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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>鈥淐leverly crafted鈥?lt;i>The Vine Witch</i> is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention鈥ure escapism.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Forbes</i></b></p><p><b>A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.</b></p><p>For centuries, the vineyards at Ch芒teau 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>sorci貓re</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鈥檛 endorse the locals鈥?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鈥檒l have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won鈥檛 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>鈥淎 sumptuous garden maze of a novel that immerses readers in a complex, vanished world.鈥?鈥?lt;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鈥檚 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鈥檚 dying wish: that Ren find the man鈥檚 finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master鈥檚 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鈥檚 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." 鈥?lt;i>Booklist </i>(starred review) </b></p>
Celtic Tales: Fairy Tales and Stories of Enchantment from Ireland...
by Kate Forrester

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 16 stories in this compilation conjure forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose. These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art by Kate Forrester in this special illustrated edition.
A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas

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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.
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman

Language

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鈥攁n 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined鈥攊t 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鈥攁n epic war for the very soul of America鈥攁nd 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 鈥渕ystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose鈥?(Michael Dirda, <em>Washington Post Book World</em>) and as a modern phantasmagoria that 鈥渄istills the essence of America鈥?(<em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.</p>
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
The First Girl Child
by Amy Harmon

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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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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鈥ut they could also destroy themselves.</p>
Born to be Broken
by Addison Cain

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English

Pages

319

Publication Date

July 01, 2019

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<i>鈥淏eautiful and devastating, sensual yet poetic, Addison Cain鈥檚 Born to be Bound is the perfect example of why she鈥檚 a master at the genre.鈥?USA Today Bestselling Author Jane Henry</i><br /><br /><b>Desperately in love鈥?lt;/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鈥檇 fall in love.<br /><br />Or imagine his wonderful mate would grow to despise him to the point she鈥檇 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鈥攖he 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 />
Recurve (The Elemental Series Book 1)
by Shannon Mayer

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

March 31, 2015

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<b>To survive, she must defy not only the odds but find the truth in her past that holds the key to her entire world. </b><br /><br /><i> 鈥淢y name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.鈥?</i><br /><br />My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I should be at my father's side as a royal princess. But as a half-breed, bastard child, that isn't going to happen. Especially now.<br /><br />I've been accused of attacking the queen, my wicked stepmother, and my life is suddenly on the line. I have only two options left to me: banishment, or training to become one of the King's Elite Guards, an Ender.<br /><br />Option one will kill me. <br />Option two is meant to break me and THEN kill me but is the only chance I have to survive. <br /><br />Did I mention I have no power like the rest of the elementals, and my connection to the earth is worth next to nothing? That I can鈥檛 even sprout a pea plant?<br /><br />Could things get any worse? Of course they can.<br />Welcome to my life.<br /><br /><b>If you like KF Breene, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, Jaymin Eve, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, or Shayne Silvers, you won鈥檛 want to miss Mayer鈥檚 books! <br /><br />Recent Reader Reviews</b><br /><br />鈥?quot;If this is your first time checking out this series, BUY IT!! Seriously. I鈥檝e read the whole thing and I cannot even express how it grows and expands into fantastic, hang by the seat of your pants, holy crap, did that just happen, pass the tissues, laugh out loud, and beautifully crafted epic!"<br /><br />鈥?quot;I think Larkspur aka Lark is the new heroine to watch out for . . ."<br /><br />鈥?quot;This author is just leaving me on the edge of my chair, she can't write fast enough for me to read!"<br /><br />鈥?quot;I could not put it down and greedily consumed it in one sitting!" <br /><br />鈥?quot;I devoured the book in a day and am on to the next one thanks to the entertaining story that was so solidly written and well thought out!"<br /><br />鈥?quot;I cried, laughed, sobbed, was ticked off and fell in love!!! And loved every minute of the ride!" <br /><br /><b>Accolades<br /><br />飪ㄢ€淩ecurve鈥?was a top-five finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards Best of Fantasy <br /><br />飪∕ayer has more than 3 million books downloaded by enthusiastic readers, and her stories are available in digital, print, and audiobook formats. <br /><br />飪═he Elemental Series is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller multiple times over. </b>
The Once and Future King
by T. H. White

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English

Pages

654

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<b>T. H. White鈥檚 masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.</b><br /> <i>聽</i><br /> Once upon a time, a young boy called 鈥淲art鈥?was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn鈥檛 possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.<br /> 聽<br /> During Arthur鈥檚 reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur鈥檚 half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king鈥檚 dreams for Britain鈥攁nd to the king himself.<br /><br /><b>鈥淸<i>The Once and Future King</i>] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow鈥攚hile telling one of the great tales of the Western world.鈥?lt;/b>鈥?lt;b>Guy Gavriel Kay</b>

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