Hall of Mirrors by Robert Carlile

02 October 2017 | By Robert Carlile | Filed in: judaica.

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Chris Creighton, 17, is surprised to learn that in appearance, he resembles a pair of identical twins, Alex and Max, separated since birth. Alex, abandoned by his mother, has followed a dark path—violence, drug trafficking, murder. Max, adopted by a prominent family, is a hero on the high school basketball court. The Hall of Mirrors at the amusement park becomes the focus of where Chris and Max confront Alex. With identical images of the three swirling on all sides, Alex threatens them both. Chris has to find a way to save himself and Max from the catastrophe Alex has planned for them.

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

02 October 2017 | By Sophie Mackintosh | Filed in: words.

The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men

King has tenderly staked out a territory for his wife and three daughters. He has lain the barbed wire; he has anchored the buoys in the water; he has marked out a clear message: Do not enter. Or viewed from another angle: Not safe to leave. Here women are protected from the chaos and violence of men on the mainland. The cult-like rituals and therapies they endure fortify them from the spreading toxicity of a degrading world.

But when their father, the only man they’ve ever seen, disappears, the sisters retreat further inward until the day two men and a boy wash ashore. Over the span of one blistering hot week, a psychological cat-and-mouse game plays out. Sexual tensions and sibling rivalries flare as the sisters confront the amorphous threat the strangers represent. Can they survive this invasion? And will the male intruders?

A haunting, riveting debut about the capacity for violence and the potency of female desire, The Water Cure both devastates and astonishes as it reflects our own world back at us.

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

02 October 2017 | By Kate Clayborn | Filed in: young-adult-historical-fiction.

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In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts a woman’s business—and her heart—in jeopardy . . .

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancée was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid . . .

A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn’t have time for Reid’s questions—unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore a deepening connection between them. But the signs are there—irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it’s too late...

This Is Love by Melissa Foster

02 October 2017 | By Melissa Foster | Filed in: mental-health.

She has everything money can buy, but her bodyguard is all she wants—and together they’re exactly what each other needs in this heart-racing romance by Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of Call Her Mine.

Actress Remi Divine is sick of bodyguards, sick of stalkers, and sick of feeling like she is always under a microscope. But this movie star isn’t helpless by any means. She’s got a rebellious streak, and she knows how to use it. First order of business: getting rid of the overbearing bodyguards who are sticking to her like glue.

Mason Swift has made protecting others his life, and when Remi ditches his two best men, he takes over and gives it everything he has. Having grown up in the foster-care system, and as a former special operative, he knows all the tricks. Nothing gets by him, especially not gorgeous, sneaky Remi.

He thinks she’s a diva. She thinks he’s arrogant. But when sparks turn to flames and their walls come down, their true hearts are revealed, and their connection is unstoppable. And when tragedy strikes, Remi realizes that being protected isn’t the worst thing in the world—but losing Mason just might be.

The Catalyst by Jonah Berger

02 October 2017 | By Jonah Berger | Filed in: womens-studies.

From the author of New York Times bestsellers Contagious and Invisible Influence comes a revolutionary approach to changing anyone’s mind.

Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change their customers’ minds and leaders want to change organizations. Start-ups want to change industries and nonprofits want to change the world. But change is hard. Often, we persuade and pressure and push, but nothing moves. Could there be a better way?

This book takes a different approach. Successful change agents know it’s not about pushing harder, or providing more information, it’s about being a catalyst. Catalysts remove roadblocks and reduce the barriers to change. Instead of asking, “How could I change someone’s mind?” they ask a different question: “Why haven’t they changed already? What’s stopping them?”

The Catalyst identifies the key barriers to change and how to mitigate them. You’ll learn how catalysts change minds in the toughest of situations: how hostage negotiators get people to come out with their hands up and how marketers get new products to catch on, how leaders transform organizational culture and how activists ignite social movements, how substance abuse counselors get addicts to realize they have a problem and how political canvassers change deeply rooted political beliefs.

This book is designed for anyone who wants to catalyze change. It provides a powerful way of thinking and a range of techniques that can lead to extraordinary results.

Hero's Haven by Rebecca Zanetti

02 October 2017 | By Rebecca Zanetti | Filed in: spiritualism.

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He’s her darkest fantasy. . .

