Thursday, June 18, 2015

Safe at Last by Maya Banks







SAFE
AT LAST: A SLOW BURN NOVEL, BOOK #3



They say young love doesn't last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his "Gracie"—was the one. But one night forever altered the course of their future; when a devastated Gracie disappeared without a trace, Zack was left to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years passed, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing.


Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he comes face to face with her, he is shocked—and heartbroken—to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves. Her psychic gifts are gone, and worse, she believes he betrayed her all those years ago.


Zack has enemies, and once his weakness is discovered, Gracie becomes a target for revenge. He'll have to save her before he can earn her trust and her love. And he vows they'll never be torn apart again.







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THE SLOW BURN SERIES



KEEP ME SAFE: A SLOW BURN NOVEL
By Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux discovers his younger sister, Tori, is kidnapped, he quickly turns to an unlikely source for help: Ramie St. Claire, a beautiful and sensitive woman with a psychic gift for finding answers others cannot. The two quickly find out their chemistry is undeniable and an intimate relationship follows. 

While Ramie can connect to victims and alert authorities to their locations, her ability comes with a steep price. Every time she uses it, she experiences the same torture as the victim. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb find his sister nearly kills her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can. 

Deeply remorseful for the pain he has caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie’s vanished forever, she reappears. This time she’s the one in trouble and is in desperate needs of his help. Caleb will risk everything, including his heart, to protect her from a relentless and cruel murderer, who will stop at nothing and no one until he gets to Ramie.


IN HIS KEEPING: A SLOW BURN NOVEL
By Maya Banks

Arial knows the rules that keep her safe. She’s been following them since she was a little girl: Do not tell. Do not show. But in a moment of terror, facing an attacker intent on taking more than just her life, she has no choice but to unleash the psychic powers she’s been hiding since childhood. 

Now, with Ari’s abilities revealed, a bigger threat looms - something that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her parents and her secretive upbringing. But this isn’t a fight she can face on her own. 

As the head of Devereaux Security, Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the bizarre. But when he takes on a new client--a beautiful young woman with an extraordinary gift--Beau isn’t prepared for the extent of his attraction to her. What began as a simple assignment quickly turns personal as he discovers he’ll do anything it takes to protect Ari, the woman he loves.



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About the Author:


Maya Banks a #1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, Scottish historical romances. She is the author of the Breathless Trilogy, the KGI novels, the Sweet series, and the Colters Legacy novels. She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a Calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.




To learn more about her please visit her online at www.mayabanks.com or at www.facebook.com/AuthorMayaBanks

Twitter: @maya_banks














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Monday, May 18, 2015

I swear I'm alive!

Sorry for the recent drop off in posts...yeah, the new job is keeping me busy.

If you recall, in January I announced I returned to my old branch as their new Teen Librarian. 

Since then I have been running non-stop...and my posting has dropped to about once a month. I'm hoping now that I've gotten into the swing of things I can return to reading and posting...after Summer Reading that is.

For those of you that are interested...here is an image from my 2015 Teen Summer Brochure of all my programs.

If you counted that is 25 programs. Seems I went a little overboard my first year. You should have seen the first draft before my coworker cut out some of the more demanding programs. 

Even though I am super busy, I am absolutely loving my job. I am so glad that I made the decision to return (it was pretty much a no brainer!). 

Hopefully my life will return to "normal" soon and I can get back to posting on a regular schedule. Is there anything in particular you would like to see featured? Book reviews? Programming? Patron shenanigans? 




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

In Jenn Marie Thorne’s debut teen novel, The Wrong Side of Right, readers are introduced to Kate Quinn, who leads a fairly normal life. Still reeling from the death of her mother a year ago, Kate’s world explodes into pure chaos when it is revealed that she is the illegitimate daughter of Senator Mark Cooper, the Republican candidate for the President of the United States. 

As Kate tries to adjust to her new world celebrity, she is thrust on to the campaign trail. Still trying to come to terms with having a father, Kate attempts to build a relationship with the Senator, but will she be able to get to know the man behind the politician?

As she conquers the campaign trail and wins America’s hearts, Kate begins connecting with Andy Lawrence, the son of the current President of the United States – and the opponent of Kate’s father. But can Kate really trust Andy with her heart or does he have an ulterior motive?

