. Could the two deaths be connected? To prove their friend's innocence, Bianca will need to employ her knowledge of alchemy for if she can determine how the bride was killed, she may find the person responsible for her murder before another victim is added to the death toll...

The Golden Gate

January 13, 2017
Buettner, Robert, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen , [2017]
365 pages ; 24 cm
"Reclusive San Francisco worker Emmanuel Colibri built the world's most valuable and admired company by making dreams come true, like phones and cars that were smarter than their owners. Now rumor has it he's about to make the dream that people alive today can live to be one thousand come true, too. Then he is assassinated, his car literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge. When cultural opposites Ben and Kate race through the Bay Area chasing clues Colibri left behind, they discover not only each other but a cosmic secret that can change human history--and may cost them their lives"-- Provided by publisher.

In the light of the garden : a novel

January 13, 2017
Burch, Heather.
©2017
310 pages ; 21 cm.
"Inheriting her grandparents' island estate on Florida's Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity's only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief--the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property. Now that Charity has returned, she's full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache. As other exiles arrive--a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway--Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family. When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness. But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she'd expect to find it."--Back cover.

Warrior king

January 13, 2017
Currie, Evan.
Seattle, Wash. : 47North, 2016.
323 pages ; 21 cm.
"Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth’s Priminae allies. But the situation turns dire when they catch sight of a ship belonging to the mysterious beings who orchestrate the fearsome Drasin’s depredations. This powerful Empire, it seems, has two primary aims: to conquer new worlds and settle old scores. Weston’s ultimate objective: keep humanity from becoming collateral damage as the Drasin war expands to engulf the galaxy."--Provided by publisher.

The secret of a heart note

January 12, 2017
Lee, Stacey, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
376 pages ; 22 cm
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, Mimosa knows her future holds a lifetime of using her sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love-- while she remains alone. Mimosa dreams of a normal high school existence and having a boyfriend, but falling in love would take away her talent. When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman, she must rely on the high school soccer star for help... and discovers that sometimes falling in love isn't a choice....

Sex, lies & black tie : a moonlight and magnolias novel

January 12, 2017
Calvert, Kris, author.
©2016
373 pages ; 21 cm
"Mac Callahan has left the fast lane of the FBI, trading a firearm for tea parties with his baby girl, and dangerous raids for a game of catch with his son. Still, he fights off a nagging feeling every day. Mac is restless. When the North Star Gala, a charitable affair his wife Samantha has been planning, unexpectedly finds its way to his home in Shadeland, Alabama, he's asked to oversee security for the event filled with Washington insiders, politicians and the elite. The U.S. President and Secretary of State are coming to Lone Oak. Finding his way back to Washington, D.C. to lead the project, he's met head on with his former life as a free-wheeling bachelor and his long-time assistant, Micah. But when Micah's sister goes missing from a college field trip, Mac walks away from the Secret Service and their plans, taking the opportunity to quench his thirst for action and the lead to find the young girl. Expecting an open and shut case, what he discovers is far worse than he could've imagined. Deep in the darkest part of the Internet, a human trafficking ring operates so steeped in anonymity, its patrons are highly protected--all the way to Capitol Hill. Counting down to the black tie event, Mac will face the toughest fight of his life--protecting his family and friends from politicians and government operatives who live above the law and wield the power to ruin and end lives without retribution. When it's a twisted games of sex, lies and clandestine espionage, no one is safe, no one is to be trusted, and no one is truly unknown."--Page 4 of cover.

Feversong : a Fever novel

January 12, 2017
Moning, Karen Marie, author.
©2017
541 pages ; 24 cm
"The next hotly anticipated novel in the Fever series, following the cliffhanger ending of Feverborn and featuring fan favorite characters Mac and Barrons"-- Provided by publisher.

Man on the run

January 12, 2017
Weber, Carl, 1964- author.
©2017
307 pages ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known. It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal"-- Provided by publisher.

The rising

January 12, 2017
Graham, Heather, author.
©2016
397 pages ; 24 cm
"Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now"--Amazon.com.

Maresi

January 12, 2017
Turtschaninoff, Maria, 1977- author.
©2016
244 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in 2014 in Finland under the title Maresi by Schildts & Socerstrom"--Title page verso.
As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.

Dylan

January 12, 2017
Foster, Melissa, author.
©2016
319 pages ; 22 cm.
After one night of passion, bar owner Dylan Bad and sports agent Tiffany Winters wonder if their lives will ever be the same again.

The cursed queen

January 12, 2017
Fine, Sarah, author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2017.
417 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Companion to The Impostor Queen"--Title page.
The fresh and fascinating magical world of The Imposter Queen expands in this companion novel that answers the question: who is the real queen of the Kupari?

Blood and bone

January 12, 2017
Giambanco, V. M., author.
New York : Quercus, 2017.
"After two years in the Seattle Police Department, homicide detective Alice Madison has finally found a measure of peace she has never known before--a sense of belonging. When a local burglary escalates into a gruesome murder, Madison takes charge of the investigation, only to discover that this is no ordinary killing. She finds herself tracking a serial assassin who has haunted the city for years--and whose brutality is the stuff of legend among the super-max prisons of the Pacific Northwest. As she delves deeper into the case, Madison learns that the widow of one of the victims is being stalked--is the killer poised to strike again? As pressures mount, Madison will stop at nothing to save the next innocent victim. even if it means playing a killer's endgame by presenting herself as the bait"--Provided by publisher.

Crimson snow : winter mysteries

January 12, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
311 pages ; 21 cm.
The ghost's touch / Fergus Hume -- The Chopham affair / Edgar Wallace -- The man with the sack / Margery Allingham -- Christmas Eve / S.C. Roberts -- Death in December / Victor Gunn -- Murder at Christmas / Christopher Bush -- Off the tiles / Ianthe Jerrold -- Mr. Cork's secret / MacDonald Hastings -- The Santa Claus Club / Julian Symons -- Deep and crisp and even / Michael Gilbert -- The carol singers / Josephine Bell.
Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter.

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