New Arrivals · All Fiction

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Wolf haven

November 21, 2014
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Toronto : Harlequin HQN, [2014].
378 pages ; 17 cm.
"She's caught in her past until he shows her a future... Some things can never be forgotten. A helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Capture. Torture. Now U.S. Navy nurse Skylar Pascal is struggling to regain control of her life after a trauma that nearly destroyed her. After losing so much, an ideal job at the Elk Horn Ranch in Wyoming offers Sky something she thought she'd never find again ...hope. Former SEAL Grayson McCoy has his own demons. But something about Elk Horn's lovely-yet-damaged new nurse breaks something loose. Compassion--and passion. And even as Gray works with Sky to piece her confidence back together, something deeper and more tender begins to unfurl between them. Something that could bring her back to life. But not even the haven of Elk Horn Ranch is safe from dangers. And all of Sky's healing could be undone by the acts of one malicious man"--Page [4] of cover.

The perfect deception

November 21, 2014
Lovely, Lutishia.
New York : Dafina Books ; Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014].
312 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
"Shady sisters trilogy."
She's smart, gorgeous, and mysterious. For business executive Nathan Carver, a man with everything, Jessica Bolton is the first woman he can't simply charm, buy, or seduce. And even before Jessica gets a taste of his luxurious lifestyle and irresistible moves, she's determined to eliminate the competition and become this handsome bachelor's one and only. But Jessica's deceptive allure is just the beginning. With every move, every tantalizing lie, Jessica lures Nathan and his close-knit family into a trap that will dismantle everything they treasure most. Because when it comes to loyalty and love, blood is thicker than water-- and no amount of revenge is ever too much.

The wall : a novel

November 21, 2014
Adler, H. G.
New York : Random House, 2014.
xix, 630 pages ; 24 cm
"This work was originally published in Germany as Die unsichtbare Wand by Paul Zsolnay Verlag in 1989. Copyright (c) 1989 by Paul Zsolnay Verlag, Vienna" - Verso title page.
"When Random House published the first English translation of H.G. Adler's The Journey in 2008, literary critics and historians alike came to recognize Adler as a neglected modern master, comparing him to Joyce, Woolf, Kafka, and Gertrude Stein. Told in a powerful stream-of-consciousness style reminiscent of our finest modernist writers, The Wall is the story of Arthur Landau, a Holocaust survivor struggling to leave behind the horrors of the past and find a foothold in the present. After the war, Arthur returns to Prague in the hope of finding his parents, works in a museum that collects Jewish artifacts, and eventually crosses the border, leaving his homeland and friends for good. Despite the loss of his first wife to the camps, the love of his second wife, Johanna, and their two children anchors him amid the chaotic and competitive world of postwar exiles living in London. Though Adler recreates time and place with stunning descriptive detail, the themes are universal and timeless. The "wall" in front of Arthur will not let him entirely remember the past and thus free himself from nightmares, nor entirely let him forget the past and move on. Though he sees himself as akin to "that first Adam", expelled forever from Paradise, Arthur gradually learns to affirm his life once again through his family and work, a testimony to the human spirit that continues to persevere within him"-- Provided by publisher.

Owning violet : a novel

November 21, 2014
Murphy, Monica, 1970-
New York : Bantam, [2014]
385 pages ; 20 cm.
"A Bantam Books trade paperback original."
"Violet Fowler is the good sister. Responsible, faithful, she's done everything she's supposed to and still gets hurt in the end. Just when she thought her long-term boyfriend, Zachary, would pop the question, he instead breaks the news that he's considering a job transfer within the family company--in London. Ryder McKay hates Zachary Lawrence and he wants his girlfriend, and his job. So when he catches word that Violet and Zachary's relationship is on the rocks, he sees a golden opportunity. And once Ryder sets his sights on something, he gets what he wants. Determined to make Violet his own, he moves in when he knows she's most vulnerable--hurt and missing Zachary. Despite everyone's warnings, Violet soon finds herself embroiled in a passionate, secret affair with the one man she least expected. And she surprises Ryder, as well, as he starts to feel something real for a woman for the first time in his life. The only problem is that their relationship is based on a scam and once Violet discovers Ryder's dirty secrets, she'll be forced to make a choice. Trust him and her feelings, or give up on love once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

The strange library

November 21, 2014
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 21 cm
In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.

