New Arrivals · All Fiction

October 25, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What the Greek can't resist

October 24, 2014
Blake, Maya, author.
Richmond, Surrey : Mills & Boon, 2014.
288 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.
"CEO Arion Pantelides is always in control--but for one night he gave in to oblivion with a stunning stranger. Yet his passion is quickly matched by fury when Arion--prizing honesty above all else--discovers the woman who came undone in his arms has only recently been widowed. Perla Lowell's marriage was a painful sham, so now--penniless and alone--she refuses to let this dark-hearted Greek intimidate her. But when Arion offers Perla a chance to prove herself, she'll show him she has nothing to hide! Until she discovers she's pregnant with his child."--Page [4] of cover.

Julius & the watchmaker

October 24, 2014
Hehir, Tim, author.
Melbourne : Text Publishing Company, 2013.
352 pages ; 20 cm
"Before Julius Caesar Higgins meets the mysterious Mr Springheel, his life revolves around hiding from the school bullies and delivering books for his grandfather's secondhand bookstore. But once he meets the cane-wielding, clock-collecting Springheel, nothing will ever be the same. Julius is catapulted from being a nineteenth-century London schoolboy to a globetrotting time traveller in this rollicking tale of parallel universes, time machines, sharp-toothed creatures called Grackacks, Tibetan monks, gyrofliers, carts of offal, potential and possible futures, and pushy little street urchins. In this world-, time- and mind-bending adventure, Julius just doesn't know who to trust, will you?" Provided by publisher.

The wolf in winter : a Charlie Parker thriller

October 24, 2014
Connolly, John, 1968-
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2014.
420 pages ; 24 cm.
"The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town... But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins."-- Provided by publisher.

Shadowboxer

October 24, 2014
Sullivan, Tricia, 1968- author.
Osney Mead, Oxford : Ravenstone, 2014.
286 pages ; 21 cm
After a confrontation with a martial arts celebrity that threatens her gym's reputation, mixed martial arts fighter Jade is sent to a training camp in Thailand, where she uncovers a shocking, otherworldly conspiracy.

Tree palace

October 24, 2014
Sherborne, Craig, 1962-
Melbourne, Australia : Text Publishing, 2014.
327 pages ; 24 cm

A family secret and other stories

October 24, 2014
Sawian, Bijoya.
New Delhi : Zubaan, 2014.
149 p. ; 20 cm.
Short stories; some previously published.
Saphira: a family secret -- Wanbok: the stepfather -- Eriklang: one rainy night -- Riiaka: the girl in a blue jainsem -- Khlainbor: the final decision -- Asorphi: San Phylis -- Betimai the passing -- Dondorlin: Rosalynn -- Linsinora: the stranger by the brook -- Dalinia: memories of a love untold.

Christmas at Tiffany's

October 24, 2014
Swan, Karen (Writer), author.
©2011
582 pages ; 20 cm
"What do you do when the man you pledged your life to breaks your heart and shatters your dreams? You pack your bags and travel the big, wide world to find your destiny--and your true love. Ten years ago, a young and naïve Cassie married her first serious boyfriend, believing he would be with her forever. Now her marriage is in tatters and Cassie has no career or home of her own. Though she feels betrayed and confused, Cassie isn't giving up. She's going to take control of her life. But first she has to find out where she belongs . . . and who she wants to be. Over the course of one year, Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with her best friends living in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris, and London. Exchanging comfort food and mousy hair for a low-carb diet and a gorgeous new look, Cassie tries each city on for size as she searches for the life she's meant to have . . . and the man she's meant to love"--Page [4] of cover.

A bollywood affair

October 24, 2014
Dev, Sonali, author.
©2014
viii, 294 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide with discussion questions (pages [293]-294).
Mili Rathod hasn't seen her husband in twenty years--not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be--if her husband would just come and claim her. Bollywood's favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir's tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she's trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili's life--cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate's elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.

Dear thief

October 24, 2014
Harvey, Samantha, 1975- author.
New York : Atavist Books, 2014
260 pages ; 23 cm

Jane and the twelve days of Christmas

October 24, 2014
Barron, Stephanie.
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2014]
329 pages ; 22 cm
"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"-- Provided by publisher.

