New Items at the Library
The rook : a novel
""The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own. In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined."--Publisher.
A slow fire burning
Years ago someone lit a match... Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes doesn't mean Laura is a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one and no thing: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? Innocent or guilty, everyone is carrying damage. Some are damaged enough to kill. Look what you started.
One of those days
"Yehuda and Maya Devir began illustrating their life in comics when they moved into their first apartment together in Tel Aviv as newlyweds. In the years since, One of Those Days has become one of the biggest webcomics on the Internet, with millions of followers around the world. Yehuda Devir grew up on superhero comic books, and the Devirs' visual style is downright kinetic and bursting with life. In this collection--the first time that the Devirs' comics have been compiled in one volume--they share stories that are heartwarming, hilarious, and universally recognizable. So even for those who don't feel like pulling out an assault rifle to wage war on a kitchen cockroach, the Devirs' challenges and triumphs are instantly familiar to anyone who's had one of those days."--Amazon.
Based on the podcast of the same name and set in the fictional city of Fairhaven, follow the human Morgan as she grows her occasional recreational killing of Imps into a full-time job within her employer's new gig economy called Huntr, taking on monsters, Brush-turned citizens and all manner of mutants from the surrounding alien wilderness known as the Brush.
"A tender and fierce debut novel that explores of the bond between two siblings-one the biological child and one adopted-and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family."-- Provided by publisher.
We are the Brennans : a novel
Five years after Sunday Brennan deserted her family without explanation, she is injured in a drunk driving accident. Sunday returns home to meet her resentful brothers and ex-fiancé. When a dangerous man from her past brings her family's pub business to the brink of financial ruin, the only way to protect the Brennan's is to upend all their secrets. In the aftermath, the Brennans are forced to confront painful mistakes and find a way forward together.
"Gyen Jebi isn't a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they're jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government's automaton soldiers. When Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government's horrifying crimes--and the awful source of the magical pigments they use--they find they can no longer stay out of politics. What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry's mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight"--
The billion-dollar bride hunt
"When Matteo Vitale strides into matchmaker Emmaline Woodcroft's office, he has an unusual request. He must marry and father an heir if he's to inherit his family estate. After his first marriage ended tragically, what he needs is a wife who isn't looking for love! To understand her enigmatic client, Emmie accepts an invitation to his Italian villa. As she gets closer to the real Matteo, for once she gives in to desire. The trouble is, Emmie knows she can't be the bride Matteo's looking for..." --Back cover.
Pregnant in the king's palace
The woman who could cost him his crown...or save it! Rumours abound that our beloved king, Valentine, is abdicating! His reasons are unknown, although speculation is that he cannot provide our kingdom with an heir. The eyes of the world are on him, yet our rebellious royal has eyes only for enchanting Angelique, horse trainer to the elite... Their attraction is as potent now as it was ten years ago, when they first met! We thought Valentine's abdication was his biggest scandal...but given their fiery reunion, could passionate, headstrong Angelique be carrying an even more shocking secret?
Invitation from the Venetian billionaire
"How long will she be stranded in his palazzo before their connection becomes irresistible? Find out in this forced proximity romance from Lucy King." --
One wild night with her enemy
Executive assistant Cassie James has orders to attend a glitzy wedding to spy on Luke Broussard. She realizes that while the tech tycoon is ultra-arrogant, he's also aggravatingly irresistible. Before Cassie knows it, they're jetting off to his private island--and her first ever night of passion! When Luke uncovers Cassie's original intentions, he's furious. To stop her damaging his self-built empire, he demands she stay for a week. After all, attraction this intense still deserves indulging. But is she a bigger threat to his business ... or his carefully guarded heart?
The case against Satan
Teenager Susan Garth was "a clean-talking sweet little girl" of high school age before she started having "fits"-a sudden aversion to churches and a newfound fondness for vulgarity. Then one night, she strips in front of the parish priest and sinks her nails into his throat. If not madness, then the answer must be demonic possession. To vanquish the Devil, Bishop Crimmings recruits Father Gregory Sargent, a younger priest with a taste for modern ideas and brandy. As the two men fight not just the darkness tormenting Susan but also one another, a soul-chilling revelation lurks in the shadows-one that knows that the darkest evil goes by many names.