By Cecilia Tan
Maddie Rofel loves working at Hollywood's best-kept secret, The Governor's Club. But things gets complicated when one wild night at the club she meets Chino Garcia - the drummer of one of the hottest rock bands in the world. What starts out as a one-night stand turns quickly into more when Chino convinces Madison to come on a motorcycle trip with him. Their passions grows deeper and deeper, but Chino's hiding something from Maddie. She sees something dark is troubling him, and he's holding back, reluctant to let her in. In order for Chino to give Maddie everything she deserves, he'll have to find a way to let go of the demons in his past and embrace a future with a woman who sets his heart beating a pounding rhythm...
By Ronald Fry, Tad Tuleja
Two years before the action in Lone Survivor, a Green Berets A Team conducted a very different, successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, the Hammerhead Six mission applied the principles of unconventional warfare to "win hearts and minds" and fight against the terrorist insurgency. In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dangerous place in Afghanistan." Here, where the line between civilians and armed zealots was indistinct, they illustrated the Afghan proverb: "I destroy my enemy by making him my friend." Fry recounts how they were seen as welcome guests rather than invaders. Soon after their deployment ended, the Pech Valley reverted to turmoil. Their success was never replicated. Hammerhead Six finally reveals how cultural respect, hard work (and the occasional machine-gun burst) were more than a match for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
By Melissa Fleming
Horimiya, Vol. 6
By HERO, Daisuke Hagiwara
Connect, come together, and the world will change for the better one day at a time.Seeing Miyamura and Hori together every day feels natural. They play around, long for each other, and even get into fights on occasion. What will happen as their bitter, sweet, and acidic school life continues?
The Hating Game
By Sally Thorne
The Hate Race
By Maxine Beneba Clarke
'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .'Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street.Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing.From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning FOREIGN SOIL, comes THE HATE RACE: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia.
The House of Secrets
By Sarra Manning
'Deeply satisfying and impossible to put down'Santa Montefiore on After the Last DanceEvery home has a story to tell . . .An ordinary house on an ordinary street, built in 1936 and never lived in. Its rooms might be empty, but this house is full of secrets.When Zoe and Win, raw and reeling from a recent tragedy, move into their new home it's meant to be a fresh start and a way to mend the holes in their relationship.But pushed to the back of a cupboard is a suitcase that's been gathering dust for eighty years. Inside is a wedding dress, letters and a diary all belonging to a woman called Libby. And there's something else in the suitcase, something that echoes Zoe's own pain.Zoe follows Libby's trail from Paris to Spain on the brink of Civil War to secret trysts in London, and as Libby finds the courage to live and love again, Zoe begins to let go of her own grief.But when Libby's story takes a darker turn, Zoe becomes increasingly obsessed with discovering what really happened all those years ago. Because if Libby managed to get her happy ever after then maybe Zoe and Win can too . . .
By Jamie Doward
Making a killing in the market...A bomb takes out a CIA station chief in Geneva. A serial killer strikes apparently at random across the UK. In Algeria a terrorist network that controls the illicit trade in guns, drugs, oil and cigarettes is preparing to murder a hundred US and British energy workers unless a ransom is paid. The British and the American intelligence services are competing to find the kidnappers for very different reasons. One person can see how everything is linked, and that both MI5 and the CIA are being manipulated as part of a grotesque marketing campaign. But Kate Pendragon threatens vested interests who don't want the truth to surface. And some of them are very close to home...
Heroines of the New Testament Coloring Book
By Betsy Karounos
Now coloring enthusiasts will enjoy an uplifting way to unplug, de-stress, and engage their creative passions with Betsy Karounos' coloring book featuring wonderful women from the New Testament. Based on their biblical stories, each unique section features symbolic, intricately detailed pictures to color and reflect upon. Scenes depicting the miraculous journeys of Mary, the Samaritan woman at the well, Mary Magdalene, and many other women whose lives were transformed when they encountered Jesus will inspire all. These artistic illustrations for grown-ups and talented teens enable hours of peaceful contemplation and coloring enjoyment with narrative scenes, geometric patterns, portraits, botanical designs, artist tips, and more!
