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April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Turned [electronic resource]

April 17, 2014
DePaul, Virna, author.
New York [New York] : Bantam Books, 2014.
1 online resource
Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul's new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex-gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own. When Ty claims to have information about Ana's missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both. Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape.

Thrive [electronic resource] : the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder

April 17, 2014
Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, 1950- author.
New York : Harmony Books, 2014.
1 online resource.
Arianna Huffington's personal wakeup call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye ' the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, one of the fastest growing media companies in the world, celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she found herself wondering, is this really what success feels like' In Thrive, she has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. As more and more women and men are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a big salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Arianna shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address she gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, Arianna likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. It may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg -- a Third Metric for defining success -- in order to live a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being; our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom; our sense of wonder; and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They won't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the ladder. They are not about our resumes -- they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses, lifelong passions and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse -- and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Dreams of gods & monsters

April 17, 2014
Taylor, Laini, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
1 online resource.
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

A man's promise

April 17, 2014
Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, 2014.
1 online resource.

When we met

April 17, 2014
Mallery, Susan, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
1 online resource

Pie! : 100 gorgeously glorious recipes

April 17, 2014
Taylor, Genevieve, author.
Bath : Absolute, 2014.
1 online resource.

Alex's wake [electronic resource] : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance

April 17, 2014
Goldsmith, Martin, 1952- author.
New York : Da Capo Press, 2014.
1 online resource (353 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
A tale of the ill-fated voyage of the St. Louis to Auschwitz and a grandson's memorial seventy years later.

Imaginary lines

April 17, 2014
Parr, Allison, author.
[Toronto] : Carina Press, 2014.
1 online resource
Tamar Rosenfeld has been in love with New York Leopards linebacker Abraham Krasner since they were twelve years old. She'd always considered it destiny that they'd end up together...until Abe was drafted and she professed her feelings in a moment of blind excitement. The sting of his rejection was like nothing she'd ever felt before, and it's nothing she'll ever forget. Older and wiser, Tamar has landed a dream job as a reporter for one of New York's premier athletic websites. Determined to stop being the safe, boring girl she's felt like for most of her life, Tamar makes a list of all the things she wants to do and see in her new city, and Getting Over Abraham is priority number one. But destiny has finally chosen to interfere. Just as Tamar's decided to move on, Abe's realized she's the only woman for him. When he confides the truth, Tamar has to decide if she can put her crush behind her, or take a chance on the very man who's been holding her back all these years.

Citizen Canine [electronic resource] : Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs.

April 17, 2014
Grimm, David.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2014.
1 online resource (353 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Introduction; I. FAMILY; 1. The Pet Republic; 2. Wolves and Wildcats; 3. The Rise of the Pet; 4. Canine Einsteins; II. PERSON; 5. The Eye of the Storm; 6. The Protected Pet; 7. My Cat Is Not a Toaster; 8. Civil Rights for Pets; III. CITIZEN; 9. The Perils of Personhood; 10. Citizen Canine; 11. The Meowist Revolution; 12. The Road Ahead; Epilogue; A Brief History of Cats and Dogs; Acknowledgments; Further Reading; Sources; Index
Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens?Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn't warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country. Some say they're even on the verge of becoming legal persons.How did we get here?and what happens next?In this fascinating exploration of the changing status of dogs and cats in society, pet lover and award-win.

Nashville dreams

April 17, 2014
Hauck, Rachel, 1960-, autor.
[Nashville] : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
1 online resource
Last week, I was stocking groceries in Freedom, Alabama. This week, I live in Nashville, Tennessee, about to take the stage at the famous Bluebird Cafe. Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Only one problem: I've got stage fright. But after years of being ruled by fear and hiding from my dream, I confronted my limited reality and left home. Forget the hometown hunk who wants to make me queen of his doublewide trailer. Forget Momma's doubt-inspiring tirade. I can make it in Music City . . . can't I? So I took a leap of faith, gathered my old guitar, my notebook full of songs, and packed up my '69 Chevy pickup. Look out NashVegas! With the help of some new friends, especially handsome Lee Rivers, my dream is about to find the light of day. But as I face my first night at the Bluebird Cafe, I realize . . . I might just do what comes naturally: Look for the nearest exit and run!

