Tuesday, March 5, 2013

HPL's New Books


Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2013.  To see new books from other years try:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
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Keyshia and Clyde
Keyshia and Clyde
By Blue, Treasure E.
2008-08 - One World
9780345493293 Check Our Catalog

The "Essence"-bestselling author of "A Street Girl Named Desire" returns with a heartbreaking tale of two star-crossed lovers up against the dirtiest dealer Harlem has ever seen. …More


When She Said I Do
When She Said I Do
By Bradley, Celeste
2013-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250016126 Check Our Catalog

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Defenseless
Defenseless
By Byrd, Adrianne
2008-04 - Kimani Press
9780373830817 Check Our Catalog

Sonya Walters knows her sister's marriage is in trouble, but when she learns her brother-in-law has been murdered and her is sister arrested for the crime, Sonya turns to the one man who can help--top criminal defense attorney Dwayne Hamilton. …More


Feel the Fire
Feel the Fire
By Byrd, Adrianne
2007-11 - Kimani Press
9780373830220 Check Our Catalog

In this stunning sequel to "The Beautiful Ones," business mogul Jonas Hinton has learned to stay clear of gorgeous women and the heartbreak they bring. But a chance meeting with confident, sexy attorney Toni Wright stirs a longing he tries to deny. Original. …More


King's Promise
King's Promise
By Byrd, Adrianne
2011-06 - Kimani Press
9780373534470 Check Our Catalog

The second title in Byrd's House of Kings series--about three sexy brothers who each find the perfect woman. Original. …More


Love's Deception
Love's Deception
By Byrd, Adrianne
2010-04 - Arabesque
9780373831814 Check Our Catalog

As president of her family's business, Adrianne is willing to do just about anything to keep the company growing. But when her actions result in her business rival having a heart attack, she tries to make amends to the man's handsome son. Reissue. …More


Lovers Premiere
Lovers Premiere
By Byrd, Adrianne
2011-02 - Thorndike Press
9781410431776 Check Our Catalog

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Queen of His Heart
Queen of His Heart
By Byrd, Adrianne
2009-09 - Kimani Press
9780373831661 Check Our Catalog

While Jalila Goodwyn describes the hilarious details of her latest bad date over brunch, producer Keenan Armstrong overhears and makes her an offer to star in a reality show based on her search for love. Suddenly, Jalila's a star, with a string of bachelors vying for her attention, though it's Keenan who's really turning up the heat. Original. …More


Unforgettable
Unforgettable
By Byrd, Adrianne
2011-02 - Kimani Press
9780373534401 Check Our Catalog

Ladies' man Marcel Taylor's life of privilege has been filled with the finer things and the finest women, but he is bored with it all--until a mysterious seductress enters his world. Reissue. …More


When Lightning Strikes
When Lightning Strikes
By Cameron, Michele
Author Sudler, Michele
2009-08 - Genesis Press (MS)
9781585713691 Check Our Catalog

After tragedy strikes and she loses her fianc, a woman must find the strength to take a chance on love again when her childhood love reenters her life. Original. …More


All This Talk of Love
All This Talk of Love
By Castellani, Christopher
2013-02 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781616201708 Check Our Catalog

It's been 50 years since Antonio Grasso married Maddalena and brought her to America from her small Italian village and her family. Now, with children and grandchildren, she sees no need to open the door for the past spill out. But her daughter hatches the idea to take the entire family back to Italy--hoping to reunite Maddalena with her family. …More


Gone Missing
Gone Missing
By Castillo, Linda
2012-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312658564 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without rules, but everything changes when a child goes missing and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon to assist. …More


Killing Floor
Killing Floor
By Child, Lee
2006-04 - Jove Books
9780515141429 Check Our Catalog

While passing through a small Georgia town, former cop Jack Reacher is arrested for murder. Jack knows that he didn't kill anybody. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Reissue. …More


The Golden Hustla
The Golden Hustla
By Clark, Wahida
2010-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446178105 Check Our Catalog


WMM Advertising is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in Georgia. After a recording of a man's death surfaces that may involve WMM, Atlanta homicide detective Danny Houser realizes that he may have the smoking gun needed to go after the firm.
This book has action from beginning to the end.  I love how Nina comes out on top at the end of the story.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
By Clarke, Susanna
Illustrator Rosenberg, Portia
2006-08 - Tor Books
9780765356154 Check Our Catalog

BOOK SENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A "PEOPLE "MAGAZINE "TOP TEN" BOOK
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD
WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD
"Ravishing...Combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkien."--"Time"
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.
Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.
"What kind of magic can make an 800-page novel seem too short? Whatever it is, debut author Susanna Clarke is possessed by it."--"USA"" Today"
"From beginning to end, a perfect pleasure."--Neil Gaiman
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The Antagonist
The Antagonist
By Coady, Lynn
2013-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307961358 Check Our Catalog

With towering wit and compassion, one of Canada's most exciting writers gives readers a modern-day epistolary novel that explores how the impressions of others shape, pervert, and flummox perceptions in a story of male betrayal about a misunderstood goon enforcer. …More


The Power Trip
The Power Trip
By Collins, Jackie
2013-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312567477 Check Our Catalog

A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world's most beautiful women, and an invitation no one can refuse. …More


Harvest
Harvest
By Crace, Jim
2013-02 - Nan A. Talese
9780385520775 Check Our Catalog

A remote English village wakes on the morning after harvest, looking forward to enjoying a hard-earned day of rest and feasting. But two mysterious columns of smoke mar the sky, raising alarm and suspicion. …More


Suspect
Suspect
By Crais, Robert
2013-01 - Putnam Adult
9780399161483 Check Our Catalog

The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty--until he meets his new partner. …More


Love in Play
Love in Play
By Day, Zuri
2011-12 - Dafina Books
9780758260000 Check Our Catalog

Blending passion and drama with a fun, contemporary storyline, Day spins a captivating and sexy tale of taking charge, letting loose, and playing for keeps. Original. …More


Lovin' Blue
Lovin' Blue
By Day, Zuri
2011-04 - Dafina Books
9780758259998 Check Our Catalog

Thanks to a stroke of bad luck, Eden Anderson's childhood tormentor, Jansen McKnight, is now her temporary roommate. He's also a badass, gun-toting cop who relishes a steak dinner. As a peace-loving vegetarian, Eden would love nothing more than to deflate Jansen's overblown ego. Original. …More


What Love Tastes Like
What Love Tastes Like
By Day, Zuri
2010-09 - Dafina Books
9780758238726 Check Our Catalog

Blending passion with a fun and irresistible storyline, Day is sure to hook readers with her deliciously sexy novel about lust, trust, and seduction. Original. …More


XO
XO
By Deaver, Jeffery
2012-12 - Pocket Books
9781439156384 Check Our Catalog

From the international #1 bestselling authorNa sensational thriller in which a beautiful young star is stalked by an obsessive fan who thinks her big hit song was written just for him. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More