The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:American Library Association

ISBN:0838992072

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Designed to keep librarians and readers up-to-date with the hottest contemporary supernatural beings in adult literature, Fang-tastic Fiction is both fun to read and easy to use.

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Jailhouse Journalism

Author:,

Publisher:Transaction Publishers

ISBN:9781412826785

Total Pages:251

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During the past two centuries a vibrant prison press has chronicled life behind bars in American prisons, championed inmate causes, and challenged those in authority who sought to silence it. At its apex, several hundred periodicals were published by and for inmates. Unlike their peers who passed their sentences stamping out license plates, these convicts spent their days like reporters in any community-looking for the story. Yet their own story, the lengthy history of their unique brand of journalism, has remained largely unknown. In Jailhouse Journalism, James McGrath Morris presents the history of this medium, the lives of the men and women who brought it to life, and the controversies that often surround it. The dramatic history of prison journalism has included many famous, notorious, and unique personalities such as Robert Morris, the "financier of the America Revolution"; the Younger Brothers of the Jesse James gang; Julian Hawthorne, the only son of Nathaniel Hawthorne; men of the radical Industrial Workers of the World (IWW); Charles Chapin, famed city editor of New York's Evening World until he murdered his wife; Dr. Frederick Cook, North Pole explorer whose claim to have been the first to reach the pole is still debated today; Tom Runyon, who won a place for himself in history with an Underwood; and Wilbert Rideau, an illiterate teenaged murderer who raised prison journalism to the pinnacle of achievement. In his new introduction Morris addresses the spread of prison journalism into other forms of media, such as radio and the Internet. He discusses the conflicts between those who publish jailhouse news and those who would wish to control, or eliminate it altogether.

Keeper of the Night

Author:Heather Graham

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1460300890

Total Pages:304

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New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it's hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must confront her greatest challenge yet. Together with Elven detective Brodie McKay, they head to Laurel Canyon, epicenter of the danger, where they uncover a plot that may forever alter the face of human-paranormal relations.

Amari and the Night Brothers

Author:B. B. Alston

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062975188

Total Pages:416

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Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor. Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good. So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton—if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real. Now she must compete for a spot against kids who’ve known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari can’t seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutiny—especially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed “illegal.” With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she’s an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn’t stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.

Goddess of the Sea

Author:P. C. Cast

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440632006

Total Pages:368

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New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series... Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work? When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…

Good Night, Gorilla

Author:Peggy Rathmann

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698152239

Total Pages:40

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A must have classic for all baby bedtimes. Good night, Gorilla. . . Good night, Elephant. . . It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp. The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old.

On the Hunt

Author:Gena Showalter,Shannon K. Butcher,Jessica Andersen,Deidre Knight

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101477113

Total Pages:448

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Anderson, and Deidre Knight present a steamy collection of all-new novellas featuring sexy paranormal hunters. With shadowy creatures, intoxicating magic, vivdly imagined worlds, and sizzling passion, this is an anthology no fan of paranormal romance will want to miss.

Caressed By Ice

Author:Nalini Singh

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101206446

Total Pages:368

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The author of Shards of Hope and Shield of Winter presents a Psy/Changeling novel in which two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts… As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the Psy Council ranks, Judd Lauren was forced to do terrible things in the name of his people. Now a defector, his dark abilities have made him the most deadly of assassins—cold, pitiless, unfeeling. Until he meets Brenna… Brenna Shane Kincaid was an innocent before she was abducted—and had her mind violated—by a serial killer. Her sense of evil runs so deep, she fears she could become a killer herself. Then the first dead body is found, victim of a familiar madness. Judd is her only hope, yet her sensual changeling side rebels against the inhuman chill of his personality, even as desire explodes between them. Shocking and raw, their passion is a danger that threatens not only their hearts, but their very lives… "The alpha author of paranormal romance."--Booklist

On the Hunt

Author:Gena Showalter,Shannon K. Butcher,Jessica Andersen,Deidre Knight

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101477113

Total Pages:448

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Anderson, and Deidre Knight present a steamy collection of all-new novellas featuring sexy paranormal hunters. With shadowy creatures, intoxicating magic, vivdly imagined worlds, and sizzling passion, this is an anthology no fan of paranormal romance will want to miss.

Snowed in with the Boss

Author:Jessica Andersen

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1426830092

Total Pages:224

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CEO Griffin Vaughn knew Sophie LaRue was trouble the moment he agreed to hire her. Still, he hadn't become one of the wealthiest men in the world by being distracted by silky blond hair and legs that didn't quit, and he refused to start now. But thanks to a freak blizzard, he and Sophie were trapped in his Colorado mansion…and they weren't alone. With someone watching from the shadows, Griffin attempted to ignore their building attraction and focus on protecting Sophie. A successful businessman, Griffin thrived on challenge—until his innocent assistant made him an offer he couldn't refuse….