He's My Only Vampire, Vol. 9
By Aya Shouoto
"To think that sharing her with you would let me experience such unthinkable highs...!"At long last, Aki has regained his memory. However, he and Kana are faced with a painful truth--all along, Kana has actually been Eriya's thrall! Amid the chaos, the final Stigma appears, and the bloodred ties that bind the players in the game tighten to a stranglehold!
The Honor Student at Magic High School, Vol. 5
By Tsutomu Sato, Yu Mori
Miyuki heads to the Nine School Battle, but there's trouble waiting for her--trouble in the form of Third High School's Airi Isshiki. The competition is fierce enough already--what does Airi want besides victory? Family politics and magical intrigue abound as the Nine School Battle arc begins!
Helen McGinn's Teetotal Tipples, for January and Beyond
By Helen McGinn
Ever decided to go booze-free only to find the alternatives a little, well . . . boring? If you're embarking on a dry spell, this book is just the tonic (so to speak).Drinks expert Helen McGinn shows you how to make the most of your time off the sauce with plenty of recipes for simple homemade mocktails, infusions and cordials, along with a guide to non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits worth adding to your drinks cupboard. Think of this book as a friend, with a (dry) sense of humour, to keep you company in style through your booze-free spell.
How Will I Know You?
By Jessica Treadway
Someone knows what really happened . . .On a cold December day, teenager Joy Enright is found drowned at the edge of a frozen pond. When an autopsy reveals she was strangled first, suspicion is thrown onto Martin,the young graduate who was last to see her alive. Someone who is prepared to keep their secret at any cost.In a small community, secrets are hard to keep and as the web of lies around Joy's life and death unravels, the truth will either bring one family closer together, or tear them further apart. Suspenseful, engaging and shocking, How Will I Know You? will make you question everything you thought you knew about the ones you love.'Jessica Treadway draws her characters into an impossible knot and then expertly teases it apart. The question of what really happened to Joy kept me up half the night.' Orange Prize winner, Ann Patchett
Hit the Spot
By J. Daniels
Is this love or just a game?Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup. Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him - hell, most women do - but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it - and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?Praise for Four Letter Word:'Unique, emotional and addictive' Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author'Love! That's the four letter word to describe how I felt about this unique, sexy story. J. Daniels' hottest book to date' Penelope Ward, New York Times bestselling author'The perfect mix of funny, hot and heartwarming. I enjoyed it immensely!' Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author
Her Majesty the Queen, as Seen by MAC
By Mark Bryant, Stanley McMurtry
Since the early 1970s, Stan McMurtry - better known as MAC - has been the editorial cartoonist of the Daily Mail. Now, forty-five years after his first cartoon for the newspaper, and in the year of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, MAC has compiled this wonderful selection of more than 120 of his very best Daily Mail cartoons featuring Her Majesty, from the 1970s until the present day. MAC's unerring ability to hit the target and capture the essence of human foibles has made him Britain's leading editorial cartoonist.
