Author: Holley Trent, Jillian David, Micah Persell, Danica Winters, Jaye Shields, Spring Stevens, Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, Susan Blexrud
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Love lasts forever in this value-priced paranormal romance collection featuring eight couples who discover that eternal happiness is the key to conquering evil. The Demigod’s Legacy: Demigod cougar shifter Tito Perez couldn’t protect his family in pre-colonial Tenochtitlan, so he won’t risk endangering another in modern New Mexico. But when December Farmer shows up to collect child support for a daughter he never knew about, danger of all sorts finds them. This immortal shapeshifter may have no choice but to cast aside his precious humanity and become the unflinching warrior he’s never wanted to be. Immortal Flame: After a horrific accident, Peter Blackstone arrives in Allison La Croix’s ER and heals himself before her eyes. Peter traded his soul to save his wife, and now he will hunt criminals forever. Can Allison find a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate spirit? Of Eternal Life: Dr. Abilene Miller is shocked when a dead man jerks back to life in her arms and infuriated when he kidnaps her. He thinks she’s part of a conspiracy; she thinks he’s insane. Only together can they find out the truth—and brave the risks they run in loving each other. The Nymph’s Labyrinth: Shapeshifting nymph Ariadne Papadakis must keep the truth of the nymphs’ existence far out of reach from American archeologist Beau Morris. But will the task force her to sacrifice her own happiness? Secrets of the Sky: Sparrow Reed might look like an angel, but she’s actually a witch who can change into a songbird. When her best friend’s problems drop Sparrow in an underworld fraught with threats, Rowen Aerion of the Knights of the Fog has his hands full trying to keep her alive—and his love may be her biggest danger of all. Embrace the Desire: Destroyer Payne can’t believe his good luck when his father, the lord of the underworld, orders him to take the lovely Chanta Timbers through her transition from human to half-goddess. Chanta is both drawn to and frightened by the beast that lurks under his skin. But only by defying the gods to pursue this attraction do they stand a chance in the coming war. Immortal Love: Bécquer is handsome, well-read, poetic, and … an immortal literary agent who exists on human blood. Not that it matters since his relationships are strictly business—until he crosses paths with Carla, who rewrites his script. The Gettysburg Vampire: College student Abby Potter takes advantage of ghosts’ popularity in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by inventing a vampire folktale for the annual holiday production. Problem is, her leading man—a history professor at the college and a renowned Civil War reenactor—is a little too convincing in the role. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Author: Marla Josephs
I tried not to look at the men so that I could focus on keeping my movements silent. I certainly did not want to be detected. It was impossible, however, to keep my eyes completely off the terrifying drama unfolding before me. I was certain they planned to kill the man and I had no way of helping him. The best I could do was get to safety and call the police. I had slunk my way to the left of them and was right alongside the river now. I crept along keeping a wary eye on the men. I don't know whether I gasped, screamed, or made a sudden movement, but suddenly both sets of eyes of the evil men turned towards me just as the shot sounded. I ran as fast as I could, ignoring the ripping pain in my side, and jumped off the edge into the rushing water below.
Winner of the Nautilus AwardInterest Level: Middle/High SchoolReading Grade Level: 3rd & 4thLexile Level: Not AvailableTheme: Emotions/Growing Up
Author: Zoe Chant
A curvy witness to a murder + the sexy bear shifter bodyguard sworn to protect her with his life + firefights and fiery passion = one hot thrill ride! Paramedic Ellie McNeil loves her job, even though her schedule dooms her to perpetual single-hood. But on an overnight shift, she witnesses a murder. Ellie bravely agrees to testify against the murderer, who runs organized crime in her city. But she'll need one hell of a bodyguard to make it to the witness stand alive. Growly bear shifter Hal Brennan runs Protection, Inc., an all-shifter private security company. A former Navy SEAL, he left his clan's wilderness home for a life of danger and excitement. His parents keep calling and pestering him to look for his mate, but Hal is convinced that he doesn't need anyone. Then he's hired to guard Ellie. Now the bodyguard bear has a true challenge: to protect his mate... and open his heart. Bodyguard Bear is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW bear shifter romance. No cliffhangers!
Little Balser, a pioneer boy growing up in early nineteenth-century Indiana, has many adventures and dangerous encounters with bears while learning the ways of the woods.