Prince of Wolves

Author:Susan Krinard

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504062701

Total Pages:464

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“A far more gentle and romantic interpretation of the werewolf mythologies” from the bestselling author of Prince of Dreams and Prince of Shadows (Library Journal). Joelle Randall has traveled to the small town of Lovell in the Canadian Rockies with one goal: to confront the pain of her past. Twelve years ago, her parents died in a plane crash near Lovell and Joelle is determined to find the site of the accident, but she will need someone familiar with the area to guide her through the wilderness. Enter Luke Gévaudan, an enigmatic loner with a sketchy reputation—and irresistible allure. Joey is willing to trust the intense mountaineer to get her where she needs to go. But she does not realize he is one of the last survivors of an ancient race of werewolves—and the biggest danger she will face one her journey will be her own heart. Praise for Susan Krinard “Susan Krinard was born to write romance.” —Amanda Quick, New York Times–bestselling author “The reading world would be a happier place if more paranormal romance writers wrote as well as Krinard.” —Contra Costa Sunday Times “A vivid, talented author with a sparkling imagination.” —Anne Stuart, New York Times bestselling author

Winter at Mustang Ridge

Author:Jesse Hayworth

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101617640

Total Pages:384

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Warm up with this heartfelt romance in the Mustang Ridge series... Grateful to her twin for keeping Mustang Ridge in the family, Jenny Skye agrees to return home for a month so her sister can get away. It’s the middle of winter, and only a few year-round staffers, her family, and the animals will be there. But the globe-trotting videographer is soon in way over her head at the dude ranch dealing with reservations, her redecorating-obsessed mother, and the town's hunky new veterinarian. Despite his adventurous past, Nick Masterson is putting down roots in Mustang Ridge. When a stray dog, a missing family member, and a snowstorm conspire to throw him and Jenny together, there's no denying the blaze of attraction. But can a relationship that began in the heat of the moment turn into something more for a woman who's always been eager to put her hometown behind her?

Streams of Silver

Author:R.A. Salvatore

Publisher:Wizards of the Coast

ISBN:0786954051

Total Pages:384

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The epic tale of everyone's favorite dark elf reaches new heights when Drizzt and his companions set out to reclaim a lost dwarven stronghold Drizzt Do'Urden still struggles with his own inner voices, voices that call him back to the pitless depths of the Underdark. But louder still are the voices of his newfound friends Bruenor, Wulfgar, and Regis—and the call of a dream that, at long last, Bruenor has decided to fulfill. Long ago, Bruenor and his people were driven from their home in Mithral Hall by a shadow dragon of the Underdark. Now, Bruenor is determined to reclaim his homeland and his rightful seat as its king. Aided by the combined might of his friends, Bruenor sets out on a treacherous quest for Mithral Hall, finding obstacles at every turn. But despite the terrors of the Trollmoors and the racism aimed at Drizzt, the group continues to fight—together. Streams of Silver is the second book in the Icewind Dale Trilogy and the fifth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.

Whispers of Our Knowings

Author:Laughing Womyn Ashonosheni Ashonosheni

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469734149

Total Pages:132

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The stories in this book are modern myths filled with passionate images that will remind you to love yourself, laugh, and forgive yourself for sometimes forgetting to be the amazing spiritual being that you are. Whispers of Our Knowings includes adventures of delight in our humanness and wanders through many of the questions and emotional quandaries we encounter during our journey out of forgetfulness and into remembrance of our wholeness. The stories speak to such questions as; what are we doing here? How did we create what were now living? How can we passionately engage in life? Where are we capable of going? There are stories for rites of passage in human lives, for seasonal passages and in honor of the elements. The mythological characters, circumstances and vivid imagery will fascinate the part of you that loves to be entertained. The profound teachings woven into these stories invite you to stand so completely in wholeness that every breath you take is a conscious, sacred act filled with pure delight. Use these stories freely for enjoyment or as foundations for rituals or healing ceremonies. Theyre meant to be danced into life in ways that are uniquely yours.

