After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.
"Audible Listener Seeks More From This Author"
After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department.
After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn - former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat - is ready to propose marriage. In fact he's more than ready. If it were up to Quinn, he would efficiently propose, marry, and beget Janie with child all in the same day - thereby avoiding the drama and angst that accompanies the four stages of prematrimony: engagement; meeting the parents; bachelor/bachelorette party; and overblown, superfluous wedding day traditions.
"SLOW START BUT A BEAUTIFUL HAPPY TEARS FINISH!!!!"
She was looking for a place to land. Anna is a 15-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she's had it with her life at home. So Anna "borrows" her stepmom's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half sister takes her in. But LA isn't quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.
Karen Memery, like memory only spelt with an e, lives in Rapid City in the late 19th century - when airships plied the trade routes bringing would-be miners heading up to the gold fields of Alaska, and steam-powered mechanicals stalked the waterfront. Karen is a "soiled dove", a young woman on her own who is making the best of her orphaned state by working in Madame Damnable's high-quality bordello.
"One that I will revisit again and again."
When Lyric Walker was 14 years old, her life was turned upside down when she witnessed a world-changing event - the arrival of the Triton, a five-nation race of warrior merpeople who walked out of the sea and camped on the beaches of modern-day Coney Island. Suddenly her neighborhood was home to a new minority group numbering in the tens of thousands. But the Triton's arrival also revealed a shocking family secret: Her own mother was a mermaid.
In the first book of Michael Buckley's Undertow Trilogy, the Alpha arrived, and the world was never the same. At the start of the second book, most of South Brooklyn is in ruins, and the nation is terrified. Nearly everyone that Lyric Walker loves is either missing or presumed dead, including the mesmerizing Prince Fathom. It's up to Lyric to unite the Alpha before the second wave of a cataclysmic invasion wipes out mankind for good.
"When is the next one? Need it Now"
In the powerful conclusion to Robin LaFever's New York Times best-selling His Fair Assassins trilogy, Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent.
"Five-star Ending to an Incredible Series"
Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn and, in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon's 16-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen.
"Magic in Ancient Macedonia"
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel.
"Didn't want it to end"
After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands - but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt.
"Book 2: Addicting and intriguing YA fantasy"
Rachel Walker is devoted to God. She prays every day, attends Calvary Christian Church with her family, helps care for her five younger siblings, dresses modestly, and prepares herself to be a wife and mother who serves the Lord with joy. But Rachel is curious about the world her family has turned away from and increasingly finds that neither the church nor her homeschool education has the answers she craves.
"A Different Spin on Coming-of-Age"
In 1916, Emma O'Neill is frozen in time. After sampling an experimental polio vaccine brewed on a remote island off St. Augustine, Florida, she and her family stop aging, as do the Ryans, her family's business partners. In a way this suits Emma fine, because she's in love with Charlie Ryan. Being 17 forever with him is a dream. But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, takes note. Drinking the elixir has made the O'Neills and Ryans impervious to aging, but not to murder.
"What is the Unbelievable FIB?" That's the question eleven-year-old Prudence Potts discovers on a baffling card no one else in Middleton--except Abe, a new kid with a knack for solving riddles--seems to see. Then a mysterious man asks for ABE and Pru's help investigating mythical beings infiltrating the town, and that's just one of the things Pru finds hard to believe. Soon Pru and ABE discover another world beneath the surface of their quiet town, where Viking gods lurk just out of sight.
Lucy Darrington has no choice but to run away from boarding school. Her father, an expert on the supernatural, has been away for "too" long while doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory in the Pacific Northwest populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. But upon arriving, she learns her father is missing: Rumor has it he's gone in search of dreamwood, a rare tree with magical properties that just might hold the cure for the blight that's ravaging the forests of Saarthe.
It's been a year since friends ABE and Pru joined Mister Fox's Fantasy Investigation Bureau - otherwise known as the Unbelievable FIB - to save their hometown from an invasion of Viking gods and giants. Life has been incredibly ordinary ever since. But that's all about to change when the Norse Allfather, Odin, appears with terrible news: Baldur, his favorite son, has been murdered. It's the first step in a fated chain of events that leads to Ragnarok - the end of the world.
Visions have been a part of Jade Hamilton's life since she was 10, but this time her visions have put her in the middle of a murder. This latest episode has Jade struggling to keep six-year-old Emmie Linderhoff safe from the killer, as well as, keeping herself out of jail for kidnapping. Certain her only chance is to run, Jade goes into hiding
"Loved the Child Narration!"
P.I. Sandi Webster's menopausal mother wants her to solve a century-old murder. Her mother's attitude causes armed and dangerous Sandi to feel like a gibbering child. Oblivious to her effect on her daughter, Livvie entices Sandi's cooperation with the story of a lost treasure.