Island peril

April 17, 2014
Sorenson, Jill, author.
[Don Mills, Ontario] : [Harlequin Enterprises Limited], [2014]
1 online resource
It started as a girls' outing to California's beautiful Channel Islands State Park. When Ella Hammond embarks on a kayaking trip with sexy adventure guide Paul Dawson, sparks fly--but so does gunfire from a boat of drug smugglers. Now Ella and Paul are on the run, soaked and stranded in a rocky hideout. Ella feels like she'll never be warm again. Until Paul shares his body heat--igniting a fire between them that's nearly too hot to handle!

Year of No Sugar [electronic resource] : A Memoir

April 17, 2014
Schaub, Eve O.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
1 online resource (320 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Chapter 1: I Love Sugar; Chapter 2: Out of the Opium Den; Chapter 3: A Sweet Poison; Chapter 4: Sugar, Sugar Everywhere; Chapter 5: Everything Tastes Like Bananas and Dates; Chapter 6: Waitresses Hate Us; Chapter 7: Oh, the Things You Will Eat; Chapter 8: Poop Doesn't Lie; Chapter 9: But What About the Kids?; Chapter 10: Meet the Hermits; Chapter 11: Why Am I Not Italian?; Chapter 12: Desert Island Desserts; Chapter 13: Halloween Without Candy; Chapter 14: Food Time Travel; Chapter 15: Holy Food
It's Dinnertime. Do You Know Where Your Sugar is Coming From? Most likely everywhere. Sure, it's in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O. Schaub was the secret world of sugar--hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food. With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year. Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs.

Breaking point

April 17, 2014
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, [2014]
1 online resource
In the line of fire... OPERATION SHADOW WARRIORS An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military operatives in live combat scenarios... The Alpha Platoon. A unit of Navy SEALs stationed in the unforgiving dryness of Afghanistan...who just learned that their newest team member is a woman. But Bay Thorn has a spine of steel--and the chops to prove it. Without a team to back her up, however, she's dead in the water. And her only ally is Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous and unbearably attractive.... Between the open hostility from her team and the harsh al Qaeda territory, Gabe is a lifeline for Bay. But mutual respect quickly grows into mutual attraction. And with each day and every assignment, the longing only deepens. They mustn't speak of it. Mustn't act on it. Because in this line of work, falling in love can get you killed....

Confessions of a royal bridegroom

April 17, 2014
Kelly, Vanessa, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
1 online resource.

Bluebonnet bride

April 17, 2014
Coble, Colleen, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2014.
1 online resource.
At the turn of the 20th century, Elli Korpela boarded The Baltic as a mail order bride. But the threat she thought she was escaping somehow followed her to America . . . Escaping a forced engagement, Elli sought refuge in an arranged, mail-order marriage. Her betrothed is a Texan named Nathan White. As she glimpses her future husband and his darling niece at the train station, she instantly knows her risk will prove the best decision she's ever made. Nathan White never took an interest in marriage until he became the guardian of four-year-old Hannah. He's arranged a mail order wife to love and care for his orphaned niece. But his mind changes when he first sees the beautiful Elli Korpela. After a glorious wedding ceremony in the gardens of a place called Butterfly Palace--the grandest estate Elli's ever seen--a peaceful beginning takes a disquieting turn. An intruder brutally attacks Elli. Nathan intervenes, but the devil escapes unidentified, leaving Elli to face two chilling possibilities: either the attack was arranged by strike workers in Nathan's employ or her shadowy past followed her across the sea. As the danger mounts, Elli and Nathan must face their enemy together, fighting for their newfound marriage--and for their lives.