Tagged for death

November 21, 2014
Harris, Sherry (Mystery writer), author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes garage sale tips (pages [295]-296).
"Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career. One man's junk is another man's treasure. After returning from a particularly successful day searching for yard sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirt...that undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington's chief of police. If that's not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it's up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer. But finding that treasure can be murder"--Page [4] of cover.

If you've got it, haunt it

November 21, 2014
Pressey, Rose, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes Is your cat psychic quiz, an excerpt from: All dressed up and no place to haunt, and a list of movies with vintage fashion (pages [284]-296).
"Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion--and a murder mystery to solve! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'All, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her--offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her. As the persistent poltergeist tags along and a possibly psychic pussycat moves into the shop, Cookie sorts through racks of suspects to see who may be hiding some skeletons in the closet. Do a clothing store owner and a disembodied socialite have a ghost of a chance of collaring a killer--or will Cookie's life be the next one hanging by a thread?"--Page [4] of cover.

Winner takes it all

November 21, 2014
Dawson, Jennifer, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
361 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: The name of the game (pages [347]-361).
"For two stubborn people...Corporate mogul Shane Donovan sees the ultra-cool, collected Cecilia Riley as an ice queen--even if he can't deny that, on the surface, she's a work of perfection his body can't ignore. Forced to spend two weeks in the same house for his sister's upcoming wedding, Shane senses that deep down Cecilia mirrors his need. And he's determined to draw her into a sexy game that will melt away her reserve. Losing is not an option... Career-driven Cecilia Riley has just enough free time in her schedule to head out of town for her brother's wedding. But her agenda is thrown for a loop by the presence of Shane. Though his over-confident attitude leaves a lot to be desired, his insanely hot body has kept Cecilia up nights. Unsure what game Shane is playing, Cecilia takes the bait, bent on resisting him at all costs. But as Shane and Cecilia discover, temptation follows no rules"--Page [4] of cover.

Want, need, love

November 21, 2014
Bryant, Niobia, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
292 pages ; 18 cm
Mona Ballinger has a talent for bringing the right people together--and keeping the wrong people apart. But when Anson Tyler's fiancée ends their engagement thanks to Mona's advice, he angrily confronts her. Unfortunately, Mona has not only caused him a broken heart--she ends up giving him a broken leg as well… Guilt-ridden over Anson's injury, Mona decides to help him recover--whether he likes it or not. Soon, comfort turns to chemistry and it seems like Mona may have found a love of her own--until Anson's handsome brother, Hunter, shows up. His hot pursuit of Mona leaves her conflicted and she flees to her South Carolina hometown for some family wisdom. But the choice she makes only fuels the brothers' rivalry. Will Mona end up alone once more?

The king's deryni

November 21, 2014
Kurtz, Katherine.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
550 pages : map ; 24 cm
"Alaric Morgan always knew his purpose in life--to stand alongside the king of Gwynedd. The old king knew that whichever of his sons succeeded to the throne would benefit from having a Deryni at his side. Alaric and the young Prince Brion Haldane were bound together by magic--a magic to be called upon when Brion was most in need. Now eighteen, Brion has ascended to the throne and seven-year-old Alaric has come to court. Through the coming years, both will grow to manhood and come to realize their destinies. Brion will strive to solidify his power and position, seek out a bride to secure his legacy, and ultimately, when faced with an unbeatable foe, call upon Alaric to fulfill his oath. Meanwhile, Alaric slowly learns the extent of his powers and how to use them, and will face the prejudice that many have against Deryni in its ugliest form. He will experience bittersweet first love, great personal loss, and the hard lessons one gains from both. And he will be there to unleash the full power of his Deryni magic at Brion's command. For Alaric is--and always will be--the King's Deryni"-- from publisher's web site.

