New Arrivals · Downloadable E-Books

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to plan a wedding for a royal spy [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Kelly, Vanessa.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
1 online resource
A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William's former sweetheart. Will can't believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body's instinctive response to hers... Just as Evie's life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it. Should she slap him—or seduce him? Even as she tries to decide, scandal pushes her toward marriage with a man she can neither trust nor resist—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy...

Montana actually [electronic resource] : a Medicine River romance

December 19, 2014
Lowe, Fiona
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource
City doctor Josh Stanton and his sports car don't suit the country, but with his medical school debt about to bury him, Josh has to make the best out of a bad situation. Adjusting to his new job and life in the middle of nowhere isn't easy, but at least the views of the mountains—and one distractingly attractive local—are stunning... After eight years away, Katrina McCade is back in Bear Paw for a break from her life, bad choices—and men. But when a broad-shouldered stranger bursts into town, she finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the town's sexy new doctor as a tenant. Katrina doesn't need a man to make her happy, especially a disgruntled physician.

For whom the bluebell tolls [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Allen, Beverly
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource
Everything is coming up roses for Audrey when her dazzling creations are picked to be featured on a wedding reality show. The hot series is filming an episode about a bride who's bonkers for bells, and Audrey's bouquets of campanulas, calla lilies, and Bells-of-Ireland are perfect for the bridal theme. But Audrey's debut quickly becomes a hothouse of trouble. Her ex, Brad, shows up as a crew member on the show, threatening her blossoming relationship with Nick the baker. To make matters worse, when one of the show's hosts is found dead in the bell tower of a historic church, all the evidence points toward Brad. Now Audrey needs to weed out the real killer before someone else's chance at stardom is permanently nipped in the bud .

Seven views of Olduvai Gorge [electronic resource] : a novella

December 19, 2014
Resnick, Michael D
Los Gatos : Phoenix Pick, 2012.
1 online resource

Running hot [electronic resource] : a Bad boys undercover novella

December 19, 2014
Dimon, HelenKay
New York : HarperCollins, 2014.
1 online resource
Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he's on vacation but he's really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn't mean there isn't time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him. When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn't who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward's not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself. As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort ... might just get them killed.

Light her gire [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Beck, Samanthe.
New York : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2014.
1 online resource
Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she's determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick's sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please. Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley's seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won't let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he's started a blaze that's completely beyond his control.

Love and scandal [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Simpson, Donna Lea.
Toronto : Carina Press, 2010.
1 online resource
Collette Jardiniere writes of passion and seduction but has experienced neither. Her pseudonymous novel, The Last Days of a Rake, has shocked Victorian society and become a runaway bestseller. Infamous roué Charles Jameson is "revealed" as the author, and Collette is outraged when the cad does little to curtail the gossip. Intrigued by the book the tabloids claim is his thinly veiled autobiography, Jameson tries to find the real author. Returning to London after an unsuccessful hunt, he is pleasantly distracted by a plain country miss reading the wicked book. Collette is dismayed when she learns the identity of the devastatingly handsome man who kissed her senseless. And Jameson cannot believe that she wrote The Last Days of a Rake. As Collette tries to convince him of the truth, their mutual attraction reaches a fever pitch, and soon they find themselves in a real-life scandal!

Snow way out [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Husom, Christine.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource
Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them. In fact, they're so popular, Cami and her friend—coffee shop owner Alice "Pinky" Nelson—are hosting a snow globe making class. After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots a new globe left behind on a shelf, featuring an odd tableau—a man sleeping on a park bench. On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe—a man sitting on a bench. But he isn't sleeping—he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, it's clear they consider Cami a little flaky and possibly a suspect. After her friends also come under suspicion, Cami starts plowing through clues to find the cold-blooded backstabber—before someone else gets iced...

Classic in the pits [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Myers, Amy
Surrey : Severn House Publishers, 2014.
1 online resource
"When Jack Colby hears a rumour that Old Herne's, the club for aviation and classic car veterans, is closing, he is appalled, and attends its annual event with foreboding. His instinct is right. He has been commissioned to investigate the theft of the Porsche car belonging to its manager, the popular Mike Nelson, but now far worse problems threaten the club when brutal murder proves to be on the agenda"--Dust jacket flap.