After years of struggling, Haven Daly has finally accepted that she’s nuttier than a fruitcake. Why else would she see visions of a beautiful but tormented male every night . . . and actually believe she can talk to him, even feel his touch? But thanks to those dream journeys, she can paint images nobody else on earth can duplicate. In each brush stroke, she captures the blatant masculinity and raw desire in his eyes that promise he’s coming for her…and soon.

She’s the light that keeps him going. . .

Quade Kayrs has already suffered a lifetime of pain and torture. Completely isolated, he kept his sanity thanks to one beautiful female, a vision with kind emerald eyes. In the end, her soft voice led him out of hell. Now, naked and alone, he’s in a strange world that bears little resemblance to the one he left behind. All he knows is Haven. All he wants is Haven. His final mission? To protect her from the evil hunting them both—whether she likes it or not . . .

Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde

02 October 2017 | By Catherine Ryan Hyde | Filed in: plantagenet.

An unforgettable novel about the power of friendship and kindness by the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward.

In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods.

There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Frightened, he runs. And the dogs run with him. Lucas finds unusual peace in running with the dogs, and eventually he meets their owner, Zoe Dinsmore. Closed off and haunted by a tragic past, Zoe has given up. She doesn’t want to be saved. She wants out. But Lucas doesn’t want her to go, and he sees an opportunity to bring more than one friend back into the light. It’s either the best or worst idea he’s ever had, but Lucas isn’t giving up on Zoe or Connor.

Their unexpected connection might be the saving grace that Zoe thought she’d lost, that Connor needs, and that Lucas has been running toward.

Car Heroin Train by Virginia Austin

02 October 2017 | By Virginia Austin | Filed in: video-games.

Adapted from an award-winning screenplay, and inspired by real-life events, CAR HEROIN TRAIN is a heart-wrenching tale from the front lines of the opiate epidemic that has taken so many lives and devastated so many more.

Recently graduated from a prestigious college, Evan heads off to Buffalo, NY to track down the 4-year-old girl his father rescued from a car crash eighteen years back. What he imagines he will find is a girl who has grown up to become someone that the world desperately needs. Why else would his dad have died saving her? Instead, what he discovers is that Amanda can barely make it from one day to the next. Utterly disillusioned, he prepares to return home when he befriends a little girl who needs him more than anything. However, this friendship soon becomes compromised as Evan comes across Amanda again, and they start to become involved.

Cypress Lake by Linda Wells

02 October 2017 | By Linda Wells | Filed in: m-m-f.

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Alexa Smith has left her small-town Florida roots behind for a glamorous life as a flight attendant. However, her upcoming high school reunion is dredging up more than a little heartache. Alexa’s one true love is still in Cypress Lake—with his wife and daughter

.As Alexa confronts her feelings for Rick Young, she finds herself tossed into a tangled web of mystery and murder that has its roots in decades-old resentments. Rick’s wife is dead, and any one of Alexa’s friends or family could be next.

Author Linda Wells is an expert writer of domestic thriller books. In this new addition to the pantheon of top romantic thrillers and sexy mystery books, Wells, one of the premier, homegrown Florida mystery authors, sprinkles a touch of sweetness and seduction into this churn of chaotic emotion.

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Wicked Bite by Jeaniene Frost

02 October 2017 | By Jeaniene Frost | Filed in: polyandry.

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Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she’s about to break every rule. If she gets caught, she could lose her job...and her life.

Ian’s memories might be fragmented, but this master vampire isn’t about to be left behind by the woman who entranced him, bound herself to him, and then disappeared. So what if demons, other Law Guardians, and dangerous, otherworldly forces stand against them? Come hell or high water, Ian intends to remind Veritas of the burning passion between them, because she is the only person seared on his mind—and his soul…

"Fierce and satisfying...a breathtaking paranormal romance." Kirkus, starred review.

Home Truths by Tina Seskis

02 October 2017 | By Tina Seskis | Filed in: writing.

A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable?

American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He’s convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.

As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future. Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can’t shake a clairvoyant’s warning: ‘Never trust your husband . . .’ When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family?

Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse. But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they’ve made.

At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.

For now.