Offcomer

November 21, 2014
Baker, Jo.
©2002
264 pages ; 20 cm
"An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn. Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Unflinching in its depictions of the uncertainties of youth, Offcomer ("An arresting debut" --The Independent (London)) is a novel of real and quiet power, from literary star Jo Baker"-- Provided by publisher.

How to be both : a novel

November 21, 2014
Smith, Ali, 1962-
New York : Pantheon, [2014]
371 pages ; 22 cm.
"Man Booker Prize finalist"--Cover.
How can one be both--near and far, past and present, male and female? Two characters inhabit the spaces between categories. In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco... These two stories call out to each other in surprising and deeply resonant ways to form a veritable literary double-take, bending the conventions of genre, storytelling, and our own preconceptions-- Provided by publisher.

Bryant & May and the bleeding heart : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery

November 21, 2014
Fowler, Christopher, author.
New York : Bantam Books, 2014.
383 pages ; 22 cm.
"A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Bryant and May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of an eerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard"-- Provided by publisher.

Scorched eggs

November 21, 2014
Childs, Laura.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
305 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes recipes.
When their longtime friend at County services, Hannah Venable, dies in a fire, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni, vowing to find the arsonist, investigate a possible connection with the nearby Prairie Star Casino.

Once upon a grind

November 21, 2014
Coyle, Cleo, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
viii, 402 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes recipes.
"When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets... Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods. The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a roster of suspects, from a wolf of Wall Street to a New York Giant and a wicked witch of the West Side. Now Clare is really in the woods--with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending"-- Dust jacket.

Suspicion at seven

November 21, 2014
Purser, Ann, author.
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
292 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Lois Meade mystery"--Cover.
"Lois Meade has done enough buffing and polishing over the years with her cleaning business, New Brooms, to know that all that glitters is not gold. So when a bag of costume jewellery is the main clue in a murder, she has a strong suspicion that appearances may be deceiving... After a woman is discovered in the Mill House Hotel, strangled with a silver necklace beside a bag filled with faux silver, gold and pearls, costume jewelry dealer Michael Black seems like the obvious suspect. But Lois knows Michael's wife, who runs a baker's shop near the hotel, and can't believe her husband could be a killer. Plus, Michael has an airtight alibi. Nevertheless, Michael--who prefers to go by Michel, a name as fake as his gems--is no angel. It appears he's running a pyramid scheme, and Lois's mother is getting sucked in. Could the murder have anything to do with his unscrupulous business practices? As Inspector Cowgill and Lois hope the bling may shine a light on the killer, the discovery of a second body on the old waterwheel in the hotel may be grist for the mill in solving the murder--if they can manage to catch the culprit without getting the runaround"-- Provided by publisher.

Taken : a Port City High novel

November 21, 2014
Freeman, Shannon, author.
[Costa Mesa, Calif.] : Saddleback Publishing, [2013]
199 pages ; 18 cm.
Drama is always just a day away ... The girls are in recovery mode. Shanes been to rehab and feels great. Marisa has a new love interest, Trent, Port City Highs hot point guard. And Brandi? Her distracted parents have little time for their kids. So Brandi buries herself online and meets Camden, paying no attention to the potential stranger danger. Then she disappears ...

The public eye : a Port City High novel

November 21, 2014
Freeman, Shannon, author.
[Costa Mesa, Calif.] : Saddleback Publishing, [2014]
203 pages ; 18 cm.
Shane's family is keeping up appearances while her father runs for office, but appearances are deceiving and her whole world comes crashing down, meanwhile Brandi has boyfriend problems and Marisa gets a great opportunity.

