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Fresh Pick | ENEMY LOVER by Karin Harlow
Fresh Pick / June 14, 2010

L.O.S.T. #1 June 2010 On Sale: May 25, 2010 Featuring: Angela Giacomelli; Jax Cassidy 384 pages ISBN: 1439109826 EAN: 9781439109823 Mass Market Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Suspense, Romance Paranormal Buy at Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow When falling in love is the most dangerous option of all… When you have no alternative, then you call in L.O.S.T. Because with the Last Option Special Team, it’s do or die. . . . It’s Jax Cassidy’s first mission for L.O.S.T.—one that will give the former cop who went rogue a chance to prove herself. Her assignment: gain the trust of assassin Marcus Cross . . . eliminate him . . . then take down Marcus’s mentor, Joseph Lazarus, a man with a bold eye on the White House. But the woman who’s known by her team for being a femme fatale succumbs to passion, only to discover Cross’s deadly secret. He’s a vampire, and Joseph Lazarus is his creator. Left for dead by his platoon in the violent hills of Afghanistan, Special Ops sniper Marcus Cross was given a second chance at life. His newly heightened skills make him the perfect killing machine, and as Lazarus’s right-hand man,…

Fresh Pick | THREE TIMES A BRIDE by Samantha James, Catherine Anderson, Loretta Chase
Fresh Pick / June 12, 2010

May 2010 On Sale: May 11, 2010 384 pages ISBN: 0061971804 EAN: 9780061971808 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Romance Historical, Romance Anthology Buy at Three Times a Bride by Samantha James, Catherine Anderson, Loretta Chase Three times a lady. Three times a beauty. Three Times a Bride Three brides, three beginnings, three stories of incomparable romance from USA Today bestselling authors Catherine Anderson, Loretta Chase, and Samantha James. Celebrate the glorious, magical moment when man and woman become husband and wife with these three couples, joined by a passionate promise of forever—and inspired by true love. Wedded bliss has never been this wicked . . . Previous Picks

Fresh Pick | THE BRIDE WILL KEEP HER NAME by Jan Goldstein
Fresh Pick / June 10, 2010

June 2009 On Sale: June 16, 2009 Featuring: Madison Mandelbaum; Colin Darcy 272 pages ISBN: 0307345920 EAN: 9780307345929 Hardcover $24.00 Add to Wish List Suspense, Fiction Buy at The Bride Will Keep Her Name by Jan Goldstein Something borrowed. Something blue. Do you really know the man to whom you’re saying ‘I do?’ Madison Mandelbaum is on top of the world. She’s got a loving — though totally neurotic — family, two fabulous girlfriends, and best of all, she’s head-over-heels in love with Colin Darcy, an investigative reporter for NBC, a distant relation to the Queen, and–most importantly–Maddie’s fiancé. Be careful what you wish for her mother’s always fond of saying, but with Colin on her arm, Maddie is certain that everything will finally go right. With one week to go before the wedding, Maddie receives an anonymous email that suggests that her fiancé may not be the man she thinks he is. Is this someone’s idea of a pre-wedding joke? Yet as sinister phone calls, text messages, and disturbing clues turn up, all linking Colin to the murder of a sexy callgirl, Maddie realizes that she must get to the bottom of this. Fast. As the clock counts…

Fresh Pick | 3 SEDUCTIONS AND A WEDDING by Julie Leto
Fresh Pick / June 9, 2010

3 Encounters June 2010 On Sale: June 1, 2010 224 pages ISBN: 0373795475 EAN: 9780373795475 Mass Market Paperback $4.99 Add to Wish List Romance Series, Romance Contemporary Buy at 3 Seductions and A Wedding by Julie Leto Wedding Days lead to very SEXY Wedding Nights Why wait for the wedding night? Tying the Knot Jessie might not forgive Leo for his long-ago betrayal, but after one scorching kiss, she can’t fight the chemistry anymore. But a girl can’t base her future on great sex. Or can she? Take This Man Can hunky Drew convince his longtime crush Annie that he’s the man for her? All he has to do is sweep her off her feet…then make her forget that he’s a much younger man…. Bedded Bliss When playboy billionaire Ajay is ready for real commitment, he thinks sexy, sensible Mallory is his woman. Too bad her only desire is to experience his reputed prowess in bed! It’s a unique and hotly sexual weekend of exploration for these four couples. Excerpt “You’ve lost your mind.” Jessie Martinez set down her fork, a juicy olive speared on the tines, and glanced at the people around her. Annie had nearly sputtered out…

Fresh Pick / June 8, 2010

Sophie Katz #4 June 2010 On Sale: May 25, 2010 Featuring: Sophie Katz 400 pages ISBN: 0778327892 EAN: 9780778327899 Paperback $13.95 Add to Wish List Contemporary Chick Lit, Thriller Buy at Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress by Kyra Davis Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face. Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts—from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena’s made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop—and, yes, she’s no saint—but really, who deserves to be shot? With an überlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie’s barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day. Big if. A cute, quirky, witty tale of a very unconventional group of close-knit…

