Literary Gold 6/5/16

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The Complete Guide to Being Evil
by Laura Stephenson
Youth, magic, and a luxurious Manhattan apartment, Kalara has it all. She's a classic evoker--hurling fire, ice, and electricity is her specialty. As her father always said, the classics are important.

Meet Whitcomb, a powerful necromancer who doesn't want anyone discovering he's selling the souls of the dead who go through his funeral home. Kalara finds out he's also a mage, and lets him know they have that in common in an endeavor to network. His response is an attempt to teleport her into the Hudson River, and it almost works. Scared for her life, she elicits the help of a devil.

Enter Evander, son of a devil. He's fresh from failing his final diablerie test, and making a deal with a mortal would save him from disgrace. He has Kalara sign an overly fair contract: in return for borrowing his power for five days, she has to give him a heart from one of his enemies so he can eat it and grow stronger. If she fails to deliver the heart, he eats Kalara's instead.

Love in a Pawn Shop
by Bonnie Edwards
PRICE: $0.99
A pit bull, a pawn shop and a pain-in-the-ass kid brother. . .

Dix is good with two out of three. She’s had it with dusty shelves, desperate people and her teenage brother. With Riley about to graduate, Dix is ready to buy her one-way ticket to Paris.

Then sexy cop Dane Caldwell walks into her store on the hunt for stolen goods, and threatens her brother and her business.

The worst threat is to Dix’s heart…if she loses that, she loses her dream.

Dane soon realizes he’s found love in a pawn shop. Even the pit bull thinks he’s okay. Now all he has to do is convince Dix that love is more than just another complication.

Austin Nights
by herocious
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KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD When the allure of graduate school tempts Bridget and Michael to leave their home in Miami Beach and move to the University of Texas, the wide-eyed transplants find themselves alone in a city that boasts of its weirdness. Unable to unpack in their tiny sublet, the couple leaves their meager belongings boxed up and sets out to explore their new home. Before long, they discover that the city more than lives up to its reputation: crazed library patrons, injured vagabonds, and mentally unstable neighbors abound. But that's not all. Bridget's beauty proves to be a high commodity for this cast of dubious Austinites. Concerned about losing her, Michael hatches a plan that takes them to an antiquarian bookstore far away from imminent danger. There he expects to ask a famous Texas author to help him make his dream life with Bridget come true. What Michael doesn't anticipate, and can't possibly, is a life or death event that tests the resiliency of the young couple's love.

The Photograph
by Kristen Otte
Sixteen-year-old Rachel Brandt is trying to make a name for herself on the basketball court and balance the expectations of school and her boyfriend. But when Rachel stumbles across a photograph of her mother, she decides to start asking questions about her. All she knows is that her mother disappeared after her father was killed.

Rachel dives headfirst into a search for the truth, uncovering a web of lies in her family. Will Rachel be able to move past the lies to discover her true identity?

The Photograph is a realistic fiction novel for teens with elements of mystery and romance behind the backdrop of the basketball season.

The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
by Muhammad Ali with Hana Ali
PRICE: $3.99
Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him.

"During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I have embarked on a journey of love."

So Muhammad Ali begins this spiritual memoir, his description of the values that have shaped and sustained him and that continue to guide his life. In The Soul of a Butterfly the great champion takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of life, from childhood to the present, and shares the beliefs that have served him well.

After fighting some of the fiercest bouts in boxing history against Joe Frazier and George Foreman, today Muhammad Ali faces his most powerful foe—outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but as he says, "I have gained more than I have lost....I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now." Ali reflects on his faith in God and the strength it gave him during his greatest challenge, when he lost the prime years of his boxing career because he would not compromise his beliefs. He describes how his study of true Islam has helped him accept the changes in his life and has brought him to a greater awareness of life's true purpose. As a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," he has traveled widely, and he describes his 2002 mission to Afghanistan to heighten public awareness of that country's desperate situation, as well as his more recent meeting with the Dalai Lama.

