Monday Morning Book Buzz

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This Week’s Notable New Releases

Tuesday, July 26th

  • Flirting with Disaster (Charleston Series #2) by Sherryl Woods — When improper Southern belle Maggie Forsythe is  unceremoniously dumped two weeks before getting married, she escapes to Sullivan Island in South Carolina to hide from family and friends.
  • Full Black (Scot Harvath Series #10) by Brad Thor — Bestselling author Brad Thor brings readers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet—a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal—brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.
  • Ghost Story (Dresden Files Series #13) by Jim Butcher — When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him.
  • It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy by Laurie Notaro — Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family, from an adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind, to an incident where she’s shamefully exposed at a neighborhood holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.”
  • Merciless by Diana Palmer — Tall, dark and eligible? That’s all that matters to the women of Jacobsville when it comes to handsome and aloof FBI agent Jon Blackhawk. But if it were up to him, he would never settle down.
  • Monster Hunter Alpha (Monster Hunter Series #3) by Larry Correia — Dirty Harry meets Twilight. In this third entry of the popular series, Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he’s also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, he was cursed to be werewolf.
  • Only Mine (Fool’s Gold Series #4) by Susan Mallery — Her town’s lack of men may make headlines, but it isn’t news to Dakota Hendrix — she has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool’s Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag when a sexy stranger comes to town.
  • Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love by Sarah Matheny — A collection of recipes and stories from a mainstream family eating a not–so–mainstream diet. Filled with healthy and delicious versions of foods we’ve all grown up enjoying, but with a twist—no meat, lots of fresh ingredients and plenty of nutrition. From wholesome breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, there’s plenty here to satisfy the pickiest eaters.
  • Playing Dirty by Susan Andersen — When old enemies are thrown together, all bets are off.
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles — A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Living in New York City in 1938, and armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey Kontent embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.
  • Sacred Evil by Heather Graham — The details of the crime scene are no coincidence. The body – a promising starlet – has been battered, bloodied and then discarded between two of Manhattan’s oldest graveyards. One look and Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau: a re-creation of Jack the Ripper’s gruesome work.
  • Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld Series #12) by Kelley Armstrong — In the ten years since Bitten, the first novel in  Armstrong’s bestselling Otherworld series, hundreds of thousands of fans have ravenously devoured the adventures of Armstrong’s witches, demons, and werewolves. Now, in Spell Bound, she brings them all together for her most sweeping tale yet.
  • Supernaturally by Kiersten White — Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when she starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again.
  • Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy Series #1) Jennifer Estep — At Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids — even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight — Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her.
  • Wolfsbane (Nightshade Series #2) by Andrea Cremer — When Calla Tor, the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack, wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—she left behind.

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