The final silence

October 24, 2014
Neville, Stuart, 1972-
New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2014.
342 pages ; 24 cm
"In Belfast, Northern Ireland, memories of the city's troubled history haunt every street corner, but for one tortured soul, the incredible violence in his past is also his most cherished legacy. Rea Carlisle--daughter of influential Stormont politician Graham Carlisle--has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. It doesn't take her long to clear out the dead man's remaining possessions, but one of the upstairs rooms remains stubbornly locked. When Rea finally forces it open, she discovers inside a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book, its pages filled with a host of chilling mementos, locks of hair, fingernails: a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea wants to go straight to the police but her father intervenes. Graham Carlisle has worked too hard to get where he is just to have his brother's twisted legacy ruin his own. Thwarted by her father, Rea turns to the only person she can think of: disgraced police inspector Jack Lennon, a man who also happens to have briefly been her lover. But Lennon somehow finds himself the lead suspect in a murder investigation led by one of the force's toughest cops, DCI Serena Flannagan. The suddenness of the murder and his implication in it, coupled with the story Rea brought to him, leaves Lennon more than a little suspicious that the two are related and that he has once again found himself lining up against people with power and influence. Lennon will risk everything to get to the bottom of this grisly conspiracy"-- Provided by publisher.

The killer next door

October 24, 2014
Marwood, Alex.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
387 pages ; 21 cm
"A taut new psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-nominated author of The Wicked Girls Alex Marwood's debut novel, The Wicked Girls, earned her lavish praise from the likes of Stephen King, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly, and was shortlisted for an Edgar Award. Now Marwood's back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn't, they wouldn't be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash-no credit check, no lease. It's the kind of place you end up when you you've run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don't know is that one of them is a killer. He's already chosen his next victim, and he'll do anything to protect his secret"-- Provided by publisher.

Us

October 24, 2014
Nicholls, David, 1966-
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
396 pages ; 24 cm
"Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Hoping to encourage her son's artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls's gifted hands, Douglas's odyssey brings Europe--from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafe's of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona--to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?"-- Provided by publisher.

Last Train to Babylon : a novel

October 24, 2014
Fam, Charlee.
New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014.
338, 6 pages ; 20 cm
"Who put the word fun in funeral? I can't think of anything fun about Rachel's funeral, except for the fact that she won't be there. Aubrey Glass has a collection of potential suicide notes--just in case. And now, five years--and five notes--after leaving her hometown, Rachel's the one who goes and kills herself. Aubrey can't believe her luck. But Rachel's death doesn't leave Aubrey in peace. There's a voicemail from her former friend, left only days before her death that Aubrey can't bring herself to listen to--and worse, a macabre memorial-turned-high-school reunion that promises the opportunity to catch up with everyone...including the man responsible for everything that went wrong between she and Rachel. In the days leading up to the funeral and infamous after party, Aubrey slips seamlessly between her past and present. Memories of friendship tangle with painful new encounters while underneath it all Aubrey feels the rush of something closing in, something she can no longer run from. And when the past and present collide in one devastating night, nothing will be the same again. But facing the future means confronting herself and a shattering truth. Now, Aubrey must decide what will define her: what lies behind . . . or what waits ahead"-- Provided by publisher.

By winter's light

October 24, 2014
Laurens, Stephanie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, 2014.
347 pages ; 20 cm
As the six Cynster families gather together for the holidays at snowbound Casphairn Manor in Scotland, Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter starts a relationship with tutor Daniel Crosbie.

White tiger on Snow Mountain

October 24, 2014
Gordon, David, 1967-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Man-boob summer -- We happy few -- What I've been trying to do all this time -- Su Li-Zhen -- I, gentile -- Vampires of Queens -- Matinee -- I think of demons -- Hawk -- Retrospective -- White tiger on Snow Mountain -- Literature, I gave you everything and now what am I? -- The amateur.
In these stories, Gordon gets at the big stuff—art and religion, literature and madness, the supernatural, and the dark fringes of sexuality—in his own unique style. Gordon's creations include ex-gangsters and terrifying writing coaches, Internet girlfriends and bogus memoirists, Chinatown ghosts, and vampires of Queens. “The Amateur” features a cafe encounter with a terrible artist who carries a mind-blowing secret. In the long, beautifully brutal title story, a man numbed by life finds himself flirting with and mourning lost souls in the purgatory of sex chatrooms. The result is both unflinching and hilarious, heartbreaking and life-affirming.

