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The Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century France.</b></p><p>For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when <i>sorcière</i> Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.</p><p>Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.</p>
The Night Tiger: A Novel
by Yangsze Choo

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<p><b>The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick</b><br /><b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“A sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.” —<i>Kirkus </i>(starred review)</b></p><p><b>An utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee</b></p><p>Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.</p><p>Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.</p><p>As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.</p><p>Yangsze Choo's<i> The Night Tiger </i>pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.</p><p><b>"A work of incredible beauty... Astoundingly captivating and striking... A transcendent story of courage and connection." —<i>Booklist </i>(starred review) </b></p>
The First Girl Child
by Amy Harmon

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<p><b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author comes a breathtaking fantasy of a cursed kingdom, warring clans, and unexpected salvation.</b></p><p>Bayr of Saylok, bastard son of a powerful and jealous chieftain, is haunted by the curse once leveled by his dying mother. Bartered, abandoned, and rarely loved, she plagued the land with her words: <i>From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok.</i></p><p>Raised among the Keepers at Temple Hill, Bayr is gifted with inhuman strength. But he’s also blessed with an all-too-human heart that beats with one purpose: to protect Alba, the first girl child born in nearly two decades and the salvation for a country at risk.</p><p>Now the fate of Saylok lies with Alba and Bayr, whose bond grows deeper with every whisper of coming chaos. Charged with battling the enemies of their people, both within and without, Bayr is fueled further by the love of a girl who has defied the scourge of Saylok.</p><p>What Bayr and Alba don’t know is that they each threaten the king, a greedy man who built his throne on lies, murder, and betrayal. There is only one way to defend their land from the corruption that has overtaken it. By breaking the curse, they could defeat the king…but they could also destroy themselves.</p>
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<b>THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R.R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!<br /><br />When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. <br /><br />As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister: A Novel
by Gregory Maguire

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><em>Is this new land a place where magics really happen?</em></p><p>From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of <em>Wicked,</em> comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless Cinderella tale.</p><p><em>In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings.... When we grow up, we learn that it's far more common for human beings to turn into rats....</em></p><p>We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling? What fate befell those untouched by beauty . . . and what curses accompanied Cinderella's exquisite looks?</p><p><em>Extreme beauty is an affliction</em></p><p>Set against the rich backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, <em>Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister</em> tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. Iris's path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister.</p><p><em>Clara was the prettiest child, but was her life the prettiest tale?</em></p><p>While Clara retreats to the cinders of the family hearth, burning all memories of her past, Iris seeks out the shadowy secrets of her new household--and the treacherous truth of her former life.</p><p><em>God and Satan snarling at each other like dogs.... Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other's work. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes!</em></p><p>Far more than a mere fairy-tale, <em>Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister</em> is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places.</p>
Born to be Broken
by Addison Cain

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

July 01, 2019

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<i>“Beautiful and devastating, sensual yet poetic, Addison Cain’s Born to be Bound is the perfect example of why she’s a master at the genre.” USA Today Bestselling Author Jane Henry</i><br /><br /><b>Desperately in love…</b><br /><br />Shepherd took Claire against her will. Pair-bonded the Omega despite her reluctance, tying their souls together for life. Conquered her city and brought her people to heel.<br /><br />Yet never anticipated he’d fall in love.<br /><br />Or imagine his wonderful mate would grow to despise him to the point she’d risk her life to escape.<br /><br />That cannot stand. He will find his missing mate, he will drag her home, and he will make her adore him. After all, he holds the key to his resistant mate's compliance—the lives of her friends.<br /><br /><i>Publisher's Note: The second book in Addison Cain's exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse series is a Dark Romance featuring complete power exchange. </i><br />
Fragments of Ash: (inspired by "Cinderella") (A Modern Fairytale)
by Katy Regnery

Language

English

Pages

360

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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"Katy Regnery's latest fairy-tale romance not only challenges the fundamental elements of the trope but puts a high-powered, thrilling twist to Cinderella's story." --Kamrun Nesa, USA Today<br /><br />From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!<br /><br />My name is Ashley Ellis…<br /><br />I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.<br /><br />When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.<br /><br />With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father<br /><br />…dead or alive.<br /><br />** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.** <br /><br />♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ <br /><br />Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.<br /><br />The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now<br />Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now<br />Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now<br />Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now<br />Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available now<br />Sheer Heaven (Rapunzel) - available now<br />Fragments of Ash (Cinderella) - available now
Baptism of Fire (The Witcher Book 3)
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Language

English

Pages

378

Publication Date

June 24, 2014

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<b>Soon to be a major Netflix original series!</b><b><br /></b><b>A deadly coup within the Wizard's Guild leaves the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, gravely injured, and his ward Ciri missing in the third book of the <i>NYT</i> bestselling series that inspired the blockbuster video games. </b><b><br /></b> The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. <br />But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. <br />While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl -- Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra -- until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. <br />Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands. <br /><b>Andrzej Sapkowski, winner of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, started an international phenomenon with his Witcher series:</b><b><br /></b><b>Witcher novels</b><i>Blood of Elves <br />The Time of Contempt<br />Baptism of Fire </i><i>The Tower of Swallows</i><i>Lady of the Lake</i><i>Season of Storms</i><i><br /></i><b>Witcher collections</b><i>The Last Wish</i><i>Sword of Destiny</i><br /><i>The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler</i> (e-only)<br />Translated from original Polish by David French
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman

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English

Pages

674

Publication Date

June 21, 2011

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<br /><br /><br />Test<br /><p>First published in 2001, <em>American Gods</em> became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of <em>American Gods</em> in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.</p><p><em>A storm is coming . . . </em></p><p>Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.</p><p>But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.</p><p>Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.</p><p>Relevant and prescient, <em>American Gods</em> has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, <em>Washington Post Book World</em>) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (<em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.</p>
Druid Apprentice: A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel (The Colin McCo...
by M.D. Massey

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<p>I'm Colin McCool, world-class trouble magnet and druid apprentice extraordinaire. I survived my final confrontation with the Dark Druid by the skin of my teeth. But that stunt attracted the attention of some extremely nasty gods who now consider me a threat to their very existence…<br /></p><p><em>Hashtag FML, amirite?</em><br /></p><p>Now, I'm in a race to master the ways of druid magic, all while staying one step ahead of the immortal assassins trying to kill me. Question is, can I wield enough power to protect the people I love from the divine wrath of the gods?<br /></p><p>Even I doubt my chances. But with a slew of angry demigods on my tail and a friend's life in the balance, I only have one choice—fight or be damned to the dead realm of Tech Duinn, forever.<br /></p><h1><strong>DRUID APPRENTICE</strong></h1><h2><strong>A New Adult Urban Fantasy Novel From M.D. Massey</strong></h2><h3><strong>Book 9 In The Colin McCool Paranormal Suspense Series</strong></h3><p>You’ll love this urban fantasy novel with a twist of suspense, because everybody loves a down on his luck magician who has to fight to save the people he loves.</p><h3><strong>Get your copy today!</strong></h3>

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