Ali's reflections on topics ranging from moral courage to belief in God to respect for those who differ from us will inspire and enlighten all who read them. Written with the assistance of his daughter Hana, The Soul of a Butterfly is a compassionate and heartfelt book that will provide comfort for our troubled times.

The Woman Who Upped and Left
by Fiona Gibson
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Forget about having it all. Sometimes you just want to leave it all behind.
Audrey is often seized by the urge to walk out of her house without looking back – but she can’t possibly do that.
She is a single parent. She is needed. She has a job, a home, responsibilities…and a slothful teenage son’s pants to pick up.
But no one likes being taken for granted – Audrey least of all – so the time has come for drastic action. And no one’s going to stand in her way…

Nora Roberts Land
by Ava Miles
Journalist Meredith Hale's ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She's determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they've kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith's personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames.

Ronnie and Nancy: Their Path to the White House--1911 to 1980
by Bob Colacello
PRICE: $0.99
Six years in the making--with unprecedented access to Nancy Reagan and the couple's closest friends--here is the first volume in the definitive portrait of the remarkable, career-building partnership between Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis. 16-page photo insert.

Fishing For Murder
by Meredith Potts
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After losing both her job and her boyfriend, Hope Hadley trades Hollywood, California, for her hometown of Hollywood, Florida. Before she has a chance to piece her life back together, her best friend's boyfriend is murdered. Even worse, the local police wrongfully suspect that her friend is the killer. Determined to clear her friend's name, Hope sets out to find the real killer herself.

Lady in White
by Denise Domning
A Widow with Nowhere to Go
Commanded by Queen Elizabeth into marriage with a man made monstrous by a childhood accident, Lady Arabella Purfoy dares not refuse. With neither family nor allies to shield her from the plots that whirl around her, Belle must give fortune, family and even her body into the care of her new husband's steward, Master James Wyatt.

A Man Sworn to Expose Her
Master James Wyatt is certain that Lady Purfoy is a Protestant spy sent by his queen to prove his Catholic employer, Squire Nicholas Hollier, a traitor. Jamie will do anything, even pretend to be Nick, to protect his dearest friend from the tides of treachery that threaten to destroy them all.

Love on the Rocks
by Kay Harris
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"I am stranded in a diner in the middle of the desert at 3am. Things have not been going my way. Then two smoking hot rock stars walk in and offer me a ride."

Dani Roberts is an unassuming park ranger ready for an adventure. She's hitchhiking in Nevada when she gets picked up by best friends, and hugely popular rock stars, Sean and Hank. Hank is hot, famous, rich, and talented -- and he knows it. Sean is enormous, tattooed, and terrifying-looking. They are unlikely friends for a nature geek with a dark relationship past.

The tour is turning out to be lot more than Dani bargained for. And when things heat up with one of her travel companions, it gets sexy fast. Romance complicates everything, and Dani does the dumbest thing -- she falls in love with a rock star.

Does an ordinary woman stand a chance with an extraordinary man?

This romantic comedy has it all -- hot men, loud music, conniving groupies, and one crazy mother.

Erasing Ramona
by Peggy Rothschild
PRICE: $0.99
Twenty-seven-year-old Miranda Burgess hasn't seen her hometown since she awoke inside a strange house and discovered six dead bodies, including that of her boyfriend. With no memory of the prior drug-fueled night or who committed the murders, Miranda panicked and fled to L.A. where she changed her name and made a fresh start.

Though hiding her identity and lying about the past have kept her safe for the last ten years, the nightmares haven't stopped. Now Miranda's new boyfriend has asked her to marry him and she longs to tell him everything. But, to do that, she needs to know what happened on that long ago night. When her father dies suddenly, Miranda returns home to Mill Valley to say goodbye and look for answers. If Miranda succeeds in digging out the truth about that long-ago night, she may finally be able to stop hiding and build a new life.

Too bad the killer has other plans.

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