The drum tower

October 24, 2014
Moshiri, Farnoosh, author.
Mill Creek, Washington : Black Heron Press, ©2014.
297 pages ; 24 cm
The Drum Tower is Farnoosh Moshiri's fourth work of fiction concerned with the deleterious effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. This novel, told by a mentally ill, 16-year-old girl, depicts the fall of Drum Tower, the house of a family descended from generations of War Ministers. Rich in characters--Talkhoon, who struggles to control the winds she hears inside her head and who tells the story; Assad, a man made evil by his love for her; Anvar Angha, Talkhoon's grandfather who has devoted his life to writing a book about the Simorgh (the mythical bird of knowledge; the Persian Phoenix) but never completes it; Soraya, Talkhoon's mother, whom we never meet but about whom myriad and contradictory stories abound--and rich in family secrets, this novel chronicles the early days of the revolution, the ruthlessness and opportunism of the competing factions, the rise of the Revolutionary Guard, the chaos and murder in the streets of Tehran, the arrests and executions, as experienced by the members of this family.

Carnival at Bray : a novel

October 24, 2014
Foley, Jessie Ann, author.
[Ashford, Conn.] Elephant Rock Productions, 2014.
254 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes afterword and questions and topics for discussion.
It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life-altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to the most difficult but rewarding thing of all-- live.

Twilight of the eastern gods

October 24, 2014
Kadare, Ismail, author.
New York : Grove Press, [2014]
xiii, 192 pages ; 22 cm
A fictionalized recreation of the author's experiences as a student at the prestigious Gorky Institute for World Literature describes the school's descent into a dangerously Socialist Realist aesthetic that almost caused him to abandon writing altogether.

Amish bride of Ice Mountain

October 24, 2014
Long, Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014
346 pages ; 17 cm
Includes preview of: An Amish man of Ice Mountain (pages [341]-346).
"Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr. Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy, overbearing family, she's tempted more than ever by Jude's kindness, humor--and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she's certain she's lost the real love they have found...and the shared future she's come to want so much. But a crisis of more than faith will work surprising miracles--and show Mary that love is strong enough to make the impossible come true"--Page [4] of cover.

Not quite forever

October 24, 2014
Bybee, Catherine, author.
Seattle : Montlake Romance [2014].
311 pages ; 21 cm.
"Romance author Dakota Laurens believes that happily-ever-afters exist only between the covers of her sexy novels. But to her surprise, she finds a real-life hero when she meets a handsome emergency room doctor. The outspoken author feels an instant and intense attraction to Dr. Walt Eddy, and the feeling is mutual. When the globetrotting doctor pulls a disappearing act on Dakota, she's prepared to write him off...until fate brings a blindsiding twist to her story. Still scarred from a past tragedy, Walt may have disappeared on Dakota, but now he's determined to win her back. For the first time in years, he knows he's ready for a new chance at love. Yet between Dakota's doubts and two sets of meddling parents, can the once-blissful couple finally create the bright, loving future they desperately want?"--Page [4] of cover.

Waistcoats & weaponry

October 24, 2014
Carriger, Gail.
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
298 pages ; 24 cm.
In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Chorus lines, caviar, and corpses

October 24, 2014
McHugh, Mary, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp, 2014.
296 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes preview of: Flamenco, flan and fatalities (pages [271]-293) and recipes (294-296).
"There's no pussy-footing around murder. It's never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a Russian river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it's not so easy to tap their troubles away. A crew member has been killed, and a passenger is missing. With a killer on board, the Hoofers need to watch their step. But with a little fancy footwork, these soft-shoe sleuths may get a leg up on a killer who's cruising for a bruising. Includes travel tips And tasty recipes"--Page [4] of cover.

The tiger queens : the women of Genghis Khan

October 24, 2014
Thornton, Stephanie, 1980-
New York : New American Library , 2014.
486 pages : maps ; 21 cm
"In the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan. But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph.... After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the blood brother of Temujin, the man who agreed to marry her and then abandoned her long before they could wed. Temujin will return and make Borte his queen, yet it will take many women to safeguard his fragile new kingdom. Their daughter, the fierce Alaqai, will ride and shoot an arrow as well as any man. Fatima, an elegant Persian captive, will transform her desire for revenge into an unbreakable loyalty. And Sorkhokhtani, a demure widow, will position her sons to inherit the empire when it begins to fracture from within. In a world lit by fire and ruled by the sword, the tiger queens of Genghis Khan come to depend on one another as they fight and love, scheme and sacrifice, all for the good of their family...and the greatness of the People of the Felt Walls. "-- Provided by publisher.

