Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Fiction 5/24/2016

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345540829    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345505002    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062388292    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250045379

Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham
The Sorcerer's Daughter by Terry Brooks
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Happy Family by Tracy Barone
A Game for All the Family by Sophie Hannah
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
The Children by Ann Leary
Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton
Vengeance by Zane

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Born in a Burial Gown by Mike Craven

In this debut novel, DI Avison Fluke returns from sick leave to lead the case of the intriguing murder of an unidentified woman.  In addition to being strangely mutilated, the victim has undergone extensive plastic surgery to alter her appearance.  This wouldn’t be so odd, except that the modifications made the woman LESS attractive.  And much tougher to identify.

Trying to juggle this new case and fight old enemies within the department, Fluke is physically falling apart.  Turns out he might have stretched the truth about his health a wee bit to get back on the force.  OK.  A lot.  Spending hours at the hospital undergoing treatment is hardly the way to fly under the radar when others on the police force are gunning for you.  It’s only a matter of time before it all comes crashing down, but Fluke will pay any price to solve this case.

This fast-paced British crime novel (with the flawed detective) will appeal to fans of Robert Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling)  “Cuckoo’s Calling” series.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

Along with her best friend, Haven Randall ran away from her abusive father only to be held captive by a now defunct outlaw MC. After being rescued, the girls were delivered to the Raven Riders, a MC that among other things shelters shelters abused women until they can find them new identities. Until their future is secured, they are staying at the MC’s clubhouse.

This is where Haven meets Raven president Dare Kenyon. Haven is not sure who she can trust, but when he takes an interest in her, she finally lets her guard down both emotionally and sexually. Despite being fifteen years her senior, Dare is fiercely protective of Haven and quickly falls deep for the women that lights his fire, even though he knows her stay is only temporary.

When a rival MC and Haven’s father, who has offered an award for her capture, finally hunt her down, Haven might have to make the biggest sacrifice of all in order to save the new family she has found in the Raven Riders.

Kaye’s (Hard To Let Go) new series brews the perfect mix of sex, suspense and empathetic characters and is a strong addition to the rising popularity of MCs in romance. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the release of Ride Rough, Bk. 2, due out April 2017, but should visit her Hard Ink series, which overlaps with the Raven Riders series.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Fiction 05/17/2016

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780778319054    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455525867    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062328960

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
Blood Flag by Steve Martini
Tall Tail by Rita Mae Brown
The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity
The After Party by Anton Disclafani
Zigzag by Bill Pronzini
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
Mercy by Daniel Palmer
Cape Hell by Loren Estleman
Boar Island by Nevada Barr
A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker
The Fireman by Joe Hill
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

As the daughter of a widowed outsider, young Jane finds herself orphaned and at the mercy of an aunt who despises her, and a male cousin who abuses her.  To escape, she gets herself sent away to a harsh boarding school only to find herself under the thumb of a horrible headmaster.  Jane protects herself the only way she knows how - by killing her tormentors.  And the bodies start piling up.

After running away to London, Jane finds herself defending the wife of her landlord, and once again permanently “eliminating” the threat.  Fleeing the city and out of options, she returns to her aunt’s home as a governess to new residents at Highgate House. The new and decidedly unconventional master, Mr. Thornfield, has secrets of his own.  Is this a match made in Heaven or Hell?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Naomi Bowes can't sleep. It is so hot in her room. She gets up and goes to the window to see if the storm is coming. What she sees is her dad walking into the woods. Naomi is convinced he is going to the creek to cool off and decides to follow him. He does not go to the creek but instead ends up at a hidden door deep in the woods. What's behind the door changes everyone's lives.

Now grown up and a successful photographer, Naomi has decided to lay down roots. She ends up buying a  fixer upper in Washington. She also ends up with a dog that she found on the side of the road. And a mechanic, Xander Keaton, who is very persistent. Naomi is finally starting to live her life for the future and not just the now.

But her new future is put in jeopardy when a local is found dead. And then another. It soon becomes clear that Naomi is the target. Will she get to live her new life or will it end before it begins?

Another great one by Nora Roberts. As always the writing, the story, and the characters are fantastic. You can never go wrong when you pick up a Nora Roberts book!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Fiction 05/10/2016

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781101947241    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062431967    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062277022    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780385540759

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
Troublemaker by Linda Howard
Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon
Larose by Louise Erdrich
The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon
Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sour Grapes by Rachel Goodman

Running into her ex and learning he is now married, being chastised by her socialite “friends,” and the constant berating of her pretentious mother, who only cares about the family’s reputation, is the last straw for PR/event planner Margaret Stokes.

She leaves Dallas behind for a much needed getaway and spontaneously drives two hours north to her Grammy J’s B&B in the wine country of Wilhelmsburg, TX. She hasn’t set foot there in sixteen years when her mother and Grammy had a falling out.

At a local wine bar, she runs into an irritatingly sexy man who thinks he knows good wine but is really just another country bumpkin, but little does Margaret know Ryan actually owns the winery next door. Grammy J is pleased to see her granddaughter but makes it known she has to work to earn her keep. Margaret is about to find out what love and friendship really mean when this little town, and more importantly, Ryan, get under her skin in a way she never knew she needed.

The chemistry between Ryan and Margaret is genuine and the quaint vineyard backdrop and small town atmosphere Goodman creates will enchant readers. This is Bk.2 of the "Blue Plate" series. Some of the backstory regarding Margaret’s ex will be lost to readers, so they should start with Bk.1 of the series, From Scratch.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Purest Hook by Scarlett Cole

Pixie, who arrived at Second Circle Tattoo in Miami strung out on drugs years ago, was saved by Cujo and Trent, the shop’s owners. Although they are like family, helped her get clean and gave her a job, even they don’t know the whole truth of her sordid past. One of the shop’s regular customers is Dred Zander of the heavy metal band Preload, which was formed by a bunch of of guys from the same group home who formed a brotherhood of sorts.

Dred has always had a thing for Pixie, but she has yet to say yes to one of his date requests, but all that changes when she finally gives into a sexy kiss behind stage that leaves her wanting more. Because of past abuse at the hand of her stepfather, she has trouble trusting, but Dred is different.

The passion and care they have for one another is evident from the beginning, but all that is threatened when her stepfather blackmails her and reveals a secret about her past that Dred might not be able to forgive.

Cole (The Fractured Heart) does good work here in balancing multiple plot threads, including secondary stories about a leak to the media in the band and a woman who claims Dred is her baby’s father. But, more importantly, she delivers a rock star romance fantasy with hot love action that is guaranteed to entertain.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Fiction 05/03/2016

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week.  If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345531070    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780802124883    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780312380366    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781101946695

The Apartment by Danielle Steel
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates
Redemption Road by John Hart
The Fall of Man in Wilmslow by David Lagercrantz
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
The Defense by Steve Cavanagh
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Zero K by Don DeLillo
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler
Fatal Thunder by Larry Bond
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets
Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson
Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn by Ace Atkins
Night Shift by Charlaine Harris
The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux
Diana's Altar by Barbara Cleverly
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
Better Dead by Max Allan Collins