Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Reading






The Wolves of Midwinter
The Wolves of Midwinter
By Rice, Anne
2013-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385349963 Check Our Catalog
Rice, in her signature elegantly descriptive style, does not disappoint in this follow-up to 2012's "The Wolf Gift", slowly doling out details about recurring characters like an hourglass, one grain at a time.
HPL patron:  Not her best work.


The tale of "The Wolf Gift" continues . . .
In Anne Rice's surprising and compelling best-selling novel, the first of her strange and mythic imagining of the world of wolfen powers ("I devoured these pages . . . As solid and engaging as anything she has written since her early "Vampire Chronicles" fiction"--Alan Cheuse, "The Boston Globe"; "A delectable cocktail of old-fashioned lost-race adventure,
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Any Other Name
Any Other Name
By Johnson, Craig
2014-05 - Viking Books
9780670026463 Check Our Catalog A sheriff's mysterious death spurs the new novel in the "New York Times" bestselling Longmire Mystery Series.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is sinking into a high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Connally, asks him to take on a mercy case outside his jurisdiction. Detective Gerald Holman of neighboring Campbell County is dead, and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend, a by-the-book lawman with a wife and daughter, to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of Walt's first
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Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
By Brandman, Michael
2013-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399159503 Check Our Catalog The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't know her name. Whoever she is, she didn't deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. …More


Split Image
Split Image
By Parker, Robert B.
2011-02 - Large Print Press
9781594134401 Check Our Catalog The body in the trunk was just the beginning

Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen now enjoying a comfortable "retirement" with his beautiful wife Rebecca in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife Robbie who also happens to be Rebecca's twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when
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Motorcycle Man
Motorcycle Man
By Ashley, Kristen
2014-01 - Forever
9781455599240 Check Our Catalog
HPL patron:  Great wrap-up of Dream Man series!


FIRST TIME IN PRINT
Get ready to ride . . .
Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately,
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Magician's End
Magician's End
By Feist, Raymond E.
2013-05 - Voyager
9780061468438 Check Our Catalog
After 29 books (authored and co-authored), Feist delivers the crowning achievement of his renowned bestselling career: "Magician's End," the final chapter in The Chaos Wars, the climax of his extraordinary Riftwar Cycle.
HPL patron:  Great ending to a great series!


As it began, so shall it end--in magic, mystery, and majesty. . . Magician's End
Thirty years ago, Raymond E. Feist wrote his first novel, Magician, a story about an orphan boy named Pug who is thrust by a war into captivity in an alien world, only to rise from slavery to become a Master Magician. Magician introduced readers to Midkemia and the Riftwars, an epic series of battles between Good …More


California Connection
California Connection
By Chunichi
2008-12 - Urban Books
9781601620750 Check Our Catalog From the "Essence"-bestselling author of "The Naked Truth" and "Married to the Game" comes the powerful and provocative tale of a sexy, savvy woman who knows what she wants--and gets it.

Jewel is young, beautiful and, with several hustles under her belt, all about making money. This doesn't leave much time for friends - but she'll always make time for Touch, the local hustler. He's been her friend since school, where they made a lifelong pact to look out for each other. The pact has never been put to the test - until now.
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Country Bride
Country Bride
By Macomber, Debbie
2014-04 - Severn House Publishers
9780727883483 Check Our Catalog Rorie Campbell has a pleasant, predictable life in San Francisco, where she's seeing a pleasant, predictable man. Then, one vacation, her car breaks down on an Oregon country road and horse rancher Clay Franklin comes to her rescue. Rorie soon discovers that a city girl can fall in love with a country man. But Clay has no right to return her feelings--because he's engaged to another woman.
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Against the Edge
Against the Edge
By Martin, Kat
2013-10 - Thorndike Press
9781410462473 Check Our Catalog Deep in the humid, rank heart of the Louisiana bayou, a survivalist group has something that belongs to former Navy SEAL Ben Slocum: his son. As Ben and social worker Claire Chastain band together to track the group down, their concern for the boy draws them closer, each fighting feelings there's no time to explore. Original.

"A child he's never met. A danger he's never known."

That he's a father is news former navy SEAL Ben Slocum was not expecting. But once the initial shock wears off for the confirmed bachelor, he takes in the rest of what social worker Claire Chastain tells him: that his son is missing, abducted by a man who wants revenge against Claire and Sam's dead mother. And that Ben is now the child's only hope.
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Welfare Wifeys
Welfare Wifeys
By K'wan
2010-09 - Griffin
9780312536978 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2011)



After the deaths and arrests of his entire crew and an informant-fueled investigation into his past, the man known on the streets as Animal relocates to Texas and finds fame and stardom as the newest act signed to the notorious Big Dawg Entertainment. His girlfriend, Gucci, is thrilled when she gets the news that he's coming back to New York on a promotional tour, but when she discovers the …More


California Connection 2
California Connection 2
By Chunichi
2009-12 - Urban Books
9781601621658 Check Our Catalog "Essence"-bestselling author Chunichi delivers a formidable follow-up to "California Connection" with this gripping novel about revenge and retaliation, money, power, and greed.

