Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Reading Week 6


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 6.  This week 33 people submitted entries, and 11 were new!  They read 123 books.  So far 95 people have submitted 563 entries, and 200 people have registered.



A Thin Dark Line
A Thin Dark Line
By Hoag, Tami
1998-03 - Bantam Books
9780553571882 Check Our Catalog


Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case. But Detective Nick Fourcade refuses to walk away. He's stepped over the line before. This case threatens to push him over the edge.
He's not the only one. Deputy Annie Broussard found the woman's mutilated body. She still hears the phantom echoes of dying screams. She wants justice. But pursuing the investigation will mean forming an alliance with a man she doesn't trust and making enemies of the men she works with. It will mean being drawn into the confidence of a killer. For Annie Broussard, finding justice will mean risking everything--including her life.
The search for the truth has begun--one that will lead down a twisted trail through the steamy bayous of Louisiana, and deep into the darkest reaches of the human heart....

HPL patron:  I truly believe that I can't be disappointed by this author.
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Big Juicy Lips
Big Juicy Lips
By Hobbs, Allison
2008-10 - Strebor Books
9781593092078 Check Our Catalog


From bestselling erotica author Hobbs comes this powerful tale with a twisted love triangle.
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Married on Mondays
Married on Mondays
By Honeyb
2011-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446582339 Check Our Catalog

Sisters Foxy, Victoria, and Deja run a prosperous bakery in the small town of Creme City by day and fulfilling client's adult fantasies by night at Creme Fantasyland. All is well in the land of Creme, until spurned lover and police chief, Rain, makes an indecent proposal and attempts to shut down their business. …More


The Anatomist's Wife
The Anatomist's Wife
By Huber, Anna Lee
2012-11 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425253281 Check Our Catalog

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The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters
The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters
By Hurka, Thomas
2010-12 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780195331424 Check Our Catalog


"In 'The Best Things in Life', distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest and serving others? What activities bring us the most joy? While religion, literature, popular psychology, and everyday wisdom all grapple with these questions, philosophy more than anything else uses the tools of reason to make important distinctions ..."--Dust jacket flap.
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Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker
By James, E. L.
2012-04 - Vintage Books
9780345803498 Check Our Catalog

Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. …More


The Language of Bees
The Language of Bees
By King, Laurie R.
2009-04 - Bantam
9780553804546 Check Our Catalog

In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband's storied past--a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting...this time fatally. …More


No Way Out
No Way Out
By Kirkman, Robert
Illustrator Adlard, Charles
2011-06 - Image Comics
9781607063926 Check Our Catalog

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Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
Frankenstein: Dead and Alive
By Koontz, Dean R.
2009-07 - Bantam
9780553587906 Check Our Catalog


From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Now the mesmerizing saga concludes. . . .
As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision-and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived-an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with powers, and a purpose, beyond imagining.

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Lost Souls
Lost Souls
By Koontz, Dean R.
2011-01 - Bantam
9780553593679 Check Our Catalog


Koontz raises the stakes--and the suspense--taking his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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The Dead Town
The Dead Town
By Koontz, Dean R
2011-05 - Bantam
9780012362492 Check Our Catalog

The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan to remake the future--and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. …More


Odd Interlude
Odd Interlude
By Koontz, Dean R.
2013-01 - Bantam
9780345536594 Check Our Catalog

Koontz's "New York Times"-bestselling three-part digital series is now available in one volume, in print for the very first time. A unique, stand-alone Odd Thomas adventure, "Odd Interlude" occurs between the events of "Odd Hours" and "Odd Apocalypse." Original. …More


He's Just Not in the Stars: Wicked Astrology and Uncensored Advice for Getting the (Almost) Perfect Guy
He's Just Not in the Stars: Wicked Astrology and Uncensored Advice for Getting the (Almost) Perfect Guy
By Kosarin, Jenni
2006-10 - HarperEntertainment
9780060887285 Check Our Catalog


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Featuring wickedly uncensored advice, this ultimate, hip astrology book is for the woman who wants to take charge of her destiny and discover the difference between Mr. Right and Mr. Seriously Wrong.