Deported : a Port City High novel

November 21, 2014
Freeman, Shannon.
[Costa Mesa, CA] : Saddleback Publishing, [2014]
200 pages ; 18 cm.
"Brandi is smart and outgoing, but sometimes insecure and gullible. Marisa is graceful and articulate, but often too driven. Shane is a natural leader with a lot of spirit, but rebellious and headstrong. The girls have been inseparable since middle school. But now they are playing in the big leagues, and it's time to grow up and start thinking about the future. And Port City, Texas, is not all that. High school drama has a way of solidifying or destroying friendships. Will they stay tight or get swallowed up by Port City High? Or will they go from freshman to senior year and beyond?"-- From amazon.com.

Tellurii︠a︡ : roman

November 21, 2014
|6880-01 Sorokin, Vladimir, 1955- author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST : Corpus, [2013]
446 pages ; 21 cm

Zemli︠a︡ imeet formu chemodana : roman

November 21, 2014
|6880-01 Orlov, Vladimir, 1936-2014.
|6880-03 Moskva : AST, [2013]
638 pages ; 21 cm.

Itsuka

November 21, 2014
Kogawa, Joy.
New York : Anchor Books, 1994.
331 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to: Obasan.
Itsuka, the sequel to Obasan, follows the character Naomi Nakane into adulthood, where she becomes involved in the movement for governmental redress. Much more overtly political than Kogawa's first novel, the story focuses on reaching that itsuka - someday - when the mistreatment of those of Japanese heritage during World War II would be recognized. Although during the war both the United States and Canada interned Japanese-Americans and confiscated their property, when the war ended the property of those in Canada was never returned to them. Itsuka is the story of the fight to get government compensation for the thousands of victims of the wartime internment, which was, unbelievably, only just accomplished in 1988. Both a moving novel of self-discovery and a fascinating historical account of the fight for redress, Itsuka's final message is one of inspiration and hope.

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.

The Cartel 5 : La Bella mafia

November 20, 2014
Ashley, 1985- author.
Deer Park, NY : Urban Books, 2014.
266 pages ; 21 cm
While the Diamond family has weathered murder, deceit, and betrayal, all new secrets and lies are revealed that threaten everyone.

The new girl

November 20, 2014
Grey, S. L., author.
©2013
292 pages ; 20 cm
Ryan Devlin, a predator with a past, has been forced to take a job as a handyman at an exclusive private school, Crossley College. He's losing his battle to suppress his growing fascination with a new girl who seems to have a strange effect on the children around her. Tara Marais fills her empty days by volunteering at Crossley's library. Tara is desperate but unable, to have a baby of her own, so she makes Reborns--eerily lifelike newborn dolls. She's delighted when she receives a commission from the mysterious "Vader Batiss," but horrified when she sees the photograph of the baby she's been asked to create. Still, she agrees to Batiss's strange contract, unaware of the consequences if she fails to deliver the doll on time. Both Tara and Ryan are being drawn into a terrifying scheme, one that will have an impact on every pupil at Crossley College.

Captive

November 20, 2014
Carter, Aimée, 1986- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
298 pages ; 22 cm.
While being forced by the Blackcoats to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, Kitty Doe finds herself imprisoned in Elsewhere, an inescapable detention area for criminals.

Girl online : the first novel by Zoella

November 20, 2014
Sugg, Zoe, author.
[New York] : Keywords Press, and imprint of Atria Books, 2014.
pages ; cm
"Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love--and capturing every moment of it on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover--and her closest friendship--forever" -- from publisher's web site.

Sins of our fathers : a novel

November 20, 2014
Otto, Shawn Lawrence, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2014.
358 pages ; 22 cm
"After embezzling funds to support his gambling addiction, an unscrupulous white banker in Minnesota is blackmailed by his boss into sabotaging the creation of a competing, Native American-owned bank. As the banker befriends the people he's trying to frame, he struggles to escape from his past and do the right thing"-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Samuel's penny

November 20, 2014
Melvin, Treva Hall, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : The Poisoned Pencil, 2014.
viii, 254 pages ; 22 cm.