Diners, drive-ins, and death [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Wenger, Christine Anne, 1952-
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource

Whatever it takes [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Stewart, J. M.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2014.
1 online resource
She's been dying to hear the words... Walking away from her husband was the hardest thing Becca Morgan has ever done, even if it was the only way to save her heart from being broken by a loveless marriage. Still, when a terrible accident forces her to stay at her ex Jackson's house for a few days, emotions she thought she'd buried long ago start coming to the surface—and, to her surprise, seem to be reciprocated... ...He just doesn't know how to say. Jackson Kade has never known love like he knew with Becca, but his cold upbringing left him unable to show her how deeply he feels. When Becca winds up under his roof once more, he knows it's his only opportunity to prove his devotion—and passion. But old habits die hard, and even one mistake could shatter their last chance at love.

Omega [electronic resource] : a Jack Sigler thriller

December 19, 2014
Robinson, Jeremy, 1974-, author
Los Gatos : Jeremy Robinson, 2013.
1 online resource
"Jack Sigler, Callsign: King, field leader for a black ops organization known as Endgame, is accustomed to feeling capable of handling most any situation. It is a confidence forged in the fires of battle against both monsters and madmen. But the introduction of Asya, a sister he never knew existed, and the kidnapping of his parents has him reeling. Using Endgame's resources, King and his "Chess Team" (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) scour the planet for his parents, tracking a man known to the world as Alexander Diotrephes, but known to King by another name. The legendary Hercules is alive, well and plotting something beyond imagining-something that will affect two thousand years of history. While the team is spread thin, an intruder walks past their secret headquarters' defenses, sits himself down in the director's chair and waits. When he's discovered by Endgame's coordinator, Tom Duncan, Callsign: Deep Blue, he's easy to identify-Richard Ridley, the team's oldest and most dangerous enemy, who is supposed to be dead. But he isn't Ridley. He is a clone in search of his master, the real Ridley, who yet lives and is being held captive by the same man holding King's parents. Believing Ridley is the only one capable of stopping Alexander's plans, a temporary and tenuous alliance is formed, and Alexander's location is soon uncovered. The team, along with three clones, heads for a citadel buried beneath the ruins of ancient Carthage. Already in the area, King and Asya arrive first to find their parents and a staggering family secret that leads to the end of King's life as he knows it. The rest of the team arrives to find Richard Ridley free to act, an army of high-tech mercenaries bearing down on their location and evidence of their leader's demise. King is dead. Long live King"--Page 4 of cover

A Christmas billionaire [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Marr, Maggie.
Denver : NLA Digital LLC, 2014.
1 online resource
Nick North hates Christmas. His heart froze solid five years before, when the only woman he ever loved said no to his Christmas Eve proposal. Nick has no need for love, happily-ever-afters, and most definitely no need for Christmas. So when community activist Noel Klaus stands in the way of Nick's holiday plans to demolish Winter Hills and start construction on another strip mall, Nick determines that he will stop her. No matter what the cost. Noel Klaus fights every fight worth fighting. She dropped out of B-school to become a community activist. When, just before Christmas, Noel discovers that Winter Hills, her grandmother's retirement community, will soon face the wrecking ball, Noel springs into action. She will do everything in her power to ensure that Winter Hills remains even if it means confronting the one man she never ever wanted to see. Two people, torn apart by worldly desires, discover that love combined with Christmas magic may be impossible to overcome.

