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13 Must Reads in 2013

New Year, new resolutions, and that includes a few books! Looking ahead to a new slate of books we've picked some you'll want to include in your book club reading, some for the Young Adult. Can't get enough of FIFTY SHADES, we've got a couple of new ones that promise heat and a great story. But don't forget the books to keep you reading way past your bed time and then at least one (or two) just because they are guaranteed FUN reads!

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Crimson Frost
Mythos Academy #4
January 2013
On Sale: December 24, 2012
384 pages
ISBN: 0758281463
EAN: 9780758281463
Kindle: B0099UY5H6
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Crimson Frost

Jennifer Estep

For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes--the most hideous face I'd ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki--the evil god that I'd helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we'd gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I'd have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn't see that one coming. I've been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison--and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan's dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos ACAemy thinks I'm guilty. If I'm going to get out of this mess alive, I'll have to do it myself. . .

Young Adult Paranormal

Shades Of Earth
Across the Universe #3
January 2013
On Sale: January 15, 2013
400 pages
ISBN: 1595143998
EAN: 9781595143990
Kindle: B0081KYYAS
Hardcover / e-Book

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Shades Of Earth

Beth Revis

The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.


Science Fiction | Young Adult Science Fiction

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone #1
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2011
On Sale: September 29, 2011
432 pages
ISBN: 0316134023
EAN: 9780316134026
Kindle: B004QX076Y
Hardcover / e-Book

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Daughter Of Smoke And Bone

Laini Taylor

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Young Adult Paranormal

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Entangled Publishing
September 2011
On Sale: September 11, 2011
304 pages
ISBN: 162061135X
EAN: 9781620611357
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My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Rachel Harris

Can Cat Crawford find her way back to modern times before her Italian time travel adventure turns into an Italian forever?

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family's trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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Young Adult Historical | Fantasy

Release Me
January 2013
On Sale: January 13, 2013
352 pages
ISBN: 0345544110
EAN: 9780345544117
Kindle: B008WOTQGU
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Release Me

J. Kenner

Only his passion could set her free...

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who's never heard "no" and a fiery woman who says "yes" on her own terms.

He was the one man I couldn't avoid. And the one man I couldn't resist.

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.

But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Romance Erotica Sensual | Erotica

Dead Ever After
Sookie Stackhouse, #13
May 2013
On Sale: May 7, 2013
336 pages
ISBN: 193700788X
EAN: 9781937007881
Kindle: B009NY43NY
Hardcover / e-Book

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Dead Ever After

Charlaine Harris

The Final Sookie Stackhouse Novel


There are secrets in the town of Bon Temps, ones that threaten those closest to Sookie—and could destroy her heart....

Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte's. After all, Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman is not so clearcut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance...and a cold silence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated.

Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime.

But the evidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she'll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough...

Paranormal Mystery | Romance Paranormal | Fantasy Urban

The Gilded Lily
St. Martin's Paperbacks
December 2012
On Sale: November 27, 2012
480 pages
ISBN: 1250001900
EAN: 9781250001900
Kindle: B00842HA7C
Paperback / e-Book

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The Gilded Lily

Deborah Swift

A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption.

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects. Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters.

Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men's view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure.

Romance Historical

The Gin Lovers
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2013
On Sale: February 13, 2013
448 pages
ISBN: 1250035937
EAN: 9781250035936
Kindle: B009E7GHGG
Trade Size / e-Book

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The Gin Lovers

Jamie Brenner

The Serial

Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, The Gin Lovers is a sensual and romantic story of how one high society woman's passion and courage lead her to love.

It's 1925, and the Victorian era with its confining morals is all but dead. Unfortunately, for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte, the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids. Living with her rigid and controlling husband William, her Fifth Avenue townhouse is a gilded cage. But when William's rebellious younger sister, the beautiful and brash Mae, comes to live with them after the death of their mother, Charlotte finds entr�e to a world beyond her wildest dreams - and a handsome and mysterious stranger whom she imagines is as confident in the bedroom as he is behind the bar of his forbidden speakeasy.

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Historical | Romance Historical

The Rise Of Ransom City
December 2012
On Sale: November 27, 2012
368 pages
ISBN: 0765329409
EAN: 9780765329400
Kindle: B008E8NO76
Hardcover / e-Book

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The Rise Of Ransom City

Felix Gilman

This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it's most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world.

Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.

Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.

If you're reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.

Fantasy | Fantasy Steampunk

Here I Go Again
January 2013
On Sale: December 31, 2012
320 pages
ISBN: 0451236726
EAN: 9780451236722
Kindle: B007R8GXLS
Hardcover / e-Book

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Here I Go Again

Jen Lancaster

The second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of If You Were Here takes us back to the hair metal 80's.

Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn't understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped...beloved...feared. Present day, not so much. She's been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she's struggling to start a business out of her parents' garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom.

Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it's not like she can go back in time and change who she was...or can she?

Women's Fiction | Fiction | Contemporary New Adult

Soho Crime
January 2013
On Sale: January 1, 2013
356 pages
ISBN: 1616952040
EAN: 9781616952044

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Stuart Neville

Ireland 1963. As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse. Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate. The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed: the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

A note from the killers is found on the dead German's corpse, addressed to Colonel Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's favorite commando, once called the most dangerous man in Europe. The note simply says: "We are coming for you."

As Albert Ryan digs deeper into the case he discovers a network of former Nazis and collaborators, all presided over by Skorzeny from his country estate outside Dublin. When Ryan closes in on the killers, his loyalty is torn between country and conscience. Why must he protect the very people he fought against twenty years before? Ryan learns that Skorzeny might be a dangerous ally, but he is a deadly enemy.

Thriller | Suspense

February 2013
On Sale: January 22, 2013
312 pages
ISBN: 0399161481
EAN: 9780399161483
Kindle: B008RCZLNO
Hardcover / e-Book

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Robert Crais

The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty—until he meets his new partner.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott's.

They are each other's last chance. Shunned and shunted to the side, they set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie. What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and the journey will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.

Thriller | Suspense

The Blood Gospel
The Order of the Sanguines
January 2013
On Sale: January 8, 2013
448 pages
ISBN: 006199104X
EAN: 9780061991042
Kindle: B0089LOGDE
Hardcover / e-Book

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The Blood Gospel

James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell

They were born in the time of Christ, and through the ages they have been called many names: The Strigae. The Vrykolakas. The Pishacha. They are the Sect of the Sanguines--the Vatican's Vampires--an ancient order who stands vigilant in an unrelenting quest to destroy evil in all its horrifying forms . . .

How did Christ suddenly acquire the skills to perform miracles? Why was his first miracle turning water into wine? Why does the Catholic faith believe that the act of transubstantiation converts communion wine into Christ's holy blood?

The Blood Gospel contains the answers to these mysteries and many more, but it has been lost to history, rumors of its existence fearfully whispered amid dark shadows. But now, at a barbarous crime scene in King Herod's ancient city, the first real clue to the mysterious Gospel's hidden location has been unearthed.

No one has a greater interest in protecting the Gospel's secrets than the mysterious Sect of the Sanguines. But the key to finding the Blood Gospel lies in the hands of a non- believer. Erin Granger has no idea that her life in mortal danger, and she must be found before a diabolical enemy seeking to possesses the Blood Gospel's power can unleash unholy hell and rend the world from its moorings. . . .

Suspense | Thriller | Horror

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