This fast pace novel will have you glued to the page as Kate is thrown to the wolves. Will she be able to bond with the family she never knew she had…and that might not want her?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ms Marvel: No Normal - Volume 1

marvelKamala Khan is tired of being an ordinary girl. The 16-year old Pakistani girl from New Jersey can’t seem to escape her overbearing traditional Muslim parents and her boring life. Everything changes for Kamala when she sneaks out of her house one night for a party. After having a dismal time, Kamala decides to head home. On the way, a blanket of fog engulfs the city, knocking Kamala unconscious. When she finally awakes, her life is completely changed. Now she has been gifted – or cursed – with super powers. As she tries to rein control over her new powers, Kamala must also keep up the guise of being an ordinary teen, even though she is far from ordinary.

In this exciting new graphic novel series from G. Willow Wilson and Marvel
Comics, readers are introduced to a young teen that is relatable and
likable. If you aren’t familiar with any Marvel Comics, that is okay! Ms.
Marvel slowly introduces you into the world of Marvel Comics, without
overwhelming you.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula by Andi Watson

In Andi Watson’s new graphic novel, Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula, readers are introduced to a young princess who has too much on her plate. Between running the Underworld and catering to her hypochondriac father, who is too weak to get out of bed, Princess Decomposia barely has time to take care of herself. Throw in warring werewolves and other demanding monsters and Princess Decomposia has complete chaos on her hands. Now she is tasked with finding a new chef to satisfy her father’s picky palette and please ornery dignitaries. When Count Spatula, a vampire who has lost his fangs due to his sweet tooth, accepts the position he dreams of creating grand meals, but he begins to realize that the one person he wants to share his creations with is too overworked and underappreciated to notice. Will Count Spatula be able to shake things up in the Underworld and show Princess Decomposia what is right in front of her?
This sweet graphic novel was refreshing and I'm glad that I added to my YA collection. I hope that Watson decides to continue with Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula's story, because it is definitely not over. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Review: Positive by Paige Rawl

I’m excited to say that I did my first outreach at the local high school. I had previously met with the High School Media Center Specialist and we shared a lot of great ideas. She had tons of insight for me and I let her know that I really wanted to have a presence in the school. She runs two clubs, the Anime Club and a Book Club, both meet twice a month. Right now I have only been able to attend the Anime Club, but I did meet the some of the book club members.

One of the book club girls I met was very excited to recommend a book that she had just read. If a patron recommends a book to me, I will immediately check it out and try to move it to the top of my To-Be-Read (TBR) pile. The book she was so excited about was Positive by Paige Rawl and Ali Benjamin. It is the story of a young girl who was born HIV positive.

Let me tell you about Positive. It will absolutely break your heart. The bullying and torment that this young woman suffers through starting in the 6th grade is enough to move anyone to tears. Until the 6th grade it was a secret about Paige’s HIV status…until she confided in her best friend. By the end of the day, everyone was claiming that she had AIDS. The lack of support from the school administration and faculty members is what really got me fired up. My mother was a high school guidance counselor for 17 years and I can’t tell you the horrific stories that were brought to her on a daily basis. She always stated that her number one job was to stand up for the students…even against teachers. The outrage I felt at Paige’s story was so intense that I had to put the book down three times, just to calm down.


I understand why the girl who recommended Positive was so passionate about Paige’s story. The fact that she was able to overcome all the torment and grow into a beautiful young woman is amazing. She did not just give up and let these bullies beat her down. She stood up for herself and other kids that were being bullied. With the help of Ali Benjamin, Paige’s story is eloquently told in a beautiful light.  If you have the chance to read Paige’s amazing journey, you won’t be disappointed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spotlight: Me Tarzan, You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba

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Me Tarzan, You Jane by Camelia Miron Skiba

Moving on doesn’t always have to mean goodbye.

Widowed makeup artist Jane Sullivan is more comfortable keeping her husband's memory alive than dating a pool full of sharks. Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.

When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.

Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.


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Praise:

Fun book. When it first started out, I was afraid it was going to be shallow (lots of references to hot guys, etc) but it turned out to be a thoughtful story with likable characters. I look forward to reading more from this author. ~ Author Karey White

Great story! Loved Jane's strength, and learning the layers of "Tarzan." This is a great story about moving on after a tragedy and learning to trust again! ~ Author Sherry Gammon

I adored this book. The characters were so alive for me that I was actually sad when the book ended. I wanted more. Maybe the author will be kind enough to write about each of the male models mentioned here ... If your looking for a heartfelt story this is the book for you. ~Solmarie



Author Camelia Miron Skiba

I WRITE. I LIVE. I LOVE. I DREAM. I WRITE.

CameliaI’m a dreamer
I’m a sinner
I love my books
I conjure hooks
And heroes with good looks

Romance is my guilty pleasure
Taking me to places with new decor
Come join me if you dare
I promise not to bore

If you like to read my stories
Pray my husband continues snorin’
For he’s the one who keeps me up at night
When I give my heroes wings and flight.




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