Dreams beneath your feet [electronic resource] : a novel of the mountain men

December 19, 2014
Blevins, Winfred.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2008.
1 online resource

Clarity 3 [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Lost, Loretta.
Los Gatos : Loretta Lost, 2014.
1 online resource

Classic cashes in [electronic resource] : a case for Jack Colby, car detective

December 19, 2014
Myers, Amy, 1938- author.
Surrey : Severn House Publishers, 2015.
1 online resource
"Jack Colby, car detective, takes a seemingly routine commission that precipitates him into a dangerous world of secrets and murder. A commission to buy a classic Packard saloon from the 1930s on behalf of a client should have been routine for Jack Colby, but this Packard is special . . . and as Jack struggles to piece together the car's history and the mystery surrounding it, he is soon precipitated into a dangerous world where nothing is as it seems. What is the reason behind enigmatic banking magnate Philip Moxton's desperate desire for this particular car? Whatever it is, the car's current owner, actor Tom Herrick, seems to know it too - and is all too willing to sell. But when murder strikes, Jack is drawn into a hunt for the truth that involves not only his personal happiness but facing a relentless killer."--Provided by publisher.

Foxglove summer [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Aaronovitch, Ben
New York : Penguin Group US, 2015.
1 online resource
When two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved. It's purely routine—Nightingale, Peter's superior, thinks he'll be done in less than a day. But Peter's never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local police, who need all the help they can get. But because the universe likes a joke as much as the next sadistic megalomaniac, Peter soon comes to realize that dark secrets underlie the picturesque fields and villages of the countryside and there might just be work for Britain's most junior wizard after all. Soon Peter's in a vicious race against time, in a world where the boundaries between reality and fairy have never been less clear.

Red sorghum [electronic resource] : a novel of China

December 19, 2014
Mo, Yan, 1955- author.
New York : Penguin Group US, 1994.
1 online resource
The four-chapter novel spans 40 years in rural China through flashbacks and foreshadowing, beginning with the Japanese invasion in the 1930s. Sorghum, used as food and as an ingredient of a potent wine, had been the focus and metaphor of peasant life during peacetime. In wartime, it becomes intertwined with the struggle for life. Death pervades this novel--death brutally dealt by Japanese troops, by factions within China, by crazed dog packs; death from suicide, starvation, and freezing. The strength and love of the narrator's grandmother and her lover insure the continuation of their line against all odds. But they cannot prevent the later introduction of a hybrid sorghum into their village that lacks the "soul and bearing" of prerevolution sorghum. -- D.E. Perushek, Library Journal.

Mr Mac and me [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Freud, Esther, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015.
1 online resource

Ask the Dice [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Lynskey, Ed
Hertford : Crossroad Press, 2011.
1 online resource
"Over the past two decades, Tommy Mack Zane has faithfully worked as a contract killer for Watson Ogg, the Washington, D.C. crime boss. Now middle age creeping up finds Tommy Mack edgy, jaded, and weary of his grisly trade. As he contemplates retirement, he is framed for the murder of Mr. Ogg's niece."-- Provided by publisher

Classic in the barn [electronic resource] : a case for Jack Colby, the car detective

December 19, 2014
Myers, Amy, 1938-
Surrey : Severn House Publishers, 2011.
1 online resource

Bewitched & betrayed [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Shearin, Lisa.
New York : Penguin Group US, 2010.
1 online resource
While searching for the specters of six evil mages who escaped the Saghred, a powerful soul-stealing stone, seeker Raine Barnes finds the tables turned when one of the escapees regenerates his body and begins hunting her.

Bittersweet Magic (A Novel of The Order) [electronic resource] :

December 19, 2014
Croft, Nina.|4aut
New York : Entangled Publishing, LLC, 2013.
1 online resource
Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him?obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago. Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She?s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she?s hiding something. And he?ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get inside her head. But Piers has no idea that Roz is immune to his mind-control...or that he is simply a pawn in her dangerous mission for freedom.

Like trees, walking [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Howard, Ravi.
New York : HarperCollins, 2013.
1 online resource
Based on the true story of a 1981 lynching in Mobile, Alabama, brothers Paul and Roy Deacon find their lives changed by the hanging death of a childhood friend, which forces them to reevaluate the traditions and values of their upbringing.

The shadow of the soul [electronic resource]

December 19, 2014
Pinborough, Sarah, 1972-
New York : Penguin Group US, 2013.
1 online resource
Detective Inspector Cass Jones investigates a spate of student suicides while dealing with a message from his deceased brother revealing that his son was stolen at birth.

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