Misdirected : a novel

November 20, 2014
Berman, Ali.
New York : Triangle Square Books for Young Readers ; Seven Stories Press, [2014]
278 pages ; 22 cm
When fifteen-year-old Ben moves to small-town Colorado and a Christian school, his atheism sets him apart and leads to bullying and misunderstandings, and with his brother serving in Iraq and his sister away at college Ben is on his own in the struggle to find his place without compromising who he is.

Ravencliffe

November 20, 2014
Goodman, Carol.
New York : Viking, Published by Penguin Group, 2014.
425 pages ; 22 cm
"A Blythewood novel."
Seventeen-year-old Ava Hall continues to learn more about herself and her heritage through her work in a New York City settlement house as well as through her social obligations with the Blythewood girls.

On the edge

November 20, 2014
Van Diepen, Allison.
New York : HarperTeen, [2014]
294 pages ; 22 cm
"When Maddie Diaz witnesses the murder of a homeless man by members of a gang, she tells the cops what she saw without thinking about the repercussions of snitching, but a mysterious guy named Lobo comes to her defense and is determined to take down the gang and protect her"-- Provided by publisher.

The barefoot queen : a novel

November 20, 2014
Falcones de Sierra, Ildefonso, 1959- author.
©2014
647 pages ; 25 cm
Translation of: La Reina Descalza.
Published in Spain by Grijalbo, 2013. This translation originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday, 2014.
Facing homelessness after the death of her master, Cuban former slave Caridad becomes a freedom fighter at the side of rebellious gypsy Milagros Carmona, with whom she confronts increasingly hostile elements in mid-eighteenth-century Madrid.

Endsinger

November 20, 2014
Kristoff, Jay.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
xviii, 412 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
"With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene--he has been praised as "the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists" (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it "[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword." (The LA Times). And with healthy sales in hardcover and electronic--fueled by Jay's inventive, enthusiastic, and relentless promotion on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere--we know readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly inventive Lotus War saga.As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation--a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savor every last revelation"-- Provided by publisher.

Farewell to Cedar Key

November 20, 2014
DuLong, Terri, author.
©2014
312 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a "Healing cowl" knitting pattern (pages [302]-[303]) and an excerpt of "Spinning forward" (pages [305]-312).
"A novel"--Cover.
"Josie Sullivan adores her Cedar Key home. It's been the ideal place to raise her daughter, Orli, who's just turning sixteen. Now that Josie has realized her dream of becoming a registered nurse, she's been offered the perfect job too--helping Dr. Simon Mancini run his new practice. Until the clinic opens, Josie is filling in at Yarning Together, where she launches a series of knitting classes for men. Yet for all the vibrant changes, there are some tangled threads. Josie's romance-author mother, Shelby, receives a worrying diagnosis. And though Josie has always guarded her independence, her connection to Orli's father, Grant, seems to be rekindling. Most of all, as Shelby's college classmates rally around their dear friend, Josie begins to see that "home" is more than a place; it's the relationships woven into each life, strand by strand..."--Back cover.

Land of careful shadows

November 20, 2014
Chazin, Suzanne, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
340 pages ; 22 cm
Latino homicide detective Jimmy Vega must investigate the ethnically charged murder of a Hispanic woman found fifty miles north of New York City, as well as locate the baby pictured in a photograph found on the dead woman.

Last chance family

November 20, 2014
Ramsay, Hope, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
348 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt from "Last chance knit & stitch" (pages [339]-348).
"Mike Taggart has always been willing to take a gamble. But these stakes are just way too high--there's no way he's prepared to become a legal guardian to his five-year-old niece. His only option is to head from Las Vegas to Last Chance to sort things out as quickly as possible. Problem is, he arrives to find an inconsolable little girl, her sick cat, and a gorgeous veterinarian he can't get out of his mind. Charlene Polk has two talents: healing sick critters and falling in love with the wrong men. Mike has trouble written all over him, but she can't leave him in the lurch. And the more time she spends with the sexy high roller, the more she sees that this ready-made family is the best stroke of luck they've ever had..."--Back cover.