Fresh Pick | MURDER OF A WEDDING BELLE by Denise Swanson
Fresh Pick / June 7, 2010

Scumble River #12 April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 Featuring: Skye Denison; Wally 272 pages ISBN: 0451229614 EAN: 9780451229618 Paperback $6.99 Add to Wish List Mystery Amateur Sleuth, Mystery Woman Sleuth, Mystery Cozy Buy at Murder Of A Wedding Belle by Denise Swanson School psychologist Skye Denison is already in a tizzy of indecision contemplating her boyfriend Wally’s marriage proposal when she very reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honor in her California cousin’s over-the-top platinum-style wedding. What’s more, she’s expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner, which means being available to help 24-7. There goes Skye’s much-needed summer break…. Then Skye discovers the flawlessly chic wedding planner lying not so flawlessly dead less than a week before the big event. Suddenly Skye is working double duty on two fronts: making sure every elaborate nuptial detail is executed perfectly, from the butterfly release to the martini luge, and helping the police find out who hated the bossy bridal consultant enough to bash her on the head. Can Skye get her cousin to the church on time — and save herself from a killer who may actually be on the guest list? Who Killed the Wedding Planner?? Previous…

Fresh Pick | WEDDING BELL BLUES by Meg Benjamin
Fresh Pick / June 6, 2010

Konigsburg #2 May 2010 On Sale: May 4, 2010 Featuring: Pete Toleffson; Janie Dupree 272 pages ISBN: 1605047163 EAN: 9781605047164 Trade Size $15.00 Add to Wish List Romance Erotica Sensual Buy at Wedding Bell Blues by Meg Benjamin Who knew you could find the love of your life at the wedding from hell… Janie Dupree will do anything to make sure her best friend has the wedding of her dreams, even if it means relinquishing what every bridesmaid covets and never gets—the perfect maid-of-honor dress. Problem is, family drama as tangled as a clump of Texas prickly pear cactus threatens to send the skittish bride hopping aboard the elopement express. Janie could use a hand, but the best man’s “help” is only making things worse. Pete Toleffson just wants to get through his brother’s wedding and get back to his county attorney job in Des Moines. He never expected to be the engineer on a wedding train that’s derailing straight toward hell. Janie’s the kind of girl he’d like to get close to—but her self-induced role as “Miss Fix-It” is as infuriating as it is adorable. If they can just fend off meddling parents, vindictive in-laws, spiteful ex-boyfriends, and…

Fresh Pick | FLOOD by Stephen Baxter
Fresh Pick , Guests / June 5, 2010

May 2009 On Sale: May 5, 2009 496 pages ISBN: 0451462718 EAN: 9780451462718 Hardcover $24.95 Add to Wish List Science Fiction Buy at Flood by Stephen Baxter The “deeply scary”(BBC Focus) new novel from a national bestselling and critically acclaimed author. Four hostages are rescued from a group of religious extremists in Barcelona. After five years of being held captive together, they make a vow to always watch out for one another. But they never expected this… The world they have returned to has been transformed by water—and the water is rising. As it continues to flow from the earth’s mantle, entire countries disappear. High ground becomes a precious commodity. And finally, the dreadful truth is revealed: before fifty years have passed, there will be nowhere left to run… Previous Picks

Fresh Pick | FATAL SYSTEM ERROR by Joseph Menn
Fresh Pick / June 4, 2010

February 2010 On Sale: January 26, 2010 304 pages ISBN: 1586487485 EAN: 9781586487485 Hardcover $25.95 Fatal System Error by Joseph Menn The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet In this disquieting cyber thriller, Joseph Menn takes readers into the murky hacker underground, traveling the globe from San Francisco to Costa Rica and London to Russia. His guides are California surfer and computer whiz Barrett Lyon and a fearless British high-tech agent. Through these heroes, Menn shows the evolution of cyber- crime from small-time thieving to sophisticated, organized gangs, who began by attacking corporate websites but increasingly steal financial data from consumers and defense secrets from governments. Using unprecedented access to Mob businesses and Russian officials, the book reveals how top criminals earned protection from the Russian government. Fatal System Error penetrates both the Russian cyber-mob and La Cosa Nostra as the two fight over the Internet’s massive spoils. The cloak-and-dagger adventure shows why cyber-crime is much worse than you thought—and why the Internet might not survive. Previous Picks Add to Wish List Thriller Techno Buy at

Fresh Pick | DIRECTIVE 51 by John Barnes
Fresh Pick / June 3, 2010

April 2010 On Sale: April 6, 2010 Featuring: Heather O’Grainne 496 pages ISBN: 044101822X EAN: 9780441018222 Hardcover $25.95 Add to Wish List Science Fiction Buy at Directive 51 by John Barnes The first book in a new post-apocalyptic trilogy from a master of the genre Heather O’Grainne is the Assistant Secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called Daybreak. The group is diverse and radical, and its members have only one thing in common-their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Now, seemingly random events simultaneously occurring around the world are in fact connected as part of Daybreak’s plan to destroy modern civilization-a plan that will eliminate America’s top government personnel, leaving the nation no choice but to implement its emergency contingency program…Directive 51. Previous Picks