A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering hot Ultimate series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.
Fearsome warrior Aidan MacLerie may be brave and unquestionably loyal to his family and clan, but his heart remains restless. Until he meets stunning Catriona MacKenzie. She’s a married woman, so he can never truly possess her, yet he seeks her surrender—one kiss at a time…
When the husband from her loveless marriage falls on the battlefield, Cat is left destitute, with her reputation in tatters. Aidan is the only man with the power to protect her now. All Cat has to do is yield to this powerful highlander.
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true—for her parents’ sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local daycare to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…
The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
Drawing Amanda is set in the under-parented, high-expectation adolescent world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old budding artist Inky Kahn is still smarting from the death of his father. He thinks he’s found his big break when he bonds with the developer of a new computer game and snags a coveted drawing assignment, for which he uses his secret crush–Amanda–as a model.
But unbeknownst to Inky, the developer has a dangerous criminal past, and is using his computer game to lure and stalk teenage girls. And Inky has inadvertently led Amanda right into his path. Blinded by his own ambition and sulking from his father’s death, Inky hides from the truth. Will Inky, with the help of Rungs, his cybergeek pal, discover the crime in time and save Amanda before the creep ensnares her–or anyone else?
($12.95) Hipso Media ISBN # 978-0985626846.
Can people change? That’s the central theme of this gritty, debut novel by author Mark Rubinstein, a longtime psychiatrist and Cornell University professor.
Mad Dog House follows Roddy Dolan, a suburban surgeon who thinks he’s left behind a past—one that nearly landed him in jail at 17.
But when Dolan agrees to invest in a Manhattan restaurant with his childhood “blood brother,” events spin out of control, threatening the new lives they’ve built–and their families.
Struggling with a monster he thought he’d buried, Roddy must make momentous choices, and none are good. But he has a daring plan…
Throughout American history, black women have evoked strong reaction from American media and have been imaged in ways that draw on the deep-seated stereotypes.
In Iconic, Lakesia Johnson shows how truly revolutionary black women have not only controlled their own image despite such negative characterizations but done so for a greater good. Focusing on women from Sojourner Truth to Pam Grier and Alice Walker to Michelle Obama, Iconic shows how these icons continue to work to combat social justice and American racial prejudice.
Baylor University Press, $22.95, August 15, 2012, ISBN #: 9781602586444
The real story of Santa Claus, and why he became a saint. Religious historian Adam English looks beyond the legends and lore of our red-suit-wearing, toy-making, Coke-drinking Santa Claus to tell the story of the real Saint Nicholas – a fourth-century bishop in modern-day Turkey.
With prose as enjoyable as it is informative, he shows why the life—and death—of Nicholas of Myra so radically influenced the formation of Western history and Christian thought, and did so in ways many have never realized.
Baylor University Press, $24.95, November 1, 2012, ISBN #: 9781602586345
Healing the Sacred Divide: Making Peace With Ourselves, Each Other, and the World by Dr. Jean Benedict Raffa
Healing the Sacred Divide explores the dynamic interplay of two crucial pairs of opposites—masculinity/femininity and psychology/religion—to describe several ways of thinking about God that express deep divisions in our own core and contribute to the dysfunction of our culture. Then it brings forward an emerging way of thinking that may better serve our most urgent personal and social needs—one that helps us discover how to bridge differences and integrate the “other” in ourselves, our personal relationships, and our world at large.
Larson Publications, $18.95, July 30, 2012, ISBN # 978-1-936012-60-2
A pioneering work in the study of race and culture, Marcia Dawkins reveals that everyone passes – not just racial minorities – and that passing has been occurring for millennia. Clearly Invisible retells contemporary expressions and historically significant occurrences of individuals called passers. Along the way, Dawkins traces passing’s legal, political, and literary manifestations, questioning whether passing can be a form of empowerment (even while implying secrecy) and suggesting that passing could be one of the first expressions of multiracial identity in the U.S. as it seeks its own social standing.
Baylor University Press, $29.95, August 1, 2012, ISBN #: 9781602583122
A spot-on parody of all the sh*t girls find themselves saying! From the creators of the internet sensation Sh*t Girls Say comes a book that is both hilariously quotable and irresistibly stylish.