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by Oliver AtlasFor some reason, ever since the old world died at the teeth and nails of its infected citizens, zombies inevitably shambled their way to Oregon. Nobody seemed to know why. Even more mysterious, people built a city there, in the middle of the sea of dead — a city that turned into a veritable paradise: Bentlam. Pilgrims flock from across the globe to venture beyond the giant wall of the Zombie Preserve in hopes of reaching the world's greatest remaining city. Blake Prose, on the other hand, is ... more
by RJ BlainDuring Starfall, magic flooded the Earth and destroyed most technology while humans developed strange new powers. As the scion of a male-dominated clan, Jesse should have risen to become a hero. She chose to become a woman instead, ruining her hopes for the future. Years later, weary of life as an assassin, she retires to enjoy raising horses and delivering messages. When her plans fall apart, she has one final chance to set everything right. Should she fail to redeem herself, she'll lose eve... more
by Ken TentarelliAugust 1464: Young Nico Argenti returns from the university with a law degree. He is eager to begin his career, but instead finds his city of Florence shaken by the death of Cosimo de Medici, patriarch of the Medici dynasty. Power hungry aristocrats see that as the perfect opportunity to seize control of the Republic. A Florentine Chancellor, who has been tracking Nico’s accomplishments at the university, recruits Nico to uncover details of the plot before it can destabilize the goverment. ... more
by Jean HoeflingThe prophetess Zyla is used to the elders of the clan of Adam and Eve rejecting her dark glimpses into the future, and bitter that she doesn’t receive the honor she deserves. When her forecast of a deadly flood gets her exiled, she and her sister flee the mountain of Eden to live in a sweltering desert chasm among descendants of the murderer Cain. Zyla is willing to do anything to advance her status among the Cainites, even if it means becoming a second wife to her sister's desirable husband, or... more
by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard
What WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was to the circus, TEMPTATION RAG is to ragtime . . .
5-star pick from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
"A striking portrait of racial and gender inequality in the ragtime era."—Fredric Tulsky, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist
"A page-turning story of passion, ambition, and desire."—Megan Chance, bestselling author of Bone River and Inamorata
What is the price of freedom? How d... more
by Christianna McCauslandAlden Forth was raised to believe she could never have true love. So each year, when the peaches ripen on her farm, she takes a lover, only to let him go after a few short weeks. That is until the summer she finds her simple way of life threatened as her grandfather, her last surviving relative, descends into dementia. The arrival of a revivalist minister further upsets the balance in Alden’s rural hometown, for the minister’s vehemence to save souls has no bounds. Quickly the town’s carefully c... more
by John LeiferIt was a beautiful morning graced by crystal blue skies as Kamal passed through the gate at Sapir Academic College, Israel’s largest public university. Unnoticed, he merged seamlessly into the flow of bodies traversing the campus. At precisely 9:05 a.m. he began to recite his prayers. Two minutes later, he stopped, stared at the heavens, then shouted, “Allah Akbar!” before depressing a detonator. In a millisecond, scorching hot metal ripped through the flesh of anyone within Kamal’s line of sig... more
by Peter ElliottThe Book: Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914–2000) was a leading female photographer, fêted in both South Africa and the United States of America yet little-known outside of these countries. She was intrepid as a war correspondent and as a solo woman photographer in South Africa and would go anywhere to capture the photographs she wanted to take. Constance: One Road to Take is the first comprehensive book on Constance Stuart Larrabee’s life and work, covering her work in South Africa during the pe... more
by Joshua H. Davidson
The year is 2009. It’s at the height of the recession; back when the app store was still brand new and I was an awkward-but-ambitious 16-year old accidental entrepreneur. News spread fast about the teenager from New Jersey who built his own website business by going door-to-door, and my company Chop Dawg and I became an overnight media sensation. But just three years later, we were on the brink of a breakup. Faced with the threat of going out of business, I had to reverse-engineer my company ... more
by Blake SnowAfter 1800 consecutive days online, recognized journalist Blake Snow had a digital awakening. From this "Montana Moment" he gained newfound perspective on the benefits of offline balance; how to find it, why it matters, and how it improves all areas of life, both work as well as personal.
by Bina MehtaTake your meals from boring to bountiful with Turmeric & Spice, an Indian cookbook that embraces ancient wisdom for the modern table. Harness the power and energy of natural, whole foods and feed your body, mind, and spirit. In this book, you’ll find guidance on: * Cooking with spices, aromatics, and herbs * Sourcing the freshest ingredients * Finding the tools you need * Methods of preparation * Key techniques and processes
by Heatherly BellA second chance... A scandal ended the careers of the Wilder Sisters, the chart topping country rock band. But Lexi Wilder is okay with that, thanks for asking. She's been on the road since roughly forever, and even if the scandal has followed her home to Whistle Cove, California, Lexi is going to enjoy the break. After all, there's quite nothing like the beautiful sandy beaches of Monterey Bay to calm a woman's soul. Luke Wyatt never asked to trade fame and fortune for the only woman he's ev... more
by B.C. PalmerAn alcoholic sorcerer with no interest in the supernatural and a determined homicide detective who never believed in magic and monsters must work together to prevent a looming apocalypse at the hands of a reckless warlock.
by Anna Elliott
A FRESH, FAITHFUL REIMAGINING OF THE GREAT DETECTIVE -- AND HIS BRAVE, BRILLIANT DAUGHTER
A young woman begs Sherlock Holmes to find her missing fiancee. A strange aristocratic woman asks Lucy James to locate her lady's maid. And the British authorities command Holmes to recover an enormous hoard of stolen opium.
But then the world's greatest detective makes an uncharacteristic mistake.
Soon Watson and Lucy get the devastating news: Sherlock Holmes has ... more
by Peter Kurtz
A 55-year-old man with a yen for the outdoors feels time running out. One day he decides to dig out his old backpack from the basement and hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. He does not know that this weeklong hike through Georgia and North Carolina will propel him into other mountain adventures, culminating in a mystical trip to the Continental Divide to follow the footsteps of a childhood friend.
The author leads the reader along dirt paths across multiple mountains, meeting e... more
by Dane Ronnow
America's worst nightmare is unfolding . . . Iran and North Korea collaborating on nuclear weapons technology is a reality that keeps intelligence analyst Naomi Hendricks up at night. Now, with the launch of an Iranian satellite, her worst fears are being realized—the detonation of a nuclear weapon in orbit, and the immediate collapse of America’s electrical grid, a total blackout of the United States.
With time running out, Hendricks’ theory is front and ce... more