Hello from the Gillespies : a novel

October 24, 2014
McInerney, Monica.
New York, New York : New American Library, [2014]
609 pages ; 21 cm
"For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled "Hello from the Gillespies." It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself-she tells the truth.... The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can't stop crying. And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones. Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken away from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together-and pull themselves together-in wonderfully surprising ways. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED."-- Provided by publisher.

Emma blooms at last

October 24, 2014
King, Naomi, 1953-
New York : New American Library, [2014]
300 pages ; 21 cm
"Romance is in the air during the fall wedding season in the Amish community of Cedar Creek. But while one loving couple prepares to tie the knot, Amanda and Wyman Brubaker's large family faces a threat from outside their happy circle...and must learn to pull together. Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blended together to form a strong family. But when the construction of Wyman's new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda's determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family's finances comes into conflict with Wyman's sense of responsibility as head of the household.... Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda's nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James's sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her. But Emma's been burned once and is twice shy of trusting the fun-loving, never-serious Jerome. As Emma and Jerome struggle to understand each other, and find the courage to make a leap of faith, the Brubakers face a bigger challenge than they first anticipated and begin to discover just what it means to fight...the Amish way. "-- Provided by publisher.

Proxima

October 24, 2014
Baxter, Stephen.
©2013
468 pages ; 24 cm
"Mankind's future in this galaxy could be all but infinite.... There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years--and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced..."-- Provided by publisher.

The future falls

October 24, 2014
Huff, Tanya, author.
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2014]
326 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to The enchantment emporium and The wild ways.
When NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine's prediction of an approaching asteroid, Charlotte "Charlie" Gale turns to her supernaturally complicated family for help and soon discovers that the asteroid is the least of her problems.

Beau, Lee, the Bomb, & me

October 24, 2014
McKinley, Mary, author.
©2014
241 pages ; 21 cm
"Growing up is a trip... In high school, there are few worse crimes than being smart or fat. Lucky me, I'm both. But when Beau Gales blows in to town, it takes about two minutes for the jackasses at our Seattle school to figure out he's gay, and that makes him an even bigger target. Have you ever heard the saying: 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'? There's something to that. When the bullying gets violent and Beau decides to run away to San Francisco to ask his Uncle Frankie for advice, we all go. Beau, me, Leonie (designated class slut), and a scruffy rescue dog called The Bomb--a tribe of misfits crammed into my mom's minivan. Throw in a detour to the Twilight town of Forks, armed robbery, cool record shops, confessions, breakups and makeups, and you have the kind of journey that can change the way you look at the whole world--and yourself."--Publisher's website.

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

Compulsion

October 23, 2014
Boone, Martina, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2014.
433 pages ; 22 cm.
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions.

Talon

October 23, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
461 pages ; 22 cm
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey--and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him--and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Wyoming strong

October 23, 2014
Palmer, Diana, author.
Duncan Mills, Ontario : Harlequin® HQN, 2014.
248 pages ; 25 cm
When fate intervenes and brings them together on neighboring Wyoming ranches, archenemies Wolf Patterson and Sara Brandon cast their differences aside when they see each other in a whole new light as love takes root between them.

Ho-ho-homicide

October 23, 2014
Dunnett, Kaitlyn.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2014.
294 pages ; 22 cm.
While spending a week at her friend's Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of "accidents," and a strange maze of trees.

As close as sisters

October 23, 2014
Faulkner, Colleen, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
280 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer, 42-year-old McKenzie Arnold, spending one last summer with her three best friends, realizes that with the love and support of Aurora, Janine and Lilly, she can face her death with courage, but nothing has prepared her for how the summer will end.

The ripper's wife

October 23, 2014
Purdy, Brandy.
New York : Kensington Books, 2014.
358 pages ; 21 cm

Thoreau on wolf hill

October 23, 2014
Oak, B. B.
New York : Kensington Books, 2014.
314 pages ; 21 cm.
"Kensington mystery"--Spine.

An Amish Christmas quilt

October 23, 2014
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
©2014
278 pages ; 21 cm
A Willow Ridge Christmas pageant / Charlotte Hubbard -- A Christmas on Ice Mountain / Kelly Long -- A perfect Amish Christmas / Jennifer Beckstrand.
Collects three Christmas stories from popular Amish romance writers that share the joy of the traditional holiday.

A virtuous death

October 23, 2014
Trent, Christine, author.
New York : Kensington Books, 2014.
x, 273 pages ; 21 cm
"A Lady of Ashes mystery"--Title page.

His last wife

October 23, 2014
Octavia, Grace, author.
©2014
281 pages ; 21 cm
"A Southern scandal novel"--Cover.

Pleasure trap

October 23, 2014
Bryant, Niobia, author.
©2014
280 pages ; 21 cm

Archangel's shadows

October 23, 2014
Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
New York : Jove Books, 2014.
373 pages ; 18 cm.
After a bloody battle, the archangel Raphael and his consort, Elena, ask hunter Ashwini and her partner, Cajun vampire Janvier, to stop an insane archangel who is terrorizing the already beaten-down town.

Only enchanting

October 23, 2014
Balogh, Mary.
New York, NY : Signet/Penguin Books, 2014.
387 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpts from Only a promise ; Beyond the sunrise ; Longing.
Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back--and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love--and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

Black spring

October 23, 2014
Henry, Christina, 1974-
New York : Ace Books, 2014.
276 p. ; 18 cm.
"Ace fantasy" -- Spine.
When Chicago becomes ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, Madeline Black, a former Agent of Death, must save her unborn child and all of humanity from utter destruction.

A simple charity

October 23, 2014
Lauer, Rosalind.
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
336 pages ; 21 cm
"A Lancaster crossroads novel"--Title page.
"The final book in the Lancaster Crossroads Amish romance trilogy. Ever since Fanny Lapp's husband Tom died in a tragic accident one year ago, she's struggled to make ends meet with her three children and their large house in need of repair. Luckily, charity arrives in the form of Zed Miller, the black sheep in their community. Handy with a hammer and nails, Zed offers to repair her house and Fanny accepts--though she's dismayed about her attachment to the handyman so soon after her husband's death. But Zed's help allows her to find her true calling when an Englisher midwife asks for her assistance in delivering a baby. Zed Miller has been on rumspringa for years and has only recently returned to the fold. Although the community has welcomed him back, he doesn't feel worthy of the love of a good Amish woman like Fanny Lapp. But as he works toward repentance, Zed begins to realize that though he's made plenty of mistakes in his life, loving Fanny is not one of them"-- Provided by publisher.

Sky pirates

October 23, 2014
Schwarz, Liesel
New York, N. Y : Del Rey, 2014
352 p. ; 18 cm.
With her husband, Hugh Marsh, missing in the netherworld and presumed dead, Elle Chance loses herself in the task at hand: piloting the airship Water Lily on commissions across the globe. But as it turns out, her beloved is very much alive--the once-powerful warlock reduced to a wraith. When Water Lily is threatened by pirates, Elle will have to channel all her power as the Oracle--the keeper of the barrier between the two Realms--to try to save what she loves most. As the dark forces of Shadow converge around her, Elle must find a way to breach the curse that binds Marsh. But once released, will Marsh return to her--or is their love destined to die so that he can live?

The slow regard of silent things

October 23, 2014
Rothfuss, Patrick, 1973-
New York, NY : DAW Books, Inc., [2014]
159 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.

All broke down

October 23, 2014
Carmack, Cora.
New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, [2014]
360 pages ; 21 cm.
"A Rusk University novel"--Title page.
"The second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack's Rusk University series.."-- Provided by publisher.

The book of strange new things : a novel

October 23, 2014
Faber, Michel, author.
London ; New York : Hogarth, 2014.
500 pages ; 25 cm
"It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mission of a lifetime, one that takes him galaxies away from his wife, Bea. Peter becomes immersed in the mysteries of an astonishing new environment, overseen by an enigmatic corporation known only as USIC. His work introduces him to a seemingly friendly native population struggling with a dangerous illness and hungry for Peter's teachings--his Bible is their "book of strange new things." But Peter is rattled when Bea's letters from home become increasingly desperate: typhoons and earthquakes are devastating whole countries, and governments are crumbling. Bea's faith, once the guiding light of their lives, begins to falter. Suddenly, a separation measured by an otherworldly distance, and defined both by one newly discovered world and another in a state of collapse, is threatened by an ever-widening gulf that is much less quantifiable. While Peter is reconciling the needs of his congregation with the desires of his strange employer, Bea is struggling for survival. Their trials lay bare a profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us" -- from publisher's web site.

Crooked G's

October 23, 2014
Collins, S. K., author.
Silver Spring : Strebor, 2014.
264 pages ; 21 cm

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