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Brink of Chaos
Brink of Chaos
By LaHaye, Tim
Author Parshall, Craig
2012-09 - Zondervan
9780310326465 Check Our Catalog

In the Brink of Chaos, the third book of The End series, corruption in high government offices threatens to block the election of a worthy presidential candidate by all means necessary---including the unthinkable---while Joshua Jordan and his family fight seemingly impossible odds to clear his name and protect the autonomy of the nation of Israel. …More


Faith
Faith
By Larks, Michelle
2010-05 - Urban Books
9781601628787 Check Our Catalog

The only thing missing from Monet and Marcus Caldwell's blessed life is a child. Then the unthinkable happens--Monet is assaulted. She later finds out she's pregnant. Monet's faith perseveres in the face of great adversity as she holds on to God's unchanging hand. …More


A Question of Belief
A Question of Belief
By Leon, Donna
2011-04 - Penguin Books
9780143118954 Check Our Catalog

In his latest outing, Commissario Guido Brunetti must contend with ingenious corruption, bureaucratic intransigence, and the stifling heat of a Venetian summer. …More


The Dumb Shall Sing
The Dumb Shall Sing
By Lewis, Stephen
1999-08 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425169971 Check Our Catalog

A young infant has died mysteriously in the town of Newbury. The Puritan community blames an Irish Catholic servant girl, but midwife Catherine Williams is unconvinced. With the help of her Native American servant, she struggles to cut through the town's prejudices and clear the girl's name. …More


The Bull Slayer
The Bull Slayer
By Macbain, Bruce
2013-03 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464201080 Check Our Catalog

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Shatter the Bones. Stuart MacBride
Shatter the Bones. Stuart MacBride
By MacBride, Stuart
2011-01 - HarperCollins
9780007344215 Check Our Catalog

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Soldier of Rome: The Legionary: A Novel of the Twentieth Legion During the Campaigns of Germanicus Caesar
Soldier of Rome: The Legionary: A Novel of the Twentieth Legion During the Campaigns of Germanicus Caesar
By Mace, James
2008-11 - iUniverse.com
9781440100260 Check Our Catalog

It has been three years since the wars against Arminius and the Cherusci. Gaius Silius, Legate of the Twentieth Legion, is concerned that the barbarians-though shattered by the war-may be stirring once again. He also seeks to confirm the rumors regarding Arminius' death. What Silius does not realize is that there is a new threat to the Empire, but it does not come from beyond the frontier; it is coming from within, where a disenchanted nobleman looks to sow the seeds of rebellion in Gaul.
Legionary Artorius has greatly matured during his five years in the legions. He has become stronger in mind; his body growing even more powerful. Like the rest of the Legion, he is unaware of the shadow growing well within the Empire's borders, where a disaffected nobleman seeks to betray the Emperor Tiberius. A shadow looms; one that looks to envelope the province of Gaul as well as the Rhine legions. The year is A.D. 20. …More


Love by the Numbers: How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology
Love by the Numbers: How to Find Great Love or Reignite the Love You Have Through the Power of Numerology
By McCants, Glynis
2009-11 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402224492 Check Our Catalog


The bestselling author of "Glynis Has Your Number" reveals the numerology of love. Using just a name and date of birth, readers can learn who they are destined to love, when to proceed with caution, and when to get serious.
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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
By McCrumb, Sharyn
1996-09 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
9781574900699 Check Our Catalog

The prolific and highly acclaimed author of the Edgar Award-winning Bimbos of the Death Sun weaves a tale of murder and psychological suspense that conjures up a world ruled by timeless tradition, rural grandeur, and a touch of magic. With a strong female heroine and all the nuances of Appalachian culture, this rich novel is destined to enjoy bestselling status across the country. …More


Buried in Buttercream
Buried in Buttercream
By McKevett, G. A.
2012-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758238122 Check Our Catalog

Savannah Reid, the only plus-size sleuth in the world, can't escape murder even on her big day. After her wedding has been rescheduled three times, Savannah wakes up to find her wedding planner dead and she wonders if marital bliss is in the cards. …More


Death by Chocolate: A Savannah Reid Mystery
Death by Chocolate: A Savannah Reid Mystery
By McKevett, G. A.
2003-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575667126 Check Our Catalog

With business a little slow at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency, full-figured detective Savannah Reid jumps at the chance to be a round-the-clock bodyguard for Lady Eleanor, "The Queen of Chocolate, " when she begins getting death threats. …More