Jewel used to be content with being a ride or die chick, playing Bonnie while the men in her life played Clyde. But now she realises that it was her connections and street smarts that helped her man, Calico, rise to the top. But Jewel wants to be the one in control. She's tired of taking orders for men.
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Hood Rats
Hood Rats
By McNair, E. R.
2008-10 - Triple Crown Publications
9780979951787 Check Our Catalog Experience life in the hood through the eyes of four friends, known around the way as The Hood Rats. As the girls go through the ups and downs of friendship and life on the streets, youll be taken on a roller coaster ride of love, heartache and pain. When tragedy strikes the group, the bond of friendship is tested and easily broken by lies, deceit and betrayal.
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Eviction Notice
Eviction Notice
By K'wan
2011-09 - Griffin
9780312536985 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2012)



From #1 Essence bestselling author, K'wan, comes the next installment in his bestselling Hood Rat series
Porsha: the ghetto princess. Boots: the scandalous baby mama. Frankie aka Francine: the con artist. These three girls live in one apartment and are into all kinds of hood foolishness while having fun. Until one day they find an eviction notice taped to their door. Now they have seventy-two …More


Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1
Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1
By Hernandez, Treasure
2010-09 - Urban Books
9781601622921 Check Our Catalog From the author who brought readers the action-packed Flint series comes a powerful new street series chronicling both sides of Baltimore's black market.

Derek Fuller is the head detective of the Baltimore Narcotics Division. His team has been assigned to take down the biggest drug operation in the city. There's only one problem - the head of the operation is his twin brother, Scar Johnson. Separated by Baltimore's foster care system, the brothers came from two different walks of life.
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Baltimore Chronicles
Baltimore Chronicles
By Hernandez, Treasure
2011-01 - Urban Books
9781601624291 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the action-packed Flint series comes the second book in a powerful new street series chronicling both sides of Baltimore's black market.


Scar Johnson is the biggest drug dealer in Baltimore and with the help of his girlfriend, who happens to be a District Attorney, he has become the most untouchable. But is he really safe? A mysterious observer has come out of the shadows and infiltrated the Dirty Money Crew.
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Baltimore Chronicles
Baltimore Chronicles
By Hernandez, Treasure
2011-07 - Urban Books
9781601624550 Check Our Catalog Hernandez, renowned for the action-packed Flint series, is sure to keep readers riveted with this explosive third book in her powerful street series chronicling both sides of Baltimore's black market.

Scar Johnson is the biggest drug dealer in Baltimore and with the help of his girlfriend, who happens to be a District Attorney, he has become the most untouchable. But is he really safe? A mysterious observer has come out of the shadows and infiltrated the Dirty Money Crew.
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Baltimore Chronicles
Baltimore Chronicles
By Hernandez, Treasure
2012-03 - Urban Books
9781601624826 Check Our Catalog Renowned for her action-packed Flint series, Hernandez is sure to keep readers riveted with this explosive final book of her powerful street series chronicling both sides of Baltimore's black market.

Scar Johnson is the biggest drug dealer in Baltimore and with the help of his girlfriend, who happens to be a District Attorney, he has become the most untouchable. But is he really safe? A mysterious observer has come out of the shadows and infiltrated the Dirty Money Crew.
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Sheisty Chicks
Sheisty Chicks
By K, Kim
2011-12 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157473 Check Our Catalog Get Money By Any Means Necessary
The Waverly Girls Group Home is supposed to be a place where troubled teens come for reform. But Jazzy, Cha Cha, and Maya have different plans. Though the three girls hail from three different cities, they've had amazingly similar hard knock lives, and the thread that holds them together is their love of money.
Soon, these sheisty chicks are backsliding into …More


Thug-A-Licious: An Urban Erotic Tale
Thug-A-Licious: An Urban Erotic Tale
By Noire
2006-08 - One World
9780345486912 Check Our Catalog
Combining erotica and street lit, #1 "Essence" bestselling author Noire has crafted an urban, erotic masterpiece--a sexy, authentic tale of the price to be paid for unchecked ambition. (Erotica)


Combining erotica and street lit, #1 Essence bestselling author Noire has crafted an urban, erotic masterpiece--a sexy, authentic tale of the price to be paid for unchecked ambition. (Erotica)
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We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
By Davis, Sampson
Author Hunt, Rameck
Author Jenkins, George
2006-04 - Puffin Books
9780142406274 Check Our Catalog This "New York Times" bestseller is the dramatic, inspiring story of three inner-city youths--Samson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt--whose strong friendship gave them the strength to continue their education and become doctors. Photos.

This New York Times bestseller is the dramatic, inspiring story of three inner-city youths--Samson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt--whose strong friendship gave them the strength to continue their education and become doctors. Photos.
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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
By Horwitz, Tony
2003-08 - Picador USA
9780312422608 Check Our Catalog Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "Confederates in the Attic" takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific.

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of "Confederates in the Attic," works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship,
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Mystery Man
Mystery Man
By Ashley, Kristen
2013-08 - Forever
9781455599189 Check Our Catalog Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away. Original.


Night time is the right time...
Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away...
Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than
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Relentless Seduction
Relentless Seduction
By Lawrence, Kim
2011-07 - Harlequin Presents
9781459268692 Check Our Catalog ""You will be mine...on my terms....""
Nathan Audley was a powerful man. What he wanted, he usually got...and he wanted Annie He'd branded her a gold-digger, a widow in search of a rich husband; yet he was determined to control her life--to possess her beloved home, and her passionate heart.
Annie had no desire to be "any" man's mistress, and knew she mustn't allow Nathan's brooding sensuality …More


The Way You Love Me
The Way You Love Me
By Ray, Francis
2008-08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312946845 Check Our Catalog
"In "Only You*," "Essence" bestselling author Francis Ray introduced readers to confident, charismatic Shane Elliott. In her dazzling new romance, the sexy security expert is about to meet his match..."
HE NEVER LETS HIS GUARD DOWN
Nothing gets to Shane Elliott. A former Army Ranger, now head of security for a wealthy real estate tycoon, Shane can handle whatever life throws at him--until he …More