Moonlight Warrior

Author:Janet Chapman

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439159446

Total Pages:352

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Eve Anderson is darned tired of Kenzie Gregor meddling in her business. She might be struggling to keep herself and her ailing mother financially afloat, but she's no princess in need of a strong, capable knight in a black SUV to rescue her -- even if he is easy on the eyes. Besides, there's something very odd about him...and she's sure the strange events occurring in their small coastal Maine town are linked to his recent arrival. Once an immortal warrior cursed to live as a panther, Kenzie is finally free to live and die as a man, and his destiny is to help other displaced souls. Of course, if he can get tiny, blue-eyed, curly blond Eve out of the deal, well...life doesn't get any better. But she's as stubborn and fierce as a lioness, and in order to win her love, he must tempt her with forbidden desires....

Keeper of the Moon

Author:Harley Jane Kozak

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1460306961

Total Pages:304

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In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires… Lust. Elven Keeper Sailor Gryffald's body quivers with it, but is it a symptom of the deadly Scarlet Pathogen coursing through her bloodstream or the proximity of shifter Keeper Declan Wainwright? Sailor and Declan have had an uneasy relationship ever since they met, and now things are about to get a lot more complicated. A killer is stalking Los Angeles, intentionally infecting Elven with the deadly virus, and now Sailor and Declan must work to keep the supernatural peace while bringing the murderer to justice. But, in doing so, these powerful denizens of the Otherworld find themselves straddling a fine line between lust…and love.

The First Day of Spring

Author:Nancy Tucker

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593191587

Total Pages:352

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“Tense, addictive and powered by an unforgettable narrative voice.” - PAULA HAWKINS “So that was all it took,” I thought. “That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn't so much after all.” Meet Chrissie... Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. Her playmates are tearful and their mothers are terrified, keeping them locked indoors. But Chrissie rules the roost -- she's the best at wall-walking, she knows how to get free candy, and now she has a feeling of power that she never gets at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer. Twenty years later, adult Chrissie is living in hiding under a changed name. A single mother, all she wants is for her daughter to have the childhood she herself was denied. That’s why the threatening phone calls are so terrifying. People are looking for them, the past is catching up, and Chrissie fears losing the only thing in this world she cares about, her child. Nancy Tucker leaves the reader breathless as she inhabits her protagonist with a shocking authenticity that moves the reader from sympathy to humor to horror to heartbreak and back again.

Narcissus in Chains

Author:Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101146338

Total Pages:656

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In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.

100%: The Story of a Patriot

Author:Upton Sinclair

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513274880

Total Pages:260

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Upton Sinclair’s novel, 100%: The Story of a Patriot, follows young Peter Gudge, a poor and uneducated man living in America during the first World War. After being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Peter falls victim to false allegations of domestic terrorism. As a result, Peter must abandon his old ignorance to political issues. While becoming involved in politics and the government, Peter is swept into a plot to spy on the Socialist Party, who are suspected of the domestic bombing. Though his world has been flipped upside down, Peter uses his new awareness to become a businessman. As Peter’s job exposes poor working conditions, including unsafe business practice, low wages, and unfair expectations, issues of class are apparent. While the upper class exploits the lower-class citizens, Peter’s job reveals the struggles of workers without labor laws, invoking an empathetic desire for change. Famous for politically charged novels exposing American society and the ways its institutions harmed the American people, Upton Sinclair’s 100%: The Story of a Patriot provides a compelling narrative that advocates for the working class. Through Peter, the prolific author, Upton Sinclair, exposes big business practices—demonstrating the exploitation of the poor and disadvantaged for capital gain. Sinclair lived through World War One and experienced firsthand how it affected Americans. Though fictional, 100%: The Story of a Patriot holds historical significance, as it focuses on the unique perspective of American citizens on the home front of the first World War, rather than the actual battlefield. This thrilling tale highlights the class wars in America as well as the effects the Red Scare had on American people. With a relatable protagonist and gripping prose, 100%: The Story of a Patriot depicts a journey that is very applicable to the political atmosphere of today. This edition of Upton Sinclair’s 100%: The Story of a Patriot features a stunning new cover design and is printed in a modern font to appeal to contemporary readers.

Jacktown

Author:Judy Gail Krasnow

Publisher:Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:1625857942

Total Pages:176

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Competing with the likes of Detroit and Ann Arbor, Jackson won the battle to build Michigan’s first state prison in 1838. During the era of the “Big House” and industrial growth, the penitentiary’s on-site factories and cheap inmate labor helped Jackson become a thriving manufacturing city. In contrast to Jacktown’s beautiful Greco-Roman exterior, medieval punishments, a strict code of silence, no heat, no electricity and a lack of plumbing defined life on the inside. Author Judy Gail Krasnow shares the incredible stories of life at Jacktown, replete with sadistic wardens, crafty escapees, Prohibition’s Purple Gang, a chaplain who ran a brothel and influential reformers.