A sensible arrangement [electronic resource]

April 17, 2014
Peterson, Tracie.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, 2013.
1 online resource.
Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Pens a Brand-New SeriesMarty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe has secured a job as a bank manager in Denver, only to discover that the bank board wants him to be a married man. With Texas in his roots, he advertises for a Lone Star bride, and Marty answers the call. They both agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience.Marty works to carve out a new life in high-society Denver as Jake works to guide the bank through a collapsing economy. But when money goes missing at the bank and accounting discrepancies point to Jake, he must find a way to prove his innocence. Yet all he wants to do is go back to Texas and own his own ranch. Marty, on the other hand, owns a ranch--one she's never told her husband about. She hates Texas because it represents the losses in her life. But as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to tell Jake the truth. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love'

Bite me

April 17, 2014
Laurenston, Shelly, author.
New York, NY : Brava, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
1 online resource.
"Hot shape-shifters and even hotter passion." --New York Times bestselling author Gena ShowalterLivy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life's irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad's untimely and unexplained demise. That's where Vic Barinov comes in--or his house does. Vic can't step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he'll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge. . .

The darkest minds

April 17, 2014
Bracken, Alexandra, author.
New York, New York : Hyperion, [2012]
1 online resource.
"Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children"-- Provided by publisher.

Stitches : a Generation dead book

April 17, 2014
Waters, Daniel, 1969- author.
New York, New York : Hyperion, [2011]
1 online resource.
"Stories of the undead"--cover.
How's life -- Doll parts -- My dead heart -- Purpose statement.
Rise up for a brand new collection of original GENERATION DEAD short stories in this eBook exclusive edition!

Dazed

April 17, 2014
Karr, Kim, author.
©2014
1 online resource.
Jagger Kennedy never went looking for fame, he just fell into it. After scoring a major modeling contract, his clean-cut good looks and charm catapulted his career. But when his actress girlfriend breaks his heart, he moves to L.A. to try his hand at acting. He needs to make a change, and the last thing he's looking for is love. Aerie Daniels is a woman in control ... until she meets Jagger. Her surprising connection with him leaves her stunned, and it's unlike anything she's ever felt. But just when she lets her walls fall, she makes a startling discovery about him that breaks her fragile heart into a million pieces.

El hogar de Sherlock : la casa deshabitada

April 17, 2014
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930, author.
©2013
1 online resource.

Servido con amor

April 17, 2014
Grey, Andrew, author.
Tallahassee, FL : Dreamspinner Press, 2011.
1 online resource
Sebastian Franklin has waited a long time to prove himself as front of the house manager at Cafe Belgie, but his first night in charge while Darryl, his boss, is on vacation is less than a success. The restaurant is robbed at closing time, and the Good Samaritan who foiled the robber comes with his own complications. Robert Fortier is the county's newest judge, and a reluctant one at that. He is well aware that a public life is not always easy, especially when your personal life makes you the target of a media frenzy. Still, Robert enjoys Sebastian's company, and Sebastian is never without a serving of happiness and flair for his favorite public figure. But Sebastian is not without his issues either, family chaos and an ex in trouble will put the pressure on as they struggle for even footing in this new romance.

The legend of sleepy hollow : English and Russian language edition

April 17, 2014
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859, author.
©2013
1 online resource.

Disruption

April 17, 2014
Shirvington, Jessica, author.
Sydney South, N.S.W. HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
1 online resource
What if a microchip could identify your perfect match? What if it could be used against you and the ones you love? Eight years ago, Mercer Corporation's M-Bands became mandatory. An evolution of the smartphone, the bracelets promised an easier life. Instead, they have come to control it. Two years ago, Maggie Stevens watched helplessly as one of the people she loved most was taken from her, shattering her world as she knew it. Now, Maggie is ready. And Quentin Mercer - heir to the M-Corp empire - has become key to Maggie's plan. But as the pieces of her dangerous design fall into place, could Quentin's involvement destroy everything she's fought for? In a world full of broken promises, the ones Maggie must keep could be the most heartbreaking.

The pothunters

April 17, 2014
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975, author.
[Garfield Heights, Ohio] : Duke Classics, [2012]
1 online resource

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