This Month’s New Releases

New Releases

FICTION

  • Desperate to make ends meet, Ombima commits a “harmless” crime. When he tries to conceal his misdeed, the simple farm laborer becomes a reluctant participant in a sinister affair. If discovered, the consequences could be disastrous for Ombima’s family, friends, and a spate of unwitting, gossipy villagers in FORBIDDEN FRUIT
  • An orphaned boy in contemporary Senegal must decide between doing what is right and what is easy as he struggles to keep a promise he made to his dying father in this captivating debut novel laced with magical realism in ONE SHADOW ON THE WALL
  • Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey McGinty, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s back room, Lydia’s life comes unglued MIDNIGHT AT THE BRIGHT IDEAS BOOKSTORE
  • In A HOUSE DIVIDED, Journalist Zoie Crawford had to leave New Orleans to finally make her own life. But with her grandmother Claudia’s passing, Zoie reluctantly returns home and there she discovers a stunning, painstakingly kept secret—one that could skyrocket her career, but destroy another woman’s—and change both their vastly different lives, for better or for much worse…
  • In SIN OF A WOMAN, the new novel in the Curtis Black series, after her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely. Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but RAven has learned from her mistakes and him. In fact, she’s intent on using every bit of Dillon’s revenge and betrayal, as she prepares to take what is hers – and more. Her ambitions have never been so great, and Raven always knows how to get what she wants. She also won’t allow anything or anyone to get in her way…

Forbidden Fruit

One Shadow on the Wall

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

A House Divided

Sin of a Woman (Reverend Curtis Black #14)
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NONFICTION

  • CHASING GRACE“For as long as I can remember, life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better.” Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya’s quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and began competing when she was only seven. At 31 she’s had a career’s worth of conditioning to run a 400-meter race in 50 seconds, hopefully 49, or even better, 48.
  • HAVE BLACK LIVES EVER MATTERED is a collection of short meditations, written from a prison cell, captures the past two decades of police violence that gave rise to Black Lives Matter while digging deeply into the history of the United States. This is the book we need right now to find our bearings in the chaos.
  • In I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP, superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
  • In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY explores her own past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.
  • BE FREE OR DIE is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. It also gives fascinating insight and knowledge into the country’s first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and achievements of African Americans during the war.

Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero
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MYSTERY & THRILLER

  • When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship’s comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children, two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old, love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids’ Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship’s safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone in DO NOT BECOME ALARMED
  • Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey. Forty years later, Lis still blames herself for what happened and every anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the one-of-a-kind porcelain doll Janey had with her that day. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the doll came home in YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR
  • In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, it is not only the victim’s life that is changed forever. 15 years later, Kit and Laura married are living under new names and completely off the digital grid: no Facebook, only rudimentary cell phones, not in any directories. But as the truth catches up to them, they realize they can no longer keep the past in the past in HE SAID/SHE SAID
  • Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon in EVERY LAST LIE
  • In UNSUB, Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case. Twenty years prior, The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career…

Do Not Become Alarmed

You'll Never Know, Dear

He Said/She Said: A Novel

Every Last Lie

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ROMANCE

  • Rikki’s first love was a firefighter and after he died, she decided to protect her heart by pouring her desires into the novels she writes. When research on her latest book brings her to a firehouse, she’s determined to keep it professional, but these men are too hot and charming to resist. And when firefighters Simon and Carter make it clear they’re willing to help her fulfill her steamiest fantasies, Rikki realizes she’s going to lose more than just her cool in HEAT
  • Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle–even if it is her best friend’s wedding. When her best friends stage an intervention, she’s out to prove she hasn’t been too picky with men.Rae is forced to give in. They’ve hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She’s skeptical, but when a familiar fella’s profile pops up (the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work), Rae swipes herself right into a new problem in MR. RIGHT-SWIPE
  • When Abigail Rhodes bought that old house she fell in love with in Blink, Texas, she got more than she bargained for. After being told by the local psychic that it is filled with a passionate energy from the previous owners, who died years ago, Abby decides to fix up her beloved house and reluctantly moves in. But ever since then, strange things have been happening in her newly renovated home, and Abby has been plagued with dreams that wake her up and leave her breathless in SEDUCING ABBY RHODES
  • UNTIL IT FADES: Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town. And then one foggy night on a lonely road back, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling. Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage…
  • EASY NIGHTS: Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As a former MMA fighter and Krav Maga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home…

Heat

Mr. Right-Swipe

Seducing Abby Rhodes

Until It Fades

Easy Nights (Boudreaux #6)
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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

  • DOCTOR WHO: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME LORDS: THE book the Time Lords (including the Doctor) read when studying at the Academy, the full-color in-world history that pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the many and contradictory accounts that survived the Last Great Time War.
  • THE BLACK ELFSTONE: The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after. The only people who sense a greater, growing threat are society’s outcasts: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford…
  • Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption in THE DARKEST PROMISE
  • Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him in SILVER SILENCE
  • Around the world, leaders and notorious criminals alike are mysteriously dying. A terrorist group promises a series of deaths within two months. And against the backdrop of the apocalypse, the lives of a small shattered family and a broken soldier are transformed in the bustling city of Atlanta in TWELVE DAYS

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords

The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara #1)

The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld #13)

Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1)

Twelve Days
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YA

  • Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom in DIVIDING EDEN
  • Agoraphobic Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her… Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far… When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined in FOLLOW ME BACK (told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts)…
  • HERE LIES DANIEL TATE: When ten-year-old Daniel Tate went missing from one of California’s most elite communities, he left no trace. He simply vanished. Six years later, when he resurfaces on a snowy street in Vancouver, he’s no longer the same boy. His sandy hair is darker, the freckles are gone, and he’s initially too traumatized to speak, but he’s alive. His overjoyed family brings him home to a world of luxury and comfort he can barely remember. It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing…
  • WHAT I LOST so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth is also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages–are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick…
  • Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost in OUR DARK DUET

Dividing Eden (Dividing Eden #1)

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back #1)

Here Lies Daniel Tate

What I Lost

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2)
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