By Robert Macklin
'You almost feel you are taking that trek with the party as Robert Macklin cites the obstacles - torrential river crossings, dense bush, the Snowy Mountains and more. Macklin covers Hume's public and private life, emphasising his affinity with the country and rapport with the Indigenous people, as well as providing a portrait of the evolving colony.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALDWhile English-born soldiers, sailors and surveyors have claimed pride of place among the explorers of the young New South Wales colony, the real pathfinder was a genuine native-born Australian. Hamilton Hume, a man with a profound understanding of the Aboriginal people and an almost mystical relationship with the Australian bush, led settlers from the cramped surrounds of Sydney Town to the vast fertile country that would provide the wealth to found and sustain a new nation.Robert Macklin, author of the critically acclaimed DARK PARADISE, tells the heroic tale of this young Australian man who outdid his English 'betters' by crossing the Blue Mountains, finding a land route from Sydney to Port Phillip and opening up western New South Wales. His contribution to the development of the colony was immense but downplayed in deference to explorers of British origin. HAMILTON HUME uncovers this brave man's achievements and paints an intriguing and at times shocking portrait of colonial life, by the author of the bestselling SAS SNIPER.'Robert Macklin calls Hamilton Hume 'our greatest explorer', and now that I've read this enthralling but at times shocking story, I totally agree.' ***** GOOD READING
By J. L. Perry
Jade's young life was tough. After her mother died during childbirth and her father could no longer look after her, she was placed in foster care where she stayed for the next ten years. She grew up feeling unloved and unwanted as she was passed around from one screwed up home to the next.Things began to look up for her when she was adopted by a wealthy socialite at the age of eleven. Sometimes, though, things aren't always what they seem. Jade didn't know it at the time, but her new adoptive mother had big plans for her . . .Brock grew up privileged. He had everything going for him. Money, looks, charm, success and an endless array of beautiful women. He wasn't interested in commitment. To him women were easy. They practically threw themselves at his feet. All they wanted was to do something nobody had ever managed before. Snare the hot, rich bachelor.Then he met Jade. She was like a breath of fresh air. A challenge. Nothing like the women he was used to. Their one night together ignited something within him. A burning desire to own her, possess her, but Jade had other plans. Nobody says no to Brock Weston, nobody.But, when fate brings them together again, will he get what he wants? Or will Jade's secrets crush him, and destroy any chance they have of being together?
How To Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Vol. 4
By Takeshi Moriki, Fumiaki Maruto, Kurehito Misaki
Game script aside, Aki's dating sim is getting nowhere. And in a fix like this, who has time to think about stuff like background music?!!! With the finished product but a dream, the usual chaos continues. But when Aki's beautiful runaway cousin, the guitarist Michiru Hyoudou, suddenly joins the fray, the surprise appearance of a new rival forcing her way into Aki's life throws the other girls for a loop! Is she the solution to the game's soundtrack troubles? Or will Aki's otaku tendencies send her running for the hills?
By Peter Ames Carlin
To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months after Elvis Presley ignited the rock era. As the songwriting half of Simon & Garfunkel, his work helped define the youth movement of the '60s. On his own in the '70s, Simon made radio-dominating hits. He kicked off the '80s by reuniting with Garfunkel to perform for half a million New Yorkers in Central Park. Five years later, Simon's album "Graceland" sold millions and spurred an international political controversy. And it doesn't stop there.The grandchild of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, the nearly 75-year-old singer-songwriter has not only sold more than 100 million records, won 15 Grammy awards and been installed into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame twice, but has also animated the meaning?and flexibility?of personal and cultural identity in a rapidly shrinking world.Simon has also lived one of the most vibrant lives of modern times; a story replete with tales of Carrie Fisher, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Shelley Duvall, Nelson Mandela, the Grateful Dead, drugs, depression, marriage, divorce, and more. A life story with the scope and power of an epic novel, Carlin's Homeward Bound is the first major biography of one of the most influential popular artists in American history.
By Kelly Elliott
Lauren Reynolds wanted only two things in life - to run her father's horse breeding business and to be with Colt Mathews. Fearing Colt would take her position within the family business, she tried to push him far away from her heart.When life could no longer keep Lauren and Colt apart, their two worlds became one. Every second of every moment, they spent together. Their love bloomed into something neither of them imagined - a bond so strong Lauren and Colt believed nothing would ever stand in their way.However, life threw a cruel twist into Colt and Lauren's planned happily-ever-after. Will fate let them live out the life they dreamed of, or will one of them be alone forever?Book Three in the Love Wanted in Texas series