The darkest touch

November 20, 2014
Showalter, Gena, author.
Dons Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, 2014.
484 pages ; 18 cm
Torin, a host to the demon of Disease, knows his touch could kill Keeleycael, the Red Queen, but he finds it difficult to ignore this powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities.

Broken Open

November 20, 2014
Dane, Lauren, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, 2014.
378 pages ; 17 cm.
Beyond passion. And beyond their control...Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood's life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she's finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so long as men are kept for sex, and only sex...Then she met him. Musician and rancher Ezra Hurley isn't the man of Tuesday's dreams. He's a verboten fantasy--a man tortured by past addictions whose dark charisma and long, lean body promise delicious carnality. But this craving goes far beyond chemistry. It's primal. It's insatiable. And it won't be satisfied until they're both consumed, body and soul...

The shape of my heart

November 20, 2014
Aguirre, Ann.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises, Limited, 2014.
343 p. ; 21 cm.

Deadly obsession

November 20, 2014
Shayne, Maggie, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
298 pages ; 17 cm.
Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown's life, the nurse taking care of him after he's injured in the line of duty. She'd like to think it's just jealousy, but intuition tells her it's something more, maybe something dangerous. Mason knows Rachel's wary of commitment, and asking her to stay when he's in this condition would be the worst thing for their relationship. Then they receive chilling news that drives everything else from their minds. Mason's psychotic sister-in-law has escaped from custody, putting her sons... the nephews he's raising... in the crosshairs. When his house is burned to the ground, he and Rachel are relieved that there are no bodies in the smoldering rubble, but now his nephews are missing and the clock is ticking. As Mason and Rachel try to find the boys, she senses a new and unexpected danger stalking them. Soon, everyone close to Mason is in deadly peril... Rachel more than anyone.

Lovely wild

November 20, 2014
Hart, Megan.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin MIRA, 2014.
340 p. ; 21 cm.

A second bite at the apple

November 20, 2014
Bate, Dana, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
327 pages ; 21 cm
Sidney Strauss is writing for the local food market's weekly newsletter when she gets the opportunity at a story that could make her career as a food journalist or permanently end it.

Backyard

November 20, 2014
Draper, Norman, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
312 pages ; 21 cm
When a local nursery introduces a gardening contest, the gardeners of Livia jump into the competition with a vengeance, including a middle-aged couple who risk their retirement savings, a garden witch, and a self-styled gardening expert.

Death comes to London

November 20, 2014
Lloyd, Catherine, 1963- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2014]
259 pages ; 21 cm.
Leaving their father's rectory, two sisters set out for the social season in London only to end up investigating the poisoning of a dowager countess. By the author of Death Comes to the Village.

The tears of the rose

November 20, 2014
Kennedy, Jeffe, 1966- author.
New York : Kensington Books, [2014]
326 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is the warrior-woman heir;the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition;and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous. Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs-and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive... Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn-or a queen?" -- from author's web page.

Light my fire

November 20, 2014
Aiken, G. A., author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
482 pages ; 17 cm.
Ordered by the queen to protect Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight, Celyn the Charming is shocked to find her completely unimpressed by him, but he plans to use his lethal charm to change her mind.

Power, seduction & scandal

November 20, 2014
Winters, Angela, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, [2014]
326 pages ; 21 cm.
Sherise searches for answers when a highly anticipated promotion is given to an incompetent rival, Billie confronts threats to her engagement, and Erica lands at the center of a wrenching power struggle.

Black widow : an elemental assassin book

November 20, 2014
Estep, Jennifer.
New York : Pocket Books, 2014.
357 p. ; 18 cm.
"Pocket Books urban fantasy."
After unfortunate "coincidences" befall her friends, Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, discovers that she has a new enemy, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who, trying to get her framed for murder, has a master plan that will take more than her powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop.

Lead

November 20, 2014
Scott, Kylie, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
x, 305 pages ; 21 cm.
"A Stage Dive novel"--Cover.
"As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble"-- Provided by publisher.

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