Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities.
"This book has it all - and that's not good"
Stone Arabia tells the story of a brother and sister, Nik and Denise, now in their 40s. Denise is the reluctant caregiver in the family, dealing with an ailing mother and single-parenting her 20-something daughter. Nik is a failed rock musician. Rather than confront his lack of success head-on, Nik creates a fictional world where his imaginary band releases records; they're reviewed; there's correspondence with "fans"; fawning press coverage; and more. It's all very ornate, and somewhat charming; if also deranged.
Lilith awakens cold, naked and alone, knowing nothing--not even who she is--except that she has to run, run for her life...because someone is after her. When Ethan discovers the terrified woman hiding on his ranch, he knows immediately not only who she is, but what. He's never forgotten her, not in all the time since he escaped their joint prison, a clandestine CIA facility where humans are bred into vampires willing to kill on command.
"Enjoyed every minute"
With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Abigail Lovell's family is torn apart - while her schoolmaster father is an outspoken loyalist and prominent figurehead in the community, she and her two brothers engage in acts of espionage to undermine the British forces in Boston. Her sickly older brother, James, operates the patriots' spy ring while Abigail acts as a courier, eluding increasingly aggressive British patrols. Meanwhile, her younger brother, Benjamin, slips out of Boston to fight alongside Abigail’s love, Ezra, in the battles at Lexington and Concord.
"A gripping adventure"
C. J. Dunn is an expert at spinning her clients' image in the media and the perfect lawyer to deflect police interest in Rick Slater, head of security for a U.S. congressman from Miami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished Alana Martin, but in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the congressman's chances. If she succeeds, friends of the congressman have assured her they will arrange a spot for her as a legal commentator on a national media outlet.