Monthly Archives: February 2016

White Nights, Black Paradise – Sikivu Hutchinson

In 1978, Peoples Temple, a multiracial church once at the forefront of progressive San Francisco politics, self-destructed in a Guyana jungle settlement named after its leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. Fatally bonded by fear of racist annihilation, the community’s greatest symbol of crisis was the White Night; a rehearsal of revolutionary mass suicide that eventually led to the deaths of over 900 church members of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. White Nights, Black Paradise focuses on three fictional black women characters who were part ...

The Choice – Nicholas Sparks

#1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we’ll never have to make. Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life – boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies — he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp ...

Arkadia – Dzintra Sullivan

I am Arkadia Castner. I am beautiful. I am popular. I am also the most messed-up witch you will ever meet. I can’t make water boil, or make the wind blow; I can’t even light a match without the aid of a flint. My 18th birthday is in six months, and if I don’t pass the Paranormal Safety Exams (PSEs) by then, I will be banished to the Isle of Shadows for eternity, never to be seen again – it will be as though I ...

On the Run in Beverly Hills – Nancy Deville

When three 60-year old Los Angeles BFFs suddenly find themselves husbandless, homeless, and dead broke, they put their skills together and formulate a wonder cream that erases under eye bags. Now they are poised to be rich with women all over the country clamoring for their cream. But it just so happens that the formula contains the active ingredient, CBD, from marijuana. And when it goes viral that the anti-drug DA candidate was the accidental first customer to use the weed-based cream, the women become ...

Pacific – Simon Winchester

One of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015 Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected Europe to the New World, the Pacific Ocean defines our tomorrow. With China on the rise, so, too, are the American cities of ...

Karma – Nancy Deville

An edge of your seat psychological thriller, Nancy Deville’s Karma draws you into the unimaginable horror of sex trafficking and heroin addiction. When a beautiful American doctor is kidnapped in Istanbul, and trafficked to Mumbai she endures the unthinkable in a forbidden world where sex is key to survival and plans for escape are the only way to stay sane.

Murdered – James Schannep

3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question… Could you Solve a Murder? Murdered is a mystery novel unlike any other — You are the main character. Follow clues, interrogate suspects, and piece together the puzzle before the killer gets away! It’s up to you to solve the case in this action-packed, dark and humorous thriller. Each link represents a choice, and the story evolves based on your decisions.

Spell Breaker: The Chronicles of Eledon Book One – Joni Parker

Lady Alexin Dumwalt breaks the unbreakable spell around Seaward Isle, allowing the inhabitants to escape to Eledon, the World of the Elves. Alex intends to remain with her Elf grandmother while her mortal friends await the promised help to return to Earth. However, Alex’s mission against a corrupt Elfin politician puts her life in jeopardy and her only hope of survival rests with her mortal friends.

Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the ...

Suspended – Sarah Noffke

When a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus—a circus that is run by Dream Travelers and features real magic—mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only are his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life. Vagabond Circus caters to the skeptics. Without skeptics, it would close its doors. This is because Vagabond Circus runs for two reasons and only two reasons: first and foremost to provide ...

The Lighthouse Thief – Bo Burnette

A historic lighthouse. A mysterious thief. An intolerable cousin. The Fourth of July on Saint Simons Island always brings plenty of excitement. But when 14-year-old Ethan invites his contrary cousin Connor to spend the holiday week, he stumbles upon a little more excitement than he bargained for. As he drags Connor around “his little Island,” Ethan overhears a seemingly malicious plot to vandalize the historic lighthouse. Even worse, the scheme seems to revolve around the Independence Day fireworks show. When a mysterious stranger starts stalking ...

Sweet for Her – Harper Ashe

Crystal Jenkins was obsessed with baking. While her job in the Blake Foods gourmet desserts department didn’t pay much, it was a stepping stone to her dream of running her own bakery. Sweets were Crystal’s only love. Until she met handsome, mysterious Grey in Las Vegas and he swept her off her feet. Billionaire Greyson Hughes wasn’t interested in settling down. As CEO of Hughes Hotels, his top priority was helping his brothers manage their family business. The sexy playboy was taking a break from ...