The Star Agency by R.E Weber: “So many of us dream of another life – a life of excitement and danger. What if you were given a chance to live that life? Would you have the courage to chase that dream, even if you had to leave your friends, family and everything you knew behind? Would you take that chance? Theopolis James Logan is about to get that chance.” (July 2013)
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Matilda’s Freedom by Téa Cooper: ”His carefree bachelor days over, Christopher Matcham returns to Sydney to take responsibility for his mother, two stepsisters, and the family property. Fortune smiles on him when he is introduced to Matilda Sweet, a woman in need of work. Though unusual, Christopher senses that her fresh ideals and positive outlook can only benefit his sisters, so he hires her as a companion.” (July 2013)
Maya Was Grumpy by Courtney Pippin-Mathur: “Maya was grumpy. She didn’t know why she was grumpy. She was just in a crispy, cranky, grumpy, grouchy mood. She didn’t want to read or color or eat banana slices or wear her favorite shorts or go outside and play. So she GRUMPED, GLUMPED, CLUMPED, and THUMPED around the house. Can Grandma’s patience and humor coax Maya out of her bad mood?” (May 2013)
Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Lisa Verge Higgins: “Lenny left his wife, Monique, a bucket list of things they’d dreamed of doing together before cancer took his life. For four years, she ignored it, too busy raising their daughter to consider the painful task of resurrecting shattered dreams. But when her next-door neighbor, Judy, starts a slow slide into a personal crisis, and another friend, Becky, receives shocking news about her future, Monique realizes that Lenny’s legacy could be a gift to three women in desperate need of a new perspective.” (March 2013)
The Dazzling Darkness by Paula Cappa: ”A secret lies buried beneath the haunting statuary in Old Willow Cemetery. In Concord, Massachusetts, the surrounding woods are alive with the spirits of transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau, and Alcott. Elias Hatch, the cemetery keeper, is the last of modern-day transcendentalists. Does he know the secret power buried in Old Willow Cemetery? Would he reveal it?” (April 2013)
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Actor John Lithgow and illustrator Leeza Hernandez have collaborated on a picture book; they will headline a signing event for Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo. Meet them on Tuesday, October 22nd at Books of Wonder from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (New York, NY)
Rumble Yell by Brian David Bruns: “The rollicking, true story of two men rekindling an old friendship after twenty years. Foolishly, they choose to reconnect over a hometown tradition that just happens to be the world’s biggest bike ride: RAGBRAI. 500 miles of biking during the hottest week of the year – humidity 100%, bugs 1000% – seemed like the ideal way to “get to know you” again.” (May 2013)
One Night In Reno by Rogenna Bower: “When Jenny Albright’s gas tank runs as dry as her luck in the Nevada desert, Navy SEAL Garrett ‘Itch’ Erickson swoops in to rescue her, her young son and their beagle pup. Although the stranded single mom is reluctant to accept help from a stranger, befriending the Good Samaritan SEAL might be the best decision Jenny’s made in the past seventy-two hours. ” (May 2013)
Bread by Stephen Brown: “A man obsessed with Scotland, a Shamanic Detective and a monk displaced through time must all try to stop a madman from taking over the world. Chasing from London to Africa, Texas to Canada, can our heroes stop him in time to prevent a global financial meltdown?” (June 2013)
The Path to the Sun by Kimberli Bindschatel: “You do not question The Way. Every Toran knows this, even Kiran, a lowly orphan. But at age sixteen, no matter how hard he tries, he’s still tormented by doubt. With only an ancient scroll to guide them, he and six other teens embark on a quest into the Land Unknown.” (February 2013)
Shenanigans by T.B. Bond: ‘Meet Edward Richards. She’s your typical girl (if you overlook the fact that she has a man’s name and is a succubus), but when she meets Jackson Loren everything changes. Jackson is hot, fun, and stubborn. He always has an argument for why he should get his way and Edward is having trouble disagreeing. When their first date goes horribly wrong both of them are forever changed.” (May 2013)
Once Upon a Road Trip by Angela N. Blount: “Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn’t “fit in.” She’s never been on a single date, and she lives vicariously through an online world of storytelling. With the pressures of choosing a practical future path bearing down, she needs a drastic change. Too old to run away from home, she opts instead to embark on a solo 2-month road trip. But her freedom is tempered by loneliness — and anxiety tests her resolve as she comes face-to-face with her quirky internet friends.” (July 2013)
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