Wolf Pack Protectors
Author: Liv Brywood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Wolf Pack Protectors Books 1-3: The Complete Series Three tall, dark, and dangerously sexy alpha werewolves protect the BBW women they love. This complete, three book paranormal romance series is full of passion, fated mates, and suspense. Secret Seduction When a tall, dark and dangerously sexy Alpha werewolf rescues Diana from a vicious attack, she doesn't know who to fear more - her attacker or the wolf. She's heard whispered legends of a powerful werewolf but never believed such a creature could exist. Captured by the wolf, she's taken to his den, and to his bed. Feral Seduction Forced to take refuge in an abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods, Brandy thinks she's finally escaped her stalker. But she quickly realizes, she's not alone. An unimaginably sexy, and very naked, man appears in the middle of the night to offer her protection. She's captivated by his stormy eyes, until she learns his dark secret. She knows she could never tame him, but when he makes the ultimate sacrifice for her, she knows she can't live without him. The more he tries to resist her, the more she wants him and for once in her life, she intends to get what she wants. Deadly Seduction Gwen hasn't left the Silver Creek Pack's den since a devastating assault that scarred her body and still tortures her soul. But when Nosh, the alpha of the Dark Moon pack, is injured in a suspicious accident, she's forced to travel to his den. The healer-in-training draws on all her skills and saves the alpha, but soon he narrowly escapes another "accident." Someone in Nosh's pack is hell-bent on murdering him and everyone he cares about, and now Gwen has been targeted by a killer. Wolf Pack Protectors is a complete three book paranormal romance series. This is a stand-alone book series with no cliffhangers. Love scenes are fully realized and at times include explicit language.
Bound to the Bear
Author: Kathy Lyons
Publisher: Forever Yours
From USA Today bestselling author Kathy Lyons comes a sexy new enemies-to-lovers shifter romance. Hard-bodied and military-trained shifter Hank Coleman will always do what's best for the clan. With a mysterious virus ravaging the city and transforming anyone with shifter DNA into dangerously unstable hybrids, that means asking a human scientist for help. Hank knows that getting Dr. Cecilia Lu involved will mean exposing the shifter world and his black bear self, but it's the animal attraction that sparks between them that could be the real danger. Cecilia trusts data and what she can see with her own two eyes. So when the hottest man she's ever met transforms into a bear right in front of her, she has no choice but to accept that shifters are real. And with hybrids attacking humans and shifters turning on their own kind, Hank and Cecilia have zero time to fight the desire that's burning hotter by the minute. But war is brewing between the shifters, and Cecilia will be forced to choose between the world of men . . . and the world of her sexy beast. "Alpha Unleashed is a fast-paced, wild bear-shifter ride! I loved it!" --- New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley
Author: Jacqueline Diamond
When Luke Van Dam unexpectedly gets custody of his young daughter, the busy obstetrician has a new mission: to be the best dad he can be. Except he can't do it alone. So he turns to his good friend and new partner—fellow ob-gyn Jane McKay. Ten years ago Jane and Luke were more than med-school buddies. Until Jane realized Luke wasn't ready to settle down. Now the ultimate babe magnet is becoming the ultimate baby magnet. He just became guardian of an infant girl! Luke knows it takes two parents to make a family…and now Jane's planning to start one of her own! Is the cautious single dad ready to risk his heart with the woman he loves—and who is changing him baby step by baby step?
I Love You a Thousand Ways is the story of one of the most loved, respected, and imitated singer/songwriters in the history of country music, a man whose songs touched the lives of millions of people. Lefty Frizzell’s relaxed style of singing proved to be a huge influence on a wide variety of country and pop music stars such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, George Jones, John Fogerty, George Strait, and Tim McGraw. In addition to his incredible vocal talents, Lefty was widely recognized for his songwriting skills. He had four songs in the country top ten at the same time in 1951—a feat that would only be repeated one more time on any chart, when The Beatles had five songs on the pop chart in 1964. Among Lefty’s many hits are: “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time,” “Mom and Dad’s Waltz,” “The Long Black Veil,” and “Saginaw, Michigan.” Willie Nelson’s 1977 album, To Lefty From Willie, was a tribute to Frizzell and consisted entirely of cover versions of Frizzell songs. Fellow Texan Roy Orbison was also a devout fan of Frizzell’s sound. In 1988, as a part of the Traveling Wilburys, Orbison chose the name “Lefty Wilbury” in honor of his musical hero. Lefty was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. I Love You a Thousand Ways is a long overdue, beautiful tribute to one of the most underrated musicians of all time, a man whose music continues to influence new generations of musicians and music fans.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
Author: Daniel D. Bjornlie
Publisher: National Park Service Yellowstone National Park
The three Billy Goats Gruff are hungry and want to go over the bridge to a fine meadow full of grass and daisies where they can eat and eat. But under the bridge lives a troll who’s as mean as he is scary . . .
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cupcake Bakery Mysteries comes the start of a series about a library where the mysteries refuse to stay in the fiction section... Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey’s friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children’s book, but Beth’s boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he’s found murdered—and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast—before they throw the book at the wrong person.
The West Bluff
Author: Jon Bunn
Historical fiction / mystery, set in the post WWII era, in the East Texas / West Louisiana region known as the "Big Thicket." Dick Jackson lives in a houseboat on the Sabine River, hunting and trapping. But something has been messing with his traps and killing his dogs, threatening his way of life. Steeped in regional culture and Cajun folkways.
The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking book includes 300 of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